LAOS NORTHERN VENTURING TOUR
Tour Route: HUAY XAI - LUANG NAMTHA - LUANG PRABANG677 Views
|Departure:||Any day you want|
|Tour Type:||Private tour guide + Local Tour Guide + English Language|
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Our Advantages & Promise
- Zero shopping stops.
- Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
- Selected and trained guides.
- Meals are in quality local restaurants.
- Western style service standard
Day 2: Luang Nam Tha to Ban Nam Giang
Day 3: Luang Nam Tha to Luang Prabang
Day 4: Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang to Khuang Si Waterfall – Pak Ou Cave
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Departure
TIP: This tour can also start in Luang Prabang (via road) or Vientiane (via a Vientiane-Luang Prabang flight). Prices are virtually the same, but contact us for specific details
Day 1 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Huay Xai – Luang Namtha Adventure Package Tours
Following your completion of border formalities, we head out of the town to Luang Namtha. This road has recently been improved, and is now a very smooth and comfortable drive. We visit hill tribe villages along the road at Muang Phouka and other surrounding areas. We arrive in Luang Namtha in the afternoon where you have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Luang Nam Tha Adventure Tours – Ban Nam Yang Trekking tours (B/L/-)
This morning we depart by songster for the ride to Ban Nam Ngaen where the local guide will help you across the only stream that you will cross that day. We walk for around three hours through forest and upland fields to the highest point of the trek, where there is an Akha resting place.
Here you will have a picnic lunch of local food before you descend to the village of Nam Yang for a visit with the villagers. On the way back an Akha hunter will accompany you and display his bird calling skills. We continue down to the Ban Nam Ngaen where you can choose to visit That Poum Pouk if you still have time.
Overnight in Luang Namtha.
Day 3 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Luang Nam Tha Adventure Tours – Luang Prabang Adventure Travel Packages (B/-/-)
This morning we set off by vehicle and head south through the beautiful mountain scenery and numerous ethnic hill tribe villages along the way, particularly Khmu and H’mong. The road is now in quite good condition so it should take no more than 8 hours (including plenty of stops) to reach Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Luang Prabang Sightseeing tours (B/-/-)
Your full day city tour begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
Today, we also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Following lunch, we visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures before we head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek.
We then return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset 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. Note: the Royal Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 5 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Luang Prabang Adventure Package Tours – Kuang Si Waterfall and Pak Ou Caves (B/-/-)
First we visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.
We then return to Luang Prabang. This afternoon, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 6 – Laos Northern Venturing Tour: Luang Prabang – Departure
Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departing flight.
- Transportation in private
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
- Gov’t tax and service charge
- Luggage handling and drinking water
- Itinerary is subject to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and room availability.
- Hotels listed in above might not be upto 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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