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Sampan excursion on Mekong river to Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is a small but vibrant town sitting quietly near the Mekong river. The river flows and gives the town water, power, fertile plains and recreation, in other words, the river lies in the heart of the people of Luang Prabang. Sailing down the river on a sampan, admiring the life of local people, enjoying the mythically unique atmosphere of Laos, green hills and towering mountains are things you must put on your bucket list.   

You will like:

  • A peaceful and quiet town to blow off some steam
  • Lovely lifestyle of the locals
  • A trek to Par Ou cave

Best time to travel

The rainy season begins in June and continues to October, in this time the water flow might be turbulent over rough bed, so boat travelling in this time is particularly not recommended. On the other hand, you can travel to Luang Prabang from November to April since the river is calm and the water is clear.

Sampan excursion on Mekong River to Luang Prabang

The city of Luang Prabang and Mekong are inseparable because this legendary river is at center of the life of its inhabitants. This great river passes by the city and offers it many varieties of fish and exotic fruits.

Trip to Kuang Si waterfall

Located at 30 km from the city center (about 1 hour by car), Kuang Si waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The transparent blue color of the water and the multiple levels

Hiking in Muang Ngoi area

If you have a little time, don't hesitate to explore ethnic minority villages at few steps from your hotel. Crossing Nam Ou river on a sampan then walk on a road of villages to meet local ethnic groups.

Night market in Luang Prabang

Once you stay in Luang Prabang, the magnificent night market is an inevitable destination, where a bargain is often a game. This market has never stopped expanding to collect hundred exhibitors.

Admiring the sunset on mountain Phousi

You will not miss it during your walk in streets of the center of Luang Prabang, you can only see it if you look up a bit.

Walking through the karst landscapes of Vang Vieng

On the road from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, Vang Vieng is an essential stopover for lovers of nature and daily life. Around this tourist town, the landscapes are really fabulous.