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Luang Prabang, Laos

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Situated in northern Laos, surrounded by jungle clad mountains, and on the confluence of two rivers, the Mekong and the Khan, the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang offers an abundance of magical charm. Discover the gentle nature of the Laotian people, view the ornate beauty of ancient temples and enjoy the serenity of watching Buddhist monks in their saffron coloured robes walk the streets for ‘alms’, in this former royal capital.

This holiday extension is available to add to the end of our Very Best of Vietnam & Cambodia and Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tours.

Day 1

Luang Prabang

Laos - Luang Prabang

Today, we travel to Siem Reap Airport for our flight to Luang Prabang in northern Laos. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel, Le Palais Juliana, where we will spend the next three nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Our hotel is located just 10 minutes from the main town. This evening, perhaps take a walk around the night markets or enjoy one of the many restaurants serving delicious Laotian cuisine.

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Day 2

Luang Prabang

Laos - Luang Prabang

Tour Highlight

It’s an early start this morning to witness one of Luang Prabang’s most special daily rituals, the ‘giving of alms’. An important religious act, linked to monks begging for their daily food as a way to demonstrate humility, each morning a daily procession of around 300 young Buddhist monks walk silently through the streets whilst local residents present them with food. Whilst this is part of daily life in Luang Prabang, for those that wish, your guide will be more than happy to show you the best way to interact with the monks should you wish to partake.

We return to our hotel for breakfast before embarking on our morning of sightseeing. We begin with a visit to Wat Xieng Thong, one of the country’s oldest temples, before a visit to the former Royal Palace, which today houses the National Museum. We finish our morning with a climb to the top of Phousi Hill (328 steps). Meaning ‘sacred mountain’, we wander slowly, taking advantage of several resting places and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views across the city and surrounding landscape. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Relax and enjoy the hotel pool or, maybe take an optional tour to nearby Kuangsy waterfall, followed by the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 3

Luang Prabang

Laos - Luang Prabang

Unknown to many, Laos was bombed on average every eight minutes for nine years, from 1964 to 1973. More bombs fell on Laos than used by all countries involved in World War II. Our morning begins with a visit to the small but moving UXO centre (Unexploded Ordnance Programme). The centre provides an insight into the problems faced by several provinces due to unexploded bombs from this period and the work being done to improve safety. We finish our morning with a visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, which celebrates the diverse ethnic cultures and people of Laos.

With an afternoon at leisure, maybe take an optional excursion. Take a cruise to Pak Ou Cave to view the hundreds of tiny buddha statues or visit Living Land Farm; where you can experience the life of a rice farmer. Alternatively, you may prefer to learn about bamboo weaving, or visit Heuan Chan Heritage House, where you can learn about family culture, tradition and Laos cuisine.

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Day 4

Depart Luang Prabang / Arrive UK

Laos - Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang – UK

With our adventures drawing to a close we depart for the airport this morning for our flight to Bangkok, Thailand. Here we will connect with our return flight to the UK. Operating via Dubai, we will arrive at our chosen airport the following morning.

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Luang Prabang Stay – Departure dates & prices

To help you make your holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia even more memorable, we want to give you the opportunity to extend your Very Best of Vietnam & Cambodia tour or Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour with a fabulous 3-night Luang Prabang extension.

 Departure date Price (pp)
 All Dates From £895


Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement: From £275.

Minimum numbers: A minimum of 2 guests from the tour is required for this extension. If only one passenger is taking the extension a higher single supplement may be applicable.

Visa information: A visa for Luang Prabang will be required for this extension. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.

Important information: Prices are subject to availability. The correct price will always be confirmed before you book, and once you have booked, our Price Promise will guarantee there will be no further increases. For full Booking Conditions see our Booking Conditions page.

So much included

At Distant Journeys, we offer a leisurely and flexible extension to your tour of Luang Prabang with so much included in the price. Transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, and many amazing excursions are all included.

Carefully selected hotel

  • Superior hotels in a great locations
  • Hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals

  • Daily Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch

Unforgettable experiences

  • Luang Prabang’s most special daily rituals, the ‘giving of alms’
  • Visit to Wat Xieng Thong
  • Visit to the former Royal Palace, which today houses the National Museum
  • Climb to the top of Phousi Hill (328 steps)
  • Visit to the small but moving UXO centre (Unexploded Ordnance Programme)
  • Visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced guide and driver
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

100% confidence

  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Le Palais Juliana, Luang Prabang

Situated in the beautiful green setting of Luang Prabang, Le Palais Juliana Hotel is a cosy, comfortable base from which to relax and enjoy everything this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to offer. Your Stay The hotel provides a range… Find out more >
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