The Best Forms of Transport to get around Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang tour with local female guides by scooter

Being famous for awesome tourist sites and peaceful atmosphere, you might not know that light traffic in Luang Prabang plays an important part for that. Traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos, you will see that there is actually not plenty of taxis as other countries. Thus, it is essential for you to catch a vehicle on your own. Some of the usual transports in Luang Prabang you can consider for your trips will be recommended below.

1. Tuk-tuk

The first impression of visitors might be the images of tuk-tuk that is the most commonly used vehicle in Luang Prabang’ roads. It is a three-wheeler with a cabin attached behind. The capacity of a tuk-tuk can be up to 12 seats. This is also the main transport for visitors to move around landscapes in Luang Prabang or come back to rural areas that are 30 – 40 km far away from the city center. You will have more advantages when traveling by tuk-tuk if you are in groups. The larger your groups are, the cheaper cost you will pay. In the case of traveling alone, you can pay with other travel groups. To hire a tuk-tuk, bus stations or travel agencies in Luang Prabang is the places you should visit. The price range is about 200.000 kip (24 USD) for a seven-seat tuk-tuk.

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Tuk Tuk in Luang Prabang

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2. Bus

Bus in Luang Prabang is fairly modern, while drivers are greatly friendly with foreign visitors, so you feel secure about this service. You can catch a bus with the price 50.000 kips (USD 6) for each person at some local travel agencies. If you are in a group of five people or above, hiring a 16-seating vehicle is a good idea. The vehicle is often parked at post office’s gate (the entrance of Night Market). The price is about 300.000 Kip (35 USD).

Bus in Laos

Bus in Laos. Source: Laostourssmile

3. Motorbike and scooter

Motorbike is also the favorite vehicle in Luang Prabang of many visitors. With a clear map, traveling around Luang Prabang by motorbike is not a difficult thing. Hiring cost is fairly expensive, 100.000 Kip (12 USD) for motorbike and 120.000 Kip (14 USD) for scooter during 24 hours. Make sure that you are confident to drive your motorbike to the destinations safely. If not, let our local female tour guides help you to do that. they will drive you to explore hidden local places in Luang Prabang that you can not find out on your own.

A tourist on the back of our lady biker

A tourist on the back of our lady biker

4. Bike

Luang Prabang’s tranquil scenes are extremely fitted with bike tours. Because of empty streets, driving a motorbike become more exciting when you feel the slow rhythm of local life. You can borrow a bike at your hotels or hire at the cost 10.000 Kip (2 USD) for one hour. Another exciting thing in Luang Prabang is the local people’s awareness of traffic. Drivers rarely use horns, except for reluctant situations. Therefore, you will not suffer the noisy horn as many of other developing countries.

Bicycle in Laos

Bicycle in Laos. Source:

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