Avani+ Luang Prabang has created a multi-day Luang Prabang Serene Sojourn package that includes meditation classes with a senior monk, health-conscious meals, alms-giving ceremonies, and other immersive activities that showcase the essence of Laos and its enduring heritage.
The experience is offered ahead of the World Wellness Weekend on September 15-17, 2023.
The programme begins with a Sunrise Cruise by Mekong Kingdoms, a tranquil breakfast served on board a traditional boat.
On weekends, guests can join meditation sessions hosted in a hidden Buddhist temple by Monk O-Bee, a highly respected elder who draws on his profound knowledge of Buddhist philosophy to guide attendees on the path to mindful and fulfilling living. Guests can also join locals for a daily alms-giving ceremony as a way of showing respect to the monks and earn merit. These traditional activities will give guests precious insights into local habits and ways, while their voluntary donations to temples will go towards their development and maintenance.
Between activities, Seychellois chef Marcus Freminot, known for his Creolean cooking techniques, will dish out nutritious meals inspired by Laotian ingredients, while the resort’s spa will conduct wellness therapies to heal the soul, calm the mind and relax the body.
The three-day, two-night Luang Prabang Serene Sojourn package is priced from 11,940 baht (US$338) per night, and includes accommodation for two guests, roundtrip airport/train station transfers, and all the above stated activities.