For a culturally rich and eye-opening experience set in an idyllic city in one of the most friendly countries of Southeast Asia, book a family tour of Luang Prabang. This rustic, endlessly charming, and deeply spiritual town boasts stunning temples, friendly locals, and pristine natural surroundings, including the gentle currents of the Mekong River.
After arrival in lovely Luang Prabang, you’ll get a chance to rub shoulders with locals over a game of petanque, a favorite Lao pastime. A trip to a local organic farm will teach you about traditional trades and crafts, such as noodle production and thatch-roof making. You’ll get first-hand experience in the life of a Laotian farmer when you try your hand at ploughing a field with a buffalo!
Next, a dip in a cool, aquamarine pool at Kuang Si Waterfalls will refresh you for a river cruise up the Mekong to Kamu Lodge, an accommodation set in the verdant forests near Luang Prabang. You’ll visit the Pak Ou Caves on the way, where thousands of golden Buddhas wait to greet you in the shadows. Learn a Lao trade at Kamu Lodge, such as panning for gold or traditional fishing, before your family wraps up this all-ages tour of Luang Prabang.