Laos Travel Guide: 25 Day Trips You Can Do in Laos

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 27th, 2019 Posted in Asia, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Laos is a country in Southeast Asia that is located between Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. But this isolation from the rest of the world has only made a visit to Laos seem like a trip back in time. Laos tours are designed to be relaxing in order to complement fully its laid-back lifestyle and vibrant culture. But as more roads are opened into the sleepy country, hundreds of tourists venture into an adventure into its midst every year.

Philippines passport holders can enter Laos anytime as we are visa free while other tourists from about 30 countries must apply for a Laos eVIsa.

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Luang Prabang Day Trips

1. Pak Ou Cave & Kuang Si Waterfall Day Tour

Tour features

  • Experience how indigenous people live
  • See the Buddha-filled interior of Pak Ou Caves

The experience

Experience the beauty and hidden wonders of Laos on this Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Falls day tour. In the guidance of your friendly local guide through the streets of Luang Prabang, then make your way along the Mekong River to the Buddha-filled caves of Pak Ou. Tourists will visit a rural village where locals make rice wine and see how indigenous people live.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 2 years

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 45.00

You can Book it here

2. Luang Prabang Half Day City Tour + Pak Ou Caves

Tour features

  • Orient yourself in the colonial city with ease
  • Enjoy more Luang Prabang attractions in less time on a combo tour

The experience

Observe the best of Luang Prabang and its natural surroundings on a full-day tour that covers the UNESCO-listed historic center and the Pak Ou Caves.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Timing

  • Departure: 7:30am

Cost starts from US$ 61.00

You can Book it here

3. Laos Buffalo Dairy Private Half Day Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about the cheese industry in Laos
  • Visit the socially-responsible Laos Buffalo Dairy

The experience

Join the farm tour and get the chance to pet and milk the beautiful buffalos. Get to know the nonprofit organization and the amazing things they have done for the community.

Important information

  • Bring insect repellent
  • Wear sunscreen

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am/1:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 35.00

You can Book it here

4. Tad Sae Waterfalls Bike and Kayak Join In Day Tour from Luang Prabang

Tour features

  • Visit the Laos countryside from the water
  • Swim in the freshwater pool

The experience

Explore the dramatic scenery of northern Laos by riverboat and kayak on a full-day tour from Luang Prabang to Tad Sae Waterfall and the Nam Khan River.

Important information

  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 47.00

You can Book it here

5. Baci Ceremony Day Tour

Tour features

  • Experience a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

The experience

Enjoy a traditional Baci ceremony in Laos, a blessing for purity and good luck that’s an important part of local culture.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual

Timing

  • Departure: 5:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 35.00

You can Book it here

6. Luang Prabang Half Day City Trip

Tour features

  • Enjoy a history tour
  • Amazing overview and orientation of the city

The experience

Enjoy in the sensory delights of Luang Prabang during this 4-hour city tour exploring the city’s unique architecture, museums, and monuments. Visit the temple grounds of the peaceful Vat Xieng Thong and the ornate Vat Mai before climbing to the top of Mount Phousi to take in the city views.

Important information

  • Minimum of 2 adults is required per booking
  • You should have a moderate physical fitness level

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am/1:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 43.00

You can Book it here

7. Alms Giving Experience & Kuang Si Waterfall Day Tour

Tour features

  • Check a procession of Buddhist monks during an alms ceremony
  • Enjoy Luang Prabang at the most peaceful time of day

The experience

Enjoy the city at this special time of day, and watch monks serenely giving alms, during an early-morning market tour that offers a glimpse into the city that tourists often miss out on.

Important information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 5:45am

Cost starts from US$ 24.00

You can Book it here

8. Kuang Si Waterfall & Mekong Sunset Cruise Half Day Join In Tour

Tour features

  • Hike through the rainforest
  • Learn about Laos’ northern hill tribes

The experience

Enjoy traditional Lao culture, and then go swimming at the Kuang Si Falls on this full-day tour from Luang Prabang. Soak up the scenery as you hike to Kuang Si, cool off with a swim beneath the falls and tuck into a picnic lunch (included) by the waterfront.

