World Heritage Tour
Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Luang Prabang
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Type: 2 - 6 Days, Culture & History, River Cruise

Discover Luang Prabang, the charming former capital of Laos and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is full of old French colonial architecture and impressive Budhist temples to inspire you. Visit the National Museum in the former Royal Palace for some regal splendor. Then get on a boat to cruise the mighty Mekong River and admire the famous Pak Ou Budha Caves.

At night shop for handicrafts made by hill tribe minority people at the night market and sample the excellent selection of restaurants on offer.

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Day 1

Discover World Heritage & Temple Sites

Welcome to Luang Prabang! Upon arrival your guide will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. Then enjoy a half -day spin around Luang Prabang…and you will understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Mai. Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive “tree of life” mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.

Phou Si hill stands right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Wat Phou Si sits atop the mountain, along side the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Shopping night market, where hundred of Hmong vendors display their handmade handicraft. Diner tonight on your own but our guide can recommend the nice restaurants in town for you. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2

Royal Palace Museum – Mekong River Boat Experience – Pak Ou Buddha Caves

After Breakfast at Hotel Visit the National Museum, once a king’s palace. Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries.

Begin a Mekong Riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century, when King Setthathirat found the caves and declared them a holy spot. Lunch local restaurant, return to the town late after noon visit Por Sa Paper Handicraft & textile area at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3

After breakfast, relax before you transfer to the airport, or enjoy our optional program.
Meals included: breakfast.

Please make your choice below or contact us for other suggestions.

Luang Prabang hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Villa Chitdara (or similar)
Deluxe (DLX) Maison Dalabua (or similar)
Superior (SUP) Luang Prabang View Hotel (or similar)

The pricing for this tour varies according to group size and time of year.

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Price includes:

1. All land transport & transfers listed on the itinerary
2. Meals as listed on the itinerary
3. All entrance fees
4. Services of an English Speaking guide throughout the tour
5. All services as listed in the itinerary, including the Mekong river boat trip
6. Drinking water & cold towel
7. Lao Government Tax
8. All Accommodation

Price does not include:

1. Laos visa fee
2. Meals other than those mentioned in the program
3. International and Domestic airport departure tax and air tickets
4. Personal drinks at meal times
5. 3 % Bank charge (In case transfer money by Credit Card)

Payment policy

Deposit 20% of total amount after confirmation of the tour packages.
Total payment should be made 25 days before tour start.

Cancellation policy

Less than 30 days: 20 % charge
Less than 20 days: 40 % charge
Less than 15 days: 50 % charge
Less than one week: 70 % of the tour price
No show: 100% charge

Child policy

Under 24 months old:
sharing twin room with 2 adults in the same bed is free of charge (if an extra bed is needed, charge is as described below).

02-12 years:
sharing twin room with 2 adults – 25% discount for an extra bed and breakfast and 50% discount without extra bed and breakfast