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The Kingdom of Laos

The Kingdom of Laos

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  • In the 14th century, Laos went by a far more romantic moniker: Lan Xang Hom Kao or ‘The Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under a White Parasol’. It referred to the formidable war machine of its monarch, Prince Fa Ngum. The metaphor remains apt today in a country that retains a deep connection with its jungle heart while adopting the gentleness of a living Buddhist faith.


    Day 1 & 2 - Luang Prabang

    Sabai dee! On arrival you’re met and transferred to your hotel, Satri House. At the turn of the last century, it was home to Prince Souphanouvong. Meet your leader at one of Laos’ premier restaurants, the Blue Lagoon. The next morning, early risers can ensure successful progress in the next life by presenting alms (sticky rice) to the daily procession of monks. Then a tour of the city and an afternoon visit to the gorgeous Kuang Si Waterfalls.
    Satri House
    Lunch | Dinner

    Day 3 & 4 - Shangri Lao Camp

    A luxurious interpretation of 19th century colonial travel. By elephant, by foot and by raft you make your way to your luxury tent for a sumptuous dinner and peaceful night in the Laos jungle. The following morning, ride bareback elephant to the river for a bath (the elephant’s, not yours!). You’ll be invited to meet some local villagers before dinner at L’Elephant in Luang Prabang.
    Shangri Lao Camp
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 5 - Luang Prabang

    Enjoy a final breakfast, then transfer to Luang Prabang International Airport.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Airport meet and greet service
    • Reserve leader
    • Entrance fees to all sites listed in itinerary
    • Additional local guides at some sites
    • Quality transport
    • Most or all meals
    • Snacks, bottled water and tips along the way
    • Quality accommodation
    • Domestic flights where indicated
    • Park fees and permits

    Not Included

    • International flights
    • Visas
    • Airport taxes
    • Laundry
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Start City: Luang Prabang, Laos
End City: Luang Prabang, Laos

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