Nam Tha, Nam Ou & Nam Lik Rivers

14 Day Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane.
Our tour guide picks you up and transfers you to your hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon your guide will show you around Vientiane and visit some famous Wats. At Wat Sisket there are 10136 Buddha statues built between 1818-1824. Continue to Wat Horprakeo, original home of the emerald Buddha.
Wat Xiengkuan is an interesting blend between Hinduism and Buddhism.
After that you head to the UXO project for the blind in Laos.
On the way back to the hotel we will stop on the bank of the Mekong for sunset. Overnight stay.

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
After breakfast you will take our private van for a 3 hour trip to Vang Vieng.
Here a beautiful mountain valley and river pass through the middle of town. You will arrive before noon and in the afternoon tour around Thumjung Cave and Phou Kham Cave. Then on to a mulberry farm for the start of a relaxing tube ride down the Namsong river.
Overnight stay.

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang
After breakfast you take our private van to Luang Prabang.
On the way we will stop at the best recommended scenic views and mountain villages to take photographs.
Arrive in Luang Prabang, a World Heritage site, before sunset.
Overnight stay.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Kayaking on the Nam Ou river
After breakfast you will ride in a songthaewfor about 2hrs to Ban Lathahae.
Before you begin kayaking your guide will explain techniques such as how to pass the rapids and rocks. You will then take the kayak down the river for an enjoyable and exciting trip. Lunch is on the bank of the river. There is also a stop at Ban Houay Lueng, home of Kmu tribe people.
Then continue to the historical Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers. Our car or zongtael will pick you up there for transfer back to Luang Prabang
Overnight stay.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Kwangsi waterfall
After breakfast you visit Kwangsi waterfall. This park is lovely and great for swimming. The people of Luang Prabang find herbal medicines here and the caves were also used as survival shelters during the 1964-1973 secret war.
Picnic at Kwangsi waterfall and later in the afternoon return to town and relax. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Luang Prabang- Luang Namtha
After breakfast you take a private van on a long 10 hour journey to Luang Namtha. On the way you will see a lot of interesting things by the roadside,
including local people selling their own vegetables and produce.
Arrive in Luang Namtha before sunset.
Overnight stay.

Day 7; Luang Namtha – Cycling
After break fast you will enjoy the views cycling through a mountain valley and villages. Learn how local people here live and use bamboo for doing nearly every thing. Then take a little trek through the forest.
Overnight stay at Bamboo Camp.

Day 8: Trek from Bamboo Camp – Ban Lanten 4-5hrs
After breakfast your guide will show you around and teach you about the local herbs and vegetables, and the native animals.
Then continue with a trek up and down the mountain where you will see more of the Nam Ha forest protected area, and break for a picnic lunch.
After that you will do a long walk to meet hill tribe Lanten people. They are originally from Tibet and have a very interesting culture and language.
Overnight stay at a Lanten home stay.

Day 9: Trek from Lanten tribe – Thai Dam tribe
After breakfast you will continue to trek to Thai Dam.
You pass through lot of jungle forest with tropical plants, and also hill tribe Akha villages. Akha only live in the northern part of Laos.
There will a picnic lunch on the way.
You arrive at Ban Thai Dam in the late afternoon. Here you can learn about silk weaving and the different lifestyle of these people who are quite well organized. A tuk tuk will pick you up and transfer to Luang Namtha.
Overnight stay.
Day 10: Luang Namtha – Muangkwa
After breakfast you continue with a long ride in our private van to Muangkwa.
On the way you will pass through Oudomsay province and Chinese trading towns. There will also be a stop to enjoy the hot springs in Nam Park. After that you will enjoy great views and see how the locals make salt.
At noon you will see the ten days markets where all the mountain tribes come down to trade their own produce. They also wear their traditional dress.
Arrival in Muangkwa before sunset.
Overnight stay.

Day 11: Muangkwa – Ban Sop Chem
After breakfast you will take the boat for a mighty cruise down to Sop Chem.
You will see many kinds of birds, village tribes, fishing, and school students. Take the boat crossing along the Nam Ou river for the impressive mountain valley views. Arrive at Ban Sop Chem before sunset.
2 nights at a home stay here.

Day12: Sop Chem – Ban Muang Ngoi Kao
After breakfast you will take a small boat cruise for visit to a cave and villages. At noon return to the home stay and relax.

Day 13: Sop Chem – Nong Kaiw – Luang Prabang
After breakfast you take the boat cruise down to Nong Kaiw. Continue by van, stopping at a tobacco garden, and then on to Luang Prabang.
After arrival, there is free time for leisure and relaxation.
Overnight stay.

Day14: Luang Prabang – departure

After breakfast we transfer you to the airport. This is the end of our service.