Explore Luang Prabang-Nong Khiau

  • Destinations: Luang Prabang, Northern Laos
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise, Trekking

Learn more about a secret part of the Lao history and explore the historical caves with your guide. From the cave you will have a beautiful view of rice paddies and the valley. Walk back to Nong Khiaw along a small path through the rice paddies or other choice, You can hiking up about 1hour & half to Nong Khiau View Point. You can see the whole view of the town and its beautiful nature and nice landscape.

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Day 1

Private Tours & Flexible Services

Arrive in Luang Prabang-City Tours (Meal-Lunch)
Welcome to Luang prabang. Upon arrival, Meet your guide transfer to your hotel.
After lunch, Visit National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: breakfast-Lunch.

Day 2

Hmong Village Trek– Kuang Si Waterfall

Early morning, You may want to get early to participate an Arm-Giving, hundred of monks walking along side walk to collect rice, food and fruits from laymen.

Around 0900am, Meet your guide and Visit Ock Pop Tok Weaving Center, where local are weavers and you can also find local nice silks: https://ockpoptok.com/. After that we will enjoy a short visit through the Luang Prabang countryside. On the way you pass through beautiful scenery and rural landscapes with rice terraces and pineapple fields. You visit Ban Long Lao, a local H’mong village where the culture, customs and language are all different to mainstream Laos. Your trek starts from the H’mong village and takes about three hours through primary forest and jungle on the way visit the Hermit cave and refreshment at the spring before reaching the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfall. Lunch can be taken at the falls with time for relaxation, swimming and the possibility to climb to the top of the waterfall. Afterwards you return to Luang Prabang in time to catch the sun setting over the Mekong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: breakfast-Lunch

Day 3

Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw

After breakfast your guide and private car will pick you up from you hotel and you will drive approximately 3hours to Nong Khiaw. After checking in to your hotel you will enjoy lunch at Nong Khiaw Riverside.

After lunch visit the historical cave of Phathok. The Nong Khiaw villagers used this cave as a war shelter during the “Secret War”, to shelter people from bombs dropped in the region. It is about a 30 minute gentle walk from Nong Khiaw town and takes you through beautiful scenery. Learn more about a secret part of the Lao history and explore the historical caves with your guide. From the cave you will have a beautiful view of rice paddies and the valley. Walk back to Nong Khiaw along a small path through the rice paddies or other choice, You can hiking up about 1hour & half to Nong Khiau View Point. You can see the whole view of the town and its beautiful nature and nice landscape. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Meals included: breakfast-Lunch

Day 4

Nong Khiau-Muang Ngoy-Nong Khiau

After breakfast, Meet your guide and  We begin a boat trip up along Ou River about 1hour & half to Muang Ngoi and we then continue a boat trip upstream along Ou river about 40minutes to Sopcheang Village, where Lao Loum, Lao Terng and Kamu live there. Along the way, you can see stunning view of the landscape and its beautiful nature. Arrive the village, walking around to see local live. After that return to Muang Ngo for lunch.

After lunch, Walking around the small town to see local lives and its beautiful landscape, relax, take nice photos. Late afternoon, Cruise down along Ou river back to Nong Khiau. Overnight in Nong Khiau.

Meals included: breakfast-Lunch

Day 5

Nong Khiau-Ou Cave-Luang Prabang

After breakfast, Meet your guide and We return to Luang Prabang about 3hour drive. Arrive Ou village, Take a boat cross Khong river visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. We then continue cruise down to Luang Prabang. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: breakfast-Lunch

Day 6

Luang Prabang-Depart

Today, You are free and relax until your flight time, Meet your guide and transfer you to airport for your departure flight. End of trip.


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Luang Prabang hotels

Rating Type Name
Superior (SUP) Villa Chitdara (or similar)
Deluxe (DLX) Maison Dalabua (or similar)
Superior (SUP) Luang Prabang View Hotel (or similar)

Nongkhiau hotels

Rating Type Name
Standard bungalow Nong Khiau River Side in Nongkhiau(or similar)

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The pricing for this tour varies according to group size and time of year.

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Price includes:

1. All land transport & transfers listed on the itinerary
2. Meals as listed on the itinerary
3. Services of an English Speaking guide throughout the tour
4. All services as listed in the itinerary, including the Mekong river boat trip
5. Lao Government Tax
6. All Accommodation

Payment policy

Deposit 20% of total amount after confirmation of the tour packages.
Total payment should be made 25 days before tour start.

Cancellation policy

Less than 30 days: 20 % charge
Less than 20 days: 40 % charge
Less than 15 days: 50 % charge
Less than one week: 70 % of the tour price
No show: 100% charge

Child policy

Under 24 months old:
sharing twin room with 2 adults in the same bed is free of charge (if an extra bed is needed, charge is as described below).

02-12 years:
sharing twin room with 2 adults – 25% discount for an extra bed and breakfast and 50% discount without extra bed and breakfast