Orange Robe Tours
Orange Robe Tours
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Orange Robe Tours is a profit-for-purpose social enterprise, based in Luang Prabang, Laos. We employ former Novices and Monks who have recently left the temple to lead culturally appropriate tours. This provides much-needed support during the transition from temple life to layperson life for our guides, and helps in the overall preservation of the traditional culture and customs of Laos.
Luang Prabang, Laos
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GhettoGirlTravels
Detroit, MI211 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Orange Robe Tours is a profit-for-purpose social enterprise and should be considered a first stop before attending the popular early morning Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang. This cultural Buddhist tour is led by a former Novice or Monk. Attendance will help tourists understand why they should not chase after Novices and Monks, (to get that perfect Instagram picture), use flash setting on cameras, or drop money into the collection containers. Who wants to eat sticky rice that tastes like paper currency? The tour has two sections, an hour each. The first is a tour of the Temple. The second is a meditation lesson. You don’t need to do both, as I did. I really enjoyed learning methods for sitting, waking, and standing meditation. Our guide was open to answering any and all questions and the tour is a great way to giveback to the community. So, while not as grand (and social media content worthy), as the Alms Giving Ceremony, you’re still doing good in the Hood!
Written 28 January 2023
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Tour528947
9 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Very nice experience! I can the tour recommend to anyone who is travelling south east Asia and plans on visiting temples. I learned so much about buddism and and the personal experience of my Tourguide. It was very interesting to hear about his experience as a 10 year old novice and I got to ask all the questions.
Also the I can recommend the meditation afterwards even if you are not used to meditate for such a long time. I was guided very well and felt very comfortable.
Thank you for the great experience!
Written 14 January 2023
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OrangeRobeTours
Khop jai for coming on one of our tours and for the kind words. I have shared your review with Tay, your tour guide, and he is very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour.
Written 15 January 2023
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Pacifici
Canada2,647 contributions
Jan 2023
Such a great tour of Wat Pa Phai in Luang Prabang! The tour guide was a former novice who provided us with detailed information about the life of Buddhist novices and monks. The tour lasted a bit more than 1 hour and represented an excellent way of understanding what goes on in wats, and the daily life of their residents. Highly recommended.
Written 11 January 2023
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OrangeRobeTours
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Khop jai!
Written 11 January 2023
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Casper Roosenboom
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Our guide was very kind and could tell us about many details of the temple routine. It was mainly focused on buddism as a religion. In the guided meditation it was very interesting to learn about the 4 different ways of meditating. All in all we thought it was slightly expensive, but are aware off the contributions it makes for the temple community and would definitely recommend taking the tour as it made us more curious about buddism!
Written 10 January 2023
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OrangeRobeTours
Sabaidee Casper. Thank you for coming on our tours and for taking the time to leave a review. As you mention our tours are are carefully priced in order to allow us to give as much back to the community as possible, while also paying our guide a dignified wage. Khop jai!
Written 11 January 2023
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Sally M
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
It’s such a calming atmosphere and so very educational! Really enjoyable tour and the guide was amazing. His English was remarkable as well.
Written 3 January 2023
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OrangeRobeTours
Thank you for the kind words Sally. Tay was delighted when he read your review. Khop jai for coming on our tours.
Written 5 January 2023
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paul f
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
A taste of life in the temple with guided meditation techniques ....a genuine experience ........excellent value for money
Written 13 December 2022
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OrangeRobeTours
We're very happy you enjoyed your experiences with us Paul. Thank you for leaving a review.
Written 14 December 2022
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9876225
Luzern2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Grat tour, a lot of information about Buddhism, Tempels and Monks. The tour was lead by a former novice, so he could answerevery question.
A must do on your trip through Laos to understand the culture better
I highly recommend also do the meditation tour, because even if you have never meditated before its a good experience, especially in our modern, fast-driven, digitalised world.
Thank you for one of my best experiences on my travel and for the insights in the Buddhist culture.
Written 26 November 2022
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OrangeRobeTours
Khop jai for the wonderful review. We are happy to be one of the best experiences of your travels.
Written 28 November 2022
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Paddy D
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Solo
Tay was a fantastic guide 🙂
His knowledge from being a novice monk for 8 years was so valuable and I was able to learn so much.
Written 4 November 2022
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OrangeRobeTours
Khop jai for the review Paddy, we're glad you were able to learn a lot on your tour.
Written 27 November 2022
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M.C
Lausanne, Switzerland13 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We did the Temple tour by Tay in the morning. It was interesting and he answered a lot of our questions.
Written 27 October 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Manon. We're happy you enjoyed your tour with us. Khopjai!
Written 1 November 2022
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Britta B
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
The guided tour and the meditation were my highlight of my visit.
He explained so well and was very kind in leading this tour.
All the best & see you soon again!
Written 24 October 2022
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OrangeRobeTours
The team is delighted you enjoyed your tour with us Britta. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
Written 25 October 2022
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