Trekking is an excellent way of seeing the stunningly beautiful panoramas of the charming city Luang Prabang. This city can be easily be explored on foot visiting the major sites of this once royal capital and descending to the top of Phousi Mountain. The trekking is at a moderate level and we even enjoy a traditional boat journey to Muang Khai where we trek over mountain paths to explore some hill tribe villages, and cool off from the heat by splashing into the turquoise pools of the Kuang Si Waterfall. Our adventurous trekking tour is a fun and enjoyable way to experience Luang Prabang
Arrival Luang Prabang
On arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our driver and guide. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we begin sightseeing by visiting the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong temple with its low sweeping roofs; representing classical architecture of Luang Prabang.
We ascent to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. From there we experience the hustle and bustle of the colourful Night Market where you can find a selection of traditional textiles, gifts and souvenirs made by the local people. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang – Trekking – Muang Khai – Khuang Si
After breakfast, we cross the Mekong River for an easy trek to the Ancientroyal temple of Wat Long Khoune and to Ban Chan to visit the traditional pottery kiln.
Afterwards we take a long-tail boat to Muang Khai to continue our trek towards Ban Nong Haew, located high over the mountain where we will also visit the hill tribe villages such as Khmou and H’mong and arrive at the paradise setting of the Kuangsi Waterfall. At this waterfall, water tumbles over multi tiered limestone formations into cool and crystal clear turquoise pools, surrounded by lush forests, ideal for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape when the heat becomes unbearable. You can take a refreshing dip or stroll around the unspoiled natural forests. We also visit the villages of Ban Thaphen and Ban Ouay. Overnight at Ban Thapen.
Khuang Si waterfall – Luang Prabang departure
After breakfast this morning, we drive back to Luang Prabang to visit The National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, and visit the 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.
After lunch the tour ends and you will be transferred to the airport for flight departure at noon. End of Trekking on trail of the mist.
Tour price includes:
• Transportation in private
• Accommodation in twin shared room
• Boat trip as stated in above sights
• English speaking guide
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Meals : daily breakfast at Hotel only
Tour price excludes:
• Gov’t tax
• Visa stamping fee on arrival
• All air tickets to/from Laos
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Lunch or dinner
• Single room (quoted separately)
• Other foreign language guide
• Peak tourist season or special event rates
• Tip, drinks and other personal expenses