DAY 1 LUANG PRABANG
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure. Time to explore the the little former royal town by your own. In the evening opportunity to visit the little night market.
DAY 2 LUANG PRABANG - OUDOMXAI
You will leave Luang Prabang in the morning and drive most of the time through the mountain wilderness. On route you will visit some of the many Hmong hill tribe villages who live in these remote areas. Later in the afternoon you will arrive in Oudomxai and visit the colorful local market of this provincal town. Overnight at simple but clean hotel.
DAY 3 OUDOMXAI - MUANG KUA
The tour goes on through the fascinating wilderness of the north. Today you will do also some short treks to visit hill tribe villages of the Akha and Khamu. In the afternoon you will reach Muang Kua. Take a stroll at
this little town and observe the daily life in a typical small Laotian town. Overnight in the town centre.
DAY 4 MUANG KUA - MUANG NGOI
Today start a bit more slowly. Visit the local market where also some women from the surrounding hill tribe villages sell their vegetables. Late morning you will board the long tail boat and enjoy a 3-4 hour scenic ride on the Ou River. Have picnic lunch at a river beach. Opportunity to take a bath. After lunch continue down the river along beautiful landscapes with some bizare limestone rock formations. You will arrive the town of Muang Ngoi. Spend the night at the guest house on the banks of the river.
DAY 5 MUANG NGOI - LUANG PRABANG
Have breakfast on the veranda overlooking the river. Then continue your journey on the boat down the Ou River. You will reach Pak Ou, the junction where the Ou River flows in to the Mekong. There you will visit the holy Thum Ting caves which enshrine numerous Buddha statues. Travel on down the Mekong and have another stop at a village which is famous for producing rice wine. Late afternoon you will be back in Luang Prabang. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
DAY 6 LUANG PRABANG
Transfer to the airport...or extend your stay, depend on your further schedule.
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Visa available after your arrival in Luang Prabang against a fee of US$ 30.- Information about flight/boats to/from Luang Prabang you can find on our itinerary LAO704
Airconditioned transportation during the tour, English speaking tour guide, all transfers and excursions mentioned in the above itinerary, all entrance fees, accommodation 2 nights at middle class hotel in Luang Prabang and 3 nights at simple tourist class hotel or guest houses in the north, daily breakfast, lunch during tours
Visa, all drinks, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, tips and personal expenses