Half day Private Luang Prabang city tour

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Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private half day tour. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddhist temples, Royal Palace museum, local market. It is...
Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this private half day tour. Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, is situated on the Mekong River and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The town itself is picturesque and offers a wonderful mix of ancient temples and French-Indochinese architecture. This tour’s destinations include the main highlights of Luang Prabang center-town such as Buddhist temples, Royal Palace museum, local market. It is simply the must do Luang Prabang tour for any first time visitors to the country.

※Choosing option 5:30 start, you have a fantastic opportunity to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony and visit local morning market.
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Stop At: Alms Giving Ceremony, Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

Sai Bat (Morning Alms) is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture. In observing it, the devoted offer food to monks throughout the Luang Prabang every morning. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.

Pickup from your accommodation at early morning around 05:15 am in March to October and 05:45 in November to February. We participate in the alms with local expert guide and experience offering foods to monks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Quarter Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

After morning alms, we visit Luang Prabang morning market. The market lining a couple of quiet streets near the Royal Palace, starts early and is over by mid-morning. It sets up along a couple of...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Alms Giving Ceremony, Th Sisavangvong (main road to town), Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

Sai Bat (Morning Alms) is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture. In observing it, the devoted offer food to monks throughout the Luang Prabang every morning. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.

Pickup from your accommodation at early morning around 05:15 am in March to October and 05:45 in November to February. We participate in the alms with local expert guide and experience offering foods to monks.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Quarter Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

After morning alms, we visit Luang Prabang morning market. The market lining a couple of quiet streets near the Royal Palace, starts early and is over by mid-morning. It sets up along a couple of side-streets next to one of the city’s many Wats. A butcher and some of the more touristy stalls have actual tables for their wares. But most of the vendors, selling anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground.

We go back to your accommodation and have a free time for breakfast until 8:30 am.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Palace Museum, Haw kham, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

The Royal Palace, which is today the national museum and built by French colonialists between 1904-09, displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture. (Entrance fee 30,000 kip)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Luang Prabang Laos

built in 1788, known for its glorious bas-relief work, golden stencilling of its sim (assembly hall), and for the ritual cleansing of the Phra Bang during Lao New Year. (Entrance fee 10,000 kip)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Sene, 45 Kingkitsarath Rd, Luang Prabang, Laos

The temple was built in 1718 by King Kitsarath with 100,000 stones from the Mekong river. It literally means "Temple of 100,000 treasures"

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang Laos

Wat Xieng Thong, once known as “The Temple of the Golden City”, holds great cultural, historic and architectural importance. It is serenely situated near the tip of the peninsula at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, with a grand staircase leading up from the Mekong. For centuries it was considered the ceremonial gateway to the town, with visiting dignitaries and soon-to-be-crowned kings arriving via these steps. (Entrance fee 20,000 kip)

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Wat Wisunarat, Luang Prabang, Laos

The oldest Buddhist temple dating to the 16th century, known for its large, watermelon-domed stupa.(Entrance fee 20,000 kip)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Phousi, Sackarin road, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos

Mount Phousi is a 100 m high hill in the centre of the old town, located on the peninsula between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. As the highest point in town, it boasts the town’s famous and favourite panoramic view. On the summit, the shiny golden stupa of Wat Chom Si sits firmly and greets visitors to the mountain. It was built in 1804 during the reign of King Anourouth and has become a symbol of Luang Prabang’s spiritual significance. . (Entrance fee 20,000 kip)

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Private transportation
  • Foods for alms giving ceremony
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • English speaking licensed local tour guide
Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace Museum
  • All entrance fees for museum, temples (total 105,000 kip US$12)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Wisunarat
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Phousi
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Xieng Thong
Departure Point
Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang, Laos

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any accommodation in Luang Prabang. Please fill in the name of
your accommodation in "Special Requirements" field on booking or notice us by the day before tour.

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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