A hidden jewel at Java’s centre Amanjiwo rests in the shadows of the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, Borobudur, which reopens to visitors from 1 March 2023.
Amantaka offers a host of activities and experiences for all ages, ensuring that families can make unforgettable memories together whether cycling around town, learning a new skill or discovering more about the culture or geography of this remarkable World Heritage Site.
Amantaka’s organic farm comprises eight hectares of rice paddies and vegetable gardens. After a guided tour and picking certain ingredients, join Amantaka’s chef in the open-air kitchen and learn to make a delicious Laotian feast. Once the hard work is done, enjoy the fruits of your labour overlooking the fields towards the mountains on the horizon.
Learn more about these majestic creatures by visiting Luang Prabang’s Manda Lao Elephant Sanctuary, where rescued elephants are treated with the deep respect they deserve. Participate in the new cruelty-free training process being pioneered at this remarkable centre, that has the potential to drastically improve the welfare of elephants in Laos and beyond.
Cycling through Luang Prabang is the perfect way to discover its historic landmarks and witness the daily life of those who call the town home. Visit the National Museum, hear Buddhist monks chanting at temples, wave to children coming home from school and chat to friendly locals – you may even find yourself challenged to a game of pétanque.
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Amantaka plays host to this wonderful three-night family experience in Laos. Cooking classes and excursions to waterfalls and buffalo farms create opportunities for true bonding and memory making, while offering the chance to explore the charming town and its rural surrounds. Daily breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner are also included.