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Stray from the paved streets of Luang Prabang and journey on the long, winding Mekong River to discover the ancient wonders of Pak Ou Caves. Along with your local English speaking guide, the adventure begins with a relaxing trip aboard a charming cruise designed for comfort and for marveling at scenic riverine views. Enjoy the wide open spaces and freely gaze upon verdant landscapes beyond as you make your way to the first stop of the day. Situated on a remote island, wander the temple shrine of Wat Done Khoun Nelemith––a place of retreat for monks in search of enlightenment. Back to the river once more, travel north and enter the stunning Pak Ou Caves. Everywhere you look, the limestone faces of the caves are filled with ornate carvings of over 4,000 Buddha images that have fascinated locals and worshippers alike. A highly revered and respected religious site, the caves have long served as a pilgrimage for all, including the Lao Royal Family. Divided into the lower cave and the upper cave, there’s much to explore around the age-old karsts and much to learn from its 1,000-year old history. This riveting tour around Lao sanctuaries ends with your safe return back at the hotel.