VL20 Luang Prabang School and Cave (FD)
Luang Prabang – Big Brother Mouse – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Caves
Start the day with a visit to the Big Brother Mouse Shop to select some books for the village visit. Then travel north by car along Route 13, before taking an unpaved road to Ban Khia Luang Village. There is ample time to visit the school, play with the children and watch them enjoy their new books. Explore the rest of the village where you may observe weaving and visit the local temple. Enjoy lunch at the village, which can either be a western picnic lunch or a traditional Lao meal with of sticky rice, laap and fresh vegetables cooked by the villagers. After lunch, drive to Ban Khoklin. The route leads through some beautiful scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin, board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to the Pak Ou Caves (two linked caves filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims). Continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang, and arrive in the late afternoon.