Your itinerary will be worked out between yourself and our local experts in Luang Prabang. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly resourceful — trust us! Your tour doesn't need to be a walking tour, we have access to vehicles and buses if needs be, so the world is your oyster (or at least Luang Prabang and the surrounding area is, in this case!). Whatever you are looking to do that is within our Responsible Travel charter, we can organise it for you.
A homestay experience costs USD 75 per person for a minimum of 2 persons (otherwise, USD 100 for 1 person). Pricing includes tour guide, all meals, and transportation by local tuk tuk. This tour is a la carte, so you’re free to add to it or alter it as you please.
Please note that our homestay private tour takes you to a remote village lost between rice paddies, a river, and mountains, where there are no luxuries at all. You will experience the true life of local Laotian people through a family homestay. You will sleep in the family’s home, on their schedule (they sleep and wake with the sun and chickens, so from 8 or 9pm to 4 or 5am!). But while this stay won’t be a luxury retreat, it’s an experience you won’t ever forget!
All you need to do to get your bespoke private tour organised is to choose your desired tour date. Use the booking function on this page for this request, and choose the number of passengers in your group. In the additional request box, include any information you think will be helpful in organising your tour. No payment is required to make your initial custom Luang Prabang tour inquiry.
As soon as we receive your inquiry (during normal office hours or at the next earliest point), we will contact you by email or, for those who leave a Laos phone number, we will give you a call and begin the process to organise your perfect stay in Luang Prabang. Then, to secure your desired date and time of the tour, we'll ask for a non-refundable deposit.
Once your itinerary and quote is all confirmed, we will deduct the deposit from the final quote. We can arrange all final payments and terms during the planning stages of your private Luang Prabang tour.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget. Homestay accommodation, all meals, transportation, and private local guide can all be included.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Dress standard: Please cover your knees and shoulders. This tour takes you to a local community where locals may not be used to seeing tourists.
Confirmation of booking: We will be in touch with you by email or phone very shortly after you apply the booking process here, to go through your required tour details and pricing with you. All details and pricing will be worked through with you during that conversation. Nothing is booked before that point.
Additional Information: To secure your desired date and time of tour, we’ll need a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the tour price. Note that the deposit amount may vary depending on the options you select for your private tour. We will discuss this with you once you’ve made your initial inquiry. This deposit will then be deducted from your tour once you come to pay for it in total.
Closure of sites: In case of very heavy rain or wind, river crossing inclusions may be cancelled as it would be too dangerous to cross by local boat.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. The child rate will be determined once your tour itinerary is confirmed. Please select ‘child’ above when booking.