Jewels of Laos,

from North to South

HIGHLIGHTS :

 

Exclusive Mekong river cruise

North & South discovery tour

Cultural visit of Luang Prabang & Pakse

Walk through  rice fields

Ethnic encounters & Farmers daily-life

Waterfall, temples, caves

Traditional Laotian gastronomy

 *** Cultural discovery, North & South ***  

PROGRAM  14 days - 13 nights

 

  • Tour code : CRDE 1014

  • Departure / Arrival : Chiang Rai / Pakse

  • Time period: All year round

  • Guiding : English or French speaking guide + private driver, vehicle & boat

  • Domestic flight Luang Prabang - Pakse included

  • Half-board

  • Accommodation choice : charming or luxury hotel, plus 1 VIP camping night possibility

  • Private group: 2 participants minimum

  • Price per person : **** USD (for a group of 4 persons)

First steps in Laos

... - Chiang Rai - Ban HouaySay

 

Welcoming at Chiang Rai Airport by a Thai driver, then road to Chiang Khong, border crossing and entry to Laos. Night in a charming hotel.

DAY 01

Cruise & PakOu caves

Pakbeng - Pakou - Luang Prabang

 

2nd day cruising on the Mekong towards Luang Prabang. On the way, stop to visit a fishermen tribe village and the  PakOu sanctuaries. Choice of a night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 03

KuangSi Waterfall hiking

Luang Prabang  - Hmong village - Kuang Si - Luang Prabang

 

You will go through the countryside to reach a village of the Hmong ethnic group. 2h30 walk to the source of Kuang Si Falls. Afternoon at the waterfalls, swimming, walking in the jungle, visiting the bear center. Choice of a night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 05

River, ethnic villages, rice fields

Nongkhiaw – Muang Ngoi - Tay Ead Villages – Muang Ngoi

 

1h transfer on a traditional boat on the NamOu River, then hiking for 3h30 in rice fields surrounded by mountains. Visit of the ThamKang cave, Tay Ead villages, and discovery of their daily life. Back to Ban Muang Ngoi. Night in local guesthouse.

DAY 07

First steps to the southern kingdom

Luang Prabang – Pakse

domestic flight 1h40

 

Transfer to Luang Prabang airport. Domestic flight to Pakse. In the afternoon, visit of Pakse: its local market, Vat SaLao, Vat Chomphet, Vat Luang and the Mekong banks. Choice of a night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 09

Discovery of the 4000 islands

DoneKhong – DoneKhone – Lippi – DoneKhone

 

A local boat will drop you at the peaceful island named Done Khone (1h30). Transfer to the Lippi waterfalls by foot or boat depending on your motivation. Then, you will get onboard small canoes and may see freshwater dolphins. You will reach the island named DoneKhone. Night in a charming resort.

DAY 11

Meetings with the ethnic groups of the Bolaven plateau

Tad Fane - Tadlo - Pakse

 

You will reach the TadLo waterfall and visit villages of ethnic minorities This will be the opportunity to discover other cultures, beliefs and traditions, as well as to interact with members of the tribes. Choice of a night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 13

Mekong river cruise

HoueySay - Pakbeng

 

Transfer to the pier. Here begins your two-day cruise on the Mekong by private slow boat. Two stops in Hmong and Lao Loum villages. Lunch on board. Arrival in Pakbeng. Night in a charming hotel, luxury hotel, or camping on a Mekong beach.

DAY 02

Luang Prabang, its temples & local markets

Luang Prabang

 

Cultural tour of the city, with the morning market, the Royal Palace & the temples named Vat Mai, Vat Sene, Vat Xiengthong &Vat Visoun. Lunch in a local restaurant, walking through the shop streets, Mount Phousi & the night market. Night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 04

Relaxing in the idyllic town of Nongkhiaw

Luang Prabang – NongKhiaw

 

You will leave Luang Prabang by private minibus towards the North. Landscapes of rice fields, mountains, visits of tribal villages Tay Dam, Khamu, some of which host handicrafters. Free afternoon

 in NongKhiaw at the heart of beautiful rocky mountains & river landscapes. Night in resort.

DAY 06

Villages of handicrafters

& local encounters

MuangNgoi – weaving village - Nongkhiaw – Luang Prabang

Transfer by boat to get to the village of weavers and see Lao people at work. Meeting with local fishermen. Then way back to Luang Prabang by  Nongkhiaw. Choice of a night in a charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 08

Visit the ruins of the Vat Phu Khmer temple

Pakse – Vat Phu (Champasak) – DoneKhong (Mekong island)

 

Transfer by local boat on the Mekong heading Champasak. Visit of the Vat Phou temple dated from the pre-Angkorian period. Departure to the very south of Laos by private minibus to DoneKhong, in the 4000 islands area. Night in a charming hotel.

DAY 10

Mekong Waterfalls

DoneKhone – KhonePhapheng waterfalls – Tad Fane

 

Heading the very south Laos and Khone Phapheng, the largest waterfalls of the Mekong. Visit of a mask crafters village. Then, transfer on the road to the plateau of Bolavenes. Mountains, coffee fields and breathtaking waterfalls Tad Fane (200m). Night in a charming resort.

DAY 12

Last moments in Laos

Pakse - ….

 

Breakfast at the hotel, then free time until your transfer to the airport. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Night not included.

DAY 14

Contact

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29/2 Chaosomphou Road, Visoun Village, Luang Prabang, LAOS

Tel: +856 71 212656

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