Laos

Luang Prabang City and surrounds by bicycle

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Full day

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Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Wat Xieng Thong
  • Explore Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Laung Prabang
  • Personalise your tour by choosing your afternoon cycling destination
  • Visit the National Museum and learn about the history of Laos
  • Enjoy cycling around a UNESCO World Heritage site

tour details

Enjoy a cycling tour around the outstanding architecture and spiritual culture of the UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Prabang. Stop off to visit the temples and museums and then either explore one of the local neighbourhoods or visit a local pottery village.

Why choose this tour?

Bicycling is the perfect way to stay active while discovering the well-known landmarks and some of the undiscovered neighbourhoods of Luang Prabang. 

tour description

At 9:00 hours you will be picked up for a cycling tour around the outstanding architecture, and spiritual culture, of the UNESCO world heritage city of Luang Prabang. Begin with a visit to Wat Xieng Thong, considered the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. The sim of the Wat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. After a cycle through town, delivers you to Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang and the site of the impressive Singhalese style That Makmo stupa. Nearby is Wat Aham, which is one of the city's major tutelary shrines, dedicated to Deveta Luang (spirit) Pu Gneu Ya Gneu (ancestors).

A short ride takes us to the former Royal Palace, now a National Museum, where there are ornate gilded and brocaded reception rooms, Buddha's and other spectacular artefacts including the Pra Bang (a large holy image) which was given in the 14th century to King Fa Ngum by the Khmers.

Lunch today is at Khaiphen Restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Lao food from the menu or something from the monthly specials board.

After lunch, there are two options available:

Option 1 – Next, ride out of town over the Old Bridge to the far side of the Nam Khan River and visit the fascinating neighbourhood of Ban Phanluang. Here, cycle slowly around the local community and feel the gentle ambience and notice the different architectural style on this side of the river. Stop at a famous German butchers discover some other hidden gems. Finish the loop back over the Old Bridge into the centre of Luang Prabang

Option 2 – Next, cross over the Mekong by a short ferry crossing and cycle to the pottery village of Ban Chan. This is a traditional pottery-making village where you can observe skilled artisans at work. These family businesses use handicraft skills to make vases, pots and containers. After your visit cycle back to town.

Return to the hotel approximately 16:00 hours.

customise the tour

Combine this tour with:

  • An experience of a renowned Laos custom- a private Baci ceremony
  • A bespoke champagne and canapes sunset moment by the Mekong River
  • An evening of fun playing Petanque with the locals and eating some of the local specialities
  • A luxury sunset cruise

Includes

  • Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention
  • Transfers and tour with your selected guide (English Speaking Guide, French Speaking Guide, German Speaking Guide, Spanish Speaking Guide) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Cycle tour as described in the programme
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme

Excludes

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: EXLBFCCT

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