Amazing of Waterfalls – 7 Days

Cruise on romantic river or swimming under waterfalls, have you ever think about this? if yes or no.. Let’s come to this tour. We will take you throught most of the beautiful countryside and many mighty waterfalls in the north of Laos. Take a boat ride on the Nam Ou River where you will be able to explore a small Lao village along the riverside and reach to the bottom of the 100...

Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Luang Prabang / Luang Prabang
Tour routes: Luang Prabang - Nong Khiaw - Muang Ngoi - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, adventure
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
DAY 02: LUANG PRABANG – BAN LONG LAO – KUANG SI WATERFALL (B/-/-)
DAY 03: LUANG PRABANG – NONG KHIAW (B/-/-)
DAY 04: NONG KHIAW – BOAT TRIP AND WATERFALLS (B/L/-)
DAY 05: NONG KHIAW – 100 WATERFALLS (B/L/-)
DAY 06 : NONG KHIAW – PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)
DAY 07: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

DAY 01: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
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 hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 02: LUANG PRABANG – BAN LONG LAO – KUANG SI WATERFALL (B/-/-)
We depart from your hotel and drive for around one hour west to Ban Xeng Mouk village where the trek starts.
We begin with a visit to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song. You will be able to observe the lifestyles of these two culturally very different minority groups and see how despite their differences they manage to work together on a day to day basis and even sharing the same school.
As we continue onwards the trail leads through rice paddys and vegetable fields before reaching the mountainous forest. Along the way we explore a cave which was used as a bomb shelter by the locals during the second indochina war.
After visiting the cave one more hour of trekking brings us to one of the many springs which feeds Kuang Xi waterfalls, here a beautiful pool full of sacred fish can be seen. After descending from the top of the waterfall we enjoy a Lao style lunch amongst some beautiful settings!
The afternoon is spent bathing and relaxing around the turquoise pools below the waterfall. You can also visit the bear conservation center which is located nearby and home to many bears which have been rescued from illegal farms.
Before returning to Luang Prabang we take a short walk to a nearby Khmu village of Ban Thapene which is home to some of the most beautiful pools of Kuang Xi Waterfalls.

Approximately: 2 hours driving, 4 hours trekking

Luang Prabang Laos
Luang Prabang
Kuang Si Waterfalls Laos
Kuang Si Waterfalls

DAY 03: LUANG PRABANG – NONG KHIAW (B/-/-)
After breakfast your guide and private car will pick you up from you hotel and you will drive approximately 2.5 hours to Nong Khiaw. We will arrive in Nong Khiaw around noon
After lunch visit the historical cave of Phathok. The Nong Khiaw villagers used this cave as a war shelter during the “Secret War”, to shelter people from bombs dropped in the region. It is about a 30 minute gentle walk from Nong Khiaw town and takes you through beautiful scenery. Learn more about a secret part of the Lao history and explore the historical caves with your guide. From the cave you will have a beautiful view of rice paddies and the valley. Walk back to Nong Khiaw along a small path through the rice paddies.
Enjoy the sunset over the river. There is a choice of local restaurants within walking distance.
Overnight in Nong Khiaw.

DAY 04: NONG KHIAW – BOAT TRIP AND WATERFALLS (B/L/-)
We begin at 8am and start off by boarding a local Longboat and head off upstream through some fantastic landscape before making our first stop of the day at a small riverside village. Here we take some time to look around and if during a weekday pay the local school a visit to see the charming children as they take part in their classes.
After this we continue onwards to Tad Mork which is located close to the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Sop Kong, an hour trek from the river. At the waterfall we shall have time to swim and enjoy a picnic lunch.
After enjoying our time at the waterfall we head back to the river where to return back to Nong Khiaw via boat. We will head off down the river through a narrow gorge where we stop at another small but fascinating village. Short stop on the return journey at Muang Ngoy, which sits nestled amongst some amazing scenery! This small town has long been famous amongst backpackers yet remains truly unspoilt!If there is time we can stop for a drink at one of the riverside restaurants before the return journey down the river back to Nong Khiaw.
Approximately: 2 hours boating, 2 hours walking

Nong Khiaw Laos
Nong Khiaw
Nong Khiaw Boat Trip
Nong Khiaw Boat Trip

DAY 05: NONG KHIAW – 100 WATERFALLS (B/L/-)
Start this day of adventure with a peaceful boat ride on the Nam Ou River where you will be able to explore a small Lao village along the riverside. Learn about the villagers and their way of life along this Northern Laos River before beginning the '100 Waterfalls Adventure Trail'!
Walking through small streams and rice paddies, you will arrive at the bottom of the 100 Waterfalls which were only first explored in October 2008! For the next few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the constant sound of clear waterfall cascades. The pools around you are very inviting for a refreshing splash.
Your guide will lead you through the cascades and prepare a local style lunch that you can enjoy on the falls surrounded by amazingly green nature.
A small village trail on the top of the '100 Waterfalls' will lead us on our hike back down into the valley, offering wide views over the expansive Nam Ou valley.
Once back in the village we will have some more time to experience the daily life of the Nam Ou riverside village before heading back to Nong Khiaw (Nong Khiau) by boat.

DAY 06 : NONG KHIAW – PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)
You are free to stroll around this charming town in the morning.
After lunch (your own account), we will take the transfer back to Luang Prabang. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Pak Ou and take the boat to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
After that, we will take the boat downstream the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang while admiring the sun setting over the mountains. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Waterfalls Laos
100 Waterfalls
Pak Ou Caves
Pak Ou Caves

DAY 07: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
You are free to stroll around the town before taking the departure flight

What's included ?

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

What's Excluded ?

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

Additional Remarks:

  • 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
  • Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations
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