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Explore the cultural and natural beauty of Luang Prabang on our 3-day, 2-night stopover tour. Discover the city’s iconic landmarks, witness the daily almsgiving ceremony, visit the Pak Ou Caves, and marvel at the beauty of Kuang Si Waterfalls. Throughout the tour, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the daily almsgiving ceremony.
Join Golden Lotus Travel on this unforgettable Luang Prabang Stopover tour and experience the best of this enchanting city and its natural wonders. Our expert guides will ensure that you have a safe and comfortable journey, while sharing their knowledge and insights into the local culture and history.
1 hour before departure
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.
After a soft rest, visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts.
Continue to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, which is one of the most beautiful temples in town.
If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people.
Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast at the hotel, we will first embark on the leisurely cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, a 16th century cave monastery filled with thousands of Buddha images, which locates 25 Kilometers North of Luang Prabang in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong River.
En route, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. You will arrive back in Luang Prabang.
On arrival back in the city, visit the old Wat Sene, and the nearby magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall.
If time permits, we will drive out of the city to visit Ban Xangkhong, the Thai Lue village, which is famous for its arts and crafts. We also visit the nearby village of Ban Xienglek specializing in making the traditional Saa paper.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Tip: If you are fond of various ethnic cultures, you can visit Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday).
Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temples to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
We then visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken.
After breakfast at the hotel, we visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene, and nearby the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
From there, we transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals
If you wish, take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
We then transfer out to the airport to take the departure flight.
If you’re looking for a short but sweet escape, the Luang Prabang stopover is a great option. The city tour provided a great insight into the local culture and history, and the Pak Ou Caves were truly remarkable. The Kuang Si Waterfalls were the cherry on top of the cake – an absolutely breathtaking natural wonder. The tour was well-organized, with comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guides. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Laos.
My 3-day stopover in Luang Prabang was unforgettable. The city tour took me to visit the most iconic landmarks, including the Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong temple, and the night market. The highlight of my trip was the visit to the Pak Ou Caves, where I witnessed the stunning natural limestone formations and the thousands of Buddha statues. The Kuang Si Waterfalls were also a must-visit, with its crystal clear turquoise pools and cascading waterfalls. Overall, a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting Laos