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  • Luang Prabang: 3-Day Cultural Remote Trek With Homestay

    1. Luang Prabang: 3-Day Cultural Remote Trek With Homestay

    Day 1 Meet your guide early in the morning for preparation and departure. Take some time to store your luggage and ensure that you travel light. Travel north along the Mekong river and then the Nam Xeuang river for 1.5 hours.  Cross the river by local boat to the trailhead and trek straight into the jungle on trails that locals use to travel between the remote villages. The trek is 4-5 hour route of medium grade walking through rice paddies and jungle.  Stay overnight in a welcoming Hmong village with basic, comfortable conditions to explore local and meet the locals. Enjoy a dinner prepared by your guide and local family. Day 2 Rise to the sounds and activities of daily Hmong hill-tribe life and breakfast prepared by your guide. Embark on the shortest hike, a 4-hour long journey along valley streams to an amazingly remote and very large mixed Hmong and Khmu village s...

  • Full-Day Private Guided Pak Ou Caves & Ethnic Village Tour

    2. Full-Day Private Guided Pak Ou Caves & Ethnic Village Tour

    Set off into the Mekong River after being gathered from your hotel, passing scenes of fishermen and wildlife on the way. Once you arrive at the Pak Ou Caves, head to Tham Ting, the first cave. The smaller cave is illuminated from the entrance, making it a popular place to burn incense and offer prayers. As your guide leads you through the dark cave with a light, catch sight of the Buddha icons, numbering in the 1,000s that fill the place.  After your excursion through the caves, hop aboard your boat and make your way to the village of Ban Xanghai. Here, you can witness the traditional method of making lao-lao, the local rice wine. A short drive then takes you to Ban Phanom, which is famous for its handwoven textiles. Watch the craftsmen deftly work at their looms, weaving silk and cotton into intricate patterns. Conclude your day of adventure with a leisurely boat trip back to Luang Pra...

  • From Luang Prabang: Thin Pha Trail & Tad Sae Falls Trek

    3. From Luang Prabang: Thin Pha Trail & Tad Sae Falls Trek

    Start with a morning transfer from your hotel in Luang Prabang 25 minutes out of town to the adventure camp. Cross the Nam Khan River by boat to the trailhead and begin the hike through rice paddies and middle canopy. Your first stop will be a Khmu village named Ban Houay Fai where your guide will introduce you to the local life and customs. Continue along ridges, limestone grottos, and rocky slopes for lunch at a Hmong village known as Ban Thin Pha, which gives this trail its name. Experience a variety of flora and fauna in the mountains and valleys, and weave your way through paddies and countryside. Stop, look, listen, and ask your guide about the life teeming around you. Chat with villagers and ask questions about life in Laos before ending the trek in the riverside village Ban Houay Yen. There, a boat will be waiting to take you down a beautiful stretch of the Nam Khan with a stop...

  • Luang Prabang: Mountain Trek & Local Villages Overnight Tour

    4. Luang Prabang: Mountain Trek & Local Villages Overnight Tour

    DAY 1 Start the tour with hotel pickup at 8:00 AM and head off for the Longhurst trail, one of the most spectacular trails in the area. The trail has steep jungle-covered mountains on one side and a spectacular view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River on the other side. You'll cross the Nam Khan River by boat and begin the ascent into the mountains. The trail is an invigorating and sometimes challengingl hike going through canyons to remote villages and small lakes. The full-day hike spans 13km, normally taking 6 hours with breaks included. Under wet conditions, the hiking can be 7-8 hours. You’ll arrive at the Khmu village in the evening for an authentic cultural homestay and a well-earned meal prepared by your guide. Enjoy exploring the village with your guide, have a drink with the locals, and enjoy this incredible night deep in the mountains. DAY 2

  • Luang Prabang: 4-Day Explorer Tour

    5. Luang Prabang: 4-Day Explorer Tour

    Day 1 Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport meet and greet your local guide at the exit of the arrival hall. Drive to the hotel where you can get some rest and relax at your own pace. Day 2 Enjoy a short but thorough guided tour of the city’s oldest temple Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong. With its roofs sweeping low to the ground, it embodies classical Laotian architecture. Then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, and take in a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as exploring the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, 2 linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the local rice wine and Ban Xangkhong a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. O...

  • Sustainable Buffalo Dairy & Kuang Si Falls Half-Day Tour

    6. Sustainable Buffalo Dairy & Kuang Si Falls Half-Day Tour

    Explore the Laos Buffalo Dairy Farm on a unique 45-minute journey, learn about how the farm came to be and what they are doing for the local community. Feed the pigs, chickens, buffaloes and take the opportunity to milk a buffalo. Your guide will be available to answer all questions in regards to the dairy. Taste buffalo ice cream and cake, all made from produce on the farm, buffalo milk and eggs from the chickens. Hop on the van and continue your trip to Kuang Si Waterfall, one of the must-see sights of Laos. The pools make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals. After the swimming the fresh blue water the tour guide will escort you to the van for the ride back to the city. Arrive at your hotel in Luang Prabang city center at around 1:00 PM for the morning session and 5:00 PM for the afternoon session.

