2-Day Shangri-Lao Camping

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Tour type

Tour Level: High level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 2 Days

tour highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional Lao-style lunch
  • Float downstream on a bamboo raft
  • Camp overnight in a luxury tent under the stars
  • Learn to bathe an elephant

tour details

Experience luxury in the wilderness of Laos and have an unforgettable adventure.

Accompanied by an English speaking guide, transfer via VIP minibus from the hotel in Luang Prabang to the ‘Shangri-Lao Explorer Camp’ 15 kilometres outside of the city. Leave luggage at the camp's reception and get an introductory tour of the camp. The guide will talk about the elephants and then there will be an opportunity to speak with the onsite veterinarian, feed the elephants and relax by the riverside.
Afterward, take a 3-kilometres through the forest and over hills to a hidden valley. Once in the Huay Sae Valley, enjoy a luxury lunch with traditional Lao food and wine by a secluded waterfall. Depending on the water level, it is possible to swim in the natural pools. Continue on a 1-hour trek through the dense jungle, crossing bamboo bridges and passing waterfalls with blue pools. Down at the Nam Khan River, a luxury bamboo raft will be waiting. Slowly float downstream on this relaxing one-hour journey.
There is also an option to visit the Tad Sae Waterfall for 30 minutes before returning to the camp. Enjoy an afternoon coffee break while watching traditional village life of farmers and fishermen along the river. In the late afternoon, arrive at the camp and check into a room. Spend the rest of the day at the Jacuzzi swimming pool or go for a walk with the guide and visit the nearby local village.

In the evening, a have a delicious barbeque dinner served under the starry sky before retiring for the night in a luxury style tent.
Get up early and meet the elephants down at the river to witness their daily bathe. After breakfast, check out of the accommodation and leave the camp around 10:00 am.

Return to the hotel in Luang Prabang by VIP minibus.

Notes: Small deviations in the tour programme are sometimes necessary depending on seasonal variations in weather, road and/or river conditions and room availability. All times are approximate and are subject to change. The Tad Sae Waterfall is dry between February and July.


  • Accommodation in shared double/twin room with air conditioning (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= Breakfast, L= Lunch & D= Dinner
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water available in the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Laos (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lao Pimai (New Year)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities, etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking or when available
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


Upon request, a licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide can accompany participants for the whole duration of the trip at an additional cost.

Tour code: LPQTSHA2

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