Laos Tour 12 Days to Remote Areas offers you exactly adventure experiences to less-seen destinations of Laos. Starting from Luang Prabang, this Laos Tour Itinerary takes you to remote areas Oudomxay, Luang Nam Tha, Phong Sali, Muang Khoa, Nong Khiaw. With 12 days traveling in Laos, you will enjoy all its unique activities such as trek through forest and tea fields, boating on river, hand-on crafts making, meet friendly local people and overnight at the safari tent in the middle of the paddy fields.
Upon your arrival at Luang Prabang, our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in the town. Enjoy a good rest to recharge your energy for the orientation city tour. The must-see destinations include Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, and Mount Phousi. Surely, the sightseeing and photography opportunities are numerous as each of the sites preserves the ancient architecture and impressive beauty. Later on the day, enjoy the welcome dinner at a local restaurant. The nightlife will go beyond your expectation as the dinnertime will cover performances of Laos’s traditional dance and folk music. After dinner, go for a tour around the city and head to the vibrant night market. Look for the local handicrafts and Laos street food in the local market. Also, you can try chatting with the Laotians to buy some items and watch their ways of doing business. Return to the hotel.
The natural destination today is the isolated Tad Hoikhua waterfalls that remain as untouched and stunning as a fairyland. The off-the-beaten-track trekking trails will let you be immersed into Nature, and this ecotourism trip will leave a strong impression on how beautiful Laos nature is. You can challenge yourself by ascending to the upper parts of the waterfalls, experience the Zipline over the green jungle and the colorful flower garden. After that, let’s dip ourselves into the cool natural pool, have a picnic party in the spectacular settings. The keywords of today are “fun and nature.” Amid the untouched natural landscape, Zipline in Laos will definitely bring excitement and the second-to-none adventure. Some first minutes of Zipline might scare you, but the next minutes will be full of joy.
Enjoy the morning voyage upstream the legendary Mekong River to reach the hidden Kamu Lodge. The boat trip is so fresh and scenic that will please you to watch the scenery, the local activities on the riverside, and the transparent water. On the boating routes, there will be time to discover the mystic and revered Pak Ou Caves that enshrine thousands of the Buddha statues left by the pilgrims. Pak Ou Caves are also famous for the imposing landscape which ensures the incredible photos of Nature. In the afternoon, go to see some local villages within a walking distance. A distinctive trait of this package is the night at the safari tent amid the rice fields that the nature lovers will highly appreciate. This safari experience can build your courage, love, and respect for Nature.
Leaving Kamu Lodge, the cruise will continue heading to Pakbeng. Enjoy the peace and remote countryside landscape in the Pakbeng town. After checking-in in your resort and relaxing by the pool overlooking the mighty Mekong River, go out to discover the distinctive town and watch the life activities of the local hill tribes who are exchanging their goods in the market. The time in Pakbeng will be absolutely bustle-free that you see no traffic jam or city dusk. It is the tranquility and the unique hill-tribe lifestyle that make Pakbeng an ideal stop prior to the drive to any other destinations. Other highlights of the little village, riverbank, and unspoiled forest help you to be completely nature-friendly. A good night’s sleep is a certain thing.
Note: Departure schedules of Shampoo Cruise: Every Tuesday/ Thursday/Saturday and Sunday
Travel to the north of Laos and arrive at Luang Namtha. Highlights of this province cover Laos’s houses, the golden pagodas, the ethnic villages, the hill-tribe markets, and colorful costumes. There will also stand out the banana and corn plantation fields to take pictures of. There will be chances to meet how Laos’s farmers harvest on the fields or how the local merchants do business in the market. Upon your arrival, expect to meet the hill-tribe villagers and cherish their colorful dresses. Luang Namtha is home to the ethnic group of the Khamu, Akha (Eko), Hmong, Yao, Black Thai, and Lanetene. The pristine town promises the memorable expedition that you meet the groups who preserve their own language, costumes, culture, and traditions.
