Start the day by visiting the museum at the former Royal Palace Museum, built between 1904 & 1905, during the French colonial rule as a residence for King Sisavangvong. This fascinating museum features the original royal chambers, paintings depicting traditional Lao life, a throne room, and four of the old royal cars.
We then continue to the monasteries of Wat Xieng Thong which was built by King Sayasettha in 1559. It is also known as the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. We then visit Wat Visoun temple which was built over 500 years ago in 1513. This beautiful temple is one of the best representations of the ancient architectural style of Luang Prabang.
After enjoying lunch we head to Ock Pop Tok weaving center – a Lao fair trade textile enterprise.
The next stop is the incredibly scenic Kuang Xi Waterfall. This is one of the most famous sights in Laos and is surrounded by turquoise blue pools, an idyllic place for swimming!
On the way back from the waterfall we will pass through the Free the Bears Center, a rescue center for endangered Asiatic black bears. This pan-Asian organization provides a home for bears rescued from poachers and traffickers. After leaving the bear rescue centre we will travel to Lao’s only buffalo dairy where you can try a selection of buffalo cheese and ice cream.
We then drive back to Luang Prabang where we will finish the tour with a visit to Wat Phousi on top of the central hill in Luang Prabang to finish the day with a rewarding view of the city at sunset.
Approximately: 2 hours transfer & 5 hours sightseeing
This tour is not physically demanding but you will be walking most of the day. Be prepared for some walking.
- See the most famous and beautiful waterfall in all of Laos, with plenty of time to take in its grandeur and swim in its turquoise pools
- Discover the best preserved and most historically significant temples in this unique UNESCO World Heritage City and learn from our expert guides the rich history of these temples
- See the city like never before, watching a beautiful sunset from the highest point in the city
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Thing You Should Bring
Comfortable clothes that are appropriate to wear in a temple ( for women: a skirt that covers the knees and a shirt that covers the shoulders, for men: a collared shirt and pants or shorts that cover the knees)
Hat and sunscreen
Swimming clothes and a towel if you want to swim
Fefillable water bottle
Thing You Should Know
Less than 30 days prior to arrival date:
- 50% charges of first night from all nights requested for will be applied.
- 30% charges of all land transportation requested for will be applied.
Less than 15 days prior to arrival date:
- Full charges of first night from all rooms requested for will be applied.
- 50% charges from all transportation requested for will be applied.
Less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date or no show:
- Full charge from all services requested for will be applied.
Green Discovery Laos reserves the right to cancel any trip due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. natural disasters or political instability). In such a case, Green Discovery Laos will refund monies received in full.
- 1 - 4 years old: Free of charge
- 5 - 10 years old: 25% discount
- Over 10 years old: Full charge
Term and Condition
Green Discovery Laos guarantees that all its buses, trucks and motorbikes and used by Green Discovery are insured as commercial passenger vehicle. Insurance coverage does not apply after the passengers have exited the vehicle.
A private travel insurance is compulsory for all people travelling with Green Discovery Laos. The travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We also advise to contract insurance coverage against cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects.
The participants must be aware that during the course of the trip, certain risks and dangers may occur, including but not limited to hazards of travelling on a mountain bicycle, white water raft, kayak, climbing rocks, zip-lining or driving in a motor vehicle. It may also involve an accident or illness in remote places without appropriate facilities, or be caused by the forces of nature. The client agrees to assume all risks associated with the trip and agrees that no liability will be attached to the company or its outfitter, employees or agent, or to any member of the tour group. Green Discovery accepts no liability in respect of death, personal injury, illness or delay of the passenger, or for any loss or damage to the property of the participant during the course of the trip, however caused.
When booking on a Green Discovery Laos tour, the client understands that Green Discovery Laos runs adventure tours in Southeast Asia where the standards of accommodation, transport, hygiene, level of infrastructure development and medical facilities and telecommunication services are not necessarily the same as one may used to at home, or one would find on a ‘conventional holiday’. This type of holiday inherently involves a higher level of personal risk than a ‘conventional holiday’.
Green Discovery Laos, the Government of Laos and the Lao National Tourism Administration cannot accept any responsibility for accidents, injuries, death or loss of personnel effects. The client understands that during the course of the tour, certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, political instability and the forces of nature. The client agrees to assume all risks associated with the journey to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Each client acknowledges that travel on a Green Discovery Laos tour requires a degree of flexibility and understands that the itinerary, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Green Discovery Laos deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to the client, if the reason for any alternation is outside control from Green Discovery Laos.
While travelling with Green Discovery Laos, the client agrees to accept the authority of the leader or local operator at all time. He/She is aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. The client understands that Green Discovery Laos reserves the right to decline the participation of any person as a member of the group at any time.
The client acknowledges that Green Discovery Laos contracts a network of companies, government agencies and individuals throughout the country to assist in the running of its tours. To the best of Green Discovery Laos’ knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However, GDL will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties.
Green Discovery Laos Group will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of Lao P.D.R.
No employee, servant or agent of Green Discovery Laos has authority to alter these conditions.
If pick up is included, please be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up. If it 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