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Luang Prabang World Heritage Half Day City Tour provided by Laos Group Tours

Luang Prabang World Heritage Half Day City Tour

Luang Prabang World Heritage Half Day City Tour
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Luang Prabang, the old kingdom of Lane Xang was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and knowing as the center of the religious life of Laos by a mystic atmosphere with some of 34 Buddhist temples and a hundreds of monk who comes out in every early morning for their traditional alms ritual.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 8:30Am Being pickup from your hotel / place to our office then taking the Electric car for the tour to the nearby morning market very popular for fresh vegetable, fish from the Mekong River, medicinal plant and other curiosity. From there cross: – The Wat Mai Suwannaphumaram Monastery built in late 18th century founded by King Anurat (r. 1795-1817) in 1796 and restored in 1821 by the King Manthatourat. Walk to: – The Royal Palace Museum called as Haw Kham the Golden Hall, builds between 1904-1909 blend of Laotian and French Beaux Arts architectural as the new official royal residence for the monarchs of Luang Prabang and converted into a Museum in 1976. The Royal Palace Museum opens from Wednesday to Monday at 8:00 am to 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.  Then take the Electric Vehicle to: – The Wat Choumkhong built in 1843 by Phakhu Keo, during the reign of King Sukaseum (1836-1851). The sim was restored in 1933 and 1951. From there: – The Wat Xieng Muan was founded in the mid-19th century by Phragna Sisonxay in 1853, during the reign of King Chantharath Koumane (1850-1868). And Visit: A Traditional Lao Wooden House (Heuan Chan Heritage Museum), learn about the architecture of Traditional Houses in Luang Prabang’s past. The museum opens for from Monday to Friday at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Discover the Colonial Architecture, on the way to the Wat Xieng Thong one of the most beautiful temple in the town. –Wat Xieng Thong Ratsavoravihanh built in 1560 - 16th century by The King Setthathilat to commemorate the memory of the Chanthaphanith and Jataka stories from Buddhist cosmology. Xieng Thong Ratsavoravihanh, or Volavihan, the "Golden City or Golden Tree Monastery" is the most historically significant and impressive of Luang Prabang's temples a typical Lao Architecture of Luang Prabang. Then enjoy the way along the Mekong River until Wat Wisunalat and the famous Melon Stupa next to Wat Aham, –Wat Wisunalat built during the reign of King Wisunarat (1501-1520) and represents the earliest style referred as Luang Prabang Style of Lao temple architecture. And it was rebuilt between 1896 and 1898 and during the reign of King Sakkarin Kamsuk (r. 1894-1903). And enjoy the way along the Nam Khan River until the peninsula, after a stop on the sandbanks of the Mekong confluence. Continue with next to The World Heritage House: – The Wat Pak Khan, built by Phagna Chanthep under the reign of King Inta Som (1727-76), it was reconstructed in the early 20th century. On the way of the Sakkalin Main street road main stop to:– Wat Kili built in 1773 by the Tai Phuan from Xieng Khouang under the reign of King Rama IV in Rattanakosin period. Next to the Wat Sibounheuang to finish the tour is to visit Wat Sen soukaram (Wat Sen) built in 1718, then take the Electric car to Royal Palace End tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 8:30Am Being pickup from your hotel / place to our office then taking the Electric car for the tour to the nearby morning market very popular for fresh vegetable, fish from the Mekong River, medicinal plant and other curiosity. From there cross: – The Wat Mai Suwannaphumaram Monastery built in late 18th century founded by King Anurat (r. 1795-1817) in 1796 and restored in 1821 by the King Manthatourat. Walk to: – The Royal Palace Museum called as Haw Kham the Golden Hall, builds between 1904-1909 blend of Laotian and French Beaux Arts architectural as the new official royal residence for the monarchs of Luang Prabang and converted into a Museum in 1976. The Royal Palace Museum opens from Wednesday to Monday at 8:00 am to 11:00 am, and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.  Then take the Electric Vehicle to: – The Wat Choumkhong built in 1843 by Phakhu Keo, during the reign of King Sukaseum (1836-1851). The sim was restored in 1933 and 1951. From there: – The Wat Xieng Muan was founded in the mid-19th century by Phragna Sisonxay in 1853, during the reign of King Chantharath Koumane (1850-1868). And Visit: A Traditional Lao Wooden House (Heuan Chan Heritage Museum), learn about the architecture of Traditional Houses in Luang Prabang’s past. The museum opens for from Monday to Friday at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Discover the Colonial Architecture, on the way to the Wat Xieng Thong one of the most beautiful temple in the town. –Wat Xieng Thong Ratsavoravihanh built in 1560 - 16th century by The King Setthathilat to commemorate the memory of the Chanthaphanith and Jataka stories from Buddhist cosmology. Xieng Thong Ratsavoravihanh, or Volavihan, the "Golden City or Golden Tree Monastery" is the most historically significant and impressive of Luang Prabang's temples a typical Lao Architecture of Luang Prabang. Then enjoy the way along the Mekong River until Wat Wisunalat and the famous Melon Stupa next to Wat Aham, –Wat Wisunalat built during the reign of King Wisunarat (1501-1520) and represents the earliest style referred as Luang Prabang Style of Lao temple architecture. And it was rebuilt between 1896 and 1898 and during the reign of King Sakkarin Kamsuk (r. 1894-1903). And enjoy the way along the Nam Khan River until the peninsula, after a stop on the sandbanks of the Mekong confluence. Continue with next to The World Heritage House: – The Wat Pak Khan, built by Phagna Chanthep under the reign of King Inta Som (1727-76), it was reconstructed in the early 20th century. On the way of the Sakkalin Main street road main stop to:– Wat Kili built in 1773 by the Tai Phuan from Xieng Khouang under the reign of King Rama IV in Rattanakosin period. Next to the Wat Sibounheuang to finish the tour is to visit Wat Sen soukaram (Wat Sen) built in 1718, then take the Electric car to Royal Palace End tour.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pickup from your hotels/ hostels or our Laos Group Tour Office Dates: See Availability
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is formal
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pickup from your hotels/ hostels or our Laos Group Tour Office Dates: See Availability
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is formal
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