Important information

  • This tour requires a 2-person minimum to book
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 1:30pm

Cost starts from US$ 48.00

You can Book it here

9. Mekong River Dinner Cruise

Tour features

  • Cruise along the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers
  • 1.5- to 2.5-hour sunset cruise from Phnom Penh

The experience

Visit Cambodia’s Royal Palace from the water during a 1.5- to 2.5-hour sunset cruise from Phnom Penh. As you motor along the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers, enjoy the evening breeze while you sip delicious cocktails accompanied by appetizers (if option selected).

Important information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Timing

  • Departure: 5:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 39.00

You can Book it here

10. Luang Prabang Cultural Exploration Day Tour

Tour features

  • Learn about indigenous hill tribes
  • Guided Luang Prabang Full-Day Tour

The experience

Explore the culture and history of Luang Prabang on this fully guided tour of the city’s temples, museums, art centers and more. You’ll visit the gilded halls of Wat Xiang Thong and Wat Visoun, plus check out the Royal Palace.

Important information

  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 43.00

You can Book it here

11. Luang Prabang Food Tour

Tour features

  • Luang Prabang market visit
  • Tuk-tuk ride from your hotel

The experience

Explore the flavors of Lao cuisine with a combo market tour in Luang Prabang. This half-day tour sets out in the morning, with round-trip transport by tuk-tuk from your hotel.

Important information

  • This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book
  • Must be a minimum of 12 years old

Timing

  • Departure: 6:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 16.00

You can Book it here

12. Chomphet Day Tour from Luang Prabang

Tour features

  • Boat tour to this beautiful island
  • Explore amazing panoramic views of Mekong River and Luang Prabang

The experience

Say goodbye to the hassle and busy life of the city to enjoy relaxing and calming time. Enjoy a panoramic view of Mekong River, Luang Prabang town, and surrounding hills.

Important information

  • Children must be accompanied by parents
  • No meals are included in the package

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 42.00

You can Book it here 

13. Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden Half Day Tour

Tour features

  • Explore the Luang Prabang riverfront from the water
  • A chance to explore conservation and biodiversity in Laos

The experience

During this trip, you’ll cruise the Mekong River to Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden on a tour that combines a morning of beautiful plants with a leisurely boat trip.

Important information

  • Please confirm reservation one day before departure
  • No infant seats available

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am/12:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 30.00

You can Book it here

14. The Living Land Company Half Day Join In Rice Experience

Tour features

  • Visit the land farm circled between high mountains
  • Meet with local farmers to learn about the country’s agricultural trends

The experience

During this trip, you’ll get a chance to visit the rice farm. You’ll meet locals and learn about tradition, culture, and agriculture of Laos.

Important information

  • No wheelchair allowed
  • A bit of walking involved

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 53.00

You can Book it here

14. Luang Prabang Market Morning Tour

Tour features

  • Shop your favorite items
  • A chance to get close to local culture

The experience

During this trip, you’ll walk on foot and visit local shops. They have much more to offer than your expectations.

Important information

  • You must accompany your children
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Timing

  • Departure: 6:00am

Cost starts from US$ 26.00

You can Book it here

Vientiane Day Trips

15. Vientiane City Day Tour

Tour features

  • Walk along the riverbanks of the Mekong to a local market
  • Vientiane sightseeing tour with an informative guide

The experience

View the timeless temples, stupas, and monasteries of Vientiane during a full day of sightseeing. Walk along the banks of the Mekong River with your guide and learn about each historical attraction in the capital city.

Important information

  • Based on a minimum of 2 adults

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am/2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 45.00

You can Book it here

16. Vientiane City Bike Tour

Tour features

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • See the Mekong River, historic temples and more

The experience

Move along the Mekong River, visit historic temples, ancient landmarks and learn about the history and culture of this unique destination.

