Holidays to Luang Prabang

Set among lush green mountains along the banks of the famed Mekong River, Luang Prabang is a one of Southeast Asia's most serene cities. The town is rich in Buddhist history and culture, and tourists like to wake at dawn to watch the procession of monks , wrapped in bright …

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How to get to Luang Prabang

Here's what you need to know about getting to Luang Prabang. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Luang Prabang takes 18 hours.

When to go to Luang Prabang

Typical Holiday Price

£980 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Luang Prabang varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Luang Prabang.

Things to see and do in Luang Prabang

Matthew Crompton | Trip by SkyscannerKuang Si Falls
Kuang Si Falls
Pippa Vague | Trip by SkyscannerMuang Ngoi
Muang Ngoi
Christopher Rounick | Trip by SkyscannerElephant Village Sanctuary & Resort
Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort
Sarah D'Antoni | Trip by SkyscannerMorning Alms (Sai Bat)
Morning Alms (Sai Bat)
wharman | FlickrPak Ou Caves
Pak Ou Caves
Eli Zubiria | Trip by SkyscannerMount Phousi
Mount Phousi
Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerWat Xieng Thong
Wat Xieng Thong
Nobuhiro Wada | Trip by SkyscannerMekong River
Mekong River
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerMekong River Cruise
Mekong River Cruise

Reviews of Luang Prabang

Shahn Soomro
Shahn Soomro

It's very serene place. Very calming and relaxing..spiritually and physically

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco

This is one of my favorite places in all of Asia. I keep feeling drawn back to its slow-paced streets, afternoons by the river, calming temples, and bustling night market. You can feel both the unique Lao culture and the French influence, and it's a charming town that beckons us to slow down and enjoy.

paul whiteway
paul whitewaySingapore

I've been to Luang Prabang a few times and it's one of my favorite places in Asia. The UNESCO World Heritage town is a charming place that is still relaxed and undeveloped despite being much more popular than it was a few years ago. Because of the French influence there are some amazing restaurants and relaxed coffee houses where you can sit and watch the world go by eating delicious baguettes. The night market is one of few in Asia where you are not hassled and is great place to buy unique souvenirs and home-wares while taking a relaxing walk. The sunrise alms giving ceremony is definitely worth waking up for (but please be respectful). There are some luxury boutique hotels here as well as backpacker accommodation. I'd recommend 3-4 days here, no more. 2 at a minimum. Then go up river or stay in the countryside which is amazing.

Carson Champagne
Carson ChampagneSeattle

Luang Prabang is a beautiful town and a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Once a French colony, you notice the influences in the architecture and town layout. Luang Prabang is an excellent destination for those looking to experience a rich culture, vibrant night markets, and a laid back vibe. The nightlife in Luang Prabang is virtually non-existent with almost all bars closing early, and one bowling alley out of town where people drink late.

Nearby destinations

Luang Namtha


Chiang Rai