Visiting attractions: Luang Prabang Nong Khiaw
Tour is started from: Luang Prabang
Tour is finished from: Luang Prabang
Durations: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1:  Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

This morning you will be driven to Nong Khiaw, a rustic town on the banks of the Ou River in north-central Laos. Arrive in time for lunch, and take in the dramatic scenery of limestone cliffs behind the river. Then catch a boat to Ban Somjam, a small village of around 70 families, where you will spend the next two nights in a local homestay. Spend the afternoon wandering around the village and meeting the families or beat the heat and take a dip in the Ou River with the locals. Lao society places a high value on modesty and women must wear clothes or a sarong in the river.  The evening’s highlight is dinner and conversation with your village hosts. You may either spend the night in a village headman’s house or a nearby bungalow that offers a bit more privacy. Both options have basic bathroom and toilet facilities.

 

Day 2: Nong Khiaw
Wake up to the sound of village life and a traditional Lao breakfast of sticky rice, chilli paste and eggs. Next, set off for more exploration of your of the village, stopping to greet friendly and curious locals along the way. Join in the fun and play football with the kids or teach them a new game. Watch the women weave traditional garments, while the men go off farming, fishing or hunting. In the evening, the

Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

villagers will perform a traditional animist rite called a Baci ceremony and you will be given a cotton string to tie to your wrist for luck. This is their way of thanking you for coming, and it involves dancing, singing and a feast!

 

Day 3: Nong Khiaw –Pak Ou – Luang Prabang
After breakfast, say your goodbyes and board a boat for a five-hour journey down the Ou River. Stop for lunch near the Pak Ou Caves and afterwards explore the caves that are filled to the brim with hundreds of Buddhist statues left by devotees hoping for good fortune.  You will arrive in Luang Prabang late in the afternoon.

 

Included in above prices:

  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Gov’t taxs and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water

 

Exclusive of above prices:

  • Accommodation on a twin shared basis (quote separately)
  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic airticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses