Experience the peace of life on the Mekong River and take in the charming town of Luang Prabang and it’s surrounding natural beauty on this five day trip. We will embark on a two day boat journey along the mighty Mekong River, taking us from Houay Xai to Luang Prabang, with an overnight stop at Pakbeng. From the boat, we can admire the lush jungle, undulating mountains and sleepy villages along the way. Before reaching Luang Prabang, we will visit the mysterious Pakou Caves, adorned with thousands of Buddha statues and experience the distilling of rice whiskey in a small rural village. In the charming town of Luang Prabang, we will discover ancient temples, traditional wooden houses and colonial architecture, including the sacred monument of Wat Visoun, where we can walk the 318 steps up Phousi Hill to the golden stupa to enjoy panoramic views across the landscape. We will see the temples of Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai, and visit former Royal Palace and National Museum. We will visit the spectacular 60 meter high Kuang Si Waterfalls, where we can relax, swim and climb the falls, with an opportunity to also visit a nearby butterfly park.