Book this 3-day private tour to explore the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang seems to belong to another part of the world where pace of life is far from hustle and bustle ... More info ›
Book this 3-day private tour to explore the beautiful city of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang seems to belong to another part of the world where pace of life is far from hustle and bustle. This unique tour will take you to experience the ancient tranquil atmosphere, colonial houses, quiet long streets, rustic villages, gorgeous temples and other hidden gems of Luang Prabang. In addition, stay one night at a local homestay to enjoy traditional cultural lifestyle with a local family and bring back some exclusive and unforgettable memories in the picturesque town of Luang Prabang!
Day 1: Luang Prabang
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. Pickup at your hotel in Luang Prabang is also available. Stay overnight at Villa Chitdara, Villa Ban Lakkham or similar grade.
Day 2: Luang Prabang City - Khmu Village - Baci Ceremony (B, D)
Get up early to witness the famous Tak Bat, monks' alms procession, starting at 5:30 AM. This is a must-see when visiting the ancient town with impressive long lines of monks in orange robes collecting alms on the streets.
Then enjoy a short walk to a colorful morning market nearby. This vibrant market well reflects a part of Lao culture through the foods that you can buy and try their taste, the local people on their daily life - all these things can offer a great photo opportunity.
Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a visit to the National Museum which was formerly Royal Palace built in 1904. In 1975, the palace was converted into a museum, an ideal place to learn more about Lao history and culture.
Then visit the Van Senne - literally means "Temple of a 100 000 treasures" as one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang before transferring to Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City with a vast collection of sacred buildings and the most beautiful temple in the city.
In the afternoon, visit the Khmu Village, an ethnic group of Laos, nearby Luang Prabang. Cross the mighty Mekong River by a local ferry and start the trip on dirt roads. On the way see rustic villages with wooden houses where you can take beautiful photos of the local children and farmers. Also visit the Ban Chan village, a traditional pottery village where you can watch pots being made by hand and fired in earthen ovens. The village’s lamp and pots are well known all over northern Laos. You can also try to make a small pot by yourself.
Afterwards, you will be transferred to the homestay. Meet with the friendly local family and participate in their daily lives including cooking dinner together. The guide will introduce you some traditions of Khmu people, one of three biggest ethnic groups in Laos before attending a Baci ceremony. This ceremony is believed to bring good luck to the people being honored and has now become a national custom in Laos. Dinner and overnight at the local homestay.
Day 3: Khmu Village - Luang Prabang City (B)
In the morning, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the peaceful Khmu Village while savoring a traditional Lao breakfast. Say goodbye to the host family and transfer back the bank of Mekong River. En route visit the Wat Long Khun that used to serve as a royal retreat center for spiritual revitalization. The wat is attractively sited on a 1.5 hectare flat area at the top of a long stairway. Cross the Mekong by ferry and transfer to the Luang Prabang International Airport or your hotel in Luang Prabang for your onward journey.