Highlights of LUANG PRABANG
Discover the highlights of Luang Prabang’s rich culture and heritage
See the most famous and beautiful waterfall in all of Laos, with plenty of time to take in its grandeur and swim in its turquoise pools
Discover the best preserved and most historically significant temples in this unique UNESCO World Heritage City and learn from our expert guides the rich history of these temples
See the city like never before, watching a beautiful sunset from the highest point in the city.
This guided tour takes you around the beautiful UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Prabang and the major historical sights before heading out of town to explore the fantastic scenic spots in the stunning surrounding countryside.
What Will You Do
Start the day by visiting the museum at the former Royal Palace Museum, built between 1904 & 1905, during the French colonial rule as a residence for King Sisavangvong. This fascinating museum features the original royal chambers, paintings depicting traditional Lao life, a throne room, and four of the old royal cars.
We then continue to the monasteries of Wat Xieng Thong which was built by King Sayasettha in 1559. It is also known as the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. We then visit Wat Visoun temple which was built over 500 years ago in 1513. This beautiful temple is one of the best representations of the ancient architectural style of Luang Prabang.
After enjoying lunch we head to Ock Pop Tok weaving center – a Lao fair trade textile enterprise.
The next stop is the incredibly scenic Kuang Xi Waterfall. This is one of the most famous sights in Laos and is surrounded by turquoise blue pools, an idyllic place for swimming!
On the way back from the waterfall we will pass through the Free the Bears Center, a rescue center for endangered Asiatic black bears. This pan-Asian organization provides a home for bears rescued from poachers and traffickers. After leaving the bear rescue centre we will travel to Lao’s only buffalo dairy where you can try a selection of buffalo cheese and ice cream.
We then drive back to Luang Prabang where we will finish the tour with a visit to Wat Phousi on top of the central hill in Luang Prabang to finish the day with a rewarding view of the city at sunset.
Approximately: 2 hours transfer & 5 hours sightseeing
What to expect:
This tour is not physically demanding but you will be walking most of the day. Be prepared for some walking.
|Departure||Green Discovery office or your hotel|
|Return||Green Discovery office or your hotel|
|What to bring:||Comfortable clothes that are appropriate to wear in a temple ( for women: a skirt that covers the knees and a shirt that covers the , houlders, for men: a collared shirt and pants or shorts that cover the knees)
Hat and sunscreen, Insect repellent, Swimming clothes and towel if you want to swim, Refillable water bottle
|What is included||English speaking guide, transport, lunch, drinking water, taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.