Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site This beautiful city was the royal capital and seat of government for the Kingdom of Laos until the revolution of 1975. The main part of the city consists of four main roads crisscrossing a peninsula between the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Depart from the hotel at 8:30 and visit the morning market in the old town. There are only a few large grocery stores here; instead, food is still produced by small farming families and villages and brought to Luang Prabang from the surrounding rural areas. Your guide will explain the common vegetables and fruits that are in season and pick up some snacks for later.
A short walk from the market are Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham (“New Monastery"), the National Museum (Royal Palace), and Hor Phra Bang. After the museum, continue to Wat Xieng Thong.
Travel by boat to the famous Pak Ou caves; visit Ban Xang Hai; and return by car to Luang Prabang.
To end, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for sunset. Visit the night market and transfer to the hotel.
- English-speaking guides with a license
- Transportation in private vehicles (minivan, tuk-tuk, or boat)
- Drinking water
- Entrance fees and local permissions