Tour highlights: - Luang Prabang - Nong Khiaw
The tour begins & finishes in: Luang Prabang

Nong Khiaw & Homestay 3 Days

 

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:  Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

You will be driven to Nong Khiaw, a rustic town on the banks of the Ou River in north-central Laos, this morning. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the river’s limestone cliffs. Then take a boat to Ban Somjam, a small village of about 70 families where you will stay for the next two nights in a local homestay. Spend the afternoon wandering around the village and meeting the locals, or cool off in the Ou River with the locals. Women must wear clothes or a sarong in the river because modesty is highly valued in Lao society. The highlight of the evening is dinner and conversation with your village hosts. You can spend the night in the village headman’s house or a nearby bungalow with more privacy. Both options have basic restrooms and toilets.

 

Day 2: Nong Khiaw
Wake up to the sounds of village life and the traditional Lao breakfast of sticky rice, chili paste, and eggs. Then, continue your exploration of the village, stopping to greet friendly and curious locals along the way. Participate in the fun by playing football with the kids or teaching them a new game. While the men are farming, fishing, or hunting, observe the women weaving traditional garments.

Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

The Nong Khiaw villagers will perform a traditional animist rite known as a Baci ceremony in the evening, and you will be given a cotton string to tie around your wrist for good luck. This is their way of saying thank you for coming, and it consists of dancing, singing, and a feast!

 

Day 3: Nong Khiaw –Pak Ou – Luang Prabang
Say your goodbyes and board a boat for a five-hour journey down the Ou River. Stop for lunch near the Pak Ou Caves before exploring the caves, which are brimming with hundreds of Buddhist statues left by devotees hoping for good fortune. You will arrive late in the afternoon at Luang Prabang.

 

Trip includes

  • A/C private transport
  • 2 nights at a homestay as indicated in the itinerary
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Gov’t taxes and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water