Overview

The magnificent city of Luang Prabang is an interesting place to discover for most of travelers, historians and archaeologists as well. The city is a great introduction to the unique architecture which is combined between the local and European style. With the importance to mankind, this city was recognized as the World Heritage Site. Try and experience this amazing city to see how charming it is.

Highlights

  • Discover Luang Prabang’s history, culture by visiting the most famous temples, museums
  • Enjoy the most breathtaking cascades of waterfall in Luang Prabang - Kuang Si waterfall
  • Explore one of the most respected holy sites in Laos with a history dating back thousands of years – Pak Ou Caves
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Trip Code: VNZA-832

Trip Duration: 4 Days

Starting: Luang Prabang, Lao

Finishing: Luang Prabang, Lao

Destination: Laos

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

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After arriving at the airport in Luang Prabang, our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day relaxing in your comfortable room.

This morning is free to relax. In the afternoon, set off your city tour with the visit to the beautiful Wat Sen and Wat Visun. Keep driving to Kuang Si Waterfalls - one of the most impressive sights in Luang Prabang. Just relax and taken in the fresh atmosphere in the natural setting.

Head back to the town for a sunset view over the city from the top of Mount Phou Si. As the sun casts the long shadows, pay a visit to the colorful Night Market where local people and surrounding hill tribes sell their beautiful textiles and other hand-made products.

Today you will enjoy a full day boat trip on the grand Mekong River. Your first stop is Wat Xiengthong - one of the most well-known temple in Luang Prabang. Then, the boat you take you cross the Mekong River to reach some villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan. Pay a visit to another royal temple at Wat Longkhoun and the nearby Sackarine Caves. Back to board and cruise towards Pak Ou Caves - noted for its hundreds Buddha images at different sizes and shapes.

After some time exploring the caves, cross the Mekong River again and approach Ban Ou for lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Luang prabang by land. On the way back, stop at Ban Xang Hai where locals make a unique rice wine called "lao-lao" by traditional method. You also stop at the villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek to discover the traditional handicraft of hand weaving and handmade paper.

This morning, try to wake up early to join a unique ritual of alm-giving taking place on the streets of Luang Prabang. During the ceremony, you can see monks in their saffron-clad with the bowls in hand receiving offerings from the local people. After breakfast, explore some other local attractions of the city including the Royal Palace which is nowadays the National Museum.

If time allows, you also visit the Luang Prabang Market and several shops with handmade antiques and silver jewellery. As your trip comes to an end, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 4 day tour in Luang Prabang
  • 3 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Laos cuisine with 3 meals included.
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Laos are approximately $700-$1400 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Laos visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 3
  • Lunch: 0
  • Brunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0

Transport

  • Private car  
  • Boat 

Included Activities

  • Luang Prabang City Tour - Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Luang Prabang City Tour - Pak Ou Caves

Special Note:

If you don't have much time but still want to discover the best of Laos - Luang Prabang is a must see.

Best time to visit Luang Prabang: all year around especially from October until March

Luang Prabang is a small ancient tour - perfect atmosphere for senior and couple. You can walk around the town or have a cup of coffee in the Mekong River bank.

From Luang Prabang, you can take a short flight to Hanoi - Vietnam. The airfare is 135USD only

From Luang Prabang, you can take a tourist bus or a domestic flight to Vientiane.

Another option you may like is a short trip to Vang Vieng.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for groups from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

For children, please note:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults
  • Children from 12 years old: as adult

Reviews

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Based on 65 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Mukesh Harisunker

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: November 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

This was the best trip ever organized by this tour group.Although our visas and Immigration took over 3 hours and our flight number being changed and a delay from our flight,we were met with smiling faces about 4 hours later which was wonderful and thereafter they were always on time always, all this preparations was done via WhatsApp.Although their payment was 30% deposit and balance 70% before daparture, I paid everything not knowing them and did not have any problems whatsoever. VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE. THANK YOU, MUKESH HARISUNKER,SOUTH AFRICA

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Rondlopertjend

Guest Country: Montagu, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam completely blew us away - one of our best experiences ever! From the bustling of the Old Quarters in Hanoi in the north, thru beautiful Hoian with its thousand colorful lanterns in Center, down to Ho Chi Minh with the tunnels and Mekong river, this has just been one of the most scenic, most exquisite tours. The natural beauty of Halong Bay took our breaths away and it's one of the places we will definitely return to in future. Thank you so much to Trung Hoang who made this tour extra special - your assistance and guidance will hard to top! You were the best!!!

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Rosh & Betti

Guest Country: Durban, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam tours have been awesome, especially Ashley Trang, the agent assigned to us. After finding this tour company on Facebook and making contact with them, Ashley immediately responded to my query. She worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that she catered to our every need and requirement. With her advice and expertise we here able to put together an itinerary, that has allowed us to have the best experience of this beautiful country, people,food and sights.

Our trip went without hitches from being transferred to airports and awesome hotels, organised private tours with knowledgeable English speaking tour guides and plenty free time with the best advice to explore at our leasure.

Ashley paid us a personal visit at our hotel in Hanoi, a gesture beyond her scope of duty. We have left Vietnam with very pleasant memories and will definitely recommend Vietnam Tours to family and friends.

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Lauren B

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

I booked my tour and from the moment of first contact Trung was amazing. He put together a bespoke tour for us that included everything we wanted to see (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An). The hotels were great, perfectly located and all the staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The day tours and experiences were exactly what we were looking for and far exceeded our expectations. It truly was an amazing tour we will never forget.

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 26/04/2019

Tipping is not customary in Vietnam but it's highly appreciated. Most the high-end services include a service fee but if you receive a service that exceeded your expectation, then a tip is highly recommended. Normally, you should tip at least 1-3 USD/pax/day for your guide and driver.

A Response from Seni World 18/07/2019

Vietnam's weather is tropical climate with high humidity creating a favorable condition for many insects especially mosquitoes. Whenever you head outside especially in mountainous areas, be sure to apply repellent to all areas of exposed skin. 

A Response from Seni World 15/04/2019

Depending on individual hotels, most of the hotels in Vietnam are equipped with all necessary amenities such as hair dryers, private bathroom, safety box, shampoo, body lotion and more. If you're not sure about the quality of these kinds of stuff, you can bring your own or buy outside.

A Response from Seni World 07/12/2018

You can easily find an ATM at any major cities across the country. Though, it's hard to find one in local areas, so make sure you prepare enough money for a journey out of the city.  Do not keep too much money along you to avoid the risk of theft. 

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