Go on a once in a lifetime cultural adventure across Nong Khiaw to discover the culture and customs of the local people residing in the villages in the area!
Day 1 - Mountain View Hike/ Phatok Cave
Begin your journey with a relaxing drive along a road through gorgeous sceneries that will take you the Nam Ou river at the northmost part of Nong Khiaw. The Nam Ou river is one of the most important rivers as the waters are suitable for transportation of goods. The Nam Ou river is also one of the major tributaries to the Mekong rivers, which is the 12th longest river in the world. During your journey, you will make a stop to the Lao Leu village, that is a weaving village known to produce spectacular artisanal fabrics. Gain some insight on the weaving process from the skilled artisans that reside in the village. Discover the uncommonly-structured styles of the family home that is scattered all around the village and learn about the culture of the local people from your friendly guide.
After visiting the Lao Leu village, you will consume some delicious lunch and savour in the flavourful Laos food. After lunch, you will have the explore the Phatok cave, that is located in the vicinity of the Nong Khiaw. The Phatok cave was once used as a shelter to avoid the American bombs that were dropped during the sixties and seventies in the Second Indochina War. The hidden cave is located at the side of a cliff, where the entrance is located and trudge along a sturdy staircase that was constructed along the side of the rock. Venture upon a much-trodden path that will take you to top of the trail to a viewpoint. From the peak of the trail, gaze at the stunning sights from an elevated perspective, where you can see as far as 20 kilometres. After an exhausting journey, you will return back to a guest house along the banks of Nam Ou river for a night’s rest.
Day 2 - 100 Waterfalls Trek / Riverside Homestay
Awaken within the serene ambience of the Nam Ou river and then indulge in some delicious breakfast, that will fuel your body with energy for the journey to come. Begin your journey by boarding a boat through the peaceful Nam Ou river. Behold the towering mountains that are along the Nam Ou river and the mountains are covered with verdant trees. Catch the sights of villagers hard at work along the Nam Ou river as you slowly approach the bank of the river to explore the riverside village. Observe the villagers as they partake in their daily tasks to bring in resources for their families.
Then, travel along the trodden trails and pass through a wide stretch of rice paddies and along a small stream to stumble upon the 100 waterfalls. Behold the stunning 100 waterfalls amid the wonderful nature and take a dip into the cool pool for some refreshing swim. You will be served a delicious local-style lunch within the beautiful waterfall setting. After lunch, you will make your way to the top of the waterfall, at the perfect spot to gaze over the picturesque landscape of the region. After exploring the 100 waterfalls, you will head to the Khmu village for the night at a homestay that is within the vicinity of the Nam Ou river.
Day 3 - Muang Ngoi / Historic Cave / Local Villages
Your day begins with a boat ride along the Nam Ou river upwards to Muang Ngoi amid verdant jungles and rising mountains, at a distance. Behold the marvellous sights of nature as you travel along the Nam Ou river to a little village called Muang Ngoi. The Muang Ngoi village is a small riverside village that is located at the northern part of Laos, away from the bustling cities. Muang Ngoi has the charm of a small town but it does not have the luxuries like the major cities, which includes internet access. Interact with the warm and friendly locals that reside in the tiny town and learn about the culture and customs of the village. Explore the historic cave that is a stone’s throw away from Muang Ngoi, called the Tham Kang and Tham Phra Kaew as it was a shelter for civilians during the sixties against the bombs during the Second Indochina War. Discover the remnants that were left behind during the war within the caves. Then, venture to the Ban Naa village amid the expansive rice paddy field and tall mountains. Explore the breathtaking village and be warmly greeted by the friendly villagers that are working in their rice fields. Learn about the agrarian lifestyle of the villagers from your friendly guide and by also interacting with the villagers. After a tiring journey, you will head to a guesthouse in Lattanavongsa, where you will rest your head on a comfortable pillow for a long night sleep.
Day 4 - Departure
After consuming some delicious breakfast, you will depart from Muang Ngoi by hopping on a small boat and make your way to Nong Khiaw. You will have a choice to make shortstop and head back to Luang Prabang by using a private minivan. Take a short excursion to visit the Pak Ou caves, which is known to house more than 4000 Buddha statues that may be miniature or huge in size, scattered all over the caves. Visit the Ban Xang Hai village that is known as the Whiskey village. Discover the process of making lao-lao from the villagers, which is Lao’s second favourite rice whiskey, behind to BeerLao in terms of popularity. Depart from the village and head back to the main city of Luang Prabang.
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.