Explore Northern Laos Tours: Luang Prabang-Luang Namtha-2Days Trekking+Home Stay- Houayxai-Pak Beng-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, River Cruise, Trekking

This trek is ideal for the people want to experience a typical tropical forest and visit some unique villages. You will feel the unique and fresh atmosphere of a real jungle from the NamHa Jungle (the ASEAN Natural Heritage Site). You will see how local people look for their meal: wild mushrooms, baby bananas, herbs and other species. Also, you will hear different kinds of wild life songs and see some birds having their meal in the trees. As for lunch, you will have different taste of local foods on banana leaves, just the way ethnic people do in the jungle.

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Day 1

Private Tours & Flexible Services, Except Shompoo Cruise-Joint-Group

Bangkok-Luang Prabang-Ancient Temple 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: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 2

Luang Prabang – Udomxai-Luang Namtha

After breakfast, Meet your guide and we will drive approximately 7-8hours to Luang Namtha through Udomxai along mountainous landscape. Along the ways, Stop in Udomxai, we then drive up Wat Phouthat to see the whole view of the town and its beautiful landscape.  After that we continue to Luang Namtha. Arrive in Luang Namtha, check in at your hotel. Overnight in Luang Namtha.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Luang Namtha-Doiluckkam–Nalan Village (Meals-Lunch, Dinner)

 Approx. 4-5 hours trekking
Exploration Nam Ha National Protected Area-an ASEAN Heritage Site, trekking to the enchanting natural world hidden deep within the rainforests, Cross sparkling streams by fallen trees or stepping wood bridge under the canopies of mighty old-growth trees, visit the remote countryside of Khmu which the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018 to learn about their lifestyle, culture, traditional and enjoy large of tourism activities offered by community and stay overnight in the Khmu homestay.

The trail begins at Doiluckkhamapproximately 20 km from Laung Namtha town. From here the trail ascends through 10-20-year-old secondary forest until emerging into the upland jungle forest of Nam Ha NPA. The path offers great views as it levels out along a ridge before re-entering the forest. The trees here are much older having long being a major part of the natural history of the area you are trekking through. A tasty Lao-style picnic lunch is enjoyed in the cool upland forest or in the shade of a thatched farmer’s hut. Early afternoon will find the trekkers in the Nalancommunity forest. You will arrival Nalan which the village awarded ASEAN Standard of Community Based Tourism 2018. After check in your homestay you have time to walking around the village and learn about their lifestyle, culture and traditional. After dinner on local food you will enjoy tourism activities offered by community.

Accommodation: Khmu Home Stay at Nalan Village (Khmu Vilage)

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.

Day 4

Nalan Village- Chalernsoukor Nalue Village-Luang Namtha(Meals-Breakfast, Lunch)

Approx. 3-6 hours trekking
In the morning you still have time to visit the village and test Lao Coffee by bamboo cups. After breakfast, on this day we have two option as:

The first option (3-4 hours hike) by hike uphill through forest. Traditional lunch will be prepared end route on the forest path. Thereafter, you will have an easy two-hour hike down the mountain slope until you arrive at the Chalernsoukvillage, where your driver will be waiting for you and shuttle you back to Luang Namtha.

The second option (5-6 hours hike) follow the Nam Ha River through the village of Nalan Tai Village and on through the open cultivated areas of the Lanten people, who are local village residents. We leave the Nam Ha River as the trail steadily climbs for a couple of hours. This is the most challenging section of the trail, but also the most beautiful, as it passes through stands of ancient trees, some five hundred years old, that create a high dense canopy rich in birdlife. We need only pause quietly to hear the forest come alive with a mixed chorus of birds and insects. From the top of the ridge, spectacular northern views lay before you, with Luang Namtha visible away in the distance. The final descent takes the group past upland rice fields and cultivated areas tended by the people of Namlue village. The trail steepens here and can be slippery after rainfall.  But a careful pace with sound footwear will get you down safely to the village of Namluevillage where Lantan and Khmu people live together. And that is where you end your trek, returning to Luang Namtha by Tuk Tuklate afternoon to round off a journey we trust you will fondly remember.

Accommodation: 2* Amandra Villa/Deluxe room
https://www.amandrahotels.com/

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Luang Namtha-Houyxai

After breakfast, Meet your guide and Visit local hill tribe market to see local lives.  We then Visit The handicraft village Ban Pieng Ngam and the distillery village Ban Nam Ngaen, The handicraft village Ban Pieng Ngam and the distillery village Ban Nam Ngaen have two ethnic groups, the Thai Deang and the Thai Kao. The villages are famous for their many different handicrafts.  After that we continue to Houeuisay about 4-5hour drive, Arrive in Houeisay, check in at your hotel. You can walk along River blank during the sunset.

Accommodation: 2*  Houayxai Riverside Hotel/Deluxe River View room
Website: www.houayxairiverside.com

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 6

HOUAY XAY – PAK BENG (Joint-Group)
Cruise down operated every  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
http://www.shompoocruise.com/

Around 0830am, Meet your guide and transfer to  SHOMPOO CRUISE ‘s pier . Then, you will embark for the first time on one of our luxury boats for the Mekong downstream cruise. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in Pak Tha, to have necessary boat documents signed. The second stop will be to visit a Hill tribe village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. The boat will arrive in Pakbeng before sunset, where you will retreat to your accommodation for the night.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7

PAK BENG – LUANG PRABANG

Around 0600am, Attending a compulsory mini package elephant ride for 20-30minutes. After that return to hotel for breakfast. 

At 08:00 AM, the boat leaves Pakbeng. Use your free time in the morning for asking some questions about Luang Prabang and Laos to our guide. Lunch is served on board. In the afternoon, we will make two stop. First, we will visit the famous Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting) and its thousands of Buddha images. The second stop will be at the Lao Lao village, commonly known as the Whisky Village. In there, the guide will provide information about the locally made rice whisky, and you will have the chance to taste it if you wish. You will also have time to enjoy the charm of this small and authentic village, its temple and local artisans. You will be served a typical snack and drink on board in the afternoon. We will arrive in Luang Prabang around 04:30pm, Mete your driver and transfer to your hotel.  Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8

Luang Prabang-Kuang Si Fall-Depart

As an optional, Today you may want to get up early to participating an Arm-Giving, hundred of monks walking along side walk to collect rice and food from laymen. We then visit Fresh morning Market at Prakham village to see local lives.
After breakfast, Meet your guide and We then drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in town, Transfer you to airport for your return flight to Bangkok. Wish you enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Meals included: breakfast


Please make your choice below or contact us for other suggestions.

Luang Prabang

RatingTypeName
Superior (SUP)Sanctuary Hotel
Superior (SUP)Luang prabangview Hotel

 Luang Namtha

RatingType
Standard(STD)villa Amandra

 Huayxai

RatingType
Standard(STD)Houayxai Riverside

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

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Package includes:

– All land transfers
– English speaking guide
– Entry fee
– Meal as listed in program (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
– Private boat trips
– Accommodations
– Lao Tax

Payment policy

Deposit 30% 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

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