Adventurous Things to Do in Luang Prabang

THE 5 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Luang Prabang

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Luang Prabang

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  • Sightsee777821
    7 contributions
    We had a great time visiting this farm and learning the whole process to produce sticky rice. Our guide, Sai was really informative and funny. We had a chance to have a go at all of the different stages. Standing knee deep in mud planting rice is really good fun. You can even plough with Susan the buffalo. Even if you don't include lunch with your booking you get lots of really delicious rice snacks at the end.
    We booked direct with the farm as it's cheaper and they pick you up from the hotel in their own tuk tuk
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Victoria B
    Rutland, UK14 contributions
    This is the best place to get up close to these beautiful, heartbreaking animals. The aim here is to ban all elephants from being held in captivity for riding, logging or any form of entertainment and return them all eventually to a protected wild environment. The guides are incredibly knowledgeable and informative, their passion for the cause is evident. They really need our support.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Rachael S
    2 contributions
    Unexpected highlight. Beautiful place, if you like nature and wildlife, very good price. Take a taxi from Luang Prabang across the river and it's 20 mins on a good road from the other side. You can probably spend about 2 or 3 hrs here. Longer if you stay and eat in the restaurant etc. Our young children enjoyed it.
    We took a long boat from Luang Prabang and got off at the local village, the boat ride was amazing, but... there are no taxi's at the village to take you on to the jungle park (or home again). We got lucky in getting a lift from a local, to the park and then found a taxi at Green Jungle that was parked up waiting for the day for other people and they kindly took us back to the ferry. The boat ride made the day a lot more special though (the scenery was beautiful and the boat was about $40 for 8 of us private), so... if you can somehow plan ahead with taxi's to get home etc. then this was a great way to do it.
    Written 24 January 2024
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  • Blandine B
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia11 contributions
    I spend my all morning at the elephant village. All the elephant are so well treated. Our guide was great and interesting. I even could help them washing those huge animals. You really feel good the way the elephants live here.
    The place is also very beautiful.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Woody
    Oxford, UK3 contributions
    To get a real insight into Laos, this. cycling trip definitely did that. Our guide SangSi was very knowledgeable and helpful. We got to see the main cities, but also experienced first hand the roads through smaller villages, local cultures and saw some of the challenges faced by the people of Laos. We stayed in a range of accommodation, the bikes were suitable for the roads, for me some of the rides were challenging, but the views were good and there was always the support vehicle available.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • John Napier
    5 contributions
    We took the three day jungle immersion experience from Luang Namtha. First a big thank you to our guide Peng, who was knowledgeable, experienced, kind and utterly competent. Second the jungle is beautiful and a really wonderful place to spend time. The village was friendly and relaxed, lovely swimming and nice to sit around. A pleasant culture show as well, but very much a show. The food in the village was fine. But nothing could match what Peng and his friends prepared in the jungle.

    Then why not 5 stars? The website lets you know that it is rough trekking, and we were prepared for that. But it should be made clear that the trekking is at times quite dangerous, on narrow and slippery paths across steep slopes. I would have probably not undertaken this had there been sufficient indication of this.
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • fixieSeattle
    Seattle7 contributions
    I recently did the 1-day Mekong River tour with Motolao and it was awesome. Our guide Kamhdee and one other guy met up and first went to their shop where we got geared up. This part was great as we all got full gear including boots, chest and arm protector, knee pads, jacket and helmet. The gear is all used, but in good shape and is exactly what you need to be safe.

    The tour was great and Kamhdee spoke excellent English and was good at gauging our abilities and tailoring the tour to us. It was a perfect way to get out and see the mountains of Laos and explore the Mekong region in areas that most people don’t go to. And to do it while having a blast on motorbikes was definitely the way to go. 5 stars all around.
    Written 3 February 2019
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