Our prime location in picture-perfect Luang Prabang opens up a world of opportunity for adventure. From delicious dining delights to enchanting Mekong River cruises, we’ll help you uncover countless things to do in Laos.
Starlit Romance: Exclusive Dinner for Two
Indulge in an exquisite private dinner for two under the stars. Your venue can be found by our lush pond, where oil lanterns, torches and fire pits create an irresistibly romantic setting. You are welcomed by local musicians playing traditional Laotian music. A private chef and personal crew cater to your every need. Sip a delicious glass of champagne and let the five-course signature feast begin.
FIRST LIGHT BREAKFAST CRUISE
Soak up the early morning calm as you cruise along one of the world’s greatest rivers. Board our hotel’s exclusive long boat for an energising sail in the cool morning breeze. Breakfast is perfectly paired with spectacular views of the passing jungle and a glass of sparkling wine.
Afternoon Tea & Sunset Cruise
Explore the spellbinding beauty of the mighty Mekong River. Board our private boat and glide into the sun’s warm rays. Share afternoon tea and a bottle of sparkling wine with someone special. Stop at a magical viewpoint to absorb the mesmerising sunset as our staff and a drummer perform a local song.
Starting at 07:30 or 16:30, visit the local market with our chef's team to discover popular foods and handpick your own fresh ingredients. Learn about the customs at the heart of Lao cuisine before creating three much-loved local dishes: orlam (stew), Mekong fish larb (salad) and our signature papaya salad. Our chef will guide you through techniques such as sun drying, bamboo on charcoal and wok frying.
Spend a half or full day at MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary meeting, greeting and walking with these beautiful creatures.
Arrive at MandaLao for an in-depth introduction to elephant behaviour and communication. Cross the Nam Khan River by boat to meet and feed the elephants, before accompanying them through the jungle as they forage for native foods.
Have fun preparing tasty treats that aid the elephants’ digestion. Cross the river to meet them and offer the special food. Stride off with the gentle giants on a short 1km trek up Hoy Kang stream. Return to say goodbye and cross back over the river. Take time to relax and soak up the views from our beautiful deck.
Tak Bat: A Living Tradition
The daily ritual of almsgiving, Tak Bat, is a sacred and symbiotic ceremony that allows devout Buddhists to earn merit by providing the monks with their only meal of the day.
Witness how locals prepare for this timeless ritual. Learn how to prepare traditional sticky rice with the help of our culinary team. While the rice cooks, you can enjoy traditional Lao coffee by the fireplace and cultural stories from our resident experts, before heading into the heart of Luang Prabang.
After the almsgiving, our cultural guides will take you to visit Wat Nong temple, offering breakfast to the monk.
Waterfalls of Laos
Around 29km from Luang Prabang, amble through the jungle to begin this inspiring adventure. Visit the celebrated, three-tiered Kuang Si Waterfalls (Tat Kuang Si) and experience the serene beauty of the cascades. Set off at dawn to hear the early morning breeze rustle through the natural plantations at the top of the hill.
Walk the trails of the nature reserve and swim in the refreshing turquoise pools, enjoying a breakfast picnic prepared by our chef. On the way back to the hotel, discover traditional embroidery handicrafts in local villages.
Pak Ou Caves
Cruise along the Mekong River and explore the sacred Buddha caves of Pak Ou aboard our luxury Long Boat du Phou Vao. Arrive at a small landing dock where stairs lead you straight up to the caves. A place of worship for thousands of years, the limestone caverns have gradually become home to around 4,000 Buddha statues and idols, filling the natural setting with spirituality.
Enjoy songs and drumming performed by our staff, witness traditional local life and stop for a picnic lunch, pre-prepared by our chef, on a private sandy island. A nature expert will be your guide throughout.