Luang Prabang

Undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia's finest towns, Luang Prabang is a tranquil UNESCO protected area flanked by lofty green mountains and the mighty Mekong river. It has the most magical atmosphere and radiates charm with small lanes that are peppered with ochre French-Indochinese villas and gleaming red-roofed gilded temples.

Many come to Luang Prabang to see the lines of saffron-robed monks receive alms from locals each morning, a ritual that is synonymous with Luang Prabang and still integral to daily life in Laos. However, we feel there's so much more to this enchanting town. The resplendent temples are dazzling and due to being UNESCO protected, they are some of the best preserved Theravada Buddhist temples in Asia. Nearby to the town you'll find glorious emerald waterfalls, known as Kuang Si, where we can organise a gourmet breakfast picnic without the crowds. For families the Living Land experience offers the opportunity to learn how to plant rice or drive a bullock cart. A visit to a local school for young monks or a guided tour by bicycle is also a firm favourite with families. What's more, the town is also a wonderful place to unwind with some of the finest hotels and spas in the country. Lining the streets are quirky cafes, fine boutiques and fantastic restaurants; this means you can simply spend days pottering at your own leisure, absorbing the sleepy tropical atmosphere. Luang Prabang really is one of a kind.

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Highlights of Northern Thailand and Laos

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Bangkok

This journey begins in the glorious Golden Triangle in Thailand, exploring the temples and markets of Chiang Mai before heading into the jungle to meet Asia’s most famous and largest inhabitants. Cruise up the mighty Mekong river to Laos, heading for beguiling Luang Prabang, home to the glistening temples and saffron robed monks. Finish with two...

Best for: Couples, Cruise, Culture, History

Honeymoon to Indochina

Bangkok, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Krabey Island

Escape from the rest of the world with an exclusive two-week trip around Indochina, soaking up all the romance and adventure of the Orient as you journey together from the electric city of Bangkok to Vietnam and Laos, and to see the abandoned Angkor temples, before finishing off with a luxurious stay on a private island resort in Cambodia.

Best for: Honeymoon

Laos and Thailand for Families

Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Khao Sok & Koh Lanta

This is a wonderfully varied family journey through Laos and Thailand, taking in the sleepy streets of picturesque Luang Prabang, spending some time at a family friendly resort in Bangkok, then walking with elephants in Khao Sok National Park before finishing on the beach in Koh Lanta. This trip is perfect for the December and March school...

Best for: Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Teenagers

Indochina and Thailand for Teens

Chiang Rai, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Koh Russey

Taking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, this active itinerary is crafted with teenagers in mind. Get off the beaten track deep in the heart of Laos, as well as visiting the more well-known highlights of Thailand and Cambodia, it suits those looking for a holiday brimming with new experiences and exciting activities, all suitable for slightly older...

Best for: Culture, Family, History, Off the beaten track

Off the Beaten Track Indochina

Vientiane, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Mai Chau, Tam Coc, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap

This compelling itinerary is our most in-depth route through Cambodia and is ideal for those who want to blend historic and cultural Cambodia with its glittering coastline. Explore the temples of Angkor, the colonial lanes of Battambang and coastal Kep.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Beach, History

Grand Tour of Southeast Asia

Hong Kong, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Towering skyscrapers, winding rivers and intriguing temples combine on this non-stop itinerary through the dramatic and changing scenery of Indochina, taking in five exciting countries in three weeks. Experienced guides and one-of-a-kind experiences make this enchanting tour a firm Scott Dunn favourite.

Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Cruise

Grand Tour of Indochina

Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An

This enchanting journey takes in the best of Indochina, in style. Spend four nights cruising along the Mekong for a unique perspective of Vietnam and Cambodia, explore Angkor Wat with our finest guides, unwind in idyllic Luang Prabang and end up on Vietnam's glorious coastline to relax and unwind near the authentic town of Hoi An.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Family, Teenagers

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