A very old temple in the city of Luang Prabang. Laos
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Essence of Luang Prabang

LA01: 4 Days Private Luang Prabang

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Luang Prabang
Welcome to Luang Prabang of Laos! Upon arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to the arranged hotel for check in.

Your private Luang Prabang tour package starts this afternoon and the Mount Phousi is the first destination. If the weather permits, you will have a panoramic view of the town and Mekong River on the top of the mountain. After that, you may have an exploration of the Phousi Night Market by yourself and then take a tuk tuk back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Victoria Xiengthong Palace (4 stars)

Day 2: Luang Prabang Tour
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Town of Luang Prabang is renowned for its fascinating Buddhist culture. Although not very big in scale, it is brimmed with ancient Buddhist temples and today's tour would definitely include some famous ones. After breakfast, follow our guide to Wat Sene, a Thai-style Buddhist temple built in 1718 with towering and gilded halls.Then head for Wat Xieng Thong, also called Temple of the Golden City, which is well known for a mosaic of the Tree of Life on a dark red wall.

Afterwards, we will take a boat to Pak Ou Caves where thousands of Buddha statues are stored. En route, we will stop by Ban Xang Hai Village, also known as Whiskey Village. There you can have an opportunity to taste Lao-Lao, a local rice wine.

On the way back to downtown, we will take a short stop at Ban Phanom Village to observe the locals dyeing and weaving silk. Then follow the guide to visit some magnificent temples, namely Wat Wisunarat, Wat Aham, and Wat Mai. Our last spot is the Royal Palace Museum, the former residence of the imperial family of Laos during 1904 - 1975. Besides glorious buildings, the museum also has a large collection of national treasures, including paintings, historical photos, religious objects, and Buddha statues. When you finish the visit, our driver will transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Victoria Xiengthong Palace (4 stars)

  • The Royal Palace Museum
    The Royal Palace Museum under blue sky
  • Praying Monks at Wat Xieng Thong
    Praying Monks at Wat Xieng Thong
Day 3: Luang Prabang Tour
The Alms Giving Ceremony is a 500-year-old traditional custom in Luang Prabang. Every morning, the local people will kneel devoutly along the street holding fresh sticky rice, and wait for the saffron-robed monks come to receive the food. Get up early this morning and our guide will lead you to attend this ceremony.

Afterward, return to the hotel and enjoy breakfast. Then we will set out to have a morning stroll at Phousi Market, the largest fresh food market in the town. The rest of the morning is free for your own arrangement.

After lunch, our guide will take you to the Ban Ouay Village to have a look of the ethnic people's life. Then we will proceed to the Kuang Si Falls. There are several pools beneath the waterfall for visitors to swim and dabble. After that, stop at Ban Xang Khong Village to observe how the Laos traditional Saa Jute Paper is made before going back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Victoria Xiengthong Palace (4 stars)

  • Kuang Si Waterfall
    Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Phrabang, very popular among tourists during sunny days
Day 4: Departure from Luang Prabang
This Laos Luang Prabang tour package comes to an end today. After breakfast, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your leaving flight. Have a nice journey!

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$669$579
May-Sep$519$429
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as per itinerary.
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Laos.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Laos Visa Fee
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  • Marita Koscina from CanadaPosted on January 05, 2020
    The Alms Giving Ceremony is a great experience even for us who were not religious. Just be respectful of the monks and maintain your distance if taking pics. The time spending in Kuang Si Falls was wonderful.

    There were several pools beneath the waterfall for visitors to swim and dabble. We also learnt about many cultural customs of Buddhism on the 4 days Laos tour to Luang Prabang. Hope you guys read some tips about Laos’s religion in case of the offense.
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    5/5
  • Guillermo Quintin from USAPosted on December 13, 2019
    The tour guide gave a very professional introduction to each scenic spot related to historical allusions and customs. We also explored the night market and experienced local vehicle--tuk tuk. We were immersive to feel Laotian life. The pace was slow but also lively, which was really fascinating!
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    5/5
  • Angela Bradley from AustraliaPosted on November 03, 2019
    This was our first group trip to Southeast Asia. The experience of 4 days Luang Prabang tour surprisingly exceeded our expectations! Laos was really a religious country!

    But it was not just temples. The natural scenery was also awesome! The Kuang Si Waterfall was really spectacular! When the sun shone on the water, it was beautiful! Strongly recommend!
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    5/5
  • Denise Keith from ItalyPosted on September 17, 2019
    Life in Luang Prabang was really peaceful! The quiet old town was dotted with so many beautiful sceneries. Wat Xieng Thong and Tree of Life even in rain were still beautiful. Royal Palace Museum under the blue sky was so glorious! Swimming in the water pools of Kuang Si Waterfall was the essential activity…In a word, my 4 days Luang Prabang trip was full and wonderful!
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    5/5
  • Tommy Kohnhorst from FrancePosted on July 28, 2019
    We had a simple exploration of the Phousi Night Market without the guide’s company.
    There was full of earthbound cultural customs. We felt so relaxed. The booths were arranged neatly, and the goods were various and colorful. The hotel we stayed in was comfortable with clean rooms.
    We were also lucky to enjoy two staff playing melodious music. Quite a wonderful experience!
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    4/5
  • Erythrina Sari from the United StatesPosted on May 28, 2019
    The airport at Luang Prabang was small. Upon arrival, the local guide met us at the exit on time and transferred us to hotel to rest. The tour car was stocked with cool bottled water for us to beat the heat. We were satisfied with such a considerate service! The 4 days Luang Prabang tour was quite worth looking forward to!
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    5/5
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