Luang Prabang Outskirt Trekking – 6 Days

The highlight of this trip is homestay in the local village and do the trekking on the jungle. 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. One more amazing thing to do here is elephant riding near the Tad Sae...

Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Luang Prabang / Luang Prabang
Tour routes: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Waterfalls - Mountain Bike - Elephant Ride - Boat Ride - Kayaking Experience - 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 - PAK OU CAVES - KUANG SI WATERFALLS (B/-/-)
DAY 03: MOUNTAIN BIKE - ELEPHANT - BOAT - JUNGLE TREK - HOMESTAY (B/L/D)
DAY 04: JUNGLE TREK THROUGH HMONG, KHMU VILLAGES, AND HOMESTAY (B/L/D)
DAY 05: JUNGLE TREK AND KAYAKING BACK TO LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)
DAY 06: 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 hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 02: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES – KUANG SI WATERFALLS (B/-/-)
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

Royal Palace Museum
Pak Ou Caves Laos

DAY 03: 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. 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

DAY 04: JUNGLE TREK THROUGH HMONG, KHMU VILLAGES, AND HOMESTAY (B/L/D)
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.

Tad Sae Waterfall Laos
Khmu Village

DAY 05: JUNGLE TREK AND KAYAKING BACK TO LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)
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

DAY 06: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration

What's included ?

  • Transportation with air-condition in private
  • Accommodation in twin/double 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 waterr

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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