Vietnam - Laos Conecttion, 7 days

Tour Overview

Get out of Vietnam and enjoy the natural beauty of Laos on this seven day trip through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes and charming towns.

Our tour will start from Vietnam and Laos border gate and takes Muang Khua where we do a trek to see the hilltribe people. From Muang Khoa, we take a boat trip along the scenic Nam Ou River and stay in peaceful village of Muang Ngoy, which has no internet or telephone lines. Here we will trek through stunning landscapes, lush jungle and small villages and visit three different villages of Lao Loum, Hmong and Khmu. We board a local boat for a short trip to Nong Khiaw, a beautiful town by the Nam Ou River. After catching a glimpse of  Nongkhiaw, we travel by road to Luang Prabang. We will discover ancient monuments and temples, including the sacred monument of Wat Visoun, the temples of Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai, and the former Royal Palace. We will ride our bike  to the Tad Sae waterfall and enjoy an elephant ride in jungle. This gives an unique experience of Laos

Tour Information

Tour HighLight

+ Visit small rural villages in Muang Khua on a trekking day, meeting people from ethnic minority communities and learning about their way of life.

+ Experience what it is to step back in time, visiting the peaceful village of Muang Ngoy which has no internet or telephone lines

+ Trek  in the spectacular region of  Muang Ngoy and visit the village of Lao Loum, Hmong and Khmu

+ Catch a glimpse of Nongkhiaw Town,  a beautiful and rustic town by the Nam Ou River

+ Visit the mysterious Pakou Caves and some craft villages around Luang Prabang

+ Explore the ancient town of Luang Prabang, with visits to its ancient temples and monuments, as well as its surrounding natural sites. Learn about Luang Prabang’s heritage with guided tours of Wat Visoun, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Mai and the former Royal Palace - now the National Museum

+ Take in Luang Prabang local life by witnessing the saffron-clad monks collecting offerings on the streets at sunrise, shopping at the bustling night market and trying delicious local cuisine

+ Ride your bike to discover the villages in Luang Prabang, enjoy an elephant ride and boat to  Tadse Waterfall.

+ Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most out of your time on this tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Pang Hok – Muang Khua Trekking

Greeted  at Pang Hok bordergate by our guide and driven to Kuang Khua. Start trekking  in Muang Khua, visit mountain scenery and hill tribe villages.

OVERNIGHT: Laos MEALS: Lunch

On arrival at Pang Hok border gate, you complete the immigration formality and enter Laos. You are greeted by our guide and transferred to Muang Khua, which sits at the confluence of the  Nam Ou and Nam Phak Rivers.  This small town was once an important stop for road and river traffic; however, the dynamic face has changed since the appearance of highway and  hydropower dam. We break our journey in Muong Khua to start our trek into the remote area where many villages remain untouched from the mass tourists for centuries.The local transport takes us away from the town center, delivering to the trekking place. We blaze the local track with our local guide and walk from flat terrains to undulating mountains. The trekking is difficult at times; however some physical preparation will help you to maximize the enjoyment from this adventure. The guide prepare our pinic lunch in a peaceful place. The traditional Laos foods are simple with many organic ingredients collected from the natural wilderness, but it is still an unforgettable experience. We continue walking to  Ban Dongkham village, home to two different hill tribe groups. They are Akha Lama and Tai Yuang people who are still retain their old age culture and traditions. We see how local villagers working on fields, making Lao whisky or taking care of their domestic animals. The walking adventure ends up with a transfer back to Muang Khua.

Day 2

Muang Khoa – Muang Ngoy

Take local boat along Nam Ou River to Muang Ngoy. Stop to see riverside villages of  Muong Samphan and Ban Kana. Arriving in Muang Ngoy, check in simple hotel and stroll around to visit Muang Ngoy Village.

OVERNIGHT: Muang Ngoy MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Muang Ngoy Trekking

See Nam Ou River again on a shot boat trip. Spend this day treeking in Muang Ngoy, exploring scenic landscape and three different villages of Lao Loum, Hmong and Khmu people.

OVERNIGHT: Muang Ngoy MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Muang Ngoy – Nong Khiaw - Pakou Caves - Luang Prabang

Leave on boat trip along Nam U River for Nong Khiaw. Climb view point to admire panoramic scenery of Nongkhiaw. Drive to Luang prabang with stop over at Pakou Caves, Ban Xieng Lek, Ban Xang Khong, 

OVERNIGHT: Luang Prabang MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Luang Prabang

Spend  this day exploring Luang Prabang Town.  Visit Wat Xieng Thong, Royal Palace, national Museum, Wat Mai and Wat Visoun. Walk up  to Phousi hill  to visit this hill top temple and catch view of Luang Prabang.

OVERNIGHT: Luang Prabang MEALS: Breakfast

Day 6

Luang Prabang – Biking – Elephant Ride – Tad Sae Waterfall

Start cycling to upstream of Nam Khan River. Along the way, visit Wat Phon Phau and Henri Mouhot Tomb. Enjoy elephant ride through lush jungle and take boat ride to visit Tadse Waterfall. Relax or visit baby elephant before cycling back to LuangPrabang.

OVERNIGHT: Luang Prabang MEALS: Breakfast

Day 7

Luang Prabang – Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to  airport for departure

OVERNIGHT: No MEALS: Breakfast

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What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

6 nights at hotel  on twin sharing basis

Included Meals:

6 breakfast (B), 3 lunches (L)

Guide/Leader:

English speaking guide. French, Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Trekking in Muang Khoa

Boat trip along the Nam Ou River

Sightseeing of Pakou Caves

Sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang  with entrance fee

Biking excursion, elephant ride and boat trip in Tad Sae Waterfall

What are Excluded?

 

Transport  to Vietnam – Laos border gate/from Luang Prabang , Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night, airport -hotel -airport transfer)

Visa fee to Laos and  travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?

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Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.

 

PASSPORT & VISA

The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter Laos, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit  Laos without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.

 

VACCINATION

At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Laos.

 

CUSTOM REGULATION

Based on the current custom regulation of Laos , visitors can get free import : 200 cigarettes or 500 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;  2 liters of alcohol or wine or 5 liters of beer;  1 item of perfume or eau de toilette; personal effects.

The foreign currency in amounts exceeding USD 2,000.- (in cash or checks) must be declared on arrival or departure.

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