Laos is well-known for ecotourism and it si the best culture and tradition preservation in South East Asia. The ecotourism is now defined as responsible travel to natural area that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of local community people and involves interpretation and education. Your route will begins from the well-known UNESCO Heritage city and it leads you the entrance of deep tropical rain forest where unspoiled flora and fauna remain protected. You are the track to Nam Kat waterfall where Ban Faen, a Kamu village then take you down the Mekong River heading up north Golden Triangle bordering Thailand, China and Myanmar
 

Tour code:
Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
Date: Optional (Available all time)
Start/End: Luang Prabang/ Chiang Khong (Thailand)
Tour Routine: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw – Nam Kat Yo La Pa – Pakbeng – Chiang Khong (Thailand)
Highlights:
Tour Customize: Absolutely (Feel free to tell us your requirement in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (Available in English and also other language if requested)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned motor coach
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival – Luang Prabang
Day 02: City Tour – Khuang Si Waterfall
Day 03: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Nong Khaiw
Day 04: Nong Khaiw – Morning Boat Trip to Muang Ngoi
Day 05: Nong Khiaw – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yo La Pa
Day 06: Nam Kat Yo La Pa – Cycling – Zip-Lining
Day 07: Nam Kat Yo La Pa – Pakbeng
Day 08: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

 
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Day 01: Arrival – Luang Prabang
Upon arrival, you will be met our local guide upon arrival and drive a short distance to the hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, view from Mount Phou Si

Luang Prabang, view from Mount Phou Si

Day 02: City Tour – Khuang Si Waterfall (B)
Having breakfast at the hotel, we are about to visit the city’s most ancient temple, Wat Xiengthong with its special roof structure which is much longer than the normal one and almost reachs the ground. It is the typical Lao architecture. Then, we will visit the Royal Palace Museum where many interesting artifacts are exhibited. Art and Ethology Centre will help us to gain more knowledge about minorities’ culture, which is also the last destination of the morning.

Wat Xiengthong

Wat Xiengthong

After lunch, in our car, we will head to amazing Khouangsi Waterfall where you can enjoy yourselves in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest pathway to enjoy the atmosphere or beautiful scenery. By the way, we also have a chance to visit different minority’s Laotian ethnic group’s villages (Ban Quay, Ban Ou). There is a bear sanctuary in the area. And then we will climb up to Moutn Pousi and explore the sacred gilded stupa and catch a glimpse of the city from a different view and see the sunset over the Mekong River.
In the evening, you will be in the middle of Night Market in Luang Prabang. In this market, you can find a variety of handmade fabric and local handicrafts.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang Night Market

Luang Prabang Night Market

Day 03: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Nong Khaiw (B)
Our first destination today is a place with evergreen forest and beautiful landscape, Nong Khaiw. Along the way, there are several stops at a few villages to be amazed at limestone karst scenery and go on a boat trip to Pak Ou Cave, two connected caves containing thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in with many sizes and shapes. In the late afternoon, we will be able to reach Nong Khiaw.
Overnight in Nong Khiaw.

Pak Ou Cave

Pak Ou Cave

Day 04: Nong Khaiw – Morning Boat Trip to Muang Ngoi (B, L)
One hour upstream from Nong Khaiw by boat, there is Muang Ngoi, a wonderful fishing village. Then, we move to Tham Kang  where is told that a Naga once lived in the rear. One of most original village in Laos, which is only accessible by foot through the rice paddy fields is Lao Loum village of Ban Na.
After lunch, before returning to Muang Ngoi, we would pay a visit to Thai Daeng Village of Huay Sen and have a chance to see the combination of wild forest and paddy field scenery. Don’t be hurry to board the boat back to Nong Khiaw, you are offered an opportunity to do local things and bathe in Nam Ou. We will come back to Nong Khiaw by early evening.
Overnight in Nong Khiaw.

Hill tribe village in Muang Ngoi

Hill tribe village in Muang Ngoi

Day 05: Nong Khiaw – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yo La Pa (B,D)
In order to breathe in the fresh atmosphere, this morning we will have a short walk to Tham Pha Thok, a limestone cave, which have been served as a safe place for villagers to hide during the Indochina War. The cave gives you a natural sense of the countryside or rural area. We then get back on the road, this time heading north to Nam Kat Yolapa via Oudomxay.
Overnight in Nam Kat Resort.

Laos ethnic girl in Nam kat Yolapa

Laos ethnic girl in Nam kat Yolapa

Day 06: Nam Kat Yo La Pa – Cycling – Zip-Lining (B, L, D)
Today is a cycling day! First, we will start our day by taking Green Bus to information center and hear camp manager introduce. Next, we will cycle from Information Center 5km, trek 900m through the forest and Kua Ou Bridge to Namkat Waterfall. Finally, take the Zip-lining (18 lines) through Namkat Waterfall and the rainforest along the Namkat river.
Overnight at Overnight in Nam Kat Resort.

Namkat Waterfall

Namkat Waterfall

Day 07: Nam Kat Yo La Pa – Pakbeng (B, L, D)
Say goodbye to the resort after breakfast and head to Oudomxay, the most mountainous area in Laos. Despite of that, the roads are good for us to go there by a car. This province is special because it consists 23 ethnic groups. Along the way, we will make a few stop to see minorities group such as Hmong, Khmu, Black Thai, Lu and Hmong hill tribe people at Ban Songja and Ban Jarong. The hill tribe people will welcome you with waving hands and smiles.
Once arrive at Oudomxay City, Pakbeng is the next destination. Take that opportunity, there are some stops to visit Khmu, Tai Dam (Black Thai) and Hmong village. before checking in hotel, it is time to explore the daily evening hill tribe market.
Overnight in Pakbeng.

Ethnic village in Pakbeng

Ethnic village in Pakbeng

Day 08: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (B, L)
The last day will be used on a traditional boat upstream on Mekong River. This part of river is narrow, gives a peaceful sense but two side of the river are full with wonderful mountain ranges and lush forests. Our boat boards in Ban Houeilampen to meet Hmong hill tribe people. you will be amazed by their unique culture. Then we transfer back to Luang Prabang.
The tour ends.

Monk heading a boat in Mekong River, Laos

Monk heading a boat in Mekong River, Laos

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation in twin shared basis
  • Private, Air conditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic airticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Additional Remarks:    

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flight availability, road and/or weather conditions and room availability.
  • Group of 10 persons and above will use separate vehicle in Luang Prabang due to UNESCO restrictions on large coaches entering downtown Luang Prabang.
  • Hotels listed above may not meet international star rating standards, especially in the remote areas where accommodation options are limited.
  • Room rates quoted above do not include compulsory fees for special events, peak season such as Christmas and New Year or Gala Dinners etc.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

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  • Room type is based on Double bed or Twin-shared rooms by 2 people
  • Inclusive of Daily breakfast & taxes