Laos is still very much undiscovered and after decades of isolation, tourists are able to experience Southeast Asia’s best-kept secret. Highlights of this tour include cycling to Tad Hoyoua to visit some villages and tribes, see how the locals live their daily lives, relax and enjoy the spectacular landscape during the Luangsay Cruise.
Cycling to Tad Hoyoua to visit some villages and tribes
Relax and enjoy the spectacular landscape during the Luangsay Cruise
Visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas
Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (None)
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang - Cycling to Tad Hoykoua (B/L/-)
After departing at 8:30 am from your hotel, we cycle to the river bank and take a ferry to cross the mighty Mekong River to Ban Xeng Mene. We cycle off-road, exploring the area with several stops to take pictures before reaching the village of Ban Nakham. The village is popular for sugar cane and Kaolam (sticky rice and beans in bamboo), which are tasty local treats. We continue to cycle along green rice fields stopping in different villages and tribes to see to see how the locals live their daily lives. A local style lunch will be served in Ban Som.
After lunch we continue cycling and pass the villages of Khmu and Lao Loum until we get to the beautiful waterfall, Tad Hoykoua (Hundred families waterfall). After enjoying a refreshing swim we will take the boat upstream back to the city center. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Pakbeng (Luangsay Cruise) (B/-/-)
Luang Say boat leaves Auberge Calao pier at 07h00am (please be at pier not later than 6.45 am) for a cruise up the Mekong to Pakbeng and the Luang Say Lodge. A continental breakfast is served while the boat is cruising to Pak Ou Village, at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, where you will visit the Tam Thing Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board then stop at a hilltribe village where you can watch the traditional process of Lao whiskey production. Arrive at Pak Beng around sunset and check in at Luang Say Lodge. Dinner on the terrace, overlooking the Mekong River.
Day 4: Pakbeng - Houeixai (B/L/D)
Full breakfast at the Lodge. At 7.00am board the boat for the second leg of the cruise. En route one stop is made to observe rural life along the Mekong and observe minorities. Buffet lunch on board and then continue to Houei Say where you will arrive around 5.00pm. You will be transfer to the border to do the immigration formality to depart for Chiang Khong (Thailand).
- Transportation with air-condition in private (1-3: 12 seats; 4-7: 16 seats; 8-14: 25 seats; 15-24: 35 seats; 25-up: 45 seats)
- Accommodation in twin shared room
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- English speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Meals as per program
- Gov’t tax and service charge
- Luggage handling and drinking water
What's Not Included
- Visa stamping fee on arrival
- All air tickets quoted separately
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Other foreign language guide
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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