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Exploratory Adventures
In Northern Laos

Tour code : WT. LAO 23
Duration : 8 days 7 nights,
Type of tour :Private Tour
Start in Bangkok and end in Chiang Khong
Minimum passengers : 2 persons
Trip grade: easy to moderate
Tour Route: Bangkok- Nong Khai - Vientiane - Mekong upstream Boat Trip - Pak lay - Sayabouri - Luang Prabang --Pakbeng - Houey Xai - Chiang Khong

About the tour

An adventurous Mekong upstream journey from Vientiane to Sayabouri, Luang Prabang, Pak Beng and Houey Xay. You will have the opportunity to experience a variety of local people, their fascinating lifestyles and cultures, the magnificent historical ruins, and natural beauty. This trip allow to stray off the tourist track and travel the way local people do. Your overnight stays can vary, whether it be at a standard hotel or a small guesthouse


Day 1 Bangkok-Nong Khai : by VIP bus

19.00 Depart for Nong Khai by an air-cond. VIP bus

Day 2 Nong Khai-Friendship Bridge-Vientiane
am Arrive Nong Khai. Cross the Friendship Bridge and arrive Laos side around 09.30 hrs.

Meet with local guide. Visa on arrival formalities. Travel by van to Vientiane with short visit at the Buddha Park. Arrive late morning. Transfer to Villa That Luang Guest House.

Pm City tour by tuk-tuk. Visit Vientiane and its most famous monuments such as Wat Phra Keo, Wat Sisaket, That Luang Stupa, Patuxay/the Arch of Triumph and the Mekong riverside at sunset. Overnight at Villa That Luang Guest House

Day 3 Vientiane-Kao Lieo-Paklay-Sayabouri

Am Early morning breakfast, transfer to Kao Lieo. Board in a speed boat and ride up the Mekong River to Paklay. Several stops on the way to walk in traditional villages such as Salakham. Arrive at Paklay at lunch time. Continue by road, on a pick-up truck to Sayabouri. Visit on the way villages of ethnic minorties Hmong and Khmus. Arrive late afternoon. Overnight in a Guest House with simple accommodations.

Day 4 Sayabouri-Thadeua-Ban Nala-Ban Ou-Luang Prabang

Am After breakfast, drive on a pick-up truck to Thadeua, a village north of Sayabouri by Mekong River. Visit Ban Nala, a charming village of weavers. Cruise upstream on a slow boat from Thadeua to Ban Ou. Continue by road to Luang Prabang. Stop to the Kouangsy waterfalls and visit the villages of Khmus and Hmong minorities before entering Luang Prabang by the end of the day. Transfer to Punsap Guest House

Day 5 Luang Prabang-Your Own Discovery Of Luang Prabang
Breakfast. Free for your own discovery of peaceful Luang Prabang
Overnight at Punsap Guest House

Day 6 Luang Prabang-Boat Cruise Upstream To Pakbeng
Am Early morning, after breakfast transfer to boat pier. Board on a slow boat and cruise upstream to Pakbeng. Visit on the way Ban Xang Hay, a village specialized in rice alcohol distillation and the holy caves of Pak Ou. Arrive Pakbeng late afternoon. Overnight in a guesthouse with simple accommodations.

Day 7 Pakbeng-Houey Xay-Chiang Khong
Am After breakfast, continue on a speed boat to Houey Xay through beautiful scenery of mountains and forests. Several stops on the way to visit villages of ethnic minorities such as Lu, Yao and Hmong. Arrive Houey Xay before 15.00 hrs. Then cross the border to Chiang Khong in Thailand before 16.30 hrs. Overnight at Ruen Thai Sopapan, the beautiful Thai style of resort, located on the bank of Mekong River. End of Service.

Day 8 Chiang Khong-Departure
Breakfast. Departure