Things to do
The scenery, the spiritual and the sacred are all interwoven in the cultural fabric of Luang Prabang. Whether giving alms to monks at dawn or exploring the temples dotting the bends of the Mekong and Khan rivers, there are endless things to do in Luang Prabang, taking you out of the guide books and into the magic of the present moment.
Go further – set sail for adventure along Southeast Asia’s mightiest river aboard our Mekong River cruises. Take your pick: cosy up on a couple’s cruise aboard Nomad or make new friends on Monsoon, joining a group of up to 25 as you cast off for limestone caves and bright blue falls.
LUANG PRABANG’S TOP 10
Avani+ Luang Prabang is the perfect base for exploring the ancient capital. Timeless monuments and local markets abound, offering enchanting glimpses into local life at every corner.
KUANG SI WATERFALLSLuang Prabang’s must-see attraction is also its most crowded; but why go chasing waterfalls when we can get you there at the right time and in style? Board a private cruise on the Nomad or a social sail on the Monsoon as you float downstream to the village of Ban Muang Khai, where our driver will be waiting to take you the 5 kilometres to Kuang Si Waterfalls. Once there, enjoy a day of swimming in crystal-clear rock pools and soaking under rushing cascades as we set up your picnic lunch.
PAK OU CAVESChoose between a ride for two on the Nomad or group fun on the Monsoon as you cruise the scenic route to some of Luang Prabang’s most holy sites, the highlight being Pak Ou Caves. Wander through the dramatic limestone cliff whose caverns are filled with thousands of Buddha icons. Return to the boat at your leisure, where light refreshments await on board.
SUNSET CRUISELuang Prabang sunsets are stunning, even more so when seen on the waters. Glide down the Mekong River aboard the Monsoon or the Nomad, backdropped by the ancient capital’s mysterious forests and brooding jungles. Watch the sun set in between the lush mountain ranges as you sip on sumptuous sundowners and nibble on gourmet canapés.
DINNER CRUISEDelicious food and dramatic views – our dinner cruise offers the ultimate pairing. Board the Monsoon for a floating feast, taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Luang Prabang while meandering down the Mekong River. Leave the hosting to us; you just go with the flow.
GARAVEK SHOWDiscover the folktales, myths and legends of Luang Prabang in an intimate theatre. Listen to songs and stories told by a local elder to the melodic plucking of a Laotian lyre.
ALMSGIVINGAwaken with a spiritual start to your day with this simple yet sacred ritual, practiced daily by the locals. As the sun rises over the still and silent town, saffron-robed monks file by the resort each day on their alms rounds. Should you like to take part in the almsgiving, simply let us know the evening before; we would be happy to arrange a food offering and guide you through the proper etiquette.
OCK POP TOK LIVING CRAFTS CENTRESet in lush gardens by the Mekong River, Ock Pop Tok weaves the history and heritage of Laos through its textiles. Watch local artisans at work as they spin silk and make batik; try your hand on traditional looms and instruments; and stock up on authentic hand-woven souvenirs.
TRADITIONAL ARTS & ETHNOLOGY CENTREHoused in a restored heritage building, the non-profit museum showcases the diverse lifestyles of the 30 ethnic groups found in Laos – through their textiles, traditional costumes, religious artefacts and handicrafts.
Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
PO Box 1142, Setthathirath Road, Hua Xieng Village,
Luang Prabang, Lao PDR 06000
Avani Reservations Team
+66 2 365 9110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(English, Chinese, Thai only)