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The Discover Luang Prabang tour is a travel package that offers visitors the opportunity to explore the best of Luang Prabang in Laos. The tour typically includes a visit to the historic Royal Palace Museum, where visitors can learn about the history and culture of Laos. It may also include a boat ride up the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Caves, a series of limestone caverns filled with thousands of Buddhist statues and figurines. The tour may also feature a visit to the Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city. Additionally, visitors may have the chance to witness the daily ritual of monks collecting alms and explore the vibrant night markets. With its mix of history, culture, and natural beauty, the Discover Luang Prabang tour of Golden Lotus Travel provides an immersive experience of this unique destination.
1 hour before departure
Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Landing in Luang Prabang, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Visit Morning Market where you can find all ingredients for local food. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, you board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Return to the town by noon time.
In the afternoon, visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Continue our city tour with the impressive stupa of Wat Mai and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. Then you will climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view ofthe city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After breakfast, you will be free until a good time drive to the airport for your departure flight.
My wife and I took the Discover Luang Prabang tour, and it exceeded our expectations. The tour was well-organized, and our guide was fantastic, providing fascinating stories and historical context throughout the trip. The visit to the Royal Palace Museum was fascinating, and we learned so much about the local culture. The boat ride to the Pak Ou Caves was unforgettable. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Luang Prabang.”
The Discover Luang Prabang tour was an incredible experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, providing great insights into the history and culture of the city. The visit to the Royal Palace Museum was a highlight, with so much to see and learn about. The boat ride to the Pak Ou Caves was also breathtaking. Overall, the tour was well-planned and provided an excellent introduction to the best of Luang Prabang. Highly recommended!”