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Best Sightseeing Tours in Luang Prabang

Sightseeing in Luang Prabang is a treat to the visitors offering more than what one can desire. Being a UNESCO World Heritage City, Luang Prabang is a magical land which provides comfort and spiritual enrichment to its tourists. It is situated at the sacred meeting point of the Mekong River and Nam Khan also known as the Khan River. It has a strong yet quite a peaceful aura that seems to please the travelers and get in touch with their inner soul. It is one of those rare places that is a small village studded with wooden houses having a touch of European architecture is still number one on the list of many travelers. People come here to know more about the Buddhist culture, to find inner peace and take a break from the chains of monotony and evil of city life that majority of us lead. In the past two decades, this place has flourished to become a famous tourist spot and now has some of the finest boutique hotel and resorts. Since it is a place that has some major historical relevance, it has a lot to offer in the form of sightseeing.

 

One can spend weeks here, exploring the heritage sights and the culture of the people living here. Besides history, there are lots of activities that one can do on the rivers like water sports, visit waterfalls, take elephant rides and so on. This place may seem limited when seen on a brochure but when visited it has no limit. One gets lost in the beauty and magic of the place. Perfect to rejuvenate yourself, people should go here when they are frustrated with life and want a break. The monasteries here will help you to get in touch with your religious side and make you feel spiritual. Taking a boat ride on the Mekong River can be relaxing and thrilling as one can witness the diverse wildlife that is present here. The waterfalls are no less than the Niagara Falls and will you astounded. One can even go on treks with their friends and family to add Adventure to their trip.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Starts From Rating  
  Full Day Hill Tribe Village Safari 8 Hrs ₹ 4627 3.0 star View Details
  Nam Khan River Experience in Laos 4 Hrs ₹ 3266 4.0 star View Details
  Half Day Tad Sae Waterfall and Elephant Riding Tour in Laos 4 Hrs ₹ 5444 4.0 star View Details
  Kuang Si Waterfall Adventure 8 Hrs ₹ 3334 4.0 star View Details
  Full Day Luang Prabang Heritage Sightseeing Tour 11 Hrs ₹ 7757 4.0 star View Details
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    Full Day Hill Tribe Village Safari
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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting hill tribe village safari tour and learn about the different tribes of this region.Start your trip at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel or the mentioned location Ban XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-cond...

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    4627


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    Nam Khan River Experience in Laos
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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Marvel at the beauty of Nam Khan river in Laos while you visit the very famous tourist destination in the country. Indulge in a very adventurous kayaking in the river.Depart from Luang Prabang at 08:30 AM or at 12:30 PM head to reach Pick Noi that is l...

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    Half Day Tad Sae Waterfall and Elephant Riding Tour in Laos
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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Escape into the subtle beauty of nature in Laos with this half day visit to Tad Sae waterfall along with an elephant ride.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, be excited to travel towards Tad Sae waterfall that is located 20 kilometers away f...

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    5444


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    Kuang Si Waterfall Adventure
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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Partake in adventure near Luang Prabang, visit to Kuang Xi waterfall, indulge in trekking also with this full day trip.Depart from Luang Prabang around 09:00 AM and get driven for one hour west to reach Ban Xeng Mouk village where your trek starts.Star...

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    Luang Prabang
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting heritage village tour in Luang Prabang and learn about the different heritage which is preserved in this villages. Get picked up at 8:00 AM from your hotel or an XiengMuane, Luang Prabang,Lao PDR in an air-conditioned vehicle.St...

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    7757


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    Luang Prabang
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Have fun unlimited with this 2 day trekking to see the Golden mountain range in Pha Pon and it is a moderate trek.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM for travelling to the starting point of your trek at Ban Pak Chaek.Cross the Ou river by a f...

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Join this one day trip for enjoying kayaking as well as trekking in Nam Au river. Find adventure through out the trip with the accompaniment of a soothing river.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM, then go up to the north where the Kayak star...

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Bask in the sun to feel more energetic while you indulge in this tour of Luang Prabang heritage city in Laos. Spend the whole day in just fun and thrill.In the morning around 09:00 AM, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby. Head to visit the most...

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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting half day Luang Prabang Heritage tour and get a chance to explore the amazing places of this region.Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM and visit some of the most famous buildings and the royal places.Visit the Wat Xieng T...

