Luang Prabang Adventure - Trekking, Cycling & Elephant Trekking (3D2N)

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Tour Code: LPQ-74 Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Go on a grand adventure around Luang Prabang by participating in a trekking and kayaking expedition to discover the remote villages and beautiful sights of nature!

Highlights:

  • Experience Luang Prabang like Never Before by Going on an Exciting Adventure Across the Countryside by Going on a Jungle Trekking and Kayaking Expeditions
  • Visit the Magnificent Wat Phon Phao that is Situated atop a Hill Overlooking the Ancient City of Luang Prabang
  • Immerse Yourself in the Hmong and Khmu Culture by Meeting with the Friendly Locals and Interacting with Them

Tour Description:

Day 1 - Mountain Bike / Elephant Riding / Boat Ride / Tad Sae Waterfall / Trek / Homestay

Your day begins by heading to the local bicycle shop to be properly fitted onto one of the quality mountain bicycles at the ancient city of Luang Prabang. Leave the bustling city of Luang Prabang behind and head to the depths of the lush forest to encounter the Wat Phon Phao. The Wat Phon Phao is located atop a hill amid beautiful trees overlooking the ancient city of Luang Prabang. The Wat Phon Phao has a spectacular golden stupa is one of the few places to have nuns that roam the grounds. Your journey continues to the isolated village of Ban Phanom, that is a stone’s throw away from the Wat Phon Phao temple. The Ban Phano village is well-known for its beautiful silk and cotton textiles, with a weaving process that has been around for a long time. The stunning textiles even caught the eye of the King of Laos, at one point in history and the King purchased an abundance of textiles from the villagers.

Venture further into the trails that will take you to the grave site of Henri Mahout, who was a French explorer in the 19th century and passed away in Luang Prabang. Mahout was responsible for shedding some light on the downfall of Angkor Wat to the Western civilization. Travel through the last stretch of trail that will take you to the shores of Nam Khan river, where an isolated camp is located. From the camp, your journey continues to the spectacular Tad Sae waterfall. The Tad Sae waterfall may not be tall but there are many streams of water that flows through to the pool at the bottom. Enjoy a delicious lunch and relax in the serene ambience of the waterfall. Trudge along the trail near the Tad Sae waterfall to discover more natural pools and ride atop the docile elephants to explore the surrounding environment. Carry on your journey through the beaten trails that will take you across the vast expanse of rice paddy fields and thick jungles to a serene Khmu village. During the evening, you will explore the serene Khmu village and meet with the local people to understand their culture and customs. Immerse yourself in the local culture when you reside at a homestay overnight, located at the base of the limestone mountains, 

Day 2 - Big Jungle Trek / Hmong and Khmu Villages / Homestay

After consuming a delightful breakfast, you will head to the trail that is surrounded by stunning sceneries in the area. Along the hike, you will encounter towering limestone mountains that are blanketed by verdant trees. You will approach a remote Hmong and Khmu village, near a serene lake. Feel invigorated as you stroll along the well-trodden path that is widely used by the locals that live in the vicinity of the trails. Gain some insight on the traditional lifestyles of the local Hmong and Khmu people and other aspects of their minority culture by interacting with the locals. By the late afternoon, you will venture to the overnight homestay that is located within the village, where you will have a chance to delve into the local culture of the Khmu and Hmong people. After delighting in a delicious dinner, you will head to bed and rest for the entire night.  

Day 3 - Jungle Trek / Kayaking on the Nam Ou river

Awake in the serene atmosphere of the homestay and indulge in a delicious breakfast, as a way to start the day. You will begin your journey by bidding farewell to the friendly villagers and starting your trek off the mountain, heading to the Nam Khan river. Bask in the stunning nature of the surroundings that is completely unspoilt by the hands of men. You will arrive at an isolated camp that is along the Nam Khan river, to start your exhilarating kayaking expedition.

Explore the countryside during your kayaking trip, where you will pass by thick clusters of banana and teak trees that congregate along the Nam Ou river. Catch the sights of wide stretch of rice paddy fields and pineapple plantations that are aligned along the Nam Ou river. Stumble upon the Lao Loum and Theung villages that are along the Nam Ou river and gaze at the villagers that are working along the sides of the river. Along the way, you will be provided with a delicious lunch to replenish your energy to carry on with your adventure. By afternoon, your adventure ends and you will prepare to depart from the calm Nam Ou river and head back to the ancient city of Luang Prabang.

Cancellation Policy:

15 - 30 days prior to the tour date, 30% of total package payment incurred.

7 - 14 days prior to the tour date, 50% of total package payment incurred.

1 - 6 days prior to the tour date, 100% of total package payment incurred.

No show, and cancellations on the tour date: No refund allowed.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:50 am - 8:20 am


What's Included:

  • Equipments (kayaks, dry bags, helmet, life jackets etc.)
  • Quality Mountain Bicycle
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Drinking Water
  • Meals (1 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner)
  • Entrance Fees and Permissions
  • Village Project Contributions, including Fair Trek Village Fund Fees
  • Elephant Riding
  • Village Trekking
  • Boat transfers
  • Kayaking Activities on Nam Khan river
  • Car Transfers
  • Accommodations

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Tips
  • Hotel Pick Up/ Drop-off

Additional Information:

  • Minimum two(2) pax for the tour to be confirmed
  • Pick up and drop off service can be arranged for hotels in the city centre, with additional cost. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • High water season is from August to January and low water season is from February to July
  • During low season, the itinerary remains the same except on day 1, you will have an extended bicycle ride along a 37 kilometres route through rice paddies and villages. This trail will not pass by the Wat Phon Phau or Henri Mahout. Elephant riding will be on day 3
  • On the third day during the low season, you will hike out of the mountains to the Nam Khan river for 1.5 hours. You will ride along elephants at a nearby Elephant Village camp and then kayak for 11 kilometres along some rapids
  • Due to the nature of the tour, time changes may appear at any time since we are working with animals and in nature
  • It is advised to bring along shoes that can get wet, sun protection, pocket money for tips, swimsuit, towel and long trousers
  • Accommodations in the overnight village homestay are traditional and basic
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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