[Private 8:30 or 13:30] Half Day Luang Prabang city tour

ラオス ルアンパバーン郡

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Manifa Travel
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 25
[Private 8:30 or 13:30] Half Day Luang Prabang city tour
ラオス ルアンパバーン郡

Manifa Travel
  • Email address verified
107 reviews

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.


We will pick you up again at 8:30 or 13:30 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

Solo traveler or first person in group

  For solo traveler, the price is $102 per person.  For groups of 2 or more people, please choose 1 here and pay for the 2nd and subsequent participants at "Additional person" below.  

$102
Additional person

 

$8 per person

If your group is more than 3 people, $103 for the first two, $9 for each additional person.

For 4 people, ($102 X 1) + ($8X3) = $126 (so $31.5 per person) 

$8


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Manifa Travel
107 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

Trip was as advertised when we booked and we had a really good day. There was plenty of food and drink and the staff were very helpful. Feel we had a taste of Lao. Definitely good value for money!
By John B for [EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages on Feb 21, 2024
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A wonderful experience. We touched the nature of Laos. Gida was great.
By АНЖЕЛА Г for F06 ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS . PAK OU CAVES . KUANG SI FALL on Feb 21, 2024
By seya y for [EUR] F10 MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND PAK OU CAVES on Feb 18, 2024
We highly recommend this active day tour! Our guide Vone did a super job! The cycling was enjoyable and had great views (where Vone took our picture), followed by a shower then a tasty lunch at elephant camp, We were able to feed and touch the elephants too! Vone accommodated our request to kayak with just him and he got a different guide to go with the unathletic family. Vone shared a lot of history and culture with us. We enjoyed the sunset cruise back too! Vone handed out cold water, beer and banana chips. A great, active day!
By Gayle T for [EUR] Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves (f21) on Feb 18, 2024
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Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves with sunset cruise - Manifa Travel. 2nd Feb 2024 Booking was easy on the website and confirmed quickly. The cost was €90 for 2 adults. Our tour guide contacted us the day before our tour to confirm our tour and hotel and to get our height to ensure the correct size bikes. Von, our tour guide, met us at our hotel at 8am on the day as arranged, with our bikes, helmets and water. We cycled through a few villages, stopping at the paper village, whiskey distilling and silk production areas. When we reached our lunch destination (described in the booking as a picnic lunch) - we were blown away by the venue. It’s an amazing elephant sanctuary on the banks of the Mekong river with the most amazing views. The BBQ buffet was incredible, literally all you can eat and drinks included (alcoholic or soft drinks). The boss of the venue, a lovely man, very kindly gave us a talk all about the elephants and the work done by the sanctuary to look after and protect the elephants. We saw them eating and playing in the river, we didn’t expect to see all this! What a bonus. Next we got the little bus down to the river for kayaking. Life jackets on. Personal stuff placed in a waterproof bag and secured in the kayak. Larger items can be stored in a locker at the lunch venue. 2-man kayaks were safe and comfortable. Von was very kind to take photos and videos of us in the water. We kayaked to the Pak Ou Caves. The entry fee is included. We spent around 30-mins wandering around looking at the caves with 1000 Buddhas, quite amazing! Be warned though, there are many steps. The views are amazing though. We kayaked back to the lunch venue, we had a cold beer (included in price) and we showered and changed (towels provided). We then walked a short distance through the village to get the boat back. The boat has undercover seating or chairs and loungers on the deck. Beers and snacks provided (also included). The cruise back was delightful. So calm and warm, we watched the sunset which was beautiful. Von took a lots of photos for us (and others on the boat). This tour is so well organised. Von’s knowledge and passion for his country is just delightful, what a credit he is. My review probably doesn’t do this tour justice, it really was a great day. Much, much more than we expected, easily a 5-star day. For the price we paid, it was such good value and we didn’t pay for another thing, apart from a well earned tip to our guide. Cycle approx 25-30kms Kayaking approx 90-mins Sunset cruise approx 90-mins
By Samantha B for [EUR] Cycling & Kayak to Pak Ou Caves (f21) on Feb 12, 2024
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