Discover the spiritual roots of Luang Prabang by traveling along the mighty Mekong River by private cruiser to a Buddhafilled cave, then round out your magical day with a set lunch and visit to the botanical garden.
Start with a private cruise outside of Luang Prabang on the Mekong River. Observe the local fisherman and traditional villages along the route and eventually reach Pak Ou Buddha Caves, where thousands of Buddha icons and statues.
After exploring the caves, cruise down the Mekong to Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, where a special lunch awaits at the Farm to Table cafe that overlooks a stunning lily pond. After lunch, learn more about medicinal plants being used by remote villagers including gingers, bamboo and palms. here are free workshops available on tea-tasting (all day at the Cafe), bamboo handicraft (10-11am and 2-3pm), a conservation talk (10am) and an orchid talk (3pm). For a cultural and artistic focus visit the exhibitions at Project Space - Pha Tad Ke. Exhibits here combine contemporary art, museumquality textiles, photography, tribal sculpture and crafts.
After a day filled with spirituality and natural beauty, enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Luang Prabang
- A private cruise
- Sightseeing, talks and free activities
- Entrance fees: Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Pak Ou Buddha Cave
- A set Lao Lunch at Pha Tad Ke, water and non-alcoholic beverages on the boat
- Outside Guides receive complimentary entrance and lunch when accompanying paying guests
- Not included are: Tips (optional), personal expenses, and insurance, food and beverage, guide.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
Thing You Should Bring
- Drinking water
- Insect repellent
Thing You Should Know
It is a not-for-profit organisation. All ticket proceeds go to the development of our garden, research and education.
- The garden is closed every wednesday.
- No tour guide for this tour.
- Children under 12 years old are free
- No insurance
- Please be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up. As this is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
- Additional surcharge will apply if hotel is outside of Luang Prabang city, to be paid directly to the operator. Operator will reconfirm the surcharge amount in advance