Waking up before sunrise, it is possible to go to the central street of Luang Prabang to attend the begging of the monks, a line of over 200 monks who, headed by their Patriarch, silently parade between the reverent people offering them the food of the day.
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Then visit the National Museum, situated in the building of the old Royal Palace, built in 1904 and hosting a rich collection of objects belonging to the royal family's treasure, and especially Phra Bang, the golden statue, 83 cm high, which, according to the tradition is the symbol of Lane Xang reign since the 13th century.
Flight to Vientiane and lunch in a local restaurant.
The afternoon will be spent visiting the main temples of the city: passing the Patuxai or Victory Gate, the memorial dedicated to all Laotians fallen during all the wars, you'll reach the most sacred place in all Laos, That Luang, the great stupa which is said to contain a Buddha relic that was presumably brought here in the 3rd century BC. In the heart of the old city, the ancient Vat Si Saket hosts over two thousand Buddha images which - according to common belief - have protected it against the destructions carried out by the Siamese armies in 1828. On the other side of the road, the refined classic architecture of Ho Phra Keo hosts the Religious Art Museum with a marvellous bronze Buddhist statue.
Dinner and overnight in hotel.