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Ethnic Immersion

Cruise, Trek & Tribes

TOUR CODE :  CRTR 1006

DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL : Luang Prabang

DURATION : 6 days + 5 nights

TIME PERIOD : October to June

GUIDING : english speaking guide

PRIVATE GROUP : from 4 to 14 persons

HIGHLIGHTS :

  • ethnic encounters and immersion in the villages   

  • hiking in rice fields, jungle and mountains

  • cruise on the Mekong

  • 3 days of hiking (difficulty from 2 to 7/10)

  • homestays

​​PRICE PER PERSON : 933 USD (group of 4 persons)

Decreasing according to the number of people

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DAY 01

First ethnic encounters

Departure from Luang Prabang by private minivan on the northern roads to reach the Nongkhiaw area. Visit of ethnic villages (Tay Lue, Tay Dam, Khamu). A mountain trail through millet and rice fields cultivated on mid-mountains offers breathtaking panoramas. Arrival at the Hmong village by the late afternoon. Dinner and stay overnight in the village.

Meals : -, L, D  //  Night : homestay

Itinerary : Luang Prabang - Nongkhiaw - Hmong village

Activities : 3-4h hiking (for volounteers)

DAY 02

Jungle trek in the Hmong country

The trekking day begins on a mountain trail with crossings of millet fields cultivated by the tribes living in altitude. 3 hours of climbing up to reach a Hmong farm isolated from everything. Epic jungle trek and bamboo forest offering magnificent views on the surrounding mountains and a passage through a rocky chaos. Arrival at a Hmong farmers village. Dinner and stay overnight in the village.

Meals : B, L, D  //  Night : homestay

Itinerary : Hmong village - Hmong village

Activities : 6-7 h trekking (1000m downhill)

DAY 03

Immersion in the villages and hike in rice fields

Way down the mountain on a small countryside trail to the NamOu River. Traditional wooden boat ride to a small village of weavers. Then way downstream the river to dock in the village named Muang Ngoi. 1h30 walk in the rice fields dotted by karst mountains. Visit of the ThamKang Cave and arrival by late afternoon in a village of the Tay Ead tribe. Dinner and stay overnight in the village.

Meals : B, L, D  //  Night : homestay

Itinerary : Hmong village - Muang Ngoi - Tay Ead village

Activities : 3h walking + 40mn cruising

DAY 04

Traditional boat ride and Laotian countryside

Morning walk in the heart of the Laotian countryside and visit of villages before returning to the traditional boat and go down the NamOu river to reach Nongkhiaw. Free afternoon in this small town located on both banks of the river between two mountains. It is a superb place for chilling and relaxing in a hammock.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : resort along the river

Itinerary : Tay Ead village - Nongkhiaw

Activities : 1h30 hiking

DAY 05

On the way to Pakbeng, small villages and great panoramas

Day on road towards Pakbeng through Oudomxay. This route runs through breathtaking mountain landscapes and authentic villages of the Tay Lue, Khamu and Hmong ethnic groups. Arrival in Pakbeng by the end of the day. Settlement in the hotel, then you can relax quietly on the banks of the Mekong river.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : local hotel

Itinerary : Nongkhiaw - Oudomxay - Pakbeng

DAY 06

Mekong cruise

Day cruising on the Mekong on a private traditional slow boat to Luang Prabang. The river is dotted with mountains, large cliffs, limestone rocks dug by the monsoon rains. On the way, visit of the famous PakOu caves with thousands of Buddha statues. Arrival in Luang Prabang by the end of the afternoon.

Meals : B, L, -  //  Night : not included

Itinerary : Pakbeng - PakOu - Luang Prabang

Activities : 7-8h cruising

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