Duration : 6 days / 5 nights
Start/ End: Luang Prang / Luang Prabang
Tour Type: Explore & Adventure
Tour Routes: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuang Si Waterfalls – Khmu Villages
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Guide: Local Engish Speaking Guide (other languages upon request )
Transportation: Private air-conditional transport
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuang Si Waterfalls
Day 3: Mountain Bike – Elephant – Boat – Jungle Trek – Homestay
Day 4: Jungle Trek through Hmong – Khmu village – Homestay
Day 5: Jungle Trek – Kayaking back to Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (L)
As soon as landing at the airport, our guide will pick you up and transfer to check-in hotel.
After a soft reset, we will begin with Luang Prabang city tour, visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. After that, we will visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. From there, we move the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for the panoramic view of the city and the Mekong river.
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves -Whiskey Village – Kuang Si Waterfalls (B)
On the second day, have breakfast before we move to a boat cruise to visit Pak-Ou caves. The Pak Ou caves are known as the soul of Mekong River where the Buddhists have existed over a thousand years placed in two main caves, Tham Ting and Tham Thung. Before coming to the Kuang Si Waterfalls, drop in the whiskey village which is famous about the wine (Lao Lao). Continue to come to Kuang Si Waterfalls, you will be surprised by the scenery is as the picturesque. Immerse yourself in cool water, and enjoy the relaxing time at Kuang Si Waterfalls before leaving your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Mountain Bike – Elephant – Boat – Jungle Trek – Homestay (B, L, D)
After getting fitted on one of our quality mountain bikes, begin riding from Luang Prabang city center headed to the Nam Khan River valley. Wat Pa Phon Phao is the first stop in the third day. Wat Phone Phao is a quiet monastery with a wonderful golden stupa and a spectacular view of the city. Then, we move to Ban Phanom, a well-known cotton and silk hand-weaving village.
Our last stretch of biking will bring us to the banks of the Nam Khan River and our base camp. Boating to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend the afternoon enjoying lunch, swimming, exploring the area surrounding the waterfalls, and elephant village. Hike over an hour to traversing rice paddy fields and terraced slope toward a peaceful village.
Finish your day by enjoying the interesting activities at the waterfall, continue the hike up the mountain behind Tad Sae Waterfall through rice paddies and jungle about 1.5 hours to a peaceful Khmu village.
In the evening, spend your time to explore the village and its people under the stars and nestled in the foothills of spectacular limestone mountains during this unforgettable hill tribe homestay. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Note: The itinerary may change upon the water level of Tad Sae Waterfalls
Day 4: Jungle Trek through Hmong – Khmu village – Homestay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the fourth day we begin trekking on one of the most spectacular trails in the area. We will hike through the kart, limestone mountain on the trails used by locals in their daily life. The first destination on trekking is the remote Hmong village on a lake along the way and learn about the various traditional aspects of the minority cultures of Hmong and Khmu tribes and overnight in Khmu village. The time for hiking about 4 to 5 hours under normal conditions covering about 10 km medium difficult trail. Enjoy your night with the locals in a village homestay after this full day of trekking.
Day 5: Jungle Trek – Kayaking back to Luang Prabang (B, L)
Enjoy your special day with the local breakfast and farewells to your Khmu friends before trekking about 1 hour off the mountain to the Nam Khan river. Cross the river by boat to our base camp to prepare for kayaking. Our route on the paddle trip is dense with banana and teak trees. Rice paddies and Terrence pineapple plates. Pass handfuls of isolated Lao Loum and Theung thatched roofed villages where you can say “sabaidee” with the children who always welcome you to come to Laos. Along the way, we will have lunch along the river. Time for kayaking is about 3 to 4 hours with 19 km. The kayaking will finish in the afternoon for return transfer to Luang Prabang to complete this full adventure and culture explorer tour.
Day 6: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Today is a free day to stroll around the town before leaving Luang Prang. Ends your tour in Luang Prabang.
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