Luang Prabang & Northern tribes
Ethnies, Culture & Discovery
TOUR CODE : DE 1007
DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL : Luang Prabang
DURATION : 7 days + 6 nights
TIME PERIOD : during the whole year
GUIDING : english speaking guide
PRIVATE GROUP : from 2 to 14 people (no traveler alone the costs are too high)
Luang Prabang (UNESCO)
ethnic encounters, Akha, Hmong, Khamu, Tay Ead, Tay Lue
cruise on the NamOu River
immersion in villages
3 nights homestay
visits of temples, caves, waterfall
PRICE PER PERSON : 1 000 USD (group of 4 people)
Decreasing according to the number of people
DAY 01 Luang Prabang, its temples and markets
Guided cultural tour of the city by private vehicle: morning market, Royal Palace, main temples Vat Mai, Vat Sene, Vat Xiengthong, Vat Visoun. Walk through local markets and shopping street. Climb up the 328 steps of Mount Phousi to admire the magnificent panorama. Visit of the night market.
Meals : -, D, - // Night : charming hotel
Itinerary : Luang Prabang
DAY 02 Mountainous landscapes of Oudomxay
Departure by private minivan on a country-side road to northern Laos. The mountain landscapes are breathtaking. Meetings with different ethnic groups such as Tay Lue, Khamu, Tay Dam and Hmong. The guide will bond Western and Asian cultures. Arrival in Oudomxay by late afternoon.
Meals : B, L, - // Night : locale guesthouse
Itinerary : Luang Prabang - Oudomxay
DAY 03 Tay Dam and Tay Lue Craftsmen Minorities
After few hours of discovery, the adventure continues on a dirt track with fabulous landscapes, crossing rice fields with terracotta kilns of the Tay Lue tribe along the way. Stop at a small market of the Tay Dam ethnic group where local people sell the products of their crafts. Visit of tribe villages Phouxang, Akha, Tay Yang, Hmong and Tay Lue. Arrival by late afternoon in Bountai. Dinner and stay overnight in a local house in a Tay Lue village.
Meals : B, -, D // Night : homestay
Itinerary : Oudomxay – NaMor – Bountai
DAY 04 Discovery of the Akhas country
The journey continues towards the small town named MuangKhoua where Vietnamese transfer their goods between Vietnam and Laos. Visits of Akha, Hmong, Khamu and TayDam villages in Ban Monesavan. Arrival in MuangKhua by late afternoon and settlement in your guesthouse. Walk in this small town with only few tourists, and crossing of a suspended bridge over the Nam Phak River.
Meals : B, L, - // Night : local guesthouse
Itinerary : Bountai – Pak Nam Noi – Muang Khoua
DAY 05 Cruise on the Nam Ou River and rice fields
Morning cruise on the NamOu river in a traditional boat. You can't get enough of these amazing landscapes that make the splendor of Laos: bamboo sheaves, mountains, cliffs, ... Visit of a village of weavers before docking in the village of Muang Ngoi. Easy walk in the heart of rice fields dotted with karst mountains. On the way, visit of the ThamKang Cave. Dinner and stay overnight in a village of the Tay Ead tribe.
Meals : B, L, D // Night : homestay
Itinerary : Muang Khoua – Muang Ngoi - Tay Ead village
Activities : 4h cruising + 1h30 hiking
DAY 06 Discover the Hmong country
Walk to discover the daily life of the inhabitants and visit of Tay Ead villages. Way back to Muang Ngoi then board on a boat to go down the river. Berthing in the early afternoon, then walk in the countryside on a dirt track used by two villages Hmong and Khamu. One of which is amazing with its houses surrounded by nice and clean grass squares. Dinner and stay overnight in a Hmong Village.
Meals : B, L, D // Night : homestay
Itinerary : Tay Ead village - Hmong village
Activities : 15mn cruising + 3h hiking
DAY 07 Sanctuary Pak Ou caves
After enjoying the hospitality of a Hmong family, visit of the village before walking on a wide track in the heart of the Laotian countryside heading a small village to meet your minivan. Way back to Luang Prabang and visit of the famous PakOu caves on the Mekong River. They host thousands of Buddha statues adorned with red and gold tones, altered by the weather. Arrival late in the day.
Meals : B, L, - // Night : charming hotel
Itinerary : Hmong village - PakOu caves - Luang Prabang
Activities : 1h30 hiking