Your journey begins briefly in northern Thailand, before the short hop over the border into northern Laos: the focus for this trip. Arguably the most scenic and picturesque region of South-East Asia, northern Laos boasts towering mountain ranges and winding valleys covered in rice fields. Dotting the countryside are remote ethnic minority hill tribes where modern life is yet to reach and traditions hold strong.
Your days will be spent exploring this rural region on foot along the many trekking routes and by boat following the Mekong and the Nam Ou Rivers. There will be plenty of opportunity to meet the local villagers and learn about their traditional way of life.
Having thoroughly explored Laos’ remote countryside, head to the big city lights (well, comparatively!) for the final three nights of your trip and immerse yourself in the wonders of Luang Prabang.
Day 1 - arrive Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong
Day 2 - Chiang Khong, Laos: Huay Xai, Mekong River Cruise, Pakbeng
Day 3 - Pakbeng, Muang La
Day 4 - Muang La, 4x4 Adventure & Ban Phavie Trek
Day 5 - Muang La, Phongsali
Day 6 - Explore Phongsali & Tea Plantations
Day 7 - Phongsali, Hatsa, Nam Ou Cruise, Muang Khua
Day 8 - Muang Khua, Nam Ou River Cruise, Trek, Nong Khiaw
Day 9 - Nong Khiaw
Day 10 - Nong Khiaw, Nam Ou River Kayaking, Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang
Day 11 - Luang Prabang, Tak Bat, Walking Tour
Day 12 - Luang Prabang, Living Lands Organic Farm
Day 13 - depart Luang Prabang
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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