Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos

Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos

Located at the intersection of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers and surrounded by picturesque mountains, Luang Prabang has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995 and is becoming increasingly popular among locals and tourists alike. Known for its alluring scenery, warm culture, and slow-paced life, Luang Prabang is a hidden gem of Laos waiting for nature lovers and adventure seekers to discover.

One of the best things about this place is that it is never overcrowded, so you get the chance to get in touch with nature and admire the serene beauty of this untapped gem without having to deal with hordes of tourists.

This is a route put together as a short getaway for you to explore some interesting local side streets, along back alleys and through temples. A city that could have been designed with slow travel in mind, this tour allows you to soak up the ambiance and appreciate the hidden charms of Luang Prabang. Also, a place to let you have that off-the-grid feel, where you get lost in your own time and find pleasure in travel.

The itinerary below is just a starting point. If you are looking for an itinerary tailored specifically to your interests, we are here to help. Let us know what you are looking for and we will curate an itinerary that suits your budget, styles, and pace perfectly.

Luang Prabang - Travel with a Purpose

Purposeful travel can mean a variety of different things, from volunteer vacations in which you give your energy and time to a specific cause to focusing on a specific aspect of the culture you wish to explore. As responsible tour operators, we aim to give you a more focused and, ultimately, more rewarding experience along the way.

As you explore the beauty of the glittering temples, tropical beaches, and emerald rice paddies of Luang Prabang, there are many ways that you can enhance your time in the city and support its growing sustainable tourism economy.

Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos

1. Savour the local flavours with a home-cooked meal

The best way to empower and give back to the culture and environment of the local people is by eating a home-cooked meal prepared from fresh ingredients grown in their backyards and served in a family’s living space. It is a fantastic way to gain an insight into Lao culture and learn about life in Laos beyond the tourist experience. These home visits are a great way to keep your money in the local economy and show your appreciation to the people who most need it.

2. Purchase goods from local markets

Buying goods at local markets helps support local farmers and community merchants. Not only is buying at local markets a win for the local economy, but also you’ll be able to get freshly picked, seasonal, and local produce, as well as handmade souvenirs made by local artisans.

Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos
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3. Knowledgeable local tour guides

With us, you’ll get to connect with local tour guides who are usually highly talented and interesting. As a result, new employment opportunities are created in local communities. Our local tour guides are experienced in the local culture and the environment, so it’ll be a pleasure to take part in their guided tours.

Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos


  • See the picturesque mountains and nature sights at the charming UNESCO world heritage site of Luang Prabang
  • Visit Wat Xieng Thong Temple, one of the finest temples decorated with the most intricate and elaborate carvings.
  • Relax by the Kuang Si Waterfall and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch at an exclusive location away from the crowd.
  • Explore centuries-old weaving methods and other traditional art forms at local villages.
  • Meet a friendly local dairy farmer as he shares sustainable farm practices that benefit the local communities


5 days experience covering the best of Luang Prabang.


Here’s a hand-picked selection of the accommodation options, perfect for unwinding and recharging, allowing you to maximize your stay in Laos.


5 Days 4 Nights safari experience starts from $1280 per person.

Please know that this is just a general indication. We’re more than happy to personalize an itinerary to match your budget and travel preferences.

Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos
Luang Prabang – The Hidden Gem of Laos

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