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Luang Prabang, Laos
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About Orange Robe Tours
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.
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Discover Laos’ spiritual heritage and Buddhist traditions during an immersive meditation experience. Accompanied by a former Buddhist Novice or Monk, enjoy a guided tour of a local temple, hear first-hand about the daily life of a Monk, then take part in a Buddhist meditation. This tour is run by Orange Robe Tours, a profit-for-purpose enterprise that helps former monks reintegrate into society and aims to preserve traditional Laos culture. A portion of all profits are donated to the local temples.
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Discover Laos’ spiritual heritage and Buddhist traditions during a guided temple tour. Accompanied by a former Buddhist Novice or Monk, visit a local temple, learn more about Buddhism, and hear first-hand about the daily life of a Monk. This tour is run by Orange Robe Tours, a profit-for-purpose enterprise that helps former monks reintegrate into society and aims to preserve traditional Laos culture. A portion of all profits are donated to the local temples.
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Learn more about Laos’ spiritual heritage and Buddhist traditions during an immersive meditation experience. Accompanied by a former Buddhist Novice or Monk, visit a local temple, and take part in a guided Buddhist meditation. This tour is run by Orange Robe Tours, a profit-for-purpose enterprise that helps former monks reintegrate into society and aims to preserve traditional Laos culture. A portion of all profits are donated to the local temples.
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from $13.46
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a combined tour (1 hr temple - 1 hr meditation) with the Orange Robe Tours. But the time just flew and at the end I got an almost 3hours tour! It was very-very informativ and a great experience. Now I understand the local...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank rekaosg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t want to spend your time in Luang Prabang only visiting temples without any insight about Buddhism, then you definitely have to book a tour with the orange robe tour. I was lucky to be the only one to have booked that morning,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ilias K
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review Ilias, the whole team is pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this for all visitors to Luang Prahbang.. first-hand accounts of what it is really like to live, study and evolve as a Buddhist child. my guide was a novice in the temple for 7 years, so the insights he offered were quite valuable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jonathan H
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Johnathon. We’re glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. I have also passed on your words to your tour guide who was very pleased!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our Tour guide was great and did the best he could under the circumstances. I think maybe young children should not be allowed to do the guided meditation tour as the ones on our tour spent the time poking each other and disturbing everyone else.More

1  Thank L00pylu72
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your feedback Linda. As a new organisation, it is very important to us to gain feedback from customers, such as yourself, so we can grow. We have discussed it as a team, and from this point onwards we will...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019

I took the combined tour that included the visit of a temple and explanation of what living as a monk meant for the many laotian boys that spend about 8 years of their life doing it, and finished with a small meditation and explanation of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jujusing
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

The whole team is very pleased that you found our tours insightful and that you enjoyed your experiences with us.

Reviewed August 14, 2019

We did both tours while in Luang Prabang and it was the coolest experience. Getting to learn more from a former novice was amazing. I would definitely recommend this to anyone spending time in Luang Prabang, you won't find anything else like it.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank stephg380
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review and for recommending our tours.

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

The guide - who has been in a temple for 7 years - was very nice and encouraged us to ask as many questions as possible. We got quite good insights in lao buddhism and how this religion "works". The only thing which we missed,were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Max G
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Thank you for the honest review Max. I would really appreciate it if you could email me at luke@orangerobetours.com with what kind of information you think the Guided Meditation Experience was missing. It's listening to feedback from people such as yourself that helps us become...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

I had a very good tour with Santi, a young but enthusiatic guide. he shared lots of information abt the Buddhism in Laos and the life of monks there. Everyone from the office to tourguide, they’re all friendly, made me feel welcome. Highly recommend choosing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Huyền N
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

I have passed on your kind review to the staff and they're very pleased that you enjoyed your tour Huyền. Thank you for writing us a review.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Highly recommend this tour! I had such an insightful morning and learned so much about Buddhism in Laos and what it means/takes to become a monk in Lao society. The tour was led by a former monk and he was more than happy to answer...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Brittany V
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review Brittany and understanding our mission of giving back to the local community. We're very glad you enjoyed your morning with us.

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I learned so much about Buddhist culture and life in the temple that I would never have known had I not gone on this tour. Santi my tour guide was delightful and full of information. Would 100% recommend!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank TheMackerel
OrangeRobeTours, Owner at Orange Robe Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a kind review Finn. The whole team is glad you enjoyed your tour!

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