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7 Days – Laos Golf Discovery Experience

Luang Prabang (3 nights) & Southern Laos (3 nights)

Day 1

Arrival Luang Prabang & transfer to hotel.

Arrival Luang Prabang

You will be met upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ) and transfer and check in at your hotel. This former royal capital, with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop, retains a unique charm rarely found in all of Asia. Magical and charming, it has preserved its long-standing reputation as a stronghold of Lao culture with its splendid natural scenery and sense of timelessness. In 1995, UNESCO voted Luang Prabang as a World Heritage City.

Rest of the day at leisure

Meal included:

None

Day 2: Luang Prabang

Golf

Morning

Pick up and approximately a 15-minute transfer from the hotel to Luang Prabang’s world class golf course. Spend the day on this picturesque, highly strategic and challenging 18-Hole, par 72 championship golf course with 7,443 yards layout.

Return transfer to the hotel.

Estimated driving time/distance:

15 – 20 minutes/10 kilometres

Meal included:

Dinner at Manda de Laos

Day 3: Luang Prabang

City tour – Waterfalls

Morning – Classic City & Temples tour

Begin your tour of this UNESCO World Heritage city with a visit to Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang and the site of the impressive Singhalese style That Makmo stupa. We can then walk to nearby Wat Aham – one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to revered spirits & ancestors. For a different perspective of the city we climb the steps up Phousi Hill for a stunning 360-degree view. After descending we continue visits to discover Wat Sene and then the distinctive and beautiful Wat Xieng Thong temple. These temples are representative of classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound at Wat Xieng Thong discover several small chapels that house numerous bronze Buddha images. Further towards the East Gate you’ll encounter the Royal Funeral Chapel containing an impressive funeral chariot and numerous royal funeral urns. Also look out for the “tree of life” montage on the rear temple wall.

Lunch included at 3 Nagas Restaurant

Afternoon

After lunch, drive about 30 kilometres to start your discovery of Kuang Si. On the way to the waterfalls, visit the Khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene and discover more about the traditions and daily life of this tribe.

Arrive at the waterfalls which tumble over multi-tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. Visit the “Bear Lao” Bear Sanctuary on the path up to the pools of the waterfall and see the bears, which are rescued from bear bile farms and illegal private zoos, in their rehabilitation enclosures.

Afterwards, return to Luang Prabang

Estimated driving time/distance:

1 hour/60 kilometres

Dinner included at L’Elephant

Day 4

Luang Prabang – Pakse – Don Daeng

Early Morning (Optional)

For those who do not mind getting up very early in the morning, there is an excellent opportunity to observe the orange-robed monks gathering for their traditional morning alms ceremony. The monks walk barefoot collecting offerings from local residents which they then take back to the monastery to share. You will join along with the local people giving alms to the monks. The custom of alms gathering is an ancient monastic tradition where the monks or nuns, walk quietly with their alms bowl visible, allowing interested people to offer food. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

8:30 hours

Transfer from the hotel to Luang Prabang Airport for your flight to Pakse.

Afternoon

You will be met upon arrival at Pakse Airport and transfer to La Folie Lodge resort.

Afternoon at leisure.

Estimated driving time/distance:

30 – 45 minutes/40 kilometres

Meal included:

Lunch at resort

Dinner at resort

Day 5

Don Daeng – Champasak

Morning

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Paske golf course in Champasak. The drive takes around 45 minutes. Enjoy a day on a course that exploits the hillside landscape to offer an inevitably challenging golf experience. Bermuda Fairway Grass brings a sophisticated environment throughout the whole 18 holes. Golfers will enjoy the scenery of the Khong River and Phu Marong.

After completing time on the golf course, return transfer to the resort.

Dinner is at the resort.

Estimated driving time/distance:

90 minutes/80 kilometres

Meal included:

Dinner at resort

Day 6

Don Daeng – Siphandone – Don Daeng

Morning

After breakfast at the resort enjoy a picturesque drive to the Siphandone region, known as 4000 Islands. During the rainy season, the Mekong River reaches a breadth of 14km, the river’s widest reach along its 4,350km journey from the Tibetan Plateau towards the South China Sea; when the river recedes, it leaves behind thousands of islands and islets.

After a two-hour journey, arrive at Nakasang village and take a boat to Don Det island. Take time to admire the surrounding islands of Don Det and Don Som and see a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle of the fishermen. Take local transportation to visit the Sumphamith waterfall. Its other name ‘Li Phi’, means ‘Spirit Trap’. The locals believe that bad spirits are trapped at the falls and get washed downstream. Then return to Ban Khone for lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, take another boat trip for a chance to see the fresh water Irrawaddy Dolphins (this part of the trip is only possible from October to May). Next, we drive to the spectacular Khone Phapheng waterfall before a return drive of around 2.5 hours to Don Daeng.

Dinner at the resort.

Estimated driving time/distance:

4 – 5 hours/225 kilometres

Meal included:

Lunch at a local restaurant

Dinner at resort

Day 7

Don Daeng – Pakse – Ubon departure

 

Following your breakfast at the hotel, travel via Pakse to Chong Mek immigration checkpoint (border crossing to Thailand).

Meet at Chong Mek border and transfer to Ubon Ratchathani International Airport (UBP). (Airfare is not included in the price).

Estimated driving time/distance:

2 – 2.5 hours/140 kilometres

More information:

Add a Go Local Experience: Take part in an organized fishing trip with local people on Don Daeng Island. Discover the different Mekong fish species and/or new fishing techniques to try. Once the fishing trip is complete we will transfer back to the hotel

Add a special moment: Arise early to observe the sunrise on the east side of Don Daeng Island

Extend your holiday for a deeper exploration of the fascinating 4000 Islands region

Flight tickets.

Visa approval and fees for Laos.

Other drinks and meals not mentioned in package.

Other personal expenses.

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