Discover Luang Prabang Highlights by yourself (5days - 4nights)

Day 1 – Free time in town
Day 2 – AM: free time in town, PM: Excursion to Kwangsi Waterfall
Day 3 – Boat Trip on Mekong River and on Nam Ou River
Day 4 – Elephant activity, free time or biking
Day 5 - Leaving Luang Prabang

This program is for those travelers who want to discover the highlights of Luang Prabang by themselves without local guide, but with all transfers pre-arranged by the hotel, combining the stays in downtown and outside of the town in tranquil luxury. Here, we try to help you to spend low budget, but high standard of services.

Day 1: (Free time in town)
Your driver will meet you at Luang Prabang Airport and transfer you to hotel for check-in. Free time for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Breakfast (Kwangsi Waterfall)
After the breakfast, free time for leisure. At 1.00 PM, excursion to Kwangsi Waterfall with no guide. Your driver will drive you to Kwangsi Waterfall. On the way, you may visit the Luang Prabang Butterfly Park at 300 meters before arriving to the Kwangsi Waterfall if you desire. Here the entrance fee is 18 USD per person. Upon arrival at Kwangsi Waterfall, enjoy the famous waterfall of Luang Prabang. You pay on your own the entrance fee for 20.000 Kip per person (about 2.50 USD per person). Return to the Hotel at anytime that you request before 5.00PM. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Breakfast (Boat trip on Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers)
At 8.30 Am, after breakfast at the hotel, our driver will drive you to the pier. Here, you will get on our slow boat without guide and head for 2 hours upstream on the Mekong to the Pak Ou Caves. All along the water’s edge, you will see the way of life of people leaving on river banks: gardens with a variety of vegetables, people fishing and you will see many types of boats running on the Mekong River.
On the way to the caves, you visit some villages as Ban Xang Khong, a weaving village, where you can experience the entire process from silk worm to finished product. Afterwards, you will also get to see how sa paper is made in Ban Xieng Lek.
Further up the river, the boat will stop in Ban Xang Hai, a rice whiskey village. Here, you will see the process of making the famous Lao Lao rice whiskey, and you can even sample the product if you’re feeling adventurous.
Then you will continue on to the main attraction, the famous Pak Ou Caves. These caves have served as a place of worship for hundreds of years. Lao people visit the sacred caves and pray to the thousands of Buddha statues. You will pay here the entrance fee for 20.000 Kip per peson (about 2.50 USD).
You cross the Mekong to visit Pak Ou Village where you may have lunch on your own at local restaurant. Continue your boat trip on the beautiful Nam Ou River to the Nam Ou Riverside Hotel & Resort in Ban Vang Lae, a Lao Leum, Khmu and Lao Soung village for overnight. At the Resort you will get a warm welcome from the Resort Team. Free time for leisure and overnight at the Resort.

Day 4: Breakfast (Elephant Activities)
After your breakfast, at 9.30 AM, you will enjoy an Elephant experience at Nam Ou Elephant Farm, located in Vang Lae Village, Pak Ou District and next door to Nam Ou Riverside Hotel & Resort under the same ownership. We pride ourselves in our strong beliefs for Elephant conservation and welfare.
You will get the opportunity to know about Asian elephants, feed them and ride them, but no more than one hour per ride (maximum 2 persons on one elephant) and for the more adventurous you can bathe the elephants in the river. At 11.15 AM, free time for leisure.
In the afternoon, you may enjoy the biking if you desire. The Resort will provide you free bike.
Free time for leisure. Overnight at the Resort.

Day 5: Breakfast (Leaving Luang Prabang)
After your leisurely breakfast, at Noon check out from the Resort. Your driver will drive to Luang Prabang Airport or downtown after your stay in the great outdoors.


2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax Supplement charge for single room
287 255 239 230 223 150 USD

Included in the rate:

  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Elephant activity: elephant feeding, riding and bathing for one and half hour
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the excursion.
  • Deluxe Twin/Double sharing at Treasure Hotel Laos for 2 nights and Standard Twin/Double sharing in Garden View Room (Hotel Wing) for 2 nights.
  • Daily breakfast at mentioned in the itinerary

Not included in the rate:

  • Supplement for single room for 4 nights for 150 USD
  • All lunchs and dinners
  • All entrance fees for the visits
  • Local guides.
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Private expenses
  • Expenses not mentioned above

All prices are listed PER PERSON in US Dollars for the above itinerary. Any adjustments to the itinerary may raise or lower rates accordingly. Please contact us for a personalized quote.