Embark upon a dreamy investigation of the artistic soul of Luang Prabang on an arts and history tour. This UNESCO-listed town is surrounded by delightful natural beauty and touched with an aura of serenity. You’ll be given the chance to visit top galleries and exhibitions of local and international artists and discover the region’s unique culture and history, which has inspired talented artists for generations. Spend time visiting local wonders such as Mount Phousi and the magnificent Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong, as well as other iconic sites, including the decadent Royal Palace.
On this cultural tour, you’ll climb Mount Phousi for panoramic vistas and uncover local crafts at the hill tribe market. At the National Museum, roam through the stunning collection, then follow it up with visits to important temples and spiritual sights such as Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong. You’ll get the chance to see artisans at work at Caruso Lao, a workshop creating local, homespun silk and woodcrafts. Then dabble in the hip at Saaifone Contemporary Gallery.
Discover a beautifully restored French colonial building at du Pavillon du Jade, then visit the Traditional Art & Ethnology Center to learn more about the arts and culture of Laos’s many hill tribes. A private river cruise aboard the Nava Mekong will reveal the pulse of riverine life. Then, before you end your art and history tour of Luang Prabang, explore the Pak Ou Caves, where thousands of golden Buddhas dwell in the shadows.