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Our Top 5 Activities in and Around Luang Prabang

Our Top 5 Activities in and Around Luang Prabang

It was a hard choice, but we have put together our selection of Top 5 Activities in Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside. No visit to Luang Prabang would be complete without visiting some of the Luang Prabang temples, waterfalls, local villages and local restaurants. With our selection of Top 5 Activities for Luang Prabang, we have attempted to give you an insight into life behind the scenes, a glimpse into the real Luang Prabang that we love so much.

Kuangsi Waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos

Kuang Si Watefall

Famous for its beautiful, cascading falls, Kuang Si Waterfalls is a highlight of trip to Luang Prabang. We have teamed up with local ecotourism specialists Green Discovery, to offer you a fantastic one day trek the finishes with a visit to these spectacular falls.

Natural Dyes and Weaving Class

Luang Prabang is famed for its hand-made textiles, handicrafts and arts. What better way to get a glimpse into another culture than by learning about its creative process. This is an exclusive opportunity to work with a Lao artisan. English speaking guides are the link between you and your Lao teacher, with classes run for a full day. Visit Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre in Luang Prabang and learn about silk is made, the natural dying process and weaving techniques. Also meet Hmong batik artist and learn about Hmong culture. The centre is in a beautiful garden setting, overlooking the Mekong River, only 2km from the centre of town. The majority of Ock Pop Tok textiles are made by the weavers working daily at the Living Crafts Centre, so you can experience their work environment and enjoy learning Lao traditions.

Ock Pop Tok, Weaving Classes in Luang Prabang, Laos

Fair Trekking

What better way to explore the countryside than by trekking. Tiger Trail Lao are a local Luang Prabang company that have been leading the way in ecotourism in the area. The one day Fair Trek is a trekking programme designed specifically to benefit the villagers you meet along the way.

Elephant Trekking

For those looking for something a little more exotic, combine some trekking with riding elephants through the forests of Laos! A great one day adventure for all the family, the trip will leave you with lasting memories. Also operated by our friends at Tiger Trails, you can be sure that your trip will also be benefiting the local areas you visit as well.

Elephant Trekking in Luang Prabang, Laos

Tamarind Cooking Class

Food is a central part of Lao culture, from the morning ritual of the market visit, to the preparation, and even the manner in which the food is eaten. A cooking class with our friends at Tamarind is not only a great way to try some local Lao food, but to get a peek into Lao culture through the exploration of food.