Luang Prabang Outskirts Trekking 6 Days

Code: LDT-A01⁄  Duration: 6-day⁄  Group size: 12

Itinerary: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Waterfalls - Hmong, Khmu Villages - Luang Prabang

Explore the Luang Prabang countryside with visits to beautiful waterfalls and ethnic minority villages. Gain valuable insight in to the unique cultures and traditions of Laos’ hill tribe people, swim in the turquoise waters of Kuang Si waterfalls, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in the tranquil surroundings. This day out is a perfect way to experience rural Laos. One more amazing thing to do here is elephant riding near the Tad Sae Waterfall.

Highlights

  • Elephant riding near the Tad Sae Waterfall 
  • Homestay in the local village and do the trekking on the jungle
  • Visiting the remote Hmong village on a lake along the way and learn about the various traditional aspects of the minority cultures of Hmong and Khamu tribes

What's Included

  • Meals as per program
  • English speaking guide
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Boat trip as stated in above sights
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Luggage handling and drinking water
  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room

What's Not Included

  • Visa stamping fee on arrival
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Other foreign language guide
  • All air tickets quoted separately
  • Single room (quoted separately)
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

Group Package

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2017        Valid from: 01/01/2017        Valid to: 12/31/2017
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On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, your city tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. After that, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. From there, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for the panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River.

The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, your city tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. After that, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. From there, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for the panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River.

The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

After getting fitted on one of our quality mountain bikes, begin riding from Luang Prabang city center headed to the Nam Khan River valley. Our first stop will be Wat Pa Phon Phao, a quiet monastery with a wonderful golden stupa and a spectacular view of the city. Next stop is in Ban Phanom, a well-known cotton and silk hand-weaving village (Lao Lum culture). Continue to the grave of Henri Mouhot, the popularized French discoverer of the Angkor Ruins who died here in Luang Prabang in 1861. Our last stretch of biking will take us to the banks of the Nam Khan River and our base camp.

Travel by boat upriver to the Tad Sae Waterfall. Spend the afternoon enjoying lunch, swimming, exploring the area surrounding the waterfalls, and elephant riding. Hike 1.5 hours to a traversing rice paddy fields and terraced slopes toward a peaceful village.

Finished with an afternoon of exciting activities at the waterfall, we'll hike up the mountain behind Tad Sae Waterfall through rice paddies and jungle about 1.5 hours to a peaceful Khmu village.

Spend the evening exploring 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 to adapt to the water level of Tad Sae Waterfalls

After breakfast, we’ll begin our biggest day of trekking on one of the most spectacular trails in the area. We’ll hike through karst, limestone mountains on trails used by locals in their daily life.We visit a remote Hmong village on a lake along the way and learn about the various traditional aspects of the minority cultures of Hmong and Khamu tribes.

In the late afternoon, we will arrive at the overnight village where we stay tonight. Total hiking time is approximately 4-5 hours under normal conditions covering about 10 Km medium difficult trail (under wet conditions trekking can be challenging and good trekking shoes are recommended).

Spend another night with the locals in a village homestay after this full day of trekking.

Start your morning with breakfast and farewells to your new Khmu friends before trekking about 1 hour off the mountain to the Nam Khan River. We'll cross by boat to our base camp to prepare for kayaking.

The countryside on our paddling trip is dense with banana and teak trees; rice paddies and terrace pineapple plantations. Pass handfuls of isolated Lao Loum and Theung thatched roofed villages, and don´t be shy to practice your Lao by shouting out a sabaaidii at the smiling children. We'll have lunch along the way somewhere along the river. Total kayaking is about 3 to 4 hours covering 19 Km. Finish in the afternoon for return transfer to Luang Prabang to complete this full adventure and culture explorer tour.

We'll finish kayaking in the afternoon for return transfer to Luang Prabang to complete this full adventure and culture explorer tour.

Note: The itinerary may change to adapt to the water level of Tad Sae Waterfalls

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration

  • Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations
  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability
  • Hotels listed in above might not be up to standard of your expectation, especially in the remote area where limitation of accommodation.

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