[Private 5:30] Half Day Luang Prabang city tour

ラオス ルアンパバーン郡

MT
9 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 25
[Private 5:30] Half Day Luang Prabang city tour
ラオス ルアンパバーン郡

9 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Walking with a local guide and hearing many unique local stories about Luang Prabang, from the history of the temples and the city to the Buddhist narratives and legends painted all over the temple walls. The Luang Prabang community shares such stories and collective memories, and the locals are still firmly connected through sharing them. Tour Luang Prabang with a local guide and gain insight into Luang Prabang’s culture.


The tour begins early in the morning (5:15 am in March to October and 05:45 in November to February). We pick you up from your hotel and you have a fantastic opportunity together with the locals to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony. Following that, we visit local morning market.


Sai Bat (Morning Alms) is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture. In observing it, the devoted offer food to monks throughout the Luang Prabang every morning. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.


The morning market lining a couple of quiet streets near the Royal Palace, starts early and is over by mid-morning. It sets up along a couple of side-streets next to one of the city’s many Wats. A butcher and some of the more touristy stalls have actual tables for their wares. But most of the vendors, selling anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground.


You return to your hotel for breakfast around 7;00. We will pick you up again at 8:30 and take you to  a small park on the peninsula tip. You will have a brief introduction to Luang Prabang, standing where the Nam Khan River meets the Mekong River. From there, walk to the famous Wat Xieng Thong temple. For centuries, the temple was considered the ceremonial gateway to the city and was the arrival and departure point for foreign dignitaries. We will walk up the stairs to the main gate and enter the temple like ancient dignitaries. 


Riverview Park is a lovely park with many flowers overlooking the junction of the two rivers.


Wat Xieng Thong, once known as “The Temple of the Golden City”, holds great cultural, historic and architectural importance. It is serenely situated near the tip of the peninsula at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, with a grand staircase leading up from the Mekong. For centuries it was considered the ceremonial gateway to the town, with visiting dignitaries and soon-to-be-crowned kings arriving via these steps. (Entrance fee 20,000 kip)


Next, we will go temple hopping in the neighborhood. At Wat Sene, where there is a school for novice monks, you may meet again with novice monks you met on the morning alms. We will drive to Heuan Chan Heritage. There we will see a well preserved traditional Lao house and take a short break in their gardens. Finally, we will visit the Royal Palace. The tour will end in the city center or you will be transferred to your hotel.


Heuan Chan Heritage is a traditional wooden house dated back to 19th century. In Lao language, Heuan means house and the owner of this house was Mrs. Chan – that is how the name derived from. Situated in the heart of Luang Prabang peninsula, Heun Chan is a very rare surviving example of a pre-colonial Lao style aristocratic mansion. It shelter a museum and its surroundings promotes the Luang Prabang Way of Life. (Admission Fee: 1.85US$/person)


The Royal Palace, which is today the national museum and built by French colonialists between 1904-09, displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture. (Entrance fee 30,000 kip)

Available Packages

1 Pax

$120 per person

$120
2 Pax

$63.5 per person

$127
3 pax

$46.6 per person

$140
4 Pax

$38.25 per person

$153
5 Pax

$33.4 per person

$167
6 Pax

$30 per person

$180
7 Pax

$27.5 per person

$193
8 Pax

$26 per person

$208
9 Pax

$25 per person

$225
10 Pax

$25 per person

$250
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MT
Manifa Travel
9 reviews
Manifa Travel is an adventure tour operator from Luang Prabang Laos. Our Main office is in the historical area of Luang Prabang city, Sakkaline Rd, Vat Sene village, opposite of Villa Santi hotel.

Reviews

Loved our experience and the guide was informative.
By Clara L for Luang Prabang 2 Days + Ban Nayang 1 Day on 22 Nov, 2022
We had the best time. Our elephant leader giving us the initial talk was so knowledgeable and passionate. The mahouts were lovely and took so many brilliant photos and videos that we will treasure forever. The elephants are clearly well loved and cared for. The food was fantastic also and all the staff were great including for the kayaking.
By Jess Q for F20 MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM . KAYAK TO TAD SAE WATERFALLS on 18 Nov, 2022
This was an excellent experience, with the opportunity to ride an elephant humanely (on his shoulders with no Howda). Lunch was delicious. Just make sure you ask what is happening next as we felt communication was a little lacking! It didn’t spoil the day though
By Sue T for F08 MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM on 14 Nov, 2022
C’était une magnifique expérience, un très bon séjour dans un lodge merveilleux avec des baies vitrées donnant sur la rivière, des repas excellents, un personnel aux petits soins et très à l’écoute, un jacuzzi à disposition. Le partage avec les éléphants était mémorable, c’est une petite structure à taille humaine avec peu de visiteurs (le tourisme a dû mal à reprendre post période covid). Cette ferme d’éléphants mérite un séjour avec une nuit sur place : la nature est belle, l’endroit est très calme et bien entretenu, les étoiles sont bien visibles du fait du peu de pollution lumineuse, les éléphants sont proches. Merci à tout le staff de ce bel endroit
By Danielle C for 2 days 1 nights Manifa Elephant Camp (Nov 1, 2, 2 Pax) on 05 Nov, 2022
Quite a long journey but really worth the effort. The plain of jars was a really amazing place. Really friendly people and great extra trips like the silk farm. Guide and driver were excellent and always intresting food to try along the way. The guest house we stayed at during our trip was very good.
By Benjamin S for Plain of Jars, Legacy of the Indochina War – 3 Days on 22 Oct, 2022
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