These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Laos could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Welcome to Laos, Sabaidee! You will be met and welcomed by a local tour guide upon arrival to Luang Prabang. The UNESCO World Heritage Site town is surrounded by thickly forested mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong Rivers, and has a tranquil, old-world charm. When you arrive, transfer to your hotel and checking into your accommodation. Refresh for a while then you will take a city orientation. You'll visit the former Royal Palace, which now houses the National Museum, Wat Mai, famed for its golden bas-relief and known as one of the most splendidly decorated temples in Laos. Next we’ll head to Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang’s holiest site. Next, to visit Wat Xieng Thong, a very beautiful temple which is covered with ornate carvings and mosaics. Stop for a sumptuous lunch of regional dishes at Tamarind, one of Luang Prabang’s best restaurants. After lunch. Transfer back to your hotel to relax.
Go out there at night! Go out to wander the Luang Prabang Night Market - Gorgeous little Luang Prabang in Laos is quite the tourist hot spot these days yet still retains its sleepy Laos charm and the Luang Prabang Night Market is one of the best of it’s kind in the world and delughts tourists with it’s crafts, trinkets and sreet food, but every day you’ll see market activity on the streets. Luang Prabang markets are fascinating and diverse at night and packed with interesting street food to try while lined with chic little restaurants. Let’s explore.
If you’re a morning person, you want to experience something differently. Rise early and start the day before dawn with a visit to witness the tradition of Tak Bat, where hundreds of saffron-clad monks silently walk through the streets at dawn to collect alms (offerings of food). As the sun rises, orange-robed monks emerge from their temples and walk barefoot down the streets of Luang Prabang, collecting offerings from local residents. This beautiful, tranquil ceremony highlights the spirituality of the Lao people. Afterwards, return to your hotel by tuk-tuk for breakfast.
After your breakfast Later, travel out of Luang Prabang for about an hour to the idyllic Kuang Si Waterfalls. You will get the opportunity along the way to visit a Bear Rescue Centre, which is a sanctuary for the region's endangered black bears. At Kuang Si Waterfall, take the time to drink in the beautiful natural surroundings. The thick jungle surrounding the falls is spectacular to explore on foot. If you’re feeling adventurous, walk to the top of the falls on a steep trail. Stunning views over cascading water await at the top. Kuang Si Falls also has numerous turquoise pools that are perfect for swimming.
Return to the city and you will stop at Ock Pop Tock, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve traditional weaving techniques. Weaving was once a prevalent skill that provided a significant source of income to many Lao families, but today it is in decline due to the evolution of modern technology. On a short tour, you’ll learn the process of silk weaving, from dyeing to the final stages of loom weaving. For your final stop of the day, we’ll ride back to town along the Mekong to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre. Dedicated to the rich diversity and culture of the ethnic minorities of Laos, the center displays traditional costumes, tools and artifacts alongside fascinating written histories.
Return to your hotel and you will spend your evening relaxing. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast at hotel and today is a special day as you will experience an ethical elephant sanctuary and considered as one of the best places to visit in Luang Prabang. The sanctuary is situated in the 500-acre property is located about 30 minutes away from Luang Prabang’s Old Town, and is an ideal home for its elephants to roam free – unchained. No bull hooks, no riding, no chaining. With the guidance of their mahouts who use verbal commands, the elephants socialize in their natural groups, play and bathe in the river and eat plenty of bananas and corn supplied from the villages nearby. This half day tour is a golden chance for you to interact responsibly with the resident elephants, and while the elephants may not be able to roam the wild again they are given every opportunity to perform their natural behaviors. On this experience, you will also enjoy 2-hour trek and it will take you through beautiful Lao jungle, past traditional Lao farms, and past the cool Huay Nok stream, where you may experience elephants playing joyfully in the water. As you walk alongside the elephants on a small dirt path listening to their gentle footsteps and the sounds of the jungle around you, you will experience a profound sense of understanding, respect, and caring for these amazing animals. Following lunch you will take the short ride back into Luang Prabang.
Breakfast and followed by a short transfer to the river pier where you will board on a traditional long tail boat at 08:30am and take a leisurely cruise upstream while enjoying the refreshments served on the boat. Along the way, you will marvel at the thousands of gold Buddha statues placed in sacred Pak Ou caves by devotees. Most people failed to marvel at Pak Ou towering limestone cliff. Continue upriver and you would reach Kamu Lodge around noon. A Refreshing welcome drink is served. You can check into your super size tents with attached modern bathroom amenities and facilities. You will enjoy lunch in an airy SALA settled in the middle of rice paddy fields. After lunch, you can choose to either relax or to enjoy the traditional Kamu lifestyles and activities such as rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields, gold panning in the Mekong (anything you find is Yours!), traditional fishing techniques (you can sample your catch for dinner!), visit of the kamu village, archery contest. Dinner is a feast by Kamu tribe standards. We want you to see the world from the Kamu’s eyes. After dinner, retire to your tent.
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to go for a 4-hour trek in the surrounding forest to the waterfall. You will enjoy a picnic lunch to the waterfall. On your way back to the Lodge, you will visit one village along the Mekong River. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax enjoying leisure activities available on site such as bathe in the Mekong, one hour Lao traditional massage, “petanque” contest. Dinner is served at the restaurant. After Dinner, you can retire to your tent.
After breakfast and lunch you will board around 02:00pm for the cruise back to Luang Prabang, go straightly to the airport where you will board your outbound flight to next destination.