PRIVATE: 1 DAY | TREASURES OF LUANG PRABANG
On this guided sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang by minivan you'll discover why the city is called the Jewel of the Mekong. We’ll explore the morning market, ancient temples, war relics, local crafts, the history of the former Lao kingdoms, and the National Museum.
Luang Prabang is among the best-preserved traditional cities in Southeast Asia and was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995. Its tranquility and tropical charm, combined with its splendid natural scenery and cultural riches, make it one of the most alluring destinations in Laos.
- 3 days before the tour start date - 50% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 2 days before the tour start date - 75% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.
- 1 day before the tour start date or NO SHOW - 100% fee
Refund amount to your credit card account would take 2-5 business days
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Fully charged Camera
- Rain Gear (in season)
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Medicine
- Small backpack to carry water and other belongings
- Small amount of cash for beers/soft drinks/tips/souvenirs/etc
Must book 3 days before your start date or contact us to confirm any earlier booking.
Your tour will start with a visit to the Morning Market, a lively street where locals shop for everything from colorful vegetables and exotic fruits to live frogs.
From the energy of the market, you'll step into the serene calm of one of the city’s most elaborate monasteries, Wat Mai, and then to the former King's Palace, where you’ll discover the history and present life of Luang Prabang. From there, we will head to the ancient Wat Xieng Thong temple, which features a spectacular low sweeping roof. It's Luang Prabang’s most distinctive and recognized monastery.
After lunch we'll visit either the UXO Visitor's Centre*, which documents the devastation that Laos suffered during the Second Indochina War, or peruse local crafts at Ock Pop Tok, which brings the fascinating world of traditional Lao handicrafts alive for guests. Next, we’ll explore the 16th century Wat Visoun temple, known for its enormous stupa and its collection of old gilded Buddhas.
We'll finish the day visiting the Traditional Art and Ethnology Centre (TAEC)**, the only independent resource center in Laos dedicated to the country's many and diverse ethnic groups.
*The Unexploded Ordnance Museum (UXO Museum) is closed on Saturday & Sunday.
**The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre is closed on Monday.