Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang lies in the heart of mystical northern Lao, between the Mekong and the much smaller Nahm Khan River.

The UNESCO World Heritage Village is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of lush green mountains and hills. Whether you explore the area by tuk-tuk, ride your bike or take one of the many small boats, you will feel transformed into another life-time as soon as you leave the town center. Hear the monks chant in their temples or watch the fishermen or farmers do their daily jobs… Luang Prabang and its people will touch you and leave you with a soft smile on your face.

Best time to travel:

Luang Prabang is an all-year destination but the best time to visit is during the dry months from November through March. Please be aware that during these months temperatures can drop almost to the freezing point at night. During the wet season it is more humid, temperatures will go up and heavy rain showers can last for hours. In April/May air quality is bad due to many forest fires in the near mountains.

When you travel:

Passports must be valid for six months after your departure date. Swiss nationals do not need a visa for a stay up to two weeks. If you are planning to stay beyond two weeks, a visa on arrival will be issued at all major entry points for approx. US$ 30.00/person (two portrait pictures needed). This visa allows you to stay up to one month. For all other nationals, please check with your local embassy in your home country prior to departing for Lao. Please note that rules and regulations may change.

Lao’s tourism is not yet as developed well as one would possibly think. Especially outside the main centers the locals do not speak English very well/at all. This sometimes needs some extra time and patience especially if you travel individually. If you encounter any challenging situation, take a look at people’s faces and smile back at them.

Name People Rate per night  
Mekong Estate, Luang Prabang 2 to 8 guests from US$ 150.00 Details
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