World Heritage Tour – Kayaking & Elephant Ride

  • Destinations: Luang Prabang
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Type: 2 - 6 Days, Adventure, Culture & History, Elephants, Kayaking, Nature, River Cruise

This tour combines our classic sightseeing program around Luang Prabang with adventurous activities like kayaking and riding an elephant. Luang Prabang is the charming former capital of Laos and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is full of old French colonial architecture and impressive Budhist temples to inspire the mind.

The body is provided for with a kayaking trip and an elephant ride at Tad Sae waterfall. On top of that there is a boat cruise on the mighty Mekong River, a visit to the famous Pak Ou Budha Caves and a stop at two local villages, to sample the self made rice wine and textiles.

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Day 1

Discover World Heritage & Temple Sites

Welcome to Luang Prabang! Upon arrival, you will meet your guide and transfer to the hotel.
After a break, visit National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection of handicrafts and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2

Kayaking – Elephant Ride

After breakfast, we drive out of town to Ban Ann pier, where we start Kayaking along Kharn river about 4-5 hours to Kaeng Noon. En route, short stop at Tadsae Water Fall, where the most beautiful Water Fall during rainy season between Jul-Oct. You can take a swim, enjoy elephant ride before we continue Kayaking to Kaeng Noon. We can have lunch at Tadsae Fall or enjoy picnic lunch en route. Arrive in Kaeng Noon, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Optional program (evening):

Day 3

Mekong River Boat Experience – Pak Ou Buddha Caves

After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside. Our destination are the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they distill local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 4

Optional Program – Next Destination

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

Optional program (before departure):

Optional program (extra day):


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