North-Laos-Explore-2

This trip offers you some wonderful remote areas to travel, start with the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall to thousands of Buddha images along Mekong River, specially walking among the heart of Mother Nature with the Tree – top experience through different ethnic villages…

Start city: Luang Prabang

End city: Luang Prabang

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Luang Prabang – Pakbeng – Houayxay – Luang Namtha – Nong Kiaw – Luang Prabang

- Extendable with optional tours from Luang Prabang

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North-Laos-Explore-2

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pakbeng
Day 4: Pakbeng - Houayxay
Day 5: Huay Xay – Gibbon Experience
Day 6: Gibbon Experience – Houay Xay
Day 7: Houay Xay – Luang Nam Tha
Day 8: Luang Nam Tha – Trekking
Day 9: Luang Nam Tha – Nong Kiaw
Day 10: Nong Khiaw -  Muang Ngoi – Nong Kiaw
Day 11: Nong Khiaw -  100 Waterfall - Luang Prabang
Day 12: Luang Prabang –Departure

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

GROUP SIZE PRICE/Person
6 Persons $1,182 Reservation
4 Persons $1,326 Reservation
2 Persons $1,789 Reservation
1 Person $2,754 Reservation
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boat trip upstream Mekong River from Luang Prabang to Huay Xay
  • Gibbon Experience tour and stay in the tree house
  • Trekking in Nam Ha National Park in Luang Nam Tha
  • Visit charming town Nong Kiaw with the tour to 100 waterfall

ITINERARY

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival
Sabaidee! Welcome to Luang Prabang – a world heritage site.
Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transfer to hotel for checking-in.
Free to discover the town by you own. It is recommended to climb up Phousi hill to admire the panorama view
At night, free to discover the night market by you own.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Khuang Si Waterfall
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there you will visit the Royal Museum before transferring to the morning Phosi 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, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails.
Later of this day, you will visit Wat Xieng Thong – the most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pakbeng
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 AM, and transport you to the boat pier. The boat leaves at 7:00 AM for the upstream cruise to Pakbeng. French breakfast is served onboard after the introduction of the crew. Shortly thereafter, we will stop to visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. For lunch, local food is served onboard. Then, you will have free time for relaxing in the afternoon, until the boat arrives in Pakbeng at dusk. You will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon. Here, you will retreat to your accommodation for the night.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Pakbeng

Day 4: Pakbeng - Houayxay
The guide will meet you on the boat at 06:45 AM, which departs at 07:00 AM for continuing the trip up to Houayxay. On the way, we visit a Hill Tribe village. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. After, lunch will be served on board. A final, brief stop has to be made in Pak Tha for having necessary boat documents signed. Then, before arrival in Houay Xay, we will initiate your palate to local flavors by offering a tasting of seasonal fruits, drinks, snacks. Arrival in Houayxay will be around 5:00pm.
Transfer to hotel in Houayxay
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Houayxay

Day 5: Huay Xay – Gibbon Experience
The tour starts after a one-hour drive from Houayxay. Access walk is steep for over an hour and is thus recommended for trekkers in good physical shape aged from 12 to 50 years old. A series of very long ziplines flies you from mountain to mountain to the heart of the Nam Kan National Park and to the most giant tree to be found today in the Lao PDR
Meals: breafast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation in a canopy-level tree house complete with running water; access only by zipline

Day 6: Gibbon Experience – Houay Xay
Waking up among the heart of Mother Nature, among the rain forest, in a tree house, you can listen the song of the birds and enjoy the beauty of nature. Today  you will continue to discover the national park and will comeback to Huay Xay in afternoon.
Meals: Breafast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Houay Xay

Day 7: Houay Xay – Luang Nam Tha
After breakfast, you will rejoin the transfer to head to Luang Nam Tha. You will be drive through the Nam Ha National park, and arrival Luang Nam Tha in the afternoon.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for checking in and relax.
Meals: Breafast
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Nam Tha

Day 8: Luang Nam Tha – trekking
D
eparture by Tuk-Tuk at 9:00 am to the south along direct via Doiluckkam (Lao word for Gold Mountain), which is about a 35 minutes ride. The native guide knows the trail, forest, and herbal medicine; he will join this tour and guide you all the way up the mountain, and deep into the Nam Ha National Protected Area. On this path, you will walk through a nice forest area, in which you may encounter or hear wild animals, birds and spot their tracks. Your guide will share some of his ancestral knowledge about the traditional use of medicinal plants, edible leaves, and show you some native skills for the hunting of wildlife. After two hours we have a traditional picnic lunch along the walking path, in the forest prepared by your guides. Thereafter, you will continue the flat and downhill path through primary forest, within the Nam Ha National Protected Area, and you will finish your trek around 3-4 pm close to Nam Ha, the Khmu Tribal village, which we will visit shortly after. The Tuk-Tuk will get you back to Luang Namtha town.
Day 9: Luang Nam Tha – Nong Kiaw
After breakfast, rejoin the car to transfer to Nong Kiaw -  a beautiful rustic little town on the bank of the Ou River in Laos.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for checking in.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Kiaw

Day 10: Nong Khiaw -  Muang Ngoi – Nong Kiaw
We leave Nong Khiaw at 8:30am and cruise up the river via a traditional long boat. Along the way, we stop off to visit several different ethnic villages. We actually pass straight through Muang Ngoi at first and pay the village of Ban Sop Jam a visit. This village is famous for its traditional Lao silk and cotton weaving, here you can purchase some beautiful textiles if you wish.
After spending some time in the village, we turn around and return back downstream to Muang Ngoi. Upon arrival, we take some time to have a break and a coffee before heading off on a small trek which takes us through some gorgeous scenery consisting of limestone cliffs, mountains and rice paddy fields.
Along the trek, we visit a historical cave which was used as bomb shelter by the local during the second Indochina war. Upon returning back to Muang Ngoi we board our boat for the cruise back down the river whilst watching the beautiful sunset over Nong Khiaw, arriving back just before dark.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Kiaw

Day 11: Nong Khiaw -  100 Waterfall - Luang Prabang
We’ll start the day with a boat ride on the Nam Ou to a small village where you can learn about the way of life along this river. Then we’ll trek through small streams and rice paddies to reach the base of the 100 waterfalls. The next few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the 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 on the falls in the middle of it all. Then we’ll take a small villagers’ trail from the top of the falls back down into the valley; along the way, you’ll take in views of the landscapes of the Nam Ou valley.
Hiking back to the village, we’ll have more time to observe the daily life here before heading back back by a small boat to Nong Khiaw.
Later of this day, transfer back to Luang Prabang.
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang –Departure
After breakfast, you will have last minute shopping by your own before transferring to airport for flight departure.  
Meals: Breakfast

Bonne journey!

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FAQs

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Service of English speaking guides in every location
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price Excluded

  • International flights
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laos Visa (more at www.laostravel.com/visa).
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Vietnam Tour can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
Call us on +84384 823 345 to speak to one of our experts.

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