  • Nam Khan River: E-Mountain Bike Tour

    7. Nam Khan River: E-Mountain Bike Tour

    Discover a new perspective of Laos on this e-mountain bike tour along the Nam Khan River. After receiving a short tutorial about your e-bike, spend the morning riding on a beautiful off-road single-track loop with several river crossings before arriving at the Tad Kuang Son waterfall. Next, enjoy lunch in a colonial-style resort right on the Nam Khan River. Afterward, visit a traditional Khmu Village and learn about rice planting activities before visiting a secret cave and natural spring. Finally, ride to the famous Tad Sae Waterfall, where you can swim and relax before enjoying a scenic motorboat ride downstream to the Chateau Orientale Resort.

  • Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village & Kuang Si Falls Day Trip

    8. Pak Ou Caves, Whisky Village & Kuang Si Falls Day Trip

    Start your day with hotel pickup in Luang Prabang center at 8 AM. Take a 45-minute road trip along the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves where you will get on a slow boat to visit the cave network. The 2 famous caves hold a special cultural value, packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons and a history dating back thousands of years. The upper cave is a 5-minute climb up steps, 50 m into the rock face. The caves are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. After visiting the cave, get back to the van then transfer to Ban Xianghai where the local wine named 'Lao Lao' whiskey is made. Enjoy a traditional Lao lunch before continuing the journey by van to the Kuang Si waterfalls. Take the chance to visit a bear sanctuary on the walk up to the falls. At the Bear Rescue Centre, you will be given a lot of useful and interesting information about the Asia...

    Great day with lots of activities packed in. In addition to the caves, whisky village, waterfall and moon bear sanctuary we also stopped at an elephant sanctuary and had a delicious lunch in town. Guide was knowledgable, professional and spoke very good English. Would highly recommend.

  • Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Falls & Hmong Village Trekking Tour

    9. Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Falls & Hmong Village Trekking Tour

    Begin the day with a morning pickup from your hotel in Luang Prabang between 8:30-9:00 AM. Meet your local guide and set off on your exciting trekking tour. After a 30-minute bus ride, immerse yourself in Laos’ rural scenery and culture as you walk through Hmong Village. As always, be advised that it’s better not to disturb the serenity of this isolated place, and to observe the locals from a respectful distance as they tend to their daily tasks. After an enchanting amble through the village, continue on with a 3.5-hour trek to the pristine surroundings of Kuang Si waterfalls. Visit the Bear Rescue Center and pick up some interesting insight into the Asian sun and moon bears, as well as the Free the Bears protection program. Learn about how these bears have been rescued from illegal wildlife trade.  Take a breather and enjoy lunch on the way or next to the turquoise pools. Cool off wit...

    Great jungle trek not too difficult. Traditional lunch in a riverside setting. Beautiful waterfall and refreshing swim

  • Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Bike Ride & Long-Tail Boat Cruise

    10. Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Bike Ride & Long-Tail Boat Cruise

    Get picked up from your hotel in Luang Prabang in the morning. Choose a great bike at the local partner's bike shop in Luang Prabang before setting off on a scenic, 30-kilometer paved-road ride along the Mekong River to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. Enjoy the medium-grade ride which lasts 2-3 hours with some hills, making several stops to explore the local villages along the way. When you arrive, marvel at Kuang Si Waterfall which spans a large area through some of the lushest jungle around Luang Prabang. Explore the easy walking trails which wind past numerous pools and water cascades where you can relax and swim. Enjoy a provided lunch at the waterfall as you soak up the scenic views and tranquil atmosphere. Make use of the small private changing rooms near the waterfall allowing you to change into your swimming suit. You can also see up close Asiatic bears at the Bear Rescue Cent...

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What people are saying about Luang Prabang

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Great day with lots of activities packed in. In addition to the caves, whisky village, waterfall and moon bear sanctuary we also stopped at an elephant sanctuary and had a delicious lunch in town. Guide was knowledgable, professional and spoke very good English. Would highly recommend.

A wonderful day in a minivan with a total of 12 people. The tour guide was very friendly and told a lot about the country and its people during the trip. The schedule was very well timed, leaving enough time at the waterfall, at lunch, at the cave and on the boat to watch the sunset.

The caves and the waterfalls are very far away fro each other and wesaw both with a nice cruse on the mekong. Highly recomanded

A really relaxing but packed day that encompasses waterfalls and boat ride and a stop at the caves

Great value for money. Boat ride the highlight of the trip for me.