planning your visit
Luang Prabang is an elegant walkable town built onto a slice of lush land at the convergence of two big rivers, one of which is the mighty Mekong. It boasts over thirty active temples and is teeming with monks – their daily parades through town paint it with streaks of saffron. Despite UNESCO World Heritage Site status and many antique buildings (of both traditional Lao and French colonial architecture), it hosts a plethora of boutique and five-star hotels and amenities, as well as lots to do for the intrepid traveler.
Luang Prabang has an international airport, and is accessible from a number of major cities in the region by air, with several direct flights. The town is also accessible via road from several directions, and via boat from Northern Thailand.
December is one of the nicest times to visit this special town. However, as it is nestled in between mountains, the mornings and evenings begin to get a little brisk during this period. Bring a sweater to curl into while at one of our outdoor screenings.
All of the hotels listed below have made significant in-kind contributions to the festival, and many have even provided discounted rates for visitors to the festival. We encourage you to consider staying with one of these supporters below, which fit a broad range for your budget and style.
Our Official Travel Partner, Exo Travel, is eager to help you with all the arrangements of your visit. They can help you book your flights, accommodation, activities, and more, all with great discounts and promotional fares for visitors to the festival. And booking with Exo Travel means that you can support the Luang Prabang Film Festival yourself, as a percentage of the profits from these tours or bookings go directly back to the festival!
Exo Travel also offers very special Patrons Tours, specifically designed for benefactors of the Luang Prabang Film Festival. As VIP guests of the festival, you will have unique access to some of the most exciting and creative artists working in the film medium in Southeast Asia. Your included donation grants you an “All-Access Pass” to the festival, with invitations to private events just for filmmakers, collaborators, and other VIPs, plus bespoke activities just for patrons. The tour Exo Travel has prepared will also show you some of the most beautiful natural and cultural sites in and around the World Heritage Site and Laos'ancient capital of Luang Prabang, including the Buddha Caves, Kuang Si Falls, the Bear Sanctuary and much more. For detailed information of the benefits of a Patrons Tour, and to see a sample itinerary that is completely customizable, click here.
Use the booking form below to inquire about your specific interests or a Hotel Partner.