Northern Laos Trekking & Culture | Private round trip from Vientiane
from $2399 per person
Sightseeing in Vientiane
Culture in Luang Prabang
Trekking in the mountainous north
Visit of ethnically diverse mountain villages
Boat trip on the river Ou
Discover national biodiversity hotspots
Vientiane / Vientiane
Accommodation as described in programBoat trips as described in programDomestic flightsEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTravel insurance
Intl. flightsVisa fees
Additional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on request
Day | Arrival in Vientiane
Upon arrival at the airport in Laos capital Vientiane you will be driven to the hotel. Here you can rest before exploring the city's main attractions, including the oldest temple - Wat Sisaket and the former Royal Temple - Wat Hor Prakeo. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the sacred relic That Luang. If time permits, visit a large market afterwards. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day | Vientiane - Xieng Khuang
After breakfast you will drive to the airport and drive to Xieng Khouang. Once there you will be driven to the hotel. Today you will visit the mysterious Plain Of Jars sites. You will also explore the old town. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, visit surrounding villages in the afternoon. At the end of the day, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day | Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang
After breakfast, head to Luang Prabang, stopping on the way to visit ethnic minority villages of Hmong and Khmu. Lunch will be back at a local restaurant. Once you arrive in Luang Prabang, it will go to your hotel and you will have free time the rest of the day. You will spend the night in Luang Prabang.
Day | Luang Prabang - Ban Na Yang - Nong Khiew
When you're done with breakfast, head north today. On the way you will take a short break at the Ban Na Yang village. Here you can see how the Thai Lui make silk and cotton clothes. Afterwards we continue to eat in the Nam Ban district lunch before arriving in Nong Khiew. There you will check into your bungalow and have free time the rest of the day. You can go for a walk if you want to and also stroll along the Nam Ou River and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the limestone cliffs. You will spend the night in your bungalow in Nong Khiew.
Day | Nong Khiew - Boating in Muang Ngoi - Tam Kang Cave
After breakfast, a boat trip on the Ou River awaits you today. During the cruise, you will be able to observe the landscape until you come to the hidden village of Muang Ngoi, where you will check in at a local bungalow. In the afternoon you will visit Tam Kang Cave and Ban Na village on a short hike. The evening will be spent in Muang Noi where you will spend the night.
Day | Muang Ngoi - Pak Mong - Chong Cha - Oudomxai
Today after breakfast we will take you by boat back to Nong Khiew and from there continue to Oudomxai. On the way, stop in the mountain village of Chong Cha. Once in Oudomxai, you will have lunch in a restaurant before you check in to your accommodation. The rest of the day you can explore the area with the numerous mountain tribes or recover. You spend the night in Oudomaxai.
Day | Oudomxai - Luang Nam Tha - Around Luang Nam Tha
After breakfast, visit the Morning Market, where local farmers sell their crops and medicinal plants from the jungle. Afterwards we drive to Luang Namtha. On the way you stop in the villages Ban Lakhamdeng & Ban Lakhammai. Upon arrival in Luang Namtha, guests check in to the hotel and have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you can use your time freely. Overnight in Luang Nam Tha.
Day | Boating through Nam Tha and Nam Ha River NBCA - Muang Sing
If you have breakfast, visit the Nam Tha & Nam Ha Rivers, both passing through National Biodiversity Conversation Areas (NBCA) where there are 25 different villages. Some of them will visit you with their diverse ethnic peoples. After a picnic, return to your accommodation to check out. Afterwards we continue to Muang Sing. Once there you check in at a local guesthouse and have time for yourself. Overnight you will be in Muang Sing today.
Day | Muang Sing - Luang Nam Tha
After breakfast, visit Hat Yao's local craft shop and go to the local market. Continue with a visit to the Meang Sing exhibition, which is famous for its collection of cultural artifacts that represent the most important ethnic groups in the region. Afterwards visit the villages of the hill tribes Thaidam, Hmong and Akha. Lunch will be back at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you drive to Luang Nam Tha where you stay overnight.
Day | Luang Nam Tha - Vientiane - Departure
Today you can relax after breakfast until it goes to the airport for you to go home.
Round trip through the north of Laos