Monks collecting alms in Luang Prabang, Laos

One-day itinerary: Sunrise to Sunset in Luang Prabang

Country: Laos

1 Day

Luang Prabang, Laos: Wake-up at sunrise to participate in giving morning alms to the local monks. You’ll be accompanied by your guide who can demonstrate the proper method of alms giving and explain this daily Buddhist ceremony.

Return to your hotel for breakfast, after which your guide will take you on a tour of the city, including visits to The National Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visun and Wat Sen.

Enjoy lunch in town at a restaurant of your choice. After lunch your guide will meet you and you’ll continue your tour, finishing with a hike up Mt. Phou Si in the late afternoon to see a sweeping view of Luang Prabang and watch the sunset.

Note: Journeys Within’s one-day itinerary ideas are some of our favorite one-day activities – many of which are exclusive to Journeys Within. We do not book these one-day itineraries by themselves, but only as part of a full tour package.

Luang Prabang Laos tour

Classic Luang Prabang Tour

Country: Laos

5 Days | $1,220

This beautiful city nestled between the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers is a calm and fascinating place with Wats to explore, excursions up and down the Mekong, and serves great base for treks to the traditional, rural hill tribes of Laos. With its distinctive French air and quaint small village atmosphere, Luang Prabang is also a nice place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Asia and relax with beautiful views and delicious food in character-filled cafes and bakeries.

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Cooking class in Laos

One-day itinerary: Tamarind Lao-Style Cooking Class

Country: Laos

1 Day

Luang Prabang, Laos: Enjoy learning the secrets of Lao cuisine in an early evening cooking class at the Tamarind Cooking School. You will have a hands-on opportunity to cook your own Lao feast, and will learn how to make the local staple-Lao sticky rice. You will be instructed by the owners of Tamarind Restaurant in the lush and beautiful surroundings of their cooking center just outside of town. After you learn about local ingredients and preparation methods, you’ll cook your …

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bicycling through Laos

Under Your Own Steam Tour

Country: Laos

9 Days | $2,235

Get out of the car and start touring. Laos is a wonderful country to explore under your own steam so in this 8 day tour we encourage you to paddle, trek and boat your way to new and exciting experiences. The kayaking on the Nam Song will be through stunning scenery and landscape, the trekking in Luang Prabang will introduce you to people and cultures so different from your own, and boating on the Mekong will allow you to relax and soak up the calm and peaceful atmosphere in Laos. Discover Laos for yourself.

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