Explore Northern Laos Tours-Luang Prabang-Luang Namtha- Houayxai-Pak Beng-Luang Prabang

  • Destinations: Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Type: Culture & History, Minorities, Nature, 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 – Nam Ha NPA – Khmu-Lanten – Luang Namtha(Meals- Breakfast. Lunch)

We depart from Luang Namtha at 8:30am and drive for 30 minutes southwards to Ban NamHa or KhuaSoung (Khmu village) which is the starting point of our trek. We will start the trek by walking on a “dancing” bamboo bridge and through Khmu farmland and we will go uphill for a while before the terrain gets more flat. Only during the rainy season that it may be bit slippery from time to time. We will cross a few small and beautiful streams. The dense canopy is shading us and keeps the temperatures comfortably cool and the hike enjoyable. In the forest there are different vines running from the top of the big trees to the ground and you will see some edible herbs and spices. In the jungle there will be some case study activities of the ways of local people, such as making wild life traps, bamboo arrow shooting and collecting forest plants and baby rattans for the picnic lunch. After lunch we continue the trek through the forest for a while, then head to the village, if you are not too tired, on the way back to town and the hotel, we may stop in some villages such as a Lanten village which is known for its paper made of bamboo pulp and Ban Nam Ngan village famous for Blacktai cotton, silk and alcohol. After that return to your hotel. Approximately: 1 hour transfer & 6hours trekking

Meals included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 4

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.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 5

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 6

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 7

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

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Optional program (extra day):


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

Luang Prabang

Rating Type Name
Standard (STD) Rama Hotel
First Class (FST) Manoluck Hotel
Superior (SUP) The Grand Hotel

Oudomxay

Rating Type
Executive(DLX) Namkatyorlapa

 Luang Namtha

Rating Type
Executive(DLX) Namkatyorlapa

 Huayxai

Rating Type
Executive(DLX) Namkatyorlapa

Pakbeng

Rating Type
Executive(DLX) Namkatyorlapa

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 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