Explore the uninterrupted impressive views of Laos by venturing to the Muang Ngoi and Sop Chem village, to witness the traditional weaving skills of the locals!
Go on a magical trip at the outskirts of the hectic cities, where your journey will begin on an upstream ride along the Nam Ou river on the traditional longtail boat ride. The Nam Ou river is a crucial river to Laos as it is mainly used for large-draft boat transportation. Be within the beautifully-crafted nature as you pass by the stunning limestone mountains that are covered with mists. A stone’s throw away from the meeting point of the Mekong river and the Nam Ou river lays the highly respected Pak Ou caves, that is filled with an abundance of Buddha statues. Take in the striking sights of the animals as they take their morning bathe in the Nam Ou river and the villagers starting their daily morning tasks.
Visit the captivating village of Muang Ngoi that is situated in the midst of natural beauty and observe the local villagers running about carrying out their activities. Advance along a beaten path that will take you to an enchanting cave, called the Tham Kang and Tham Phra Kaew caves that is a stone’s throw away from the Muang Ngoi village. The Tham Kang and Tham Phra Kaew caves, at one point in time were used as a shelter for the civilians to avoid the American bombs that were dropped during the Second Indochina War in the 1960s. After exploring the serene village of Muang Ngoi, you will ride along the boat that will take you further upstream to a small but alluring village of Sop Chem.
Gain some insight on the art of weaving from the skilled experts that reside in the quaint village of Sop Chem, which is the home of the Lu hill tribe. Appreciate the stunning artisanal fabrics that are produced by the villagers, with the knowledge that have been passed down by their ancestors. Splurge to your heart’s desire by purchasing the fabrics that are sold at affordable prices. Explore the simple village and catch the sight of the houses that are built with simple materials that are safely nestled near a towering limestone mountain. Then, you will be provided with a delicious lunch that will surely fill your hungry tummy. After lunch, you will bid farewell to the quiet village and head to back to Nong Khiaw on a boat along the river.
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.