Exotic Laos Travel
 

Others ways to Laos Tour 9 days

  • Duration: 9 days 8 nights
This is an example tour in Laos with arrival from Thailand border down to Luang Prabang. From border gate Houeixay, you enjoy a relaxing cruise down streams to Pakbeng. Then, you transfer on mountainous roads to Muang Xay (Oudomxay). After, you do trekking to remote villages and meet minority people in Muang La. Then you travel to Nong Khiew before heading to charming town of Luang Prabang. Your trip in Laos ends after authentic activities and sightseeing in Luang Prabang.

After completing immigration formalities on your own, you will be welcomed by Laos guide who will accompany you to the pier where your start your first day tour in Laos by embarking on a traditional boat heading to Pakbeng.

During your journey (5-6h cruising), the boat stops at local traditional villages. This is a chance to observe rural life along the Mekong and witness the daily life of ethnic minorities and their talented craftsmanship. Lunch is served on board.

Arrival to Pakbeng, get transferred to hotel for checking in and resting.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at local guesthouse or lodge.

Meal: Lunch

Picture of Houeixay - Pakbeng /Cruise on Mekong river

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will meet and escort you to the Mekong Elephant Park. Here, you will visit the elephants, and then go for a elephant riding (~2h). After, take your elephant down to the river to bathe it.

End of your wonderful riding, continue your journey by van to Oudomxay province which is populated by some 23 ethnic minorities mainly Hmong, Ekor (Akha) and Khammu. Upon arrival at Muang Xay, check in your hotel and free time then for your own discovery.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Pakeng - Mekong Elephant Park - Oudomxay/Muang Xay

After breakfast at the hotel, get transferred to Muang La. Arrival and drive up 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 where you start your trekking tour to remoted villages along the small green trail.

Lunch at Ban Phavie village. After village tour, continue trekking to visit the isolated waterfall Houay Kha and to the pristine forest. Then walk back to village where the vehicle is waiting to transfer you back to Muang Xay.

Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Muang Xay - Muang La - treking in minorities villages - Muang Xay

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

Arrival in Nong Khiew, check in your hotel for resting. Then cycling around this small town. Stop to visit Nong Khiaw bridge and Pa Thok cave.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Muang Xay - Nong Khiew

After breakfast, meet local guide then cruise on Nam Ou river to Ban Sopkong village. On arrival, start your trekking (~4h) through Bamboo Forest and some paddy fields. After picnic lunch, continue your trek to Nan Phayong where two ethnic groups Hmong and Khmu are together. Visiting one local family to learn about their daily life and culture.

Your trekking finishes at Ban Sopkhan before starting an 1h30mns kayking on Nam Ou river to Ban Sopvanh. After kayaking, you will take the boat back to Nong Khiew. Time for resting at hotel.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Nong Khiew - Treking & Kayaking

After breakfast, drive from Nong Khiew to Luang Prabang. Stop at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers and then ferry to visit Pak Ou caves. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April.

End of visit, ferry back and continue to transfer to Luang Prabang. Stop at Ban Xang Khong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience. Arrival in Luang Prabang and check in your hotel.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Nong Khiew - Buddha caves - Luang Prabang

Alms giving is the best advised in Luang Prabang. At approximately 5h30~6h00am each morning the monks assemble in the great temples with their “begging bowls”, and then led by the experienced senior monks, they proceed in single file along their designated routes begging for food, for their daily sustenance. If you wish to join this original parade (only in Laos), you should get up early.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting your cycling day with discovery of the Luang Prabang’s cultural and spiritual heritages.

Begin with the Wat Aham temple (Monastery of the Open Heart), which is the shape of a tent standing on a white and rectangular base that seems to be made of marble with a pointed, tiled and gigantic three-tiered roof. Next door is the neighboring Wat Wisunarat temple, one of the oldest temples in Luang Prabang, whose architecture is simple, except its metal roofs have more details of decoration.

Continue with the Wat Xieng Thong temple (Monastery of the Golden City) playing an important role in the psychic life of Laotians, as one of the higher symbols of Buddhism in Laos. This place is built in a particular architectural style of Laos, with a curved roof that nearly touches the ground.

In the afternoon, explore the Wat May temple lying on a vast ground and features a style of religious architecture, consists of an ordination hall (sim) and some koutis (the monks’ dwelling).

Afterwards, visit the Royal Palace Museum, an ideal place to study or learn some history and the Royal lifestyle of Laos. The architecture of the building is a mixture of French Beaux –Art style and traditional Laos style, making it not only old, but also contemporary.

Before returning to your hotel, you do some physical exercise by climbing up the top of Phou Si Mount to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view on the UNESCO city.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - cycling city tour

Today is a interesting day with motorbike tour around Luang Prabang.

After breakfast, get your motorbike and go to visit Phousi Market. This enormous market on the outskirts of town and this one isn't for tourists. It's where the local people buy everything they need on a daily basis. Some of it is inside a huge building, ill-lit apart from the occasional fluorescent strip lighting overhead.

Then heading to Kuang Si Falls (~32kms from Luang Prabang town). On your arrival at the Kuang Si waterfalls, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued centre and main waterfalls with spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools.

On the way back to town, stop for visit few villages of H’mong and Lao loum people, your guide can introduce you to local people and its great opportunity for you to involving with their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting and green vegetable farms.

Meals on your own. Overnight in hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Motorbike tour to Kuang Si waterfall

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

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Departure
Khounsua Rd., Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang, Laos
Vanghai Village, Xay District Oudomxay Province, Lao PDR
78/1 Ban Sop Houn, Nong Kiau 06060, Laos
Ban Done Khame, Pakbeng District

This tour is not sharing tour. Our current price is based on private group size of 2 persons. It is possible to modify this program following your group size or your other requests.

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