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Full Day Elephant Ride & Luang Prabang City Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, Museum

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Language

    English, Lao

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Go for sightseeing and ride an elephant in the former royal capital of Laos. Surrounded by thickly forested mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong Rivers, Luang Prabang has a tranquil, old world charm rarely found in Asia today.

  • A Day in Luang Prabang expand_more
    • Meet your tour guide at your hotel and start at 8.30 am.

    • Drive for about 30 minutes to the elephant village.

    • Before you ride the elephant, your tour guide will give the information about the history of elephants in Laos.

    • Ride the elephant for about 1 hour, along the river and the Village.

    • Return to Luang Prabang for Lunch.

    • After Lunch, visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Laotian.

    • Arrive at Phou Sii hill, it stands right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction; Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns.

    • Proceed to visit Wat Mai.  Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.  

    • Visit the National Museum, once a king's palace. Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries.

What's Included
  • Services of an English Speaking guide throughout the tour

  • Elephant riding

  • Drinking water & cool towel during the tour

  • Visit Monk procession

What's Excluded
  • Laos visa fee (Visa on arrival 35 USD)

  • 10 USD per person for Tax

  • Meals other than those mentioned in the program

  • International airport departure tax and air tickets

  • Drinks

  • Accommodation

Know before you go
  •  This fascinating town was the capital of the Lane Xang (million elephants) kingdom until the mid-sixteenth century.  In colonial times it served as a provincial headquarters of the north.  The legacy of the European presence here - well preserved French architecture and careful street planning – has blended. Delightfully with more than 30 gilded Buddhist temples to create a town rich in atmosphere and history.

Meeting Point

Luang Prabang, Laos

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD USD USD
USD 100.00 / Group

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