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Trekking to discover the remote Laos

A light trek to discover the ethnic groups of Laos. After visiting the ancient capital Luang Prabang, the program goes north to visit rural and fishing villages, to learn about their culture, and explore the lush vegetation; rivers, cascades and natural pools await us to enchant you with their still unspoiled magic.

Minimum 4 participants

1° giorno

Arrival - Luang Prabang (- / - / -)

Once you arrive you will be welcomed and accompanied to your hotel.

In the late afternoon you will be accompanied to a local house to take part in the Basi ceremony.
The Basi is an ancient ritual that derives from animism and is celebrated to hunt evil spirits and propitiate luck is often held by village leaders or by real shamans.
The ritual is celebrated in an authentic and traditional way and ends with the custom of binding white cotton bracelets on the wrists as a symbol of protection.
Laotians believe that a human being is a union of thirty-two organs, each has a spirit or Khuan (the word Lao for spirit) to protect them. These spirits often wander out of the body causing an imbalance of the soul which could lead to illness. The binding of the white cotton bracelet on the wrist represents the binding of the 32 spirits to the body, bringing them back into harmony and bringing luck and prosperity.

Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

2° giorno

Luang Prabang (B/-/-)

In this morning, immediately after breakfast, you will visit Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the Million Elephant Kingdom, this wonderful town has for centuries been one of the largest Buddhist centers in the region.
Becoming a UNESCO heritage site in 1995, Luang Prabang still maintains its timeless atmosphere among its spectacular temples and beautiful French colonial-style buildings.
You will begin your visit with the Royal Palace Museum, where you will immerse yourself in the everyday life of the last royal families who ruled Laos before the Phatet Lao took power. After the Royal Palace it will be the turn of the Huan Chuan Heritage House where you can admire the architectural charm of this building and learn about the historical connections in common with the Royal Palace.
Afterwards you will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its particular roof which is an example of the classic architecture typical of the Lanexang style.
Today you will also visit the beautiful Wat Mai and stupa of Wat Visoun, immediately after you will go to the Arts and Ethnology Center to better understand which ethnic minorities populate Laos and what their customs and traditions are.
In the afternoon you will explore the village of Ban Xienglek famous for their excellent textile and handicraft works, here you can observe the craftsmen as they work and you will have the opportunity to buy some artifacts.
To end your day in style, you will climb to the top of Mount Phousi, for a pleasant exploration of the secrets of the golden stupa and to enjoy the spectacular view of the city and the Mekong during sunset.

Overnight stay in Luang Prabang

3° giorno

Luang Prabang - Tak Bat - Hmong Village and Kuang Si waterfall (B / - / -)

This morning at the first light of the sun you will take part in the Tak Bat (procession of the monks) or an ancient Buddhist ritual that still today in Luang Prabang is followed by local monks, before returning to the hotel for breakfast you will stop at a market local.

After breakfast you will drive up to the Hmong Ban Longlao village where you can get to know this ethnic minority with its customs and traditional customs that are completely different from the Lao people.
The Village also coincides with the starting point for direct trekking at
Kuang Si Waterfall, you will walk through the forest and jungle in the wildest nature.
Once you reach the waterfalls you can cool off with a pleasant swim in one of the many natural pools of crystal clear water or take a walk along the paths of the forest that surrounds the waterfalls.
Near the waterfall it is also possible to visit the Bear Rescue Center or an organization that protects a particular specimen of Asian bear. Before returning to the city, you will stop at the Butterfly Park where you can admire splendid specimens of butterflies.

Tips; bring a towel in case you decide to take a bath in one of the natural pools.

Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

4° giorno

Luang Prabang – Oudomxay (B/-/-)

This morning, immediately after having breakfast, you will travel north to Oudomxay. In the first stretch of this wonderful overland you will skirt the beautiful Nam Ou river and, immediately after the lunch break in Pakmong, you will begin the second stretch of the overland where the panorama changes completely. This stretch of road is interesting from an ethnological point of view for the large number of ethnic minority villages scattered in this area, you will be able to stop in several of these villages including Ban Xong Ja a very interesting Hmong village.

Overnight stay in Nam Kat Yorla Pa.

5° giorno

Oudomxay - Ban Phavie (B / L / -)

This morning you will depart on board a vehicle towards Pak Khai. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to observe: beautiful landscapes, rivers, rice fields and small picturesque villages.
Once you arrive you will begin your trekking by following the path traced by the inhabitants of this area.
During the trek you will meet farmers at work in the fields and you can interact with them and get to know their customs and customs in more detail.
You will arrive for lunch time at the beautiful Khamu village called Ban Phavie which is located on the top of a hill where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the area. Immediately after a packed lunch you will resume the trek to reach a waterfall located near the village where you can swim and relax. Immediately afterwards you will return to the starting point of the trek where you will board your vehicle to return to the resort.

