The Art of Travel Tour
Let’s do Laos – 21-28 March, 2015.
Join us on a 7-day drawing, photography and travel writing tour of World-Heritage Luang Prabang, Laos.
“It’s a place rich in stories and in scenes to capture on the page or on your camera.”
Immersion in the art and culture of this fascinating ancient city via hands-on drawing and photography tuition with internationally celebrated artist, photographer and blogger Maree, and guidance in turning your daily travel journal into a travel story or blog post with well-published blogger / travel writer and tour guide Jane.
We offer one-on-one attention in inspiring locations to help you find your inner artist and your creative voice – we can help you achieve personal satisfaction or create a work for publication.
We’ll enliven your senses, show you the sights, take you to our favourite spots to eat and shop and introduce you to interesting locals we’ve met on our travels here.
Do as much or as little as you like. Non-drawers and non-writers are most welcome!
*Maximum of 10 travellers.
The tariff: *$2495 per person, twin share (ground content only)
* 6 nights / 7 days at a riverfront boutique hotel – including daily breakfast & airport transfers (flights not included)
* Welcome & farewell drinks, 3 dinners, 3 lunches – featuring Lao and French cuisine.
* Daily tuition in travel journaling – drawing, photography and writing – by the end of the tour you will produce a travel journal, travel story or blog.
* Fully-guided itinerary:
* Private tours include : Mekong River Cruise to Pak Ou Caves, Night Markets, Kuang Si Waterfall, dawn alms giving ritual, Royal Palace, Mt Phousi Temple walk (moderate fitness), Temple visits to meet Buddhist monks & witness a chanting prayer ritual, local produce market tour & a Lao cooking class, teach an English conversation class to Luang Prabang locals.
* Ample free time to explore the Unesco World Heritage city and temples.
* Flights from your home port to Luang Prabang International Airport
* Travel insurance is essential for registration on the tour and is the responsibility of the traveller.
Luang Prabang, Oh what a town.
Dating from the 14th century, Luang Prabang sits relaxed on a finger of land at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. A serene and beautiful city, it was awarded UNESCO world heritage status in 1995 for the intact and harmonious juxtaposition of ancient temples with traditional Lao wooden houses and French colonial architecture of the late 1800s. It is the best preserved city in South East Asia. It’s the best place on earth to witness Buddhist monks performing their daily morning alms giving ritual; it’s the city with the greatest number and the best-preserved ancient temples in all of Asia – and they’re still a central focus of daily life for Lao people. You will find the people open and engaging. Life is simple here. Shopping is done at fresh food markets every day; there’s a sense of connection among people. Many are employed in agriculture, agruiculture and tourism and there is keen interest in education particularly among the younger generations and many seek to learn English and improve their situation through study. There’s a distinct Lao cuisine and an emerging restaurant and bar culture here but you’ll find modern life is in balance with a unique cultural heritage.
Contact Maree at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0412146268 for more info and bookings.