5-Day Laos Unleashed

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Tour type

Tour Level: High level

Tour Comfort: Luxury

Tour Period: 5 Days

tour highlights

  • Experience the real Laos as you visit traditional villages and explore their culture
  • Trek along beautiful nature trails to remote minority tribes
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Explore incredible local markets
  • Ride a boat down the Nam Ou River

tour details

Experience the beauty of Laos and immerse yourself in its traditional culture and hilltribe villages.

Pick up at hotel in Luang Prabang and drive to Luang Namtha. While on the road, visit the Ban Thabu Thai Dam (Black Thai) Village and the Ban Songja Hmong Village. Upon arrival in Oudomxay, visit Vat Santhipeab and then have lunch at local restaurant.

Continue to Luang Namtha and then check in and have dinner at the guesthouse.
Eat breakfast at guesthouse and then wander through the Luang Namtha Museum. Afterward, drive toward Nam Ha NBCA, which is a 2,224-square-kilometre National Biodiversity Conservation Area. Go on a soft trek in the NBCA to visit ethnic minorities’ villages consisting mainly of Hmong, Thai Dam, Thai Daeng (Red Thai) and Kalom.
Enjoy a picnic lunch en route and then return to Luang Namtha by car.

Eat dinner and retire for the evening at a guesthouse.
Begin the day with breakfast at guesthouse followed by a drive to Muang Sing, a town near the Chinese border. Visit Yao (or Mien) minorities’ villages and then check in at a guesthouse.

Afterward, eat lunch at local restaurant, visit Ikhor (or Akha) minority’s villages in the afternoon, and then have dinner at a local restaurant.
Eat breakfast at guesthouse and then visit the local market where the ethnic minorities from the surroundings come daily to trade their goods. Drive back to Luang Namtha and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Oudomxay and along the way visit the Ban Lakkhammai Lanten Village.

After arriving in town, check in at a guesthouse and eat dinner at local restaurant.
Before departing by road to Ban Don Ngeun, eat breakfast at the guesthouse. Once in town, have lunch at local restaurant and then board a traditional riverboat for a trip along the majestic Nam Ou River. Travel downstream to the village of Pak Ou at the confluence with the Mekong River.

Continue by car to Luang Prabang to be finally dropped off at the hotel.

includes

  • 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

excludes

  • 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

notes

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: LE5

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