Luang Prabang is rich with the cultural heritage that Laos is so well known for. From its temples to its natural beauty, there is so much to explore within it that it would take days to experience it all. This tour will give you half a day in the city and will get you its most essential, vibrant temples and locations. The other half is spent on a journey to visit the famous Pak Ou caves and its surrounding villages. A pickup from your hotel starts the day and takes you to the Royal Palace Museum where some of Luang Prabang’s most fascinating artifacts are kept and protected. After this, you’ll go on a cruise over the Mekong River where you can take a break, breathing in the fresh air and taking in the tranquil countryside view. You will then arrive at the Pak Ou caves, which are known for the hundreds of Buddha statues within it. Left by devotees on a pilgrimage, the Buddhas are of all shapes and sizes. Your next stop is at Ban Xanghai village where you’ll see villagers producing their own rice wine. At Ban Phanom, another nearby village, you will see villagers doing hand weaving. Both rice wine and weaving are essential products in the villages’ industry. After lunch, you will head to Wat Xiengthong, which is a testament to classic Laoatian architecture and is best known for its low-sweeping roofs and refined design. After this, you’ll not only visit the Traditional Art and Enthonology Center, but also get the chance to look at the night market, where you can see the local products being sold as parting of the villages’ economy. This is the perfect time to grab some souvenirs before you head back to your hotel.
Luang Prabang is a city that is rich in cultural significance to Lao people, full of some of the most breathtaking historical and religious sites in the country. A convenient hotel pickup will take you from your hotel to a nearby morning market where you can take a look at the selection of fresh fish and vegetables, as well as medicinal plants. From there, you'll make your way to the Wat Mai Suwannaphumaram Monastery, built in the late 18th century, followed by the Royal Palace Museum, which was once the official royal residence before it was converted to a museum in 1976. Then you'll visit Wat Choumkhong, Wat Xieng Muan and a Traditional Lao Wooden House known as the Heuan Chan Heritage Museum where you'll learn about the architecture of Traditional Houses in Luang Prabang’s past. Your next stops are Melon Stupa and the renowned World Heritage House - the Wat Pak Khan, then you'll make your way to Wat Sen and end your tour at the Royal Palace before being dropped off at your hotel.
Luang Prabang, one of the most beloved cities of Laos, is the perfect combination of both urban and traditional structures. Characterized by its rich history, one can see the fusion of both European and Lao cultures in every corner, extremely well preserved and breathtaking. After a convenient hotel pick up, see the morning market for a taste of local life. Next, be driven to the different shining temples of Luang Prabang, all boasting of golden decor. Afterwards, eat an authentic complimentary Lao lunch as a break from all the sightseeing. The next drive will bring you to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall, where you can see the clean blue waters to dive into. Splash around and have some fun jumping off massive tree branches or simply taking a relaxing dip! Cap off the day by relaxing in one of the many seating areas around the Kuang Si pools. Be driven back to your hotel after a wonderful tour and long day. This tour is definitely an unforgettable experience, filled with some of the most amazing sights you'll ever see!