An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings;
Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails.
After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, you continue to get to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking.
You get back the city by late evening to observe the super sunset at Wat Siphouthabath, and stay overnight in Luang Prabang.