Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport you will be met by a ‘See Asia Differently’ representative and transferred to your hotel, where you have the afternoon to relax and settle into your new surroundings.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: _/_/_)
Day 2: Luang Prabang to Oudomxay
Your day starts with a visit to Wat Xiengthong before leaving Luang Prabang behind to travel north to Oudomxay. Your journey takes you through rolling countryside, where you can admire the beauty of the Nam Ou River and the surrounding rice paddy fields. This route is particularly good for its mountain views and remote Hmong villages, including Ban Xong Ja and other Kamu villages.
Overnight in Oudomxay (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 3: Oudomxay to Phongsaly
Today you will continue your journey to the province of Phongsaly stopping enroute to visit the secret and famous Buddha of Prachao Singkham. Once here you have time to stretch your legs and explore the village. After a local lunch you then continue your journey all the way to Phongsaly.
Overnight in Phongsaly (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 4: Phongsaly to Khounsouknoy to Changtern
A walking discovery tour of the area awaits as you head to Ban Khounsouknoy, a Phounoy tribe village famous for its production of green Lao whisky (Lao-Lao). Your trek continues along the Nam Long River, following the route made by French soldiers during the Vietnam War. After a picnic lunch you then trek through some thick jungle before reaching the Akha tribal village of Ban Changtern, where you spend the night with a local family.
Overnight in Changtern (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 5: Changtern to Peryenxangkao
Another day of trekking awaits as you continue to walk along mountain ridges, jungle, bamboo forests and some stunning landscape before arriving at Ban Sopngam, a Laoseng tribe village. Lunch is served on top of a viewing point, then you have to trek higher up to Ban Peryenxangmai, an Akha tribal village, before the day is over, where you settle in for the night.
Overnight in Peryenxangkao (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 6: Peryenxangkao to Phongsaly
Your last day of trekking takes you through some young forests and upland rice fields to the village of Ban Chakhampa. Once here you have time to explore before continuing on to the Nam Ou River, here you take a private boat downstream to Ban Hatsa, where you will enjoy lunch. After lunch you will take a public bus back to Phongsaly town for a well-deserved rest.
Overnight in Phangsaly (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 7: Phongsaly to Muang Khua
After all that walking, today starts with a leisurely morning market stroll before heading to Ban Komaen to visit a tea plantation. After a refreshing cup or two you continue your journey to Hatsa, where you board a local boat for a cruise down the Nam Ou River to Mouang Xamphan. At the hydro power station you then take a short transfer to the village of Muang Khoua.
Overnight in Muang Khua (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 8: Muang Khua to Muang Ngoi
Today a relaxing boat cruise awaits as your private boat cruises downstream to Nong Khiaw. This particular stretch offers stunning limestone karst scenery and beautiful remote villages, including Ban Sob Jaem, a Khmu and Lao village that can only be accessed by boat. After lunch you have time to discover Tham Kaang, the former sheltering cave for local villagers during Indochina War (1960-1972). After time to reflect you return to Muang Ngoi.
Overnight in Muang Ngoi (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 9: Muang Ngoi to Luang Prabang
Enjoy another magical day on the Nam Ou River taking a traditional long-tail boat for a leisurely trip downstream all the way to Luang Prabang, arriving in time for lunch. Luang Prabang is a tranquil town with gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop. In the afternoon you enjoy a city tour visiting the National Museum, the UXO Centre and then some incredible temples, such as Wat Visounnarath, known as ‘The Watermelon Stupa’ due to its shape.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/L/_)
Day 10: Luang Prabang (Elephant Experience & Kuang Si Waterfall)
Today you will immerse yourself in a wonderful and ethical elephant experience that is situated on the picturesque banks of the Nam Khan River. Here you will be introduced to the protected Asian elephants and go out for a scenic ride. After your experience you take a short boat ride to the amazing Tad Sae Waterfalls, where you can relax, take a swim and enjoy lunch. After seeing the Kuang Si Waterfall, more wildlife awaits as you visit ‘Save the Bears Rescue Centre’ before returning to town.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 11: Luang Prabang
Your free to spend the day at you wish. Take time to explore your surroundings, or simply sit back and relax.
Overnight in Luang Prabang (Meals: B/_/_)
Day 12: Depart Luang Prabang
Today you have plenty of time to enjoy the town as you wish before being picked up and transferred to the airport for your departing flight home.
Airport pick up and drop off
Overnights as mentioned
Excursions as mentioned
Transportation in private A/C vehicle
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – excludes drinks)
All flights unless included in itinerary & Visa fees
International airport tax (Included in Airline Ticket)
Meals, unless mentioned differently
Beverages and personal expenses
Other excursions and entrance fees
Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness)
Please note: You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it as well as bringing with you 4 passport size photos with you for your visa, as well as having a couple spare.
Start planning your holiday today
Call us on +44 (0)208 150 5150, send us an e-mail [email protected] or use the form.
Your next steps:
1Get in touch and talk to our specialist Asia travel team
2We then craft a unique and tailor-made itinerary just for you.
3We will stay in touch with you all the way through your holiday experience
4Pack you bags and get ready for your Asia holiday of a life time
On arrival in Asia we will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and then sit down to run over your holiday program again. We then introduce you to your local guides and give you some helpful local travel tips; such as local restaurant and bar suggestions and some cultural insights.
Towns & Cities in Laos
Laos has no shortage of captivating destination to visit on your holiday. Refer to our Towns & cities guide to plan the perfect trip.
Our Favourite Hotels in Laos
There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in Laos. So we have selected a few of our most favourite and characterful hotels; giving you a taste of what you can expect.