This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the former capital of Laos, and you'll see everything from golden-roofed temples to vestiges of colonial French architecture here. Buddhist monasteries abound in Luang Prabang, and early every morning, monks process through the streets collecting alms (their food for the day). If you want to watch or participate, though, ask your hotel for a brief etiquette lesson first—you have to distribute the food in a specific manner.
Restaurants in Luang Prabang
5.0 based on 371 reviews
Shompoo Cruise organize 2 days Mekong Cruise from Luang Prabang to Thai border and Vice-versa on board of our comfortable boats.
5.0 based on 105 reviews
Inochina Odyssey Tours(sub-brand of Odynovo) specializes in private tours in Southest Asia. Our flexible itinerary, knowledgeable guides and experienced drivers have won high praise from our guests over the decade. Every year, more than 15,000 customers traveled with us. If you have a trip plan, please feel free to contact us!
5.0 based on 884 reviews
This charming community farm just outside of Luang Prabang overlooks wonderful Rice Fields and Mountains. Rice is planted all year round and they welcome guests who want to learn about Rice planting and other farm activities like bamboo weaving, sugar cane pressing, black smithing. Visitors get to try most of the activities or can just watch. Rodolphe and Susan, the two buffaloes help with the ploughing of the rice paddies and guests can have a go too. The half day programme starts at 08.30 and finishes with a tasting of rice based snacks. The farm is shared by 9 families who also grow organic vegetables and flowers. Lunch is available too and includes a selection of typical Luang Prabang dishes and fruit. Proceeds from the Rice Experience go to supporting over 60 students with their studies and they operate free English classes for the whole village. They have a small Homestay unit made from an old granary. Booking is necessary and pick-up and return by tuk-tuk is included.
From start to finish, this experience was a brilliant one! The staff at the Living Land seem to love their jobs which made it so nice to experience. The process of growing and harvesting rice is so interesting and it was exciting to be able to try it all for ourselves - it’s definitely a hands-on day out!! To top it off, we had the most delicious lunch made from the organic fruits and vegetables from the farm as well as sticky rice. So tasty and impressive!
5.0 based on 132 reviews
The Bamboo Experience is a local family run workshop where you will discover Lao culture through bamboo products, activities & Lao foods using bamboo shoot as main ingredients. You will also be connected with our local community to learn about their way of life! To book the class you should contact us one day in advance or at least at 6pm the day before coming to our workshop. We offer two classes per day either daytime 8:30am - 13:30pm (lunch included) and/or evening 16:00pm - 21:00pm (dinner included). We can provide pickup from/to your hotel (to be confirmed when you make the booking).
This is a fabulous experience with many activities included. Learn about bamboo, cook sticky rice pudding, take part in Baci celebration, dinner and traditional music performance.
5.0 based on 80 reviews
Nature and park. Garden with more than 1,500 species of flower. Buffalo and a pair of ostrich are onsite and guests can feed them. Picnic huts are provided for groups or family. Adventure activities include zip lining, trekking and multiple rope courses. Accommodation in Luxury [email protected] Jungle Park is open for booking. Perfect for company or school team building program.
A great way to spend a day with lots of walkways, play areas for children, refreshment stops, a lovely flower garden and a “go ape” for the adrenalin junkies.
5.0 based on 65 reviews
We are Mone and Keo, two of the 6 Katu weaving sisters, and our hometown is deep in the south of Laos. We have been weaving our whole lives. Our studio is also our home, and we are happy to welcome you and share what we have learned from our ancestors. We can speak English, Katu, Lao and Thai.
These ladies run a fantastic business, both a shop with great Katu handmade weaving creations and daily workshops where people can create headbands, camera straps, coasters and scarves. I bought several products from them and visited their shop on various occasions during my month long stay in Luang Prabang. Do not trust the review written by the previous reviewer. This man never visited the shop and wants to hurt the Weaving Sisters business. They are nothing but professional ladies with the utmost integrity and talent.
5.0 based on 498 reviews
We are Luang Prabang's first and only non-riding elephant experience. Please join us for an unforgettable trip that will not only benefit the well being of our elephants but be a highlight to any Southeast Asian adventure.
Sorry to be a bit eco Nazi about things but if you want to ride elephants or have animals take part in your tourism experience in any way - change your mind set. Mandalao are leading the way in Laos in showing that this is how tourism must become. I have read reviews saying but the elephants aren’t free, it’s still cruel. You know what, yes it is that anything has to be kept safely away from humans who want to exploit them in logging industries or other areas. These elephants are kept safe though and that my friends, is a start. For them to be free in the world in 2019 is a death sentence. Rant over. You are taken to the centre from your hotel and met by the owner who gives you a very informative talk about the site and elephant conservation in general. Then you are given bowls of food to make balls of to give the elephants, it’s things like baby banana, sticky rice and tamarind and lots of sea salt. You make the balls then go over on a boat and meet your elephants and mahouts. The elephants eat from your hands and then accompany you on a stroll through the jungle. They stop and mooch around, ours demolished a tree whilst we were there, showing off their strength as they reached for their favourite leaves higher up in the trees. We hugged their trunks and had photos, could touch them and stand with them, sense their individual personalities and get a real sense of the power these animals hold. They are very calm to be around and I was certainly filled with awe from beginning to end. The mahouts are local men employed by the centre. They do not whip or hurt the elephants at all, but they do have a stick of bamboo with them that they gently guide them with. They know people do not want to see cruelty and I was super alert for it but saw absolutely none, the men were to be commended. But to go back to my original point, compared to the life the elephants had before on logging plantations where they were poorly fed, overworked and abused to the life they have now, seeing a man with a stick to guide an elephant to walk with humans is a lot less harsh to accept then the alternative. I have no qualms in saying these elephants were happy, well fed and looked after, and safe. If you are an eco or ethically minded tourist this place is for you. If you’re not - become one! ????
5.0 based on 300 reviews
About 5-10 mins from the falls, this was an unexpected 45 minute detour to our itinerary. The enterprise is set up to support local farmers make more money by renting their buffalo to them (only 50% survive at birth). They then work to vaccinate and cross breed to make them stronger whilst paying the farmers rent until their return. All the money they make is from the buffalo cheese (which they sell to hotels, restaurants, etc) donations and very yummy ice cream. They have pigs, ducks, rabbits, etc which you're welcome to feed. You can also milk and bathe the buffalo (which they love!). Very gentle creatures who love a good cuddle and seem very happy and content in their home. Well worth the visit if you have time (a very reasonable 50k kip for the tour)
5.0 based on 83 reviews
We are the Lamphet family. We provided half day experience through the Lao Pottery House; it’s located in Ban Chan near Luang Prabang Laos. It’s our passion to preserve the history and tradition of our village. And pottery has been making in this village more than 400 years, but that way of life is slowly fading away. Fun and relaxing activity, you will hand-on clay with local expert. Our hope is to use these tours to preserve the tradition of our village and provide a sustainable way of life for families.
5.0 based on 39 reviews
Lee 7 Farm is a family farm where we growing Rice and vegetables to the LEE's family we have 7 brothers together with sisters. We are happy and ready to welcome your visit to join in the farm works and make your own Rice noodles for lunch
The Lee Family is Amazing!! They are a lovely group of people and the experience was truely authentic. If you are choosing between The Living Land Company and Lee 7 Farm, definitly do Lee 7 Farm!! The family is huge and they have such an interesting story! It felt great to support a local family and the experience was very special. Book Them!!!! you will not regret it.
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