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How to Spend 3 Days in Luang Prabang

How to Spend 3 Days in Luang Prabang

With three days in Luang Prabang, you can get to the heart of the city: monks, markets, temples, and palaces. Besides countryside highlights such as the Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls, you can go deep into cultural adventures, perhaps playing mahout for the day, experiencing life on a farm, or kayaking quiet rivers. Here’s how.

Day 1: Monks, Markets, and Temples

Wake early to partake in a charming Luang Prabang ritual, giving alms to the orange-clad monks who proceed through the city before dawn each day. Then soak up the atmosphere at a bustling wet (produce) market before you hit some of Luang Prabang’s signature sights: the Royal Palace Museum, once home to Laos’ kings, and temples such as Vat Visounarath and Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple). There’s no better way to get to know a culture than through its food, so immerse yourself in Laos’ unique cuisine with a cooking class that includes dinner.

Day 2: Caves, Falls, and Crafts

Luang Prabang’s architectural wonders may have secured it UNESCO World Heritage status, but the countryside around it is every bit as charming. Discover authentic rural life as you cruise the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves, crammed full of thousands of ancient Buddha statues, stopping at villages such as Whisky Village (Ban Xang Hai) and the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong. Spend the afternoon at Kuang Si Falls, where turquoise waters tumble down three tiers. Don’t miss the rescue center that’s saving bears from torture in the traditional-medicine trade. Savor a street-food dinner as you stroll through Luang Prabang’s vibrant night market, stocking up on souvenirs from mulberry leaf paper to handwoven silk.

Day 3: Elephants, Farming, and Kayaking

Treat yourself to a full-day adventure on your last day in Luang Prabang. Perhaps get the chance to play mahout for the day at a riverside elephant camp, where you can learn about the role these majestic animals have played in Lao life. Alternatively, discover the fine art of rice farming as you get hands-on at a local organic farm. The rivers around Luang Prabang are ripe for kayaking at many times of year—or make like a local and cycle quiet back roads to sleepy rural villages. As night begins to fall, make the most of your last Mekong sunset with a sunset river cruise, then wrap up your visit with a fine-dining feast in a candlelit tropical garden.

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Mekong Sunset Cruise from Luang Prabang

Mekong Sunset Cruise from Luang Prabang

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Sunset imbues the Mekong River with a beauty not seen at any other time of day. Ensure you capture this special moment on a sunset cruise from Luang Prebang, a romantic experience that provides excellent photo opportunities. Hotel pickup is included, and there’s the option to upgrade to include convenient hotel drop-off and a selection of beers and drinks to make your cruise extra-special.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

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See the beauty and hidden wonders of Laos on this Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls day tour. Follow your friendly local guide through the streets of Luang Prabang, then make your way along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou. You'll visit a rural village where locals make rice wine and see how indigenous people live. Next, head to the stunning waterfalls of Kuang Si and savor a picnic lunch in one of the country's most picturesque destinations.
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  • 10 hours
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3-Day Discover Luang Prabang City Tour including Airport Transfer

3-Day Discover Luang Prabang City Tour including Airport Transfer

Trying to plan your time in a country you've never visited can often be a difficult task. Save yourself days of advance planning by opting for a 3-day tour of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's regarded as the cultural capital of Laos. A private guide takes care of organizing accommodation, transfers, and activities, and offers both undivided attention and insider knowledge.
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  • 3 days
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Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

Full-Day Luang Prabang Highlights Tour Including Kuangsi Waterfall

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Visit the top attractions in Luang Prabang on this highlights tour that showcases the best of this incredible city. See iconic temples, traditional architecture, European colonial influence and more as you make your way through streets and landscapes with your local guide. This memorable tour also includes a stop at Kuangsi Waterfall, which is known for its stunning beauty.
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  • 8 hours
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Fullday Kayaking To Pak Ou Caves, Traditional Villages & Kuang Si Waterfall

Fullday Kayaking To Pak Ou Caves, Traditional Villages & Kuang Si Waterfall

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If you’ve got limited time in Luang Prabang, opt for an activity-packed tour ideal for active travelers. Traveling by eco-friendly kayak on the Mekong River, you’ll paddle to the renowned Pak Ou Caves, the Kuang Si Falls, and a village famous for its whiskey and weaving. A guide is on hand throughout the ensure you don’t get lost and provide lesser-known cultural commentary about Laos. Hassle-free round-trip hotel transfers are included.
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  • 1 day
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Private Half Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience with Lunch

Private Half Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience with Lunch

Discover rural life in Luang Prabang with this full-day farm experience. Travel from the city to Ban Phong Van, where you'll stop at the Living Land Farm. Learn about how locals cultivate rice and participate in seasonal activities on the farm alongside locals. This is the perfect tour for travelers who want to experience the life of locals and learn more about the culture, traditions and practices in Laos. 
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  • 4 hours
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Full-Day Jungle Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall with Bear Sanctuary

Full-Day Jungle Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall with Bear Sanctuary

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Trek to Kuang Si Waterfall on a full-day excursion from Luang Prabang that’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in Laos’ rural scenery and culture. Meet Khamu and Hmong people in Long Lao village, then follow a 5.5-mile (9 km.) trail through orchards, rice paddies, and gardens on your way into the mountains. Cool off in freshwater pools at Kuang Si Waterfall and visit the Hmong Museum before returning to Luang Prabang. This full-day tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from Luang Prabang hotels.
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  • 10 hours
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