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Claire W
2 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2019
Lovely driver and guide. Punctual pick up in tuk tuk then joined by 3 other tourists. Guide's English was excellent. Taken to see 2 temples and royal palace/national museum. Really nice day, good pace. Finished with coffee which was paid for by the tour operator, which was a nice gesture. Collected at 8.30am and finished by 2pm.
Written 27 October 2019
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Janelle J
Singapore42 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful excursion with Oun as our guide. He explained every detail and made it worthwhile. Stories behind the Temples, the UXO trip was an eye opener as well.
Written 13 October 2019
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Mafe R
Manila, Philippines17 contributions
Informative
Sep 2019
I did the Half day City Tour, Cooking class and Sunset Cruise. Overall it was a good tour. Thomas and his team were very quick to respond to emails. The local tour guide gave a lot of information about Laos in general. Very educational for me. The cooking class with Tamarind restaurant was excellent. The sunset cruise was great as well.

Areas that could be improved: punctuality. My pick-up was between 8-8:30am. I went to the lobby of the hotel at 8:15 and met Ken. Around 8:30, he said there was a car problem so would move it to 9:00am. The local tour guide said he didn't know about the tour and was only informed at 8:30am so he was a bit late. Not really sure what happened.

I was also late for my cooking class. All other participants waited for me. I was in the hotel lobby at 4pm but they arrived at 4:30pm. The cooking class starts at 4:30pm.

I think we were not late for the sunset cruise.

Other than that, the overall experience was good.
Written 16 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi jasper2276, Thank you so much for your review and your comment about punctuality. We will work again with our tour guide and driver to make sure late picking up has not happened again. Thank you so much and have more great trip! Thomas - Laos Group Tours
Written 18 September 2019
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LQGuy
Napa, CA564 contributions
Customized full day private tour---highly recommend!
Aug 2019
This was our first visit to Laos and after doing some research online, decided that Laos Group Tours seemed to be getting the best reviews for what we wanted.

We booked a custom, private, half day city tour, and half day driving off road to visit hill tribe communities. Our guide was Mr. Anong Toulangern. We also arranged for airport transfers with this same company. Everything was smooth, prompt, and exactly as described.

Aside from the having the insights of our local guide, we appreciated getting to know him on a more personal level as well (as this really is where the local insight comes from, more so than just viewing attractions). Anong was very personable, accommodating, and had good command of the English language to fully articulate the significance of what we were experiencing.

It was also a very nice touch that, after an hour of touring outdoors, we would return to the vehicle with ice cold waters and cold towel packs to try to cool down from the intense heat and humidity.

If we were to return to Luang Prabang, we would not hesitate to call on the services of Laos Group Tours and of Anong. He appears to also enjoy outdoor trekking and more physical endeavors (sports) as well. So if that is what you're looking for, consider asking for him as your guide!
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi LQGuy, Thank you so much for a great review with our tour guide and our service. We definitely believe that you have had a great time in Laos to discover Laos culture. Hope that see you again in Laos! Thomas
Written 9 September 2019
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Himadri C
Bandra West, India24 contributions
Wastage
The guide took us around to two temples(Wats) there and then a little time was spent in the morning market which was closing down anyways. The rest was used to cover the Royal Museum and a place where there is a museum on unexploded bombs during the 1964-73 war. Overall the itinerary suggested much more and with the kind of money paid it was definitely below par. Also the fact that one can easily cover these by walking around on your own. Felt cheated.
Written 14 October 2018
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Chris Y
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Nothing like having a local guide
It was my good fortune to have Xay as my personal tour guide on the half day city tour as I was the only one who signed up that day.
Xay did a great job familiarizing me with the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Luang Prabang is truly an underrated city. Visit before it gets too busy and commercialized!
Written 10 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew S
1 contribution
Lovely Experience with Laos Group Tour
Jun 2018 • Solo
I booked a Half day Luang Prabang City Tour along with Airport Transfer to/from the city. Really enjoyed the tour and I am satisfied with the whole service provided by Laos Group Tour. My flight to Luang Prabang was delayed for 3 hours and I informed it to the Laos Group Tour which was responded very promptly. I was picked up at the airport just the time I landed in Luang Prabang. In Half day Luang Prabang Tour we were given a choice to visit Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Programme Center (UXO) to get a grip on the devastation Laos suffered in the Second Indochina War. I like history so I am happy with the visit. I really recommend for any traveller to use Laos Group Tour for their holiday experience in Laos.
Written 25 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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