Ethnic Encounters,

traditions & customs

HIGHLIGHTS :

 

Exclusive Mekong river cruise

Cultural visit of Luang Prabang & its temples

Ethnic encounters

Walk through rice fields

Boating on the NamOu river

Cave, waterfall & temple visits

Traditional laotian gastronomy

 *** Ethnicities & Discovery off the beaten tracks ***  

PROGRAM  12 days - 11 nights

  • Tour code : CRDE 1012

  • Departure / Arrival : Chiang Rai / Luang Prabang

  • Time period: all year round

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

  • Half board

  • Accommodation choice : charming or luxury hotel, 3 nights in homestay, 1 night in local guesthouse, 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

Handcrafter tribes Tay Dam and Tay Lue 

Oudomxay – Na Mor – Bountai

 

You will go back on the road heading Namor, close to the chinese border. You will be on a small trail through the rice fields. Discovery of the traditional tobacoo houses, visit off Akha tribes villages, and of a smalll local market. Dinner and night in the village, Tay Lue tribe.

DAY 07

Boating on the Nam Ou river

MuangKhua – MuangNgoi – Tay Ead village

You will spend the morning time boating on the Nam Ou river. Visit of Ban Muang Ngoi and a weaving village. Walk for 1h30 through rice fields surrounded by mountain. Visit of the Tham Kang cave. Dinner and nigh in a Tay Ead village.

DAY 09

Local encounters and way back to Luang Prabang

Hmong village – Ban NaLuang - Luang Prabang

 

You will walk for 1h30 in the heart of the laotian countryside to finally reach a small village. Visit of a weaving village of the Tay Lue ethnic group. Way back to Luang Prabang by minivan. Arrival by the end of the afternoon. Night in charming or luxury hotel.

DAY 11

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

Mountainous landscapes of Oudomxay

LuangPrabang – Oudomxay

 

You will leave Luang Prabang in a minivan heading north. Panoramas of mountains, and several tribe village crossings. Encounters with different ethnic groups. such as Tay Lue, Khamu, Tay Dam and Hmong.  Arrival at Oudomxay in the

afternoon. Night in a charming hotel.

DAY 06

Exploring the Akha country

Bountai – PakNamNoi – MuangKhua

You will continue your trip heading the Vietnamese border. Visits and meetings with the Akha, Hmong and Khamu tribes. Arrival at Muang Khua by the end of the day.  Walk in this town with only few tourists. Night in a local guesthouse.

DAY 08

Discovery of the Hmong country

Tay Ead village – Hmong village

 

You will visit the Tay Ead village, then you will discover the daily life of the inhabitants by walking for 1h30. Transfer by boat. Then, you will walk for 1h30 in the countryside on a farmer trail used by the local villagers. Dinner & night in a Hmong village.

DAY 10

Last moments in Laos

Luang Prabang - ...

 

Free time until your transfer to the airport by minivan. Lunch and dinner at your expense. Night not included.

DAY 12

Contact

Email : info@orlatours.com

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

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