Things to see in Luang Namtha include Luang Namtha Stupa, Phou Pouk Stupa, Ban Nam Ngaen, and Ban Pieng Ngam; therefore, the itinerary is sure to cover them. The temple visit will give you some insights about Laos’s religious architecture and belief. The accompanying tour guide is there to give you the history information about the attractions as requested. Later, pay a visit to Ban Nam Dee village in which you can witness and attend the authentic activities of the locals. Take your real-time opportunities to try paper-making, natural dyeing, and traditional weaving. The practices on the spot will bring memorable experiences. Then, join the Baci ceremony, have dinner, and enjoy a good-night homestay in a house of the friendly host.
Experience the early morning drive to Phongsaly province, the most northeast sector of Laos. As one of the least visited corners in Laos, Phongsaly preserves the untouched Nature and original ethnic lifestyle of many hill tribes. Around 77% of the area is forested; therefore, it opens the pristine green world for the nature lovers and adventurers to discover. And if you’re keen on the ethnic culture, costume, and tradition, this is an ideal destination to witness the mix of the hill tribes. Some tribes live in Laos for decades while the others might emigrate from China. The ethnic groups such as Khamu, Black Thai, Red Thai, Yao, Leu, Hor, Akha, Hmong, Yang, Bid, Lolo, etc., have their own identity, language, wedding ceremony, and silver-making secrets.
The mainly-forested Phongsaly provides the off-the-beaten-track trails for green trekking amid the lush forest and to the traditional ethnic villages. The 3 Greens trek tour will let you be immersed into the primitive settings which might strengthen your passion for Nature and increase your environmental awareness. There will be some stops at the green tea plantation and Laos’s whiskey. Also, take a challenge to climb up the Phou Fa Mountain, and then relish the panoramic view of the whole town. Sleep at a hotel in the town.
Phongsaly preserves the 400-year-old tea plantation which is known as the oldest one. Therefore, don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the tea sceneries which look absolutely imposing. While the air is fresh, the vista is green and cool. It’s certain that you’ll have a happy time in this age-old plantation which has long welcomed the countless number of visitors. After that, take a transfer to the idyllic Muang Khua in which you will spend the night. But before the night comes, take your time discovering the lovely hidden village on foot. The walking around this village will feast your eyes on the picturesque riverscape and taste some Laos’s food. This spot is not linked to the nightlife activities, so go to bed early to prepare for the exciting tomorrow.
After breakfast, get ready for a cruise trip downstream Nam Ou River to the charming Nong Khiaw village – a top recommendation for those that want to get out of the major hubs like Luang Prabang and Vientiane. The vista in Nong Khiaw remains peaceful and spectacular while the local villages preserve the ethnic lifestyle and culture in an original way. This rural area of Laos will offer you some quiet moments amid the limestone sites, the off-road villages, and the forgotten caves. Go for a stroll around the site, watch houses of the Hmong and Khmu communities, and take pictures of the rice paddies or the untouched jungle. Another great option to have a drink on the local bars and restaurants, enjoy a sundowner with Beer Lao and some food.
Northern Laos’s 100 Waterfalls trek is a famous activity to do. In that sense, start a day with a cruise trip along the Nam Ou River to a little village. Upon your arrival at the village, disembark and be ready for a full-day trek to the unparalleled 100 Waterfalls. The jungle hike across various cascading waterfalls and ethnic villages will become highly memorable to everybody. Though it will be an exhausting day, but rewarding and exciting. You will experience a trek through the virgin jungle, hill, rice paddy, teak forest, river, and more. Each “obstacle” leaves you with a strong impression on the magnificent Nature. Subsequently, trek back to the river, and then embark a boat to return to Nong Khiaw.
Morning transfer back to Luang Prabang for the departure flight. If possible, you can further discover some local villages on the routes for more photography opportunities and more delightful experiences. End of Adventure Laos Tour 12 Days.
Note: 03 hour transfer from Nong Khiaw to Luang Prabang, so the departure flight should be in the afternoon after 14h00.
Valid till 20 Dec 2019
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