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Real Laos Tour

Duration 18 days 17 nights

Day 01 Houay Xai – Luang Namtha – Muang Sing (L/D)

Meet our local guide and heading to the North-East of Laos to the town to Luang Namtha. This road has recently been improved and is now a very smooth and comfortable drive. We visit hill tribe villages along the road at Muang Phouka and other surrounding area. Luang Namtha, which is located on the banks of the Namtha River, is a land of rugged mountains and beautiful tropical forests and shares its border with China and Myanmar. Then we continue our way to Muang Sing- the first capital of Lu’s principality, which is also home to various hill tribe communities in the afternoon. There is a significant Chinese population and a lot of trade goes on between here and China. We stop along the way at the Akha hill tribe village. This ethnic group originally lived in China but immigrated into Laos over a century ago. They are very poor, but have a vibrant culture and an interesting history. Overnight at Muang Sing

Day 02 Muang Sing – Visit the surrounding (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

The remote mountainous area is beautiful and Muang Sing is ideal for adventurous trekking expedition. After breakfast we walk around this town observing the daily activities of ethnic minorities in the village and see the small vendors sell local textiles and crafts in the streets. We leave the village and take a short drive north before taking a half day trek by using the local tracks. We cross some mountain landscape breathtaking in hill tribe villages Yao, Akha and Lanten, where we are sure to attract the attention of many ethnic minorities, as visitors do not frequently encounter this remote part of the country. 2nd night in Muang Sing.

Day 03 Muang Sing - Luang Numtha – Oudomxay ( road ) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, say goodbye to Muang Sing and we continue our adventure trip in the mountainous region and distance in northern Laos. The landscape of verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population makes this an unforgettable experience.

Oudomxay province is home for a mixture of 23 ethnic minority groups. We make a few stops along the way, giving us the opportunity to see the Hmong ethnic minority groups, Khmu, Akha and Taidam.

The Mountaineers are always welcome us sympathetic shaking hands and smiling faces. Overnight in Oudomxay.

Day 04 Oudomxay – Bountai – Phongsaly – ( road) (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the local market of pf the city, then continue by road up noth and making several stops in the villages of ethnic minorities: Ikor, Yao, Hmong and Khmu to see their different lifestyles. Visit Wat Phra Xack Kham temple which houses a sacred Buddha image. We will pass the town of Muang La, the village of Pak Namnoy, Bountai Ban Yo. Arrival in the town of Phongsaly in the after noon and installation in local hotel. Overnight at local hotel in Phongsaly.

Day 05 Phongsaly – Visit the surroundings (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel , a walking visit other outskirts of the capital, including the local market, exploring the beautiful nature around Phongsaly and enjoy the beautiful area of tea on the mountains. During this day trip you can visit the communities of Phounoi or Laoseng, Akkha, villages. Overnight at hotel in Phongsaly.

Day 06 Phongsaly – Pak Namnoy – Mouangkhua ( road) (B/L/D)

After breakfast ,return by road to the village of Pak Namnoy through mountainous region, then turn left on the direction of Muang Khoua district, which located on the bank of the Nam Ou river.

Today Muang Khua plays an important role of stopover for passengers travelling between north eastern part of Laos and Dien Bien Phu and Spa in Vietnam. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel in Muangkhua.

Day 07 Mouangkhua - Nong Khiaw ( boat) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, board private local boat for an unforgettable cruise on the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiow. This particular section provides amazing limestone karts scenery and remote villages, including Ban Sob Jaem, Khmu and Hmong village, which can only be reached by boat. We stop to explore a few sites before reaching our accommodation in Nong Khiaw in the afternoon.

Upon our arrival at hotel, we will have the opportunity to make a bike ride through the picturesque local limestone caves nearby. Overnight at Nong khiaw

Day 08 Nongkhiaw - Luang Prabang – ( boat) (B/L/D)

This morning we continue our journey quietly downstream on the Nam Ou River, enjoying the lush forests and landscapes. On the way we stop to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed thousands of statues of gold lacquered Buddha in various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. We continue our journey to the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang UNESCO. This former royal capital with its gleaming temple roofs, fading colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in modern Asia. Transfer to the hotel in the early evening. For those who love shopping the night bazaar offers a beautiful collection and textiles and hand-made by people of different tribes and ethnic minorities in the country hills surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 09 Luang Prabang – Sightseeing Tour (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit to the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Today we explore some of the main sights of this fabulous city, including the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, the oldest temple of the city: Wat Sene and Wat Mai and the most magnificent temple of Wat Xiengthong. Then climb up 329 steps to the top of Mount Phou Si for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa and enjoy a beautiful view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 10 Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall (B/L/D)

First we visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang.

