A centuries-old spiritual sanctuary, Luang Prabang is a place of serenity, beauty and escape on the peninsula between the lush banks of the Khan and Mekong Rivers

Adventure Experiences at Amantaka

Fall under Luang Prabang’s timeless spell with our expert guides, whether joining the morning alms-giving tradition, strolling through the UNESCO-protected Old Town, cruising the Mekong River to sacred caves, or exploring the natural wonders of the surrounding countryside.



Buddhist Learning Centre

Amantaka has launched a Buddhist Learning Centre, designed to educate and immerse guests on the practice and principals of Buddhism, bringing the resort closer to the local community and customs. As part of the experience abbot Sengdao Santikaro offers daily private teaching for guests for up to an hour and a half, asking pertinent questions, to guage the guest’s knowledge of Buddhism, before talking through the five principals of good living.

Suffused by Buddhist rhythms

Crisscrossed daily from dawn to dusk by some 1,200 Buddhist monks, Luang Prabang is pervaded by an air of peace. Witness Tak Bat each morning at sunrise, as monks and novices walk the streets accepting alms. Then take a floral offering of your own creation to a nearby temple.
Amantaka, Laos - social projects

An integral part of the community

Join us in our community initiatives, whether helping to raise funds for the Lao Friends Children's Hospital through the purchase of works from our Kenro Izu photography exhibition, or journeying up the Mekong to a new school project at the monastery of Vat Pa Pha-O.
 Amantaka Laos river boat cruise

Cruise the fabled Mekong River

As the sun sets over forested mountains, enjoy cocktails and canapés while witnessing the town’s evening rituals. Our boat is also available for bespoke morning cruises – perhaps with a picnic to enjoy upstream.
Amantaka, Laos - Wat Xiengthong

Temple contemplation

Luang Prabang is home to over 30 temples, including the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its graceful rooflines and delicate carvings. Private temple visits can be arranged – either for quiet meditation or for taking part in annual festivals.

Living history

Pilgrims have visited the riverside Pak Ou Cave north of Luang Prabang for centuries, placing Buddhist statues of all sizes as offerings on its rocky shelves. Experience its serene atmosphere, then cruise further upstream to visit villages and picnic on the river banks.

Celebrating photography in nature

Spend a morning with writer and photographer Hans Berger at The Sala, part of his private residence a 45-minute boat ride from Amantaka through spectacular natural scenery. Hans is the creator of the Buddhist Archive of Photography.

Special requests

No request is too great and no detail too small. We are also here to assist you before your trip begins