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    36 ratings

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    3334


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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a real time adventure in rivers, head out to partake in a kayaking trip on Nam Khan river in Laos.This one day trip consists of trekking and kayaking. Start your trip from Luang Prabang at 09:00 AM and get driven to the starting ...

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    25 ratings

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Enjoy this one day tour with cycling to explore Luang Prabang in a detailed manner, the serenity will definitely let you attain peace.Start your incredible trip around 09:00 AM, then ride to reach the boat docking station to cross the Mekong river on a...

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    24 ratings

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    2654


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    Luang Prabang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:In this package you will get a half day entertainment trip to Kuang Xi waterfall in Luang Prabang with which you can just feel refreshed and relaxed.Start your trip around 08:30 AM from Luang Prabang and further you will be transferred to Kuang Xi wate...

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark on for this one day trekking trip in Kunag Si near Luang Prabang, get into the secrets of such a relishing sights.You will be picked up from your hotel at around 09:00 AM. After a 1 hour drive into the hills west of Luang Prabang where your trek...

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    Luang Prabang
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    About the Activity:This three day trekking takes you to find the solacing beauty of the hilly as well as valley regions of Laos. Contribute more energy towards conquering the trails.Start your trip from Luang Prabang around 09:00 AM and get driven to the south on the rou...

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    Luang Prabang
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Indulge in an elaborate trekking in Nam Khan valley near Luang Prabang for one day and see the nature being so close to you.Get picked up from your hotel around 09:00 AM and then have a drive for 30 minutes to reach the trekking point on the route to V...

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Attractions

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Mekong River boat trip

At 4,350 km, River Mekong is the longest river in Southeast Asia. The Lower Mekong forms a part of the border of Burma (Myanmar) and Laos, and of Laos and Thailand. Two typical journeys along the Mekong areA Three-day cruisethat begins at theSiem Reap, covering Chnok Trou (the floating village), the Kampong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralech, the Koh Chen and finishes at the Phnom Penh. Low water at Tonle Sap Lake can alter this itinerary.



A Seven-day cruisefromthe Siem Reap, a cruise covering the Chnok Tru, the Kompong Chhnang, the Kompong Tralach, the Phnom Penh, the Koh Dek Chau, Chau Doc, the Vinh Long, the Cai Be, the My Theo and finishes at the Ho Chi Minh City. Most river ships on the Mekong have been built recently, and artful replicas of the “colonial” river steamers have been done, accommodating less than a hundred passengers. The cabins, in general, are quite comfortable and practical though recent additions include luxurious options.
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Morning Market

Vientiane Talaat Sao, the morning market is widely known for offering a wonderful selection of the local offerings, mostly of fabric-based stuff. The stalls and shops stay open from early till about 17:00. The indoor market, older and newer malls have been fused together to make Talaat Sao the favored shopping centre for both the locals and the visitors. Mostly the indoor mall keeps featuring household appliances, the knock-off electronics and watches. A few vendors sell delicious Lao ice cream sundaes with yummy coconut ice-cream, nuts, jelly sweets and sticky rice. For buying a sinh, traditional Lao skirt, and endless choices of fabrics are available. Silk scarves, wooden boxes, carvings and bowls are scattered over shops.



 There are shops selling snakes in trinkets and Lao whiskey. Lao herbal remedies are sold. The older mall, opposite of the bus station is of three storeys selling Western as well as Lao clothing alongside electronic goods. Those desperate for parts for a phone, laptops or cameras, find this the ideal place to visit. If one has been looking for traditional styles, the Lao Cotton keeps quality stuff, so does few other shops. The newer mall attempts to raise the standards, and thus features high-end cosmetics, accessories, gold traders and better electronics.
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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang is highly popular for these limestone caves located near river Mekong. The Pak Oh Caves have been known as a place of worship over a thousand years. Near the Pak Ou (mouth of River Ou) the Tham Ting or the lower cave and the Tham Theung, or the upper cave overlook River Mekong, 25 km to north of Luang Prabang, Laos. This group of two caves on the west of Mekong, about two hours upstream from centre of Luang Prabang have become pretty well known to tourists.



