A Short Getaway to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang
4 nights private tour from $2,900 per person

Explore one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets by spending four wonderful nights right in the heart of Laos. This action-packed itinerary will introduce you to Luang Prabang, the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage town nestled high in the mountains and home to glittering temples with low sweeping roofs and saffron-clad monks walking the streets.

A Short Getaway to Luang Prabang
At a glance
  • Luang Prabang is a cultural and deeply religious small mountain town in the north of Laos, the perfect introduction to this fascinating country.

  • Laos boasts some of the most beautiful untouched natural scenery in Southeast Asia, and from Luang Prabang there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore.

  • Home to hundreds of temples, pretty boutiques and quaint streets all crammed into a small town centre, Luang Prabang is a sightseer's delight and very easy to see over just a few days.

  • Luang Prabang can be accessed by direct flights from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, making it a perfect destination to tag onto a longer Indochina itinerary.

Journey highlights
  • Luang Prabang is a cultural and deeply religious small mountain town in the north of Laos, the perfect introduction to this fascinating country.

  • Laos boasts some of the most beautiful untouched natural scenery in Southeast Asia, and from Luang Prabang there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore.

  • Home to hundreds of temples, pretty boutiques and quaint streets all crammed into a small town centre, Luang Prabang is a sightseer's delight and very easy to see over just a few days.

  • Luang Prabang can be accessed by direct flights from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, making it a perfect destination to tag onto a longer Indochina itinerary.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $2,900 $700 plan your trip
June $2,900 $700 plan your trip
July $2,900 $700 plan your trip
August $2,900 $700 plan your trip
September $2,900 $700 plan your trip
October $3,500 $900 plan your trip
November $3,500 $900 plan your trip
December $3,500 $900 plan your trip
January $3,500 $900 plan your trip
February $3,500 $900 plan your trip
March $3,500 $900 plan your trip
April $3,500 $900 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,900
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,900
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,900
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,900
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,900
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,500
    Deposit from*
    $900
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Itinerary

Day 1-5

Luang Prabang

Your holiday starts in the heart of Luang Prabang, an enchanting town where peaceful streets meet French-style buildings that jostle for space with traditional wooden houses and glittering temples. Start your trip off by exploring the gold mosaicked halls of the Royal Palace with a guide. Peep into the shadowy Wat Xieng Thong and learn how to prepare offerings for an alms giving ceremony, or Tak Bat, a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture and a sacred ceremony for the locals and the monks. The tour can finish with either a short climb to the top of Mount Phousi to watch the sun set, or you may choose to join monks in their temple to listen to the haunting sound of their evening chanting. In the evening we recommend strolling down the main street to shop at the incredible night market and discover some local flavours on the street food street next to Indigo Café. 


Rise early the next day to witness the silent morning ritual of Tak Bat as hundreds of saffron-clad monks leave their respective temples to partake in the daily alms giving ceremony. After the procession ends, journey on to a nearby local market where all sorts of fascinating local produce and seafood will be on display. We then invite you to enjoy a relaxing gourmet breakfast picnic at the nearby Kuang Si waterfall where the water is coloured an incredible sky-blue from the mineral content of the rocks. Here you may visit the nearby sun bear sanctuary, swim in the cool water or hike to the top of the falls for a better view. Your day will also include a hands-on class at Tamarind Cooking School where you can learn to make a variety of scrumptious Lao dishes from a local instructor to re-create at home.

 
For your second last day, see Luang Prabang from a local’s perspective with a river cruise on the Mekong. With your guide, head upstream on a private longtail boat, stopping at the mysterious Pak Ou caves, filled with over 4000 Buddha icons. A short visit to the nearby Ban Muang Keo village will allow you to observe the production of coloured woven fabric and indulge in some Laotian whisky. Slowly drift back to Luang Prabang as the sun sets on another fun-filled day.

Accommodation: Satri House ( 4 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round. The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March; however, temperatures rarely drop below 22°C during the day. Humidity is highest between May and September, when sunbursts follow tropical downpours and temperatures can climb to 35°C. However, the average year-round temperature is a pleasant 25°C.

A Short Getaway to Luang Prabang
A Short Getaway to Luang Prabang

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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