Important information

  • Come 10 minutes before departure

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am/2:00pm

Cost starts from US$ 47.00

You can Book it here

17. Nam Ngum Reservoir Tour from Vientiane

Tour features

  • Experience a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy the local streets on a walking tour of the city

The experience

For anyone who is keen on being immersed in the beauty of nature, taking an amazing boat trip as well as exploring the ruins dating back to the 8th-11th century Mon-Khmer and visiting local villages, this day trip to Nam Leuk Nature is a perfect choice.

Important information

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Timing

  • Departure: 8:30am

Cost starts from US$ 75.00

You can Book it here

18. Buddha Park and Lao Textiles Day Tour

Tour features

  • Lunch included at a local restaurant
  • View the Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), a national symbol of Laos

The experience

View the sights of Vientiane on this 8-hour city tour that provides an introduction to Laos’ capital and largest city. With a guide, you’ll visit temples, monuments, and Buddha Park, plus see some local handicrafts. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Important information

  • Not recommended for wheelchairs
  • Children under 2 years old are free of charge

Timing

  • Departure: 8:00am

Cost starts from US$ 55.00

You can Book it here

Vang Vieng Day Trips

19. Tham Nam Cave Adventure Day Tour

Tour features

  • Experience tubing through Tham Nam cave and marvel at the numerous stalactites inside the cave
  • Get to know the history of Tham Nam Cave

The experience

The day begins with a pick up at your hotel in Vang Vieng before you head off to Tham Xang Cave, an important Buddhist shrine in the area known for the highly-revered elephant head made out of stalagmite. Make your way to Tham Nam cave for some tubing in its cool waters, followed by an authentic Laotian meal: a delicious barbecue lunch served on top of some banana leaves!

Important information

  • A helmet is necessary for some of these caves
  • Bring 1-2 bottles of water

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 17.00

You can Book it here

20. Vang Vieng Kayaking and Zipline Adventure Trip

Tour features

  • Visit local markets, where Hmong tribeswomen shop
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of the major highlights of Vientiane

The experience

Enjoy a tour of Vientiane and Luang Prabang in the hills of Laos. See golden temples and beautiful mosaic walls, explore local markets and get panoramic sunset views from hill tribe villages. Meet villagers, sail the Mekong River and more.

Important information

  • Children aged 0-4 are free

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 33.00

You can Book it here

22. Tham Xang and Tham Nam Cave Experience

 Tour features

  • Experience the Tham Xang Cave
  • Learn about the history of Tham Nam Cave

The experience

This day tour takes you to several sites in the surrounding of Vang Vieng and introduces the novice to the thrill of cave explorations. Plenty of opportunities to gain insight into the way of life of Lao people, before ending the trip kayaking on the Nam Song River!

Important information

  • Wheelchairs are not allowed
  • Children aged 0-4 are free

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 17.00

You can Book it here

23. Rock Climbing Course in Vang Vieng

Tour features

  • Learn climbing with friendly and professional instructors
  • Learn all about the different safety measures required for rock climbing

The experience

Enjoy an unforgettable and unique experience during your visit to Vang Vieng with this outdoor rock-climbing activity, which combines fun sightseeing with an awesome workout!

Important information

  • You must be a good physical condition
  • Participants must be between ages 13-60

Timing

  • Departure: 9:30am

Cost starts from US$ 25.00

You can Book it here

24. Vang Vieng Adventure Trip

Tour features

  • Visit ancient Buddha statues
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch

The experience

Enjoy a day out in nature as you go exploring the bustling town of Vang Vieng, a tourist destination in Laos popular among backpackers and adventure-seekers!

Important information

  • Children aged 0-4 are free

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 17.00

You can Book it here

25. Vang Vieng Bike Day Tour

Tour features

  • Explore lush forests, bustling villages, and stunning green rice paddies
  • See Phou Kham cave, an ancient cave hidden from the rest of the world

The experience

Visit 6 villages and an amazing cave along the lagoon. Here you can swim and go “rope – swinging”. After that, you will have lunch and then you will visit traditional tribe villages.

Important information

  • You must have a good fitness level
  • Not suitable for pregnant women or people with heart or back problems

Timing

  • Departure: 9:00am

Cost starts from US$ 23.00

You can Book it here

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