These caves are mainly noted for the miniature Buddha sculptures. Innumerous small and damaged wooden Buddhist figures have been laid out on the wall shelves taking positions, including that of peace, rain, meditation, teaching, and reclining (or nirvana). One can reach the Pak Ou caves by boat. The trip takes about 2 hours upstream from the Luang Prabang with a magnificent scenery along River Mekong and the limestone mountains. The way back downstream consumes over an hour. One may alternatively go by a tuk tuk, cab or minivan to the Ban Pak Ou village that’s opposite of caves on the other side of the river.
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Kuang Sii Waterfalls

The Kuang Si Falls spelled also as Kuang Xi or called Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is basically a three tier waterfall 29 kilometers south of Luang Prabang. The falls start in shallow pools from a steep hillside leading to the main fall with 60 meters cascade. The water gets collected in many a turquoise blue pool as it flows downstream. The Cascades resulting are quite typical of the travertine waterfalls.



One can make way to the waterfalls on a hired motorcycle with some scenic village en-route or book a tour. Many opt for an unusual alternative and hire a boat and ride down River Mekong before catching yet another boat for the short hop across to these falls.
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Bamboo Bridge

For the construction of any kind, the most important requirement is the use of the bamboo. These products are available are made with the help of the most dependable and versatile building material. Bamboo is considered to be a very fast growing plant that survives itself in different climates and situation. It can be available in a climate that is stretched across the globe from that of North Australia to that of the eastern side of Asia.



 This may include regions such as India and parts of the USA and other European countries. The structure becomes so strong that it becomes hard, and it looks beautiful and has a fine finish. In parts of the world especially in the climates of the tropical region, there are forests to grow huge bamboos that are used for construction. The method of construction with the help of bamboo is used for making industry and is becoming dependent on other alternative methods by using renewable items.
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UXO Laos Visitor Center

Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme (UXO Lao) operates in the nine most impacted provinces all over the nation. UXO Lao makes way for land for agricultural and community related purposes (e.g. hospitals, schools, temples and water supply) along with developmental activities. UXO Laos Visitor Center is basically a permanent but small exhibition in Luang Prabang, which depicts the problems of UXO affecting Laos and efforts to clean affected areas.UXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor center is situated within a government building on Bounkhong Road. UXO Laos visitors’ center usually stays Open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00 and in the evenings from 13:00 to 16:00 .



There is no entrance fee or to the exhibition. ThisUXO Laos Luang Prabang visitor centre is exhibits with just 2rooms the different kinds of unexploited munitions (UXO), along with series of illustrations with appropriate data related to various wars that previously affected the country, the impact on civilian population and tasks of decontamination and cleaning are also exposed.
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Elephant Village

Elephant Village is basically an elephant sanctuary and a popular tourist destination in Luang Prabang, Laos operated by a team of caring individuals for the rehabilitation and protection and of elephants. The magnificent "elephant village" is located about 15 km from Luang Prabang on the bank of River Nam Khan. Elephant Village is ideally located in the laps of Mother Nature, by misty mountains near the river. It's the first and one of its kinds in Laos that offers Elephant interaction programs alongside an outstanding variation of Elephant activity tours for the young as well as for the old.



The area around Elephant Village offers approximately 4 hectares of lush green nature, and sandbank at the camp allowing visitors to watch Elephants during their daily bath. A beautiful Elephant Lodge is connected via a small path, only a few hundred meters from the "Elephant Village", offering a simple but relaxing stay with well-furnished rooms in exclusive colonial style.
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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang rose to unmistakable quality as the capital of the main Lao kingdom (Lan Xang - place where there is the million elephants) from 1353 onwards. The city owes its present name to the Pha Bang, a respected Buddha picture (now in the Royal Palace Museum) which was conveyed to the city by King Visoun amid the brilliant time of Lan Xang in the mid 1500s.
The discontinuity of the Lao kingdom toward the end of the sixteenth century saw Luang Prabang turn into a militarily feeble autonomous city state paying tribute to the encompassing kingdoms. At last the 1887 sacking of the city by the Chinese Haw drove the Luang Prabang government to acknowledge the security of the French, whose impact prompted the development of the numerous fine pilgrim manors that sit agreeably nearby the conventional Lao design.



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Location - Laos

Opening Hours: All year round

Best time to visit: November to May

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