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Luang Prabang Package

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Introduction

Enjoy the beauty of Luang Prabang in our package.  Luang Prabang, a World Heritage City offers a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in Asia, our tour will take you to the highlights and most essential places while mixing in relaxation time.  As with all our tours, the itinerary is flexible and if you wish to move the order around, please inquire.


Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival - Half day City Tour
Day 2: Luang Prabang, Monk Offerings, Pak Ou Cave Tour, Kuang Si Waterfall
Day 3:  Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre - Luang Prabang Departure


Day to Day itinerary


Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival - Half day City Tour

Upon arrival be greeted by our tour guide.  We’ll check into our hotel and have lunch.  We’ll then visit the old Royal Palace which was built in 1904 during the early French colonial era as a residence for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The building features a blend of Lao motifs and French beaux-arts styles. We continue to Wat Visoun which was built by Visounnarat in 1513. It is the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang. We continue to Wat Xieng Thong which was built by King Setthathirat in 1560. It is Luang Prabang’s most magnificent temple.  

We then drive east to Thai Lu village of Ban Phanom, which is well known for cotton and silk hand – weaving. We finish our half day tour at Ban Xang Khong, Sa paper making village and back to the town. 

After dinner we suggest a visit to the Night Market to examine local handicrafts and souvenirs found only in Luang Prabang.


Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our list
Transit: 10 minute airport transfer,
Walking: 2 – 3 hours
Meal plan: L/D


Day 2: Luang Prabang, Monk Offerings, Pak Ou Cave Tour, Kuang Si Waterfall

We start the day in the early morning at 05:30 for Khao Niew Offering. This unique experience gives us the chance to offer sticky rice to the adolescent monks and to join the tradition of Laotian people. We’ll practice the night before and make sure you observe the traditional way to making an offering to the monks.  We return to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we drive slightly north of town and take a boat across the Mekong River to Pak Ou Cave.  Pak Ou is a popular pilgrim destination for local people.  The caves are filled with images and statues of Buddha and are a holy site for Lao People.  The upper and lower caves are explored and we will make an offering.  Only a short distance away from the Pak Ou Caves, lies the village of Ban Xang Hai. This village has for centuries made the earthen jars used as fermenting containers for Lao wine. Nowadays, it specializes in producing a wide range of lau lao (Lao whisky) and lau hai (Lao wine). Be sure to try just a little!

We return down river by boat to Luang Prabang and enjoy lunch in town. We then continue by car to Kuang Si Waterfall.  This beautiful spot has a series of cool, turquoise pools and beautiful waterfall surrounded by a forested area.  Swimming is recommended and don’t forget to visit young tiger and bears by the entrance gate. We take a walk to nearby Khmu village, Ban Thapene that lies around some of the most beautiful pools of Tad Kuang Xi.  On our return to Luang Prabang, we make a climb to Wat Phou Si for sunset.  Wat Phou Si sits high above Luang Prabang offering stunning views from of the area.


Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our list

Transit: 1.5 hour boat trip/ ½ hour transfer to Pak Ou/ ½ hour to and from the morning offering/ 2 hours to and from Kuang Si Waterfall
Trekking time: 2 hours
Activity difficulty: Easy
Meal plan: B, L, D


Day 3:  Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre - Luang Prabang Departure

After breakfast, we are off to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre for a short visit.  The Centre exhibits ethnic clothing, household objects, religious artifacts, and handicrafts with information in English and Lao languages.  The Museum Shop sells books and exclusive handicrafts and photos from ethnic communities.  You then transfer to the airport to fly to Hanoi/ Chiang Mai/ Vientiane.


Accommodation: None
Transit: short periods between locations/15 minutes to airport
Trekking time: limited
Meal plan: B


Our trip includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transfer and pickup airport
  • Transportation by car or minivan
  • Tour as indicated
  • Entrance fee

Our trip excludes

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Visa & visa arrangement
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinking water, soft drink and alcohol
  • Tips & personal expenses

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