Luang Prabang-world heritage tour

Explore Luang Prabang

  • Enjoy the cultural and spiritual charms of Luang Prabang's ancient town
  • Find out mysterious Pak Ou Caves, place of thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes
  • Join the sacred daily morning Alms Giving Ceremony
  • Explore different handicraft villages around the town
  • Relax in azure swimming pools of the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall
  • Joining a class of traditional weaving
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Luang Prabang (ຫລວງພະບາງ) slows your pulse and awakens your imagination with its combination of world-class comfort and spiritual nourishment. Sitting at the sacred confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan (Khan River), nowhere else can lay claim to this Unesco-protected gem's romance of 33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, faded Indochinese villas and exquisite fusion cuisine.
Over the last 25 years Luang Prabang has seen a flood of investment, with once-leprous French villas being revived as fabulous boutique hotels, and some of the best chefs in Southeast Asia moving in. The population has swollen, and yet still the peninsula remains as sleepy and friendly as a village, as if time has stood still here.
Beyond the evident history and heritage of the old French town are aquamarine waterfalls, top trekking opportunities, meandering mountain-bike trails, kayaking trips, river cruises and outstanding natural beauty, the whole ensemble encircled by hazy green mountains.

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang-Half Day tour(B,D)
Day 3: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave(B,L)
Day 4: khouangsi waterfall-elephant experience(B,L)
Day 5: Luang Prabang-Departure(B)

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang
On your arrival, meet your private tour guide and transfer to the hotel in the city centre.
In the evening, attending to welcome dinner with Baci ceremony and Lao traditional dance show.
Briefly the Baci is a ceremony to celebrate a special event, whether a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. A mother is given a baci after she has recovered from a birth, the sick are given bacis to facilitate a cure, officials are honored by bacis, and novice monks are wished luck with a baci before entering the temple. The Baci ceremony can take place any day of the week and all year long, preferably before noon or before sunset. The term more commonly used is su kwan, which means “calling of the soul”.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang-Half Day tour(B,D)
The morning will be free to relax, and enjoy the luxury hotel facilities
In the afternoon, your city tour begins with a visit to the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We still have time to visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave(B,L)
In the morning, we embark on cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. We will have chance to visit some local village on the way back to Luang Prabang
Arriving back in town, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre.
You can have hands-on experience with joining a class of traditional weaving. The class starts with and introduction to silks, dyeing, and weaving techniques. There is a guide and a Master Weaver who will help you to make your own placemat.
After stroll around the center, you can enjoy a drink (your account) at the terrace of Silk Road Café overlooking the Mekong River. This is also one of the best spots to admire sunset in Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: khouangsi waterfall-elephant experience(B,L)

An early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

From there, we will transfer out of town to Kuang Si Fall Butterflies Park, where we will have the authentic breakfast in the middle of the beautiful green nature. During the breakfast, we will chat with the two owners of the Butterflies Park to better understand the Lao nature and their effort to create the beautiful place for the visitors to Luang Prabang.

We then transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. This is the perfect time to visit the waterfalls while all other tourists are still staying inside the town.

From there, we will transfer to Elephant Camp near the waterfalls, and enjoy the 30-minute Elephant Ride exploring the Mekong River.

Transfer back to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day to relax.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang-Departure(B)
After breakfast, free time for shopping, relaxing after that we transfer you to the airport for the flight to next destination.

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

· Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night

· Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night

· Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night

· Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night

· High-end = Best of the best hotels fr om US$ 250++ per room/ per night



· 04 nights at Amantake hotel based on Twin/Double sharing Suite room

· Breakfast at hotel

· English speaking guide with legal license

· Private car during the trip with experienced driver

· All Meals, Entrance fees and tour activities as dedicated in the program

· Service charges and Government’s Tax

· Bottled water & wet towel on van during trip


· Tip for Tour guide and driver (recommended)

· Bank fees for both sides

· Laos Visa US$30/person

· All International

· All note mentioned clearly in “Inclusion”

· Personal expenses

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Laos by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Private Local Tour Guide: You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Vietnam Exploration Booking tours will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.
Private Drivers & Vehicle: Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel are provided in the car.​​​​​
Local Flavor Meals: Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Vietnam Exploration Booking tours will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.
Well-Selected Hotels: Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

Thing to bring:
Comfortable clothes for seating on Van/Bus and make you more active for walking, bring, hat, cap, Suncream, sun glasses, insect repellent are also necessary because the weather in your trip can be very hot in April, May, June, July, August, Sept and Oct.
You should take cash with you because banking system sometimes does not function well. Us Dollar, Euro, Australian Dolla are accepted in your trip, 
Do not wear short inside temples and pagodas
You shoule take medicine with you

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for your holiday?
If not, dont ’worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch with your personal Travel Consultant to create your personalized program.

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Why not combine this tour with Vietnam toursCambodia toursMyanmar tours or spend a few days in the tropical paradise that is the Viet Nam coast? We take care of everything from flights to transfers and accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Explore our other destinations or speak with your personal Travel Consultant for some expert advice on suitable combinations.