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The Best City Tours in Luang Prabang, Laos

This post was originally published on The Culture Trip. To read the original, click here

The history of Luang Prabang is rich and fascinating. Your experience of the temples, museums and natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage town in northern Laos is enhanced with the knowledge of an expert guide. Here are some of the best tours on offer in Luang Prabang. 

Green Discovery Tours

Green Discovery has a half-day sight seeing tour of Luang Prabang. The first stop is the former Royal Palace and museum. After, head to Wat Visoun and Wat Xieng Thong. Then leave the city to head to Ban Xang Khong, famous for handmade mulberry paper and traditional textile weaving. The full-day tour skips Ban Xang Khong in favor of Ock Pop Tok weaving center and then continues on to Kuang Si Waterfall and ends at Mt. Pousi for sunset.

 Oct Pop Toc | Regina Beach

Oct Pop Toc | Regina Beach

Lao Green

Lao Green Group specializes in sustainable eco-friendly tours. If you’re looking to see as many temples as possible, take the Half-Day City Sharing Tour and ride in an electric vehicle. Meet your guide at the fountain near the post office and head to the morning market. From there visit Wat Mai and the Royal Palace Museum. Drive to Wat Choumkhong, Wat Xieng Muan and visit a traditional Lao wooden house. Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Wisunalat, Wat Aham, Wat Wisunalat, Wat Kili and Wat Sen round out the tour.

 Wat Xieng Thong | Regina Beach

Wat Xieng Thong | Regina Beach

Southern Breeze

Southern Breeze offers several tours around Luang Prabang. The One-Day City Tour and Pak Ou Caves begin with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum. The tour then goes to a cave by boat and village Ban Xang Hai. After lunch, visit both of the Pak Ou Caves consisting of Tham Ting and  Tham Theung filled with Buddha icons. Upon returning to town, visit Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visunnalat before watching the sun set from Mt. Phousi.

 Mekong River Boat | © Regina Beach

Mekong River Boat | © Regina Beach

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