Luang Prabang Sightseeing on wheels

Our most recommended Luang Prabang Sightseeing on wheels

Luang Prabang: Buddhism Tour with Guide on a Vintage Tuk-Tuk

1. Luang Prabang: Buddhism Tour with Guide on a Vintage Tuk-Tuk

This tour is an introduction to local Buddhist customs, and no prior knowledge is required to enjoy it to the fullest! Discover the most influential Buddhist destinations in the city, discuss the history of Buddhism and experience Buddhist rituals with locals. You will be picked up from your hotel at 5:00 AM and will travel with your guide on a vintage tuk-tuk to the Alms Giving Ceremony. Join the locals in the Alms Giving Ceremony, and see Buddhist monks. This sacred tradition will bring you luck and happiness. After head to the local market to learn more about local culture and enjoy breakfast and coffee. At 8:30 head to the Luang Prabang Buddhist temples to explore and learn more about the religion, architecture and historical significances of the temples. At 10:00 AM you will return to your hotel.

Luang Prabang: Guided Tour of Kuang Si Waterfall by Tuk-Tuk

2. Luang Prabang: Guided Tour of Kuang Si Waterfall by Tuk-Tuk

Enjoy a half-day Luang Prabang waterfall tour which lasts for 5.5 hours. Get picked up at your hotel at 8:30 AM and climb into a Tuk-Tuk, one of the most popular forms of transport in Laos. As you ride through the incredible scenery, take in the sights and experience real Laos culture and customs from your guide. First, enjoy a local coffee at a viewpoint of the Mekong River. At 10 AM, visit a lovely Luang Prabang village, one of the highlights on the tour and learn more about local life. At 11 AM, head over to Kuang Si Waterfall, the main highlight of the tour. At 1:15 PM, stop for lunch with your guide as you learn about the cuisine of the local people. Finish the tour at 2 PM after you're dropped off back at your hotel.

Luang Prabang: Private Must-See Sights and Mount Phousi Tour

3. Luang Prabang: Private Must-See Sights and Mount Phousi Tour

Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang is lauded as the heart of Laotian culture. After being picked up from your hotel, you will begin exploring at the Royal Palace Museum. There you can take in the palace's unique architecture, which is a mix of French Beaux-Arts style with Laotian touches. You can also get a glimpse into everyday life in the 1930s with the help of some carefully preserved artifacts and murals. Next, you will head to some of the oldest temples in the area, including Wat Xiengthong, which features a stunning tree of life mosaic and intricately carved walls. At the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, you will get introduced to the diverse cultures of the country's many ethnic groups. Following lunch with your guide, who will further detail your day with anecdotes and facts, you will climb to the top of Mount Phousi. As you reach the summit, you will be able to watch the sun set over the Mekong River, illuminating the gilded stupa of the mountain's Wat Chom Si Temple. On your way back down, you will stop at Luang Prabang's night market before heading to your hotel to discover the troves of vibrant, handcrafted treasures that are on display.

Luang Prabang: 4-Hour Vegetarian Food Tour on a Tuk-Tuk

4. Luang Prabang: 4-Hour Vegetarian Food Tour on a Tuk-Tuk

This is a 4-hour half-day afternoon tour that starts at 4PM and finishes at 8PM. It's the perfect tour for vegetarian and vegan travelers, but also for any other foodies who want to discover the country's food culture. During this tour you will try various vegetarian-friendly dishes at five different restaurants. Along the way you will enjoy a Laos local vegan salad, mango sticky rice with coconut, vegetarian Laos noodles, local coconut cakes, and a Laos sweet dessert. Try all of these dishes and get to know the country better with this food tour by vintage tuk-tuk.

Luang Prabang: Private Old Town Food Walking Tour with Lunch

5. Luang Prabang: Private Old Town Food Walking Tour with Lunch

Join this private food walking tour around Lao with your guide and discover all the tasty food spots that the locals love. Sample traditional snacks, learn about monks' Buddhist traditions and visit a food market and a temple. Start your walking tour at your accommodation, your guide will meet you on foot. Walk through Luang Prabang morning food market to learn about the ingredients of Lao food. Smell the sweet aroma of spices and freshly cooked food as you walk around. Learn all about the rich, spicy flavor of Lao food from your guide. Taste one of Lao's special specialty dishes; the Luang Prabang. Need a morning coffee Don't worry, kick start your day with a Lao hot coffee. Visit a temple in the UNESCO town to learn about Buddhism from a Monk. Next head for a good feast and eat a delicious lunch of Papaya salad with sticky rice and, of course, enjoy a Beer Lao.

Luang Prabang: Vintage Tuk-Tuk Morning Tour

6. Luang Prabang: Vintage Tuk-Tuk Morning Tour

After being picked up at your hotel or accommodations, tour the city on a vintage tuk-tuk with your knowledgeable guide. Ride to a gorgeous view of the Mekong River and enjoy a cup of Lao coffee as your guide explains your itinerary for the day. Cruise down to the Wat Xieng Thong Temple in Luang Prabang and about learn about its architectural and cultural significance. Continue on to the Royal Palace and discover the history of the Lao royalty. Take a break and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant as you reenergize for the rest of your tour. Your tour will culminate with a stop at the Pottery village, where you can admire the beautiful works of local Lao pottery. Finally, return with your guide back to your hotel.

Luang Prabang: Hiking Off the Beaten Track with Picnic Lunch

7. Luang Prabang: Hiking Off the Beaten Track with Picnic Lunch

Depart your hotel at 8:30 AM for a 50-minute drive in a westerly direction to the village of Nong Tok, the starting point for today’s hike. This rustic village is little-visited by tourists, is nestled inside a picturesque valley and consists of ethnic Hmong and Kamu enclaves. The Hmong people are known as ‘Lao Seung’ highlanders, who traditionally inhabit the higher peaks of the mountainous Lao countryside – however the village in the Nong Tok valley has re-settled to this lower altitude. A Hmong trekking guide will join you and your Lao guide, to lead your hike of six to seven hours of walking time. Begin first with an ascent to a skyline ridge, offering views over Nong Tok village and its enclosing valley. On the way, you might see crops of rice, coriander, chilli, and local herbs planted by local villagers who live in the valley. Follow a marked trail, which will be steep in parts, and slippery in the wet season (from April to September). Make a stop at Nong Long koot, a watering point for local animals, and in a picturesque setting. Around half way in to your hike, stop for a picnic lunch (provided) and take a short rest, admiring views of surrounding hills. The latter half of your walk will be a descent through forests towards Ban Long Lao. Here, you will be met by your driver for the return to Luang Prabang. Expect to arrive back at your hotel by around 4:00 PM, after a day of walking in the wilderness of Luang Prabang Province

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What people are saying about Luang Prabang

The trip to the waterfalls was definitely worth it, although I would not go there again with the tuk tuk, it brings no added value compared to a van. We were there at 10am and there were few other tourists there, you couldn't swim, the water was just too cold for that. On the way back we visited an unscheduled Buffalo farm, a brilliant project, absolutely worth seeing !!!

It was very good

Not only was the food they took me delicious, but they also dropped in at places I wanted to visit, such as temples and markets, and took lots of photos. I explained the history of the city and temples and spent a very meaningful time

Managed to get to know more about the local cuisine, daily habits and culture through this tour. Tour guide was really friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to our family and friends in future.

Local sweets, eating and drinking at street stalls! it was fun!