Orange Robe Tours
Authentic cultural tours that give back
Orange Robe Tours is a profit-for-purpose social enterprise, based in Luang Prabang, Laos. We employ former Novices and Monks who have recently left the temple to give culturally appropriate tours to tourists, providing much-needed support during their transition from temple life to layperson life, while preserving the traditional culture and customs of Laos.
Join us on an authentic cultural tour that gives back.
Transitioning into layperson life can be overwhelming. A lack of support during this time of transition results in many former Buddhist Novices and Monks returning to their villages, where they under-utilise the education and skills they’ve spent years acquiring. It is Orange Robe Tours' mission to bridge the gap that exists and create a network of support for these young men, whilst preserving Lao culture. A portion of all profits is donated to the surrounding temples included in the cultural tours.
Our 1-hour tours are operated exclusively by former Novices and Monks, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn all about Buddhism in Laos from a first-hand source.
Cultural temple tour
A guided tour of a local temple, focusing on Buddhist culture, architecture, appropriate temple etiquette and the daily life of Novices and Monks.
Guided meditation experience
Held inside a local temple, this experience gives you the opportunity to learn and practise the same meditation techniques taught inside the temple and will give you a better understanding of the importance of meditation in Buddhism.
*Not recommended for those with existing knee issues
We recommend that visitors do both tours combined to gain a full understanding and appreciation of Buddhist Culture in Laos.
To book a tour please fill out the above online form. Alternatively come by the office (map below)
1 TOUR = 100,000kip
2 TOURS = 180,000kip
*In-store prices per person.
If you wish to pay using card, please book online via TripAdvisor/ViatorBook & Pay Online
*Includes online booking fee.