After 1 hour drive into the hills west of Luang Prabang, the trek starts with a visit of the Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung. Close by lies the Hmong village Ban Longlao Song. You can observe the life styles of these two culturally very different minority groups. Despite these differences, the villagers work together and share the same school. Leaving this rural setting, the trail leads along rice fields and vegetable gardens before reaching the wooded mountains with some steeper parts. A cave is explored on the way, which served as a bomb shelter for the villagers living in this valley during the Second Indochina War. One more hour of trekking takes you to the crystal clear water of just one of the springs that feed the Kuang Xi waterfall: a beautiful pool full of big sacred fish. After descending from the top of the waterfall, a Lao-style lunch is served in a lush setting. The afternoon is spent bathing and relaxing in the turquoise pools below and visiting the young bears living in a sanctuary close to the entrance gate, before we transfer you back to Luang Prabang 1 hour.
Duration (approx.): trekking 4 hours / drive 2 hours
After breakfast, gather at Tamarind Restaurant around 0830am. We’ll start with a visit to the major food market; explain the local produce and what it is used for. Then we’ll take you to ‘Tamarind Gardens’ to cook and eat. The cooking will be finished around 2-3 pm. Then will pick up and transfer back to hotel.Get a Free Quote Ask a Question
At 4pm your guide will pick you up to enjoy a traditional boat trip along Khong River during sunset . Start from Xieng Thong pier down to Ban Charn, know as pottery village. You can see the stunning view of the town and very nice view during sunset.Get a Free Quote Ask a Question
In the morning before breakfast, your guide will pick up at the hotel before 6 AM, and you will start flying by balloon to look around Vang Vieng and get the natural atmosphere, about 30 minutes on balloon. If you don’t have time in the morning you can fly by balloon in the evening at 5 PM. In rainy season (June, July and August), this activity is not available.Get a Free Quote Ask a Question
After breakfast, we head out of the city and make our way to Nam Ngum Lake, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River. We'll stop over at Ban Keun, which is famous for its salt extraction plant and a village that distills the local Lao whiskey. On arrival at Nam Ngum Lake, after having lunch at local restaurant, we embark on a long tail boat visiting fishing villages in the various islets, and then take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. On the way back to Vientiane, if time permits, perhaps you might want to experience gambling at the legal Lao casino located in the valley where you can also enjoy a beautiful view of the lake. We return to Vientiane by late evening.Get a Free Quote Ask a Question