Adventure Laos 12 days

posted Aug 11, 2014, 1:51 AM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh   [ updated May 14, 2015, 8:54 PM by Vietnam Travel Tour ]
Rivers, Waterfalls, Forests and Villages

Destination: Vientiane - Vang Vieng ( tube ride) - Luang Prabang (kayaking to pak ou cave) - Luang Namtha (cycling) - trekking (hill tribe) - Bammboo camp - Muangkwa (cruise + hill tribe) - Ban Sop Chem - Ban Muang Ngoi Kao - Nongkaiw - Luang Prabang

Day 1 : Arrive in Vientiane. 
Meet & greet at airport, transfer in for check in
Afternoon city tour of Vientiane: visit Wat Sisket there are 10136 Buddha statues built between 1818-1824, continue to Wat Horprakeo, original home of the emerald Buddha.  Wat Xiengkuan is an interesting blend between Hinduism and Buddhism.  After that you head to the UXO project for the blind in Laos. On the way back to the hotel we will stop on the bank of the Mekong for sunset. Overnight stay. 

Day 2 : Vientiane – Vang Vieng 
After breakfast you will take our private van for a 3 hour trip to Vang Vieng. Here a beautiful mountain valley and river pass through the middle of town. You will arrive before noon and in the afternoon tour around Thumjung Cave and Phou Kham Cave. Then on to a mulberry farm for the start of a relaxing tube ride down the Namsong river.  Overnight stay. 
tube ride in Vang Vieng Laos

Day 3 : Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang 
After breakfast you take our private van to Luangprabang. On the way we will stop at the best recommended scenic views and mountain villages to take photographs. Arrive in Luang Prabang, a World Heritage site, before sunset. Overnight stay. 

Day 4 : Luang Prabang - Kayaking on the Nam Ou river 
After breakfast you will ride in a zongtael for about 2hrs to Ban Lathahae. Before you begin kayaking your guide will explain techniques such as how to pass the rapids and rocks. You will then take the kayak down the river for an enjoyable and exciting trip. Lunch is on the bank of the river. There is also a stop at Ban Houay Lueng, home of Kmu tribe people. Then continue to the historical Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers. Our car or zongtael will pick you up there for transfer back to Luang Prabang. Overnight stay. 

kayaking on Nam Ou river to Pak Ou Cave

Day 5 : Luang Prabang- Luang Namtha 
After breakfast you take a private van on a long 10 hour journey to Luang Namtha. On the way you will see a lot of interesting things by the roadside, including local people selling their own vegetables and produce. Arrive in Luang Namtha before sunset. Overnight stay.


Day 6 : Luang Namtha – Bamboo Camp Trek 
At 9am after breakfast we head to Nam Ha National Park by zongtael. From there we trek up and down mountains through the protected Nam Ha forest. 
Your tour guide will show you how to collect young rattan and herbal plants. Take the time to learn about the plants and use bamboo wood to kindle a fire. 
An organic lunch and dinner will be provided. Enjoy camping overnight at the Bamboo Camp. 

Day 7 : Trek continued 
In the early morning you can walk from the Bamboo Camp to nearby protected areas and see wild animals. After breakfast we will continue the second leg of the trek to Ban Kuasug Kmu. Here you can see how the tribal Kmu people make many things from bamboo, including mats and baskets. Than we head to the Lanten hill tribe people who are originally from Tibet. Learn about friendly native Lanten culture and how they live. We stay overnight at a Lanten home stay. 

Day 8 : Kayak on the Nam Ha river – Luang Namtha 
After breakfast we continue by tuk tuk to visit an Akha tribe. We then kayak down the Nam Ha river, where you may see wild animals and birds. We take a break with a visit to Ban Sop Sim, and then picnic on the riverbank. Then we continue kayaking down the Nam Ha river. It’s a wonderful trip. We then take a tuk tuk back to Luang Namtha and stay there overnight. 

Day 9 : Luang Namtha - Nong Kaiw 
After breakfast we will join another group and drive 3 hours in a van to Oudomsay, then another 4 hours on to Nong Kaiw. On the way you will see villages by the road with houses of bamboo and wood, and the local hill tribe people wearing colourful traditional clothing. Arrive at Nong Kaiw in the late afternoon and stay overnight. 

Day 10 : Nong Kaiw - Ban Sop Chem 
After breakfast we join a boat cruise upstream on the Nam Ou river. On the way we stop at Ban Muang Ngoi Kao to see a cave of stalactites and stalagmites and a great mountain valley Our overnight home stay is at Ban Sop Chem. 

Day 11 : Sop Chem - Ban Muang Ngoi - Nong Kaiw – Luang Prabang 
After breakfast we will take the local boat cruise down to Ban Muang Ngoi, then continue on to Nong Kaiw, and by road to Luang Prabang. Arrive in Luang Prabang before sunset and stay overnight. 

Day 12 : Luang Prabang 
After breakfast, have a break and wait for your transfer to the airport. 

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Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh,
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