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An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get a comprehensive look at Luang Prabang on a full-day sightseeing tour. A guide and driver take you to multiple temples to marvel at the charms of this central Laotian town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. You'll learn about the ancient capital and see the sunset from Mt. Phousi, aka Sacred Mountain. Lunch and hotel transport are included.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang
  • Visit Buddhist temples in the UNESCO-listed city
  • Eat a set lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Luang Prabang hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
After pickup from your hotel in the morning, set off on a full-day tour of UNESCO-designated Luang Prabang with your guide. You'll visit Wat Wisunarat (Wat Visoun), the town's oldest temple whose forecourt features a large stupa that resembles a watermelon.

Next is the smaller but no-less beautiful Wat Aham. Admire the ornate wall, two ancient stupas, and old banyan trees that are believed to harbor guardian spirits.

Continue on to Wat Mai (officially Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham), the largest and most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang. Then marvel at the iconic Wat Xieng Thong, a so-called Temple of the Golden City named for its decorative walls adorned with delicate gold patterns. After a look at this landmark, it's time for lunch at a local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, enter the compound of the Royal Palace, where a museum houses important cultural treasures of Laos. The famed Pha Bang Buddha image is enshrined here, as well as a collection of personal artifacts belonging to the royal family, including the royal throne of the Lan Xang Kingdom.

Moving onward, your guide points out Wat Sene, a restored temple that is home to two long boats used in the annual boat racing festival on the Mekong River. Pass by a local H'mong market where local handicrafts are sold before your final stop of the day at Mt. Phousi.

If you have the energy, climb the steep steps to the town's highest point at Sacred Mountain, the geographical and spiritual center of Luang Prabang. Snap photos of the golden stupa of Chomsi temple at the summit, and soak up the sunset view — it's worth it. After you descend, your driver will deliver you back to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vat Visounarath
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Aham
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.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Continue your Luang Prabang trip, the Wat Mai is the largest and most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Xiengthong
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Royal Palace Museum
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Sene
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.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mount Phousi
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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during An Unforgettable Journey through Luang Prabang?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Product code: 8084P274

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