Appreciate the finer things on a luxury Luang Prabang tour. Enjoy historical sights and a sunset river cruise. This is the good life.

3 Days, 2 Nights     FROM US$ 836 PER PERSON

Five-star stays, a Mekong cruise and unique cultural experiences hit sophisticated notes on this luxury tour of Luang Prabang. From a sumptuous meal at L’Elephant, Luang Prabang’s foremost fine-dining venue, to an intimate blessing ceremony that pre-dates Buddhism, you’ll see all the beauty and uniqueness of Luang Prabang in comfort and style.

After your VIP welcome to your Luxury Luang Prabang tour, you’ll be taken to your hotel for a traditional baci welcome ceremony. Then, wrap up your first evening at the exclusive L’Elephant, Luang Prabang’s finest restaurant. In the morning, you’ll take a private tour of Luang Prabang, exploring a local market, the National Museum and three beautiful and distinctive temples. A leisurely lunch at the famous Tamarind Restaurant will give you delectable insights into Laotian cuisine.

At the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC), you’ll discover the rich diversity of Laos’s ethnic minority groups. Then, hop aboard the elegant Nava Mekong, a traditional-style riverboat, for a sunset cruise along the mighty Mekong. Enjoy local villagers serenading you, then visit the evening hill tribe market for handicraft and textile souvenirs. Before bidding this enchanting city farewell, rise early to see monks collecting alms at dawn—a sight that’s sure to leave a lasting memory.


“We’re delighted to take you on this luxury Luang Prabang tour. You’ll be able see the charming sites of the city and visit the beautiful surrounding area.”

Bounhom Inthanousone, Backyard Travel Laos Specialist


Participate in an intimate baci welcoming ceremony
Delight in a sumptuous meal at the exclusive L’Elephant Restaurant
Take a private, full-day tour of Luang Prabang’s historical old city
Enjoy a Mekong River sunset cruise and dinner onboard a traditional boat

Daily Itinerary


  • Daily Itinerary
  • Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

    Enjoy a VIP welcome to your luxury Luang Prabang tour. At the airport, you will be greeted by one of our office representatives and our local guide who will help you through the immigration process. (Note: Availability of this service could change depending on airport authorities.) Then, be chauffeured to your hotel where you will be welcomed with a traditional baci ceremony. This ritual is deeply rooted in Laotian culture, pre-dating Buddhism, and is used for special occasions or celebrations. Receive a personal blessing for happiness and good luck.

    This evening, you’ll have the option to attend an evening performance at the Royal Ballet Theatre. (The Ballet is normally closed from June to September.)

    For dinner, wine and dine in style at one of the most prestigious restaurants in Luang Prabang, L’Elephant, before being driven back to your hotel.

    Meals included: Dinner

    Panoramic view of Mekong river at Luang Prabang, Laos just before sunset.
  • Day 2: Luang Prabang

    Today starts with a tour of Luang Prabang’s historical old town. You’ll begin the tour at a local fresh market full of fruits, vegetables, exotic specialities and local delicacies. Next, take a leisurely exploration of the National Museum. The museum, formerly the Royal Palace of Laos, is home to an array of art, artifacts and jewels that embody the history and culture of the country.

    Continue on foot to Wat Mai, Wat Sensoukarahm and Wat Xieng Thong—the most revered temple in Luang Prabang. This temple is decorated with ornate carvings and mosaics and was built by King Setthathirat in 1560.

    For lunch, enjoy local specialities at the famous Tamarind Restaurant.

    In the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to take a tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC). Discover the rich diversity of Laos’s ethnic minority groups, including traditional customs, tools, crafts and written histories. Take a moment to ponder your new insight of the diversity of people of Laos over a traditional local brew of coffee.

    You’ll have the opportunity to catch some down time at your hotel to relax and freshen up.

    In the early evening, hop aboard the elegant Nava Mekong, a traditional-style riverboat, for a leisurely cruise along the Mekong River. Take in the beautiful view of local villages and mountains as you soak up the last rays of the day. Dine on a selection of classic Lao dishes while your boat is moored. Local villagers will entertain you with traditional music and dances that depict Lao folk tales and legends. Your dinner cruise will take you back to Luang Prabang. (Please note: This is not a private cruise.)

    Depending on your mood, you can either head back to the hotel or explore the evening hill tribe market. This is a perfect spot to pick up handicraft and textile souvenirs to bring back home.

    Overnight in Luang Prabang

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Wat mai luang prabang temple laos visaWat Xieng thong Luang Prabang LaosSunset_Mekong_Laung_Prabang_River_LaosLao Umbrellas on sale at Luang Prabang night market Laos
  • Day 3: Luang Prabang Departure

    On the last day of your Luang Prabang luxury tour, rise early for the option of seeing local residents make offerings of food to orange-robed monks. This serene and moving sight is a wonderful way to see the deep spirituality of the Lao people.

    Later, if time allows, visit the Heritage House, which promotes awareness of sustainable and community-based preservation projects. At the end of your tour, you’ll be driven by private car to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Local woman making flower offerings. She then sells  to people who take them to a temple as an offering. Laos

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Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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