Overnight stay in Nam Kat Yorla Pa.

6° giorno

Oudomxay - Nong Khiaw (B/-/-)

After breakfast you will be transferred by road to the town of Muang Khua, from here you will board a boat with which you will sail the scenic Nam Ou river to reach the picturesque fishing village called Nong Khiaw.
On your way down you will stop at several rural villages including the Khmu village of Ban Sob Jaem accessible only by boat. You will arrive in Nong Khiaw in the afternoon and if you want you can take a bike ride to admire the scenery offered by this beautiful town.

Overnight stay in Nong Khiaw.

7° giorno

Nong Khiaw (B/-/-)

After breakfast you will board a traditional boat for about 45 minutes and you will arrive at the Khamu village of Ban Don Khoune,
After an exploration of the village you will begin your trek going up a hill covered with dense vegetation for about 3 hours, passing through numerous waterfalls. You will reach the top where you can have your lao-style picnic lunch enjoying a spectacular view.
After having eaten and rested for a while, you will resume your journey to the starting point of Ban Don Khoune. From where your boat will take you back to Nong Khiaw.

Overnight stay in Nong Khiaw.

8° giorno

Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang (B / - / -)

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road to the village of Pak-Ou which is located at the mouth of the Nam Ou River, and from here your excursion to the Pak Ou caves "Cave of a thousand Buddha's". Always on board of a a boat, you will sail the Mekong until you get to Luang Prabang, before arriving at your destination you will stop in a village famous for the production of a particular Rice Whiskey where you will have the opportunity to see how it is distilled.

Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

9° giorno

Luang Prabang - Departure (B / - / -)

Breakfast and check-out, in good time transfer to the airport.

Quote per persona, a partire da:

PartenzaCat. SatandardCat. Superior
DoppiaDoppia
Dal 1 November 2019 al 30 April 2020€ 1,280€ 1,470
Dal 1 May 2020 al 30 September 2020€ 1,190€ 1,290

Note

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

PROPOSED OR SIMILAR HOTELS:

Destination Cat Standard Cat Superior
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara

(Standard Room)

Maison Dalabua / Villa Maly

(Gran Deluxe Room)

(Superior Room)

Oudomxay Nam Kat Yorla Pa

(Superior Room)

Nam Kat Yorla Pa

(Superior Room)

Not Khiaw Mandala Ou

(Riverside Room)

Mandala Ou

(Riverside Room)

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT

Please note that check-in in hotels is scheduled from 02:00 pm onwards,while check-out must be done until 12:00 am, unless otherwise indicated on site.

SEEN

To participate in this trip you need a Laotian visa, and  a passport is required, which must be valid for 6 months and have 1 free page, 1 passport photo. The visa is paid locally upon arrival (USD 40).

  • Rates subject to reconfirmation for the Christmas, New Year and local holidays.
  • Intercontinental flight on request

Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.10 USD

Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.

Currency block: € 50 per case.

The customer has the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations. The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.


La quota comprende

  • Hotel/s mentioned, if not available other / s of the same category
  • Treatment and transfers indicated in the program
  • Local English speaking guides (with supplement Italian speaking guide)
  • Treatment indicated in the program
  • GoWorld travel kit (backpack, photographic volumes, clothes / trolley holder – according to practical amount)
  • Travel insurance “Zero Risk”
  • Insurance for medical assistance (up to € 15,000), medical repatriation and damage to baggage (up to € 1,000), with the possibility of integration

La quota non comprende

  • Intercontinental flights and airport taxes subject to change
  • Resort Fee or Tourist Tax in hotels, where not specifically indicated.
  • Optional excursions
  • Government and local taxes not in effect at the time of listing
  • Fees for use of camera on the site where required
  • Drinks and / or meals where not expressly mentioned
  • Expenses and extras of a personal nature
  • Excess baggage
  • Currency block (Exchange rate euro / dollar 1.10)
  • Supplementary travel cancellation insurance
  • Supplementary medical and baggage insurance OPZ A: maximum medical expenses up to 55,000 euros / baggage up to 1,500 euros
  • Supplementary medical-baggage insurance OPZ B: maximum medical expenses up to € 155,000 / baggage up to € 1,500
  • GLOBY ROSSA supplementary insurance
  • Anything else not expressly indicated in “the fee includes” or elsewhere in the program
  • Registration fee € 95

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