The Essence of Luang Prabang

» Laos » Laos » Laos

From $67.95

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Laos, Laos

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Learn more


Today, Luang Prabang is home to large monastic communities and touring the town is almost like touring through an open-air museum. Its temples are known for their beautifully adorned gold walls and doors guaranteeing plenty of picture perfect moments.

• A marvellous introduction to UNESCO protected Luang Prabang
• Choose between a morning or afternoon exploration
• Enter the realms of the revered Wat Xieng Thong
• Get a bird’s eye view of Luang Prabang from Mount Phousi
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included

What's Included

A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

Hotel pickup and drop-off in the city center

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Personal expenses

Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable

Tips and gratuities

Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Minimum of 2 adults is required per booking
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Luang Prabang. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Kuang Si, along the Ou and Nam Khan River, Nong Kiau and
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • - None-vaccinated travellers (age from 12 years old and up): are required a rapid Covid-19 test (ATK) within 48 hours before departure to Laos. - No more PCR test on arrival. - No more quarantine time. - E-visa and visa on arrival are available as pre-Cov
  • Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Wat Xiengthong
Your guide and driver for this half day tour will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby. With many temples to choose from in the heart of Luang Prabang, this tour will bring you along some of the most famous and well-known temples and sights that have been the foundation of the popularity that Luang Prabang presents at this stage. Depending on the location of your hotel, we commonly start with the Wat Xieng Thong. The most beautiful details are the walls of the temple, decorated with delicate gold patterns on a maroon background and still are. Within all the temples offered within Luang Prabang, this one is considered to be the most magnificent inside Luang Prabang

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
Continue your trip though Luang Prabang, the Wat Mai (short for Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham) is the largest and most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang, thus skipping this important temple would not be appropriate.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mount Phousi
For those with the stamina and the will to see the town from the highest point, Mount Phousi is the place to be. Also known as the Sacred Mountain, it is the geographical as well as the spiritual centre. It is topped by a golden stupa (called “That Chomsi”), striking from a distance and is the first sight of Luang Prabang that arriving visitors will gaze upon. From the top, the view is spectacular, which is a steep climb up yet most definitely worth it.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Royal Palace Museum
We end this tour at one of Luang Prabang’s attractions that you can’t miss. The National Museum (former Royal Palace) was built between 1904 and 1909 as a residence of King Sisavangvong. The famed Pha Bang Buddha image is enshrined here besides the collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including the royal throne of the Lan Xang Kingdom. After touring along Luang Prabang’ s famed sights and temples, we bring you back to your booked hotel / resort in and around Luang Prabang’ s centre.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

« All Activities

Laos activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2023 Laos Travel Guide