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    • THRESHOLD TO SERENDIPITY by Santisouk Phimsavanh Apple Tree Hospitality Division LaosSaturday, October 22, 11
    • THE MEETING POINTSaturday, October 22, 11
    • THE LODGE 20 Safari tent imported from South Africa Faithful to local style, each one is protected from the elements by a thatch roof and feature solar power electricity En-suite stone bathrooms with solar powered hot water and flushing toilets Furnished with bamboo and rattan furniture Private balconies overlooking the riverSaturday, October 22, 11
    • THE FACILITIES & SERVICES Check -in 12nn Check-out 2pm English & French speaking guides Return boat transfers from Luang Prabang Traditional cooking classes Traditional Kamu massages Tour & Trekking arrangementsSaturday, October 22, 11
    • THE ACTIVITIES Rice planting Gold panning in the Mekong and finder’s keepers Jungle walks in search for medicinal plants Trekking through the forest to waterfalls Traditional fishing & sample your catch for dinner Local village visit Archery contest Team building programmesSaturday, October 22, 11
    • Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE JOURNEE SUR LE MEKONG 2D1N 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast Voyage starts in LPQ Cruise upstream on traditional long boat Visiting remarkable destinations of historic interest Exploring remote villages where Laos ethnic minorities celebrate many different traditionsSaturday, October 22, 11
    • Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE ROUTE 1/2 The expedition is in two parts. The first follows We follow his journey upstream to the Pak Ou the prayer trail of the ancient king. The second River, marvelling at the hundreds of mini is an up-close-and-personal encounter with Buddhist statues, in their many different three distinct ethnic groups who live along the positions ~ meditation, teaching, peace, rain, Mekong. and reclining (Nirvana). In the first part, we’ll visit the personal Along the way, we visit three different minority Buddhist shrine of King Sisavangwatana, villages. located at Doun Khoune on the right bank midway between Luang Prabang and Ou River. The first village is a once-vibrant, lowland Secluded and hidden amidst lush foliage, this village known as Dan where the villagers private shrine provided the king with a nice embrace Buddhism. In the centre of this village midway shelter along his personal journey to is a forsaken pagoda, now undergoing the hundreds of Buddhist icons left by devotees restoration with funds donated by Overseas at Pak Ou Caves. Lao. When complete, villagers hope the shrine will serve as a beacon for the many who have moved to the city in search of job opportunities.Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE ROUTE 2/2 Second, we visit the highlanders at Houa Last but not least, we take in a village Khek village where two tribes co-exist inhabited solely by the Kamu. They are together. There are the Hmong whose mid-landers and animists. We will visit roots can be traced to Mongolia, and the their homes and schools and engage in Kamu. Children of these two tribes exchanges with local villagers in Ban Yoi attend the same school, originally set up Hai. by French explorers. The Hmong believe in shaman ism and Christianity, hence a At end of day, we’ll spend the night at Shaman is found here. The Kamu are Kamu Lodge, a comfortable compound of Animists and pray to the souls of the tented lodges neighbouring a traditional forests. Kamu village. The following morning, after a traditional Lao breakfast, we’ll return to the modern world of Luang Prabang.Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE PROGRAMME: DAY 1Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE PROGRAMME: DAY 2Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE DINING All meals taken in Kamu lodge are dined outside in the lodges Traditional Lao cuisine is served with true Kamu hospitality. Lao cuisine is tasty and nutritious using only the freshest ingredients along with a colorful array of organic tropical fruits and vegetables to accompany Fresh and locally grown produce is used to keep in tune with the environment and its surroundings The outside bar is a place to unwind and relax after a tiring day trekking in the surrounding landscape. Refreshments and beverages are available hereSaturday, October 22, 11
    • THE LOCATION Thirty kilometres upstream from Luang Prabang, the Mekong channels between the dramatic flanks of Lao hills, scenery that very well may be unrivalled in the rivers 4,350km journey to the sea. In his book about a landmark journey from the rivers source to its delta, modern explorer Edward Gargan describes this stretch of the Mekong this way: "Here, wrapped on both sides by jungle, sometimes dense, sometimes scrubbed by slash-and-burn agriculture, the wagon train of globalisation had yet to venture." Unlike the major rivers of China, where civilisation crowds the waters, the river running by Kamu Lodge is relatively pristine. Boatmen drink its waters. Villagers wash clothes in its shallows. This is Laos as the Lao have lived it for ages. No wonder the New York Times recently identified Laos as the #1 place in the world to visit. Our full board package feature return transfers from Luang Prabang to Kamu Lodge.Saturday, October 22, 11
    • THE RESERVATION CENTRE Reservation Manager Tel: (858) 71 260 319 Email: info@kamulodge.com Address: 44/3 Ban Vat Nong, Khem Khong Road,Luang Prabang, LaosSaturday, October 22, 11