In the afternoon we drive back to Luang Prabang by early evening in time for a sunset view over the Mekong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 11 Luangprabang – Elephant experience (B/L/D).

After break fast ,at the hotel together with your local guide you will proceed to the Elephant Project and the "Elephant Village" about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a green, natural surrounding, settled on the banks of the Nam Khan river. Here you will be introduced to the protected Asian Elephants and go out for a scenic ride in the beautiful settings along the river. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this 1 hour Elephant ride through which you support the rescue of our former logging Elephants. A stunning landscape, tranquility and lush nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the Elephant. Lean back in your seat and enjoy...Transfer back to the hotel. Free on your own. Over night in Luangprabang

Day 12 Luangprabang – xiengkhoung (B/L/D)

We start early this morning, around 8am for the drive to Xiengkhuang, famous for the ‘Plain ofJars’. The road follows a twisty mountain route, and we make our first stop at Houi Hei, which offers great views of the surrounding mountains. We then continue Ban Kiu Marknao 2, a Khmu village to explore, before arriving in Phou Khoun for lunch. We continue on the road into Xiengkhuang province, reaching our highest altitude of the day 1500m above sea level, just after Phou Khoun. We have time to make a stop at Ban Son Boom, a Hmong village. Our final stops of the day are a reminder that this region played a major part during the Vietnam War – as we visit a hidden Buddha Cave, that served as an army hospital during the war. We arrive at your hotel by early evening. Overnight in Xiengkhoung.

Day 13 Xiengkhoung – Vangvieng (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.

You then transfer for a visit to the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau we start for Vang Vieng, and en-route we have time to stop to admire the scenery from several scenic viewpoints. Vang Vieng is a small village situated between spectacular limestone cliffs and surrounded by green rice fields dotted with traditional houses. The balcony of your hotel affords a splendid view of the beautiful countryside and the magnificent natural formation, as well as magnificent sunsets. Overnight is in Vang Vieng hotel.

Day 14 Vangvieng – Vientaine by Road (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the hotel. We then set out on the road towards Vientiane. En route we stop at Tha Heua, a small village that specializes in dried fish, which you will see hanging in front of the houses.

In the afternoon, we start visiting some the major sights; including the oldest temple Wat Sisaket, an amazing structure featuring remarkable frescoes and Buddha images. We also visit the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Observing the spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset from one of the riverside bars is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 15 Vientiane – Pakse – Bolovens (Tad Lo) (B/L/D)

Breakfast in the hotel.

You will be transferred to the airport early this morning for the flight to Pakse. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by road east into the Bolaven Plateau. The Bolaven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Our first stop is to visit Houey Ten, a Katu village specializing in knifemaking. We then stop tea plantation, followed by a stop at Tad Fan Waterfall, a picturesque twin chute waterfall. We then make a stop at a coffee plantation, en route to Tha Teng Market, a colourful ethnic minority food market. Next we explore another interesting minority village, Ban Bong Neua, an Alak village, that boasts a sacrificial alter. We arrive at the beautiful Tadlo Waterfall in the afternoon, where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Tadlo

Day 16 Tadlo – Pakse – Wat Phou –Khong Island (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we head out of the plateau, stopping first at the attractive Paxuam Waterfall. We then transfer to Champassak and onto Wat Phou, another World Heritage Site in Laos, which became recognized by UNESCO in 2002. Wat Phou is the site of ruins which were once part of a temple built some time before Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. It contains some of the most Ancient Khmer architectures which date back to between the 7-11th centuries. In the late afternoon you will drive to Don Khong, an area of the 4000 islands which is the widest point of the Mekong River during the rainy season, although during the dry months the river recedes, leaving behind thousands of islands and islets. Arrive at Khong Island via ferry early evening. Over night in Island.

Day 17 Khong Island – Khone Island – Phapheng - pakse (B/L/D)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a visit to the surrounding countryside and board a long tail boat as you explore sites on your way to Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". You will see local fishermen at work before returning to the mainland at Ban Nakasang on your way to visit Khone Phapheng, the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia and transfer to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse.

Day 18 Pakse – Departure (B).

After breakfast, Free on your own until transfer to Pakse Airport for your departing flight to next destination. 

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