Northern and Southern Laos Trekking Tours - 14 Days

Northern and Southern Laos Trekking Tours - 14 Days
Tour Itinerary

Trekking to visit ethnic groups of north and south -Luang Prabang (UNESCO)-Vat Phou, Khmer temple (UNESCO) -region of 4000 islands - plateau of Bolavens - immersion in authentic villages - hiking in coffee fields, jungle, rice fields, mountain- 3.5 days of trek (difficulty from 3 to 8/10) - 2 nights in homestay - visits of temples, caves and waterfalls

DAY 01 : Arrival in Luang Prabang City

Arrival in the city of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Welcoming at the airport by the guide and transfer to your hotel. Free time to rest.

Meals : B, L, D 

Accommodation : hotel

DAY 02 : Visit of Luang Prabang City ( B , L )

its temples and markets,,Cultural tour of the city by minivan with the guide: morning market, Royal Palace, Vat Mai temples, Vat Sene, Vat Xiengthong, Vat Visoun. Walk through the historic district, local markets and shops. Climb up the 328 steps of Mount Phousi to admire the magnificent panorama. Visit of the night market in the main street.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : hotel

DAY 03 : Hiking to KuangSi waterfalls ( B , L )

At sunrise, volunteers can attend the traditional ceremony of almsgiving to the monks (without guide). Then, departure by minivan on mountain tracks to reach and visit a village of the Hmong ethnic group. Hike in nature for 3h to reach the spring of the impressive Kuang Si waterfalls located in the jungle. Free afternoo at the waterfalls, swimming, exploring, visiting the bear sanctuary.

Activities : 2h30 hiking

Meals : B, L,

Accommodation : homestay

DAY 04 : Luang Prabang to Nong Khiaw ( B , L, D )

Departure from Luang Prabang in private minivan on northern roads to reach the Nongkhiaw area. Visit of Tay Lue, Tay Dam and Khamu ethnic villages. A mountain trail through millet fields and rice fields, offers breathtaking panoramas. Arrival at a Hmong village in the late afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in the village.

Meals : B, L, D 

Accommodation : homestay

DAY 05 : Jungle trek and rice paddies ( B , L , D )

The trekking day begins on a trail, dotted with crossings of millet fields, cultivated by the tribes living in altitude. 3 hours of climbing up to reach a Hmong farm isolated from everything. Epic jungle trek and bamboo forest offering magnificent views on the surrounding mountains and a passage through a chaos of rocks. Arrival at a Hmong farmers village. Dinner and stay overnight in a village.

Meals : B, L, D 

Accommodation : homestay

Activities : 6-7h trekking (1000m downhill)

DAY 06 : Boat trip, village of weavers ( B , L )

Walk down the mountains on a small path until you reach the river. Boarding in a traditional wooden boat on the NamOu River. On the way, visit of a village of weavers and Muang Ngoi. Then, cruise to Nongkhiaw, a small town on both banks of the river surrounded by mountains. Free time to rest. It is an ideal place for chilling  and relaxing in a hammock.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : resort along the river

Activities : 1h30 hiking + 40mn cruising

DAY 07 : Sanctuary caves of PakOu - Luang Prabang ( B , L )

Way back to Luang Prabang in minivan on the northern roads. On the way, stop at the PakOu site, located along the Mekong River. The waterflow is dotted with large cliffs, limestone rocks dug by monsoon rains and floods of the river. Visit of the Pak Ou caves that host thousands of Buddha statues. Arrival in Luang Prabang in the afternoon.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : hotel

DAY 08 : Luang Prabang Flight to Pakse ( B , L )

Transfer to Luang Prabang airport and domestic flight to Pakse. In the afternoon, visit of Pakse: its local market, Vat SaLao, Vat Chomphet, Vat Luang and the banks of the Mekong.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : local hotel

Domestic flight included

DAY 09 : Trek into the mysterious Bolaven plateau ( B , L )

Contemplation of the breathtaking Tad Fane waterfall (200m high). Then, the trek starts through the coffee and tea plantations, and you will go deep into the jungle towards the TadGneuang and DaneSinexay waterfalls. This immersion in tropical nature will lead to unique and unexplored points of view. In the afternoon, visit of ethnic villages and arrival at the TadLô waterfall where elephants bath.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : lodge into nature

Activities : 3h hiking

DAY 10 : Trek within jungle, ethnic villages and lost waterfalls ( B , L )

Day trekking in the heart of the Bolaven plateau.  Meetings with local people in different villages of Katu and Nge tribes. Rice paddies, river-side crops, dense tropical forest, wild and lost waterfalls in the countryside, mountains, viewpoints ... and a well-deserved lunch-bathing break in a waterfall.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : lodge into nature

Activities : 4-5h hiking

DAY 11 : Weavers of the Katu ethnic group and plantations ( B , L )

Day focused on meeting the Katu ethnic weavers. Discovery of local weaving techniques and opportunity to buy unique hand-woven scarves made by local women. The next stop will be at the beautiful falls of Phaxouam before crossing fields of cassava, and rubber trees. Arrival at your hotel in the afternoon, free time to visit the city.

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : local hotel

DAY 12 : Ruins of the Khmer temple and boating on the Mekong ( B , L )

Get on board of a local boat to go down the Mekong to Champasak, the ancient capital of the south. Visit of the fabulous site of Vat Phou, a temple on the mountain dated from the pre-Angkorian time period. Departure for the extreme south of Laos in the region of the 4000 islands. Its name is due to the fact that the Mekong becomes extremely wide and hosts many islands. On the way, visit of a pre-Angkorian site named Vat Tomô. Arrival at Done Khong.

Meals : B, L,

Accommodation : local hotel

Activities : 1h15 cruising

DAY 13 : Cruising through the 4000 islands and the Mekong waterfall ( B , L )

Cruising on a small local boat through the 4000 islands and the Mekong waterfall. Get on board of a traditional boat heading the peaceful islands of Done Khone and Done Deth. Transfer to the waterfalls of Lippi (Somphamit) by tuk-tuk or by foot. Canoe ride to looking for the freshwater dolphins. Then, contemplation of the grandiose waterfalls of the Mekong named Khone Phapheng. Here the river is roaring and sumptuous. Way back by minivan to the island of DoneKhong

Meals : B, L

Accommodation : hotel

Activities : 1h cruising

DAY 14 : Done Khong - Pakse - Departure ( B )

Way back to the city of Pakse. On the way, visit of handcrafters villages, bamboo weavers and mask sculptors. Free time until your transfer to the airport.

Meals : B

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Tour price: Contact  us

Group size: 2 to 25 pax

Departure date based on your inquiry

Tour Cost Includes:

Meals in tours :L =Lunch , D = dinner , B = breakfast,   

Accommodation in tour - 13 nights,   

Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch,   

Donestic flight from Luang Prabang to Pakse,   

Boat trip, local ferry in tour,   

Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group ),   

English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide,   

Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part),   

Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part),   

Entrance fees and permissions,   

Driver Allowance,    Toll and Parking charges,   

10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

International flight tickets, visa,   

Other personal expenses,   

Accommodation not in tour,   

Tips and Gratitude,   

Travel insurance,   

Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals

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