Amantaka - Luang Prabang, Laos - Exclusive 5 Star Luxury Hotel

Rooms & Suites: 24

The property is surrounded by lush countryside, spectacular waterfalls, sheer amber-coloured cliffs and ancient cave complexes.

Amantaka sits in the heart of Luang Prabang, a town declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. Housed in graceful French colonial buildings, Amantaka is a peaceful retreat within walking distance of Luang Prabang's many historical and cultural attractions, including picturesque temples, villages and night markets. Amantaka sits in the heart of Luang Prabang, a town declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.

Located just south of Phousi Mountain, the resort rests on a pennisula framed by the mighty Mekong and Khan Rivers. The property is an easy walk to the 32 elegant temples of Luang Prabang and the town's many historic sites including the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux Arts and traditional Lao architecture. The many boutiques, bakeries and restaurants lining the town's main street are within walking distance, as is the town's fabled night market.

Buddhism is an intrinsic part of daily life in Luang Prabang. Groups of learned and novice monks from ages eight to 80 are a spiritual part of everyday life in town.

Colorful local markets display an eclectic collection of richly-coloured textiles, housewares and jewellery alongside fresh fruits, local foods and crafts from sturdy iron work to delicate paper lanterns. Cafes line the banks of the Mekong and Khan Rivers, their shady perch a peaceful vantage point to witness the flow of boats, fishermen and daily river life.

Amantaka also offers cooking classes and bespoke tours of the city's antique shops, galleries, museums and private collections.

The centrepiece of Luang Prabang is Mount Phousi, or Sacred Mountain, crowned by the spectacular golden spire of Wat Chomsi. This idyllic setting affords views in all directions of stately whitewashed colonial villas and jumbled village houses nestled among rice fields and banana trees. Swooping temple roofs and glinting river surfaces among steep green hills slashed with dramatic ochre cliffs are seen in the distance.

Amantaka will customize guided excursions to experience these scenic attractions. Guests may enjoy day trips to the Khuang Xi waterfall, elephant rides, visits to local tribal villages in the nearby mountains, sunset climbs up Mount Phousi, jungle tours, treks and kayaking on the Khan River.

Trip Type

Arch/Culture/History, Spa & Wellness, Shopping & Fashion, Romantic Getaway

Airport

Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ)