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Luang Prabang

A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Luang Prabang is the former royal capital of Laos and abounds with cultural sites, including some thirty temples, called wats.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Families | Romantics | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    December-February | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

  • 3 Days: Essential Luang Prabang-LP

    3 Days: Essential Luang Prabang

    While Luang Prabang has some cultural sites to see, it’s a great place for arranging lots of activities, including weaving, rice paper-making, giving alms to the monks and cooking lessons. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1

      Take a morning boat ride up Mekong on a fishtail boat (some of the more luxurious hotels have their own boats) to Pak Ou Caves, then visit some charming villages on the way back and arrange for a rice paper-making workshop with locals. In the evening, attend a Baci welcome ceremony.

    • Day 2

      Take a guided tour of the temples (Visoun, Xiet Thoung and Wat Mai) and Royal Palace museum. In the afternoon, arrange a weaving lesson at an award-winning textiles store and follow with sunset cocktails. Have dinner al fresco at an Indagare-recommended restaurant in town.

    • Day 3

      Rise early to witness Tak Bat, where the monks and novices of the 30-plus surrounding temples accept alms (sticky rice) from the locals. The lines of saffron-clad monks making their way through the early-morning calm is humbling and beautiful. Afterwards, attend a cooking class at one of Luang Prabang’s most acclaimed restaurants and learn a typical Laotian dish before relaxing at your hotel for the afternoon.

Where To Stay

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Indagare's Lizzie McGirr
“One of the main draws of Luang Prabang was how personal and hands-on the experience for visitors can be. Since the town is smaller, it feels more intimate, it is generally less commercialized, and there are more than 49 ethnic minorities that make up a huge diversity of culture in Laos and still practice traditional handicrafts such as bamboo weaving, embroidery, decorative seed work and metal work.”
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