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.
How We Give Back
We give former Novices and Monks the opportunity to earn a fair wage and continue their education while passing on their extensive knowledge and expertise to tourists. We also donate part of the profits back to the surrounding temples included in the cultural tours to aid in their ongoing restoration efforts.
About Our 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.
Our tours are limited to around 6 people to ensure everyone has an intimate, fulfilling experience.
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. This is your opportunity to find out everything you would like to know about Buddhism in Laos.
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 highly recommend that visitors do both tours combined to gain a full understanding and appreciation of Buddhist Culture in Laos.
Booking & AvailabilityBook Now
To check availability & book a tour please click on the 'Book Now' button above (or scroll to the bottom of this page), select your tour package, then the date, and continue to fill out the details.
For the below in-store prices (per person) opt to 'pay on arrival'. (Age 5-12 half price, under 5 free)
1 TOUR = 100,000kip
2 TOURS = 180,000kip
To inquire about private tours please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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