Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Start/End: Luang Prabang /Luang Prabang
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Tour Routes: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw – Muang Ngoi – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yolapa – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Tour Customizable: Definitely!
Guide: Local Engish Speaking Guide (other languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private, Airconditioned transport, bicycle.
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw
Day 2: Muang Ngoi – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yolapa
Day 3: Nam Kat Yolapa – Pakbeng
Day 4: Pakbeng – Trekking
Day 5: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw (B)
After breakfast, heading north to Nong Khiaw, based on your arrival, the boat with a small long-tail motorboat on Nam Ou River heading upstream to glance the local life on the bank of the rivers. Back to little hillside town, enjoy the spectacular view of limestone mountain kart and local life on both sides of the river bank by sunset. Overnight at Nong Khiaw.
Day 2: Muang Ngoi – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yolapa (B)
Breakfast in Muang Ngoi, you are heading north by road to Nam Kat Yolapa via Oudomxay, on the way, you stop visiting the Hmong villages at Ban Jarong and the Ban Songja, these villages situated on the top of the highest hill. Continue up north to Nam Kat via Oudomxay downtown province. Nam Kat Yolapa is one of the most diversity eco-lodges hiding out at the deep jungle or rain forest. You can enjoy resort activities such as zip line, a treetop house, canape walk or trekking to villages. Arrival at Nam Kat Yolapa by late afternoon, you may talk a walk and rest of your daily travel and your activities of choice can be done the following day. Overnight at Nam Kat Yolapa.
Day 3: Nam Kat Yolapa – Pakbeng (B)
Have breakfast, you able to enjoy activities before heading to Pakbeng as today’s destination. The distance for the journey is about 150 km heading Mekong River at Pakbeng, en route, visiting local Hmong, Kamu ethnic minority and pottery, handicraft villages at Ban Nyor, arrival at Pakbeng by sunset. And then overnight in Pakbeng.
Day 4: Pakbeng – Trekking (B)
Add the power for the breakfast to start for daily activities, the guide will take you to visit the villages by 17km north of Pakbeng town to visit them on a red soil road, passing small forests, rice fields, some spectacular scenery and a rustic village with wooden bamboo houses. Stop along the way for photo ops of the local children and hard – wording farmers in the field. On arrival at the home of a Khmu family at Ban Kham village, take part in daily life, including some steps of peeling rice by hand. During your time in the village, your guide will introduce you to some traditional customs of the Khmu people and how difference three biggest ethnic groups in Laos, back to town for lunch and in the afternoon, we visit temple at Wat Sichomjeng, Wat KokkormingmoungKhoun and local market observing the variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea, and saltpeter. Overnight in Pakbeng.
Day 5: Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (B, L)
Breakfast, we board the traditional local boat on the mighty Mekong River downstream to Luang Prang. A relaxation day ahead onboard cruises your journey reserving back to UNESCO heritage down. You pass areas of unspoiled forest with little villages along the riverbanks and perhaps the odd elephant or two with his mahout.
Then, you have a chance to visit a Hmong village and have the opportunity to explore the village. Especially, you will be tasted the lunch which is served on deck with the special dishes. We will pull over for a visit to Pak – Ou Caves, an ancient pilgrimage site and containing thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. Arriving Luang Prabang around sunset we will transfer to your hotel. Feel free to explore the town and relax at your hotel. Overnight by your own account in Luang Prabang.
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