An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

An Unforgettable Journey
through Luang Prabang

This extensive full day exploration of Laos’ most recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site
has been one of the must-do tours, encompassing all what Luang Prabang has to offer.
The marvelling charm is something needs to be visited once in a life time.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Drenched in spiritualism, unmistakably connected as the country’s main tourism gateway: a guided day in Luang Prabang takes on the full spectrum of why Laos’ temple town constantly tops the scale on the regional exploration list.

With over 30 temples and pagodas adorning the charming, laid-back town centre, and why it has rightfully earned its protective status, are immediately answered once gilded stupas and decorated holy sanctums appear on the town’s horizon. Time to put on your walking shoes and explore Luang Prabang the way it should be.

TRAIL ITINERARY

An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

08:00 - 16:00

This full-day introduction to Luang Prabang will commence at your hotel, where your English-speaking guide welcomes you at around 8 am.

Depending on the location of your hotel, we usually commence our tour with the Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and once home to a famous Prabang Buddha. Also known as Wat Visunalat, the temple’s most notable feature is the large squat stupa in its forecourt. One of the smaller temples in Luang Prabang is the Wat Aham. The temple itself consists of an ornate wall and two ancient stupas and is the home of old banyan trees that are considered to harbour a holy spirit. Continue your Luang Prabang trip, the Wat Mai is the largest and most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang. We end the morning at the Wat Xieng Thong, one of the icons of Luang Prabang’s plethora of Buddhist temples. The most beautiful details are the walls of the temple, decorated with delicate gold patterns on a maroon background and still are.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we enter the compound of Laos’ Royal Palace Museum, housing the most important treasures of Laos’ recent past. The famed Pha Bang Buddha image is enshrined here besides the collection of personal artefacts of the royal family, including the royal throne of the Lan Xang Kingdom.

The afternoon starts with a unique temple called Wat Sene. The temple’s name is said to come from a donation of 100,000 Kip (Sene kip in Laotian) which was used to construct the temple during the 18th century. For those with the stamina and the will to see the town from the highest point at the very end of the day, Mount Phousi is the place to be. It is topped by a golden stupa (called “That Chomsi”) and is one of the first sights of Luang Prabang that arriving visitors will gaze upon. The views and the sunsets are simply spectacular.

After the sun has set and we have climbed down the stairs, your driver will comfortably bring you back to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Luang Prabang. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Kuang Si, along the Ou and Nam Khan River, Nong Kiau and Luang Prabang International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour. Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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