Exotic Laos Travel
 

Exotic Northern Laos Travel 10 days

  • Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Following this program, you will travel to northern Laos within 10 days 9 nights. From Vietnam, you cross border at Dien Bien Phu to Laos then travel to Muang La, Oudomxay, Nong Khiew, Vieng Thong, Plain of Jars, Luang Prabang. Your exotic journey is remarkable with gorgeouse landscapes, mountains, natural caves and local villages. You will see how laos people still keep their traditional culture. Your trip ends with an relaxing day in charming town of Luang Prabang.

After completing immigration formalities on your own, you will be welcomed by Laos guide and driver who will escort you to Muang La via Muang Khua. Along your journey, you admire spendid mountainous landscape and stop in some local villages. Lunch on the way.

Arrival at Muang La, check in a local guesthouse for resting. (simple comfort)

Dinner on your own. Overnight in local guesthouse.

Meal: Lunch

Picture of Dien Bien - Muang Khua - Muang La

After breakfast, drive up by 4x4 along the Nam Phak River and admiring green rice fields, mountains, local people working on their farms, cultivating their lands...

Arrive the drop off point wehre you start your treking tour to remoted village along the small green trail. Lunch at Ban Phavie village. After village tour, contunue treking to visit the isolated waterfall Houay Kha and to the pristine forest. Then walk back to village where the vehicle is waiting and transfer you to Muang Xay. Arrival and check in hotel

Dinner on your own.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Muang La - 4x4 vehicle&Treking Ban Pakhai village - Oudomxay / Muang Xay

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Nong Khiew. Stop to visit Ban Songcha village. Lunch at local restaurant.

Arrival in Nong Khiew, take your time to visit Pa Thok cave and Nong Khiaw bridge. Then check in your hotel for resting.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Muang Xay - Nong Khiew

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Vieng Thong, a small town in Laos. Arrival at Vieng Thong and check in local guesthouse

Then you can take a nice walk to see a dam and several ethnic villages in this area.

Lunch on the way. Dinner on your own. Overnight at local guesthouse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Nong Khiew - Vieng Thong

Today, visit local market before driving to Phonsavanh while admire beautiful landscape. Along the way, stop to visit water streams and Tham Pui cave. Lunch on the way.

Arrival Phonsavanh and check in hotel.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Vieng Thong - Phonsavanh (~260km,~6h)

After breakfast, get transferred to visit Plain of Jars.

Site one is the most popular, due to its proximity to the centre of town, but one could argue it’s the least interesting of the three despite having the largest single jar and the largest number of jars. 

Site two is much further out of town and requires a ride along 11 kilometres of rough dirt roads. Although the roads around here are terrible, it gives you one of the better glimpses into rural Lao life in the area. The primary location of the jars at this site is on top of a small hill shaded by large trees.
Site three is located not too far from site two and is arguably the most picturesque of the lot. Rolling hills, bomb craters, rice fields and plenty of cattle are what greet visitors to site three.

Afterward we’ll take you to explore Muang Khoun, the former royal capital of the Xieng Khouang region. Though the town was heavily bombed during the war, a few colonial French buildings remain, along with several temples and the famous stupa tower of That Foun, built in 1576, and Wat Pievat. It’s said that That Foun was built over the ashes of Lord Buddha which were brought to Laos from India.

Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Phonsavanh - Plain of Jars

After breakfast, visit the lively open market before travelling to Luang Prabang where you will stay for three nights. En-route stop at Wat Ban Phong and local villages Hmong, Thai Lu. Upon arrival, check in your hotel and free time then for your own discovery.

Luang Prabang is a must - see destination on your trip to Laos. It is a site surrounded by magnificent mountains with a healthy atmosphere and which has been classified by UNESCO on the list of world cultural heritages for thirty temples and buildings with a maximum of 2 floors. The first impression of tourists of Luang Prabang is the beauty of the landscapes and architecture, combined with the rigors of daily life.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Phonsavanh - Luang Prabang

Start your day tour in Luang Prabang by driving a scooter to the Elephant Village, a center with a focus on the protection and rehabilitation of elephants in Laos. Upon arrival, you will meet the camp manager and hear about the work carried out by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers in caring for the elephants. Next, climb aboard an elephant for a jungle walk (25mins, one person per elephant, on the neck of the elephant).

Receive your basic mahout training on how to control an elephant just like a mahout! After lunch, take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan river for an exhilarating and once in a lifetime bathing experience!

After relaxing time at Tad Sea waterfall, back to town by scooter.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Luang Prabang - Elephant Village by scooter – Elephant riding

Today is free and easy day in Luang Prabang.

You discover this charming town by your own. Suggested sightseeings: all highlights temples (Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Mai, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham...) or Pak Ou cave, or Kuang Si waterfall

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Free & Easy day

After breakfast, depending on the flight schedule, you will transfer to the airport with your driver and guide before boarding the aircraft.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Departure
Kitsalat Road, Ban Aham, Luang Prabang, Laos
Vanghai Village, Xay District Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR

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