Heritage Luang Prabang

​The historic former royal capital of Laos will leave you spellbound. Discover an enchanting mix of tranquil Buddhist temples, French colonial architecture and towering palms in this UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Laos, Asia
  • 6 days, from AU$6,380pp
  • Private

Journey Overview

The historic former royal capital of Laos will leave you spellbound. Discover an enchanting mix of tranquil Buddhist temples, French colonial architecture and towering palms in this UNESCO World Heritage site. Meet the fascinating people of Laos and discover the stories behind their age-old customs and crafts.

Journey Highlights

  • Experience one of Laos’ purest traditions, a Baci ceremony
  • Explore the hidden temples and colonial gems of the UNESCO World Heritage city
  • Spend time with local artisans
  • Witness the majestic Kuang Si waterfall
  • Enjoy an evening playing ‘petang’ with the locals
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary, walking among these gentle giants
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang.

Arrive in Luang Prabang and be welcomed by the soothing luxury of your hotel. one of Laos’ purest traditions, a Baci ceremony. Performed by a master of ceremonies, or “Mo Phon”, the Baci is a ritual performed on special occasions for hundreds of years. 
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Riverside Suite)

Day 2: Luang Prabang.

Peel back layers of history as you wander the streets of this peaceful, other-worldly city on your walking tour. Start at the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace, for the perfect overview of Luang Prabang’s fascinating history. Meet with a former cultural advisor to UNESCO, Francis Engelmann, who will become your expert guide to the city. Wander through the charming lanes and backstreets as your guide shares stories of the city’s heritage and architecture. Head to the far point of the peninsula to marvel at temple Wat Xieng Thong, which dates back to the 16th century. Enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

This evening, challenge locals to a game of “petang”, Laos’s answer to the French game of petanque. Then, head to a popular ‘Sin Dat’ restaurant for a traditional Laos barbecue.
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Riverside Suite) | Meals: BD

Day 3: Luang Prabang.

This morning drive out to Kuang Si Waterfall, a beautiful three-tiered cascade known for its brilliant turquoise pools and streams. Walk along a scenic forest trail to see the main falls, or cool off with a refreshing swim in one of the shimmering pools.

Then, spend an interactive morning at Laos Buffalo Dairy, a social enterprise supporting underprivileged farmers with a commercial dairy and production facility. Meet the dairy manager who will lead you on a tour of the farm and teach you about their methods. Get up close with the friendly buffalos, helping to wash and feed the calves. Then, sample the farm’s delicious, fresh produce with a cheese tasting platter.
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Riverside Suite) | Meals: B

Day 4: Luang Prabang.

Delve into the fascinating world of Laos crafts. Meet the co-founder and managing director of Ma Te Sai, a social enterprise and fair-trade organisation that supports rural women through handicraft. Having lived in Luang Prabang since 2009, Australian-born Emi Weir spends much of her time in these rural communities, helping to preserve their cultural heritage. Join Emi to meet silversmiths and master paper craftsmen in their workshops and see their intricate work. Journey to Patta Textile Gallery to meet the innovative textile designer and admire her one-of-a-kind creations. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Riverside Suite) | Meals: B

Day 5: Elephant Sanctuary.

Venture into the remote jungles of northern Laos for a private, up close and personal experience with Southeast Asia's gentle giants. Committed to conservation, education and elephant welfare, this ethical facility is a safe haven for rescued elephants who spend their days foraging in the forest, splashing in the river or munching on fresh fruits. Cross the Nam Khan river to feed the resident pachyderms, watch them bathe in the river and walk side by side with them through rice fields and meandering creeks. Stop for a picnic lunch in the forest and you can even take a quick dip in the nearby waterfall before getting to know the elephants better with a lesson in elephant movements and gestures. Transfer back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Rosewood Luang Prabang (Riverside Suite) | Meals: BL

Day 6: Depart Luang Prabang.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Rosewood Luang Prabang

Heritage Luang Prabang

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Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

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