Best of Laos Multiactive Trip

Best of Laos Multiactive Trip

This trip gives you the chance to explore the 'real Laos' beyond the tourist spots. It includes a homestay at a traditional local home. With a dash of activities like cycling, hiking and water sports thrown in, this is the perfect balance of fun and adventure for people of all abilities.


Day 1 : Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane, you will meet your guide and driver who shall drop you to your hotel. You have an overnight stay in the hotel.

Meals: None


Day 2 : Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Today you meet your guide and visit some of Vientiane's past and present sites of importance like Wat Sisaket, which is the only structure to survive the Siamese invasion of 1828 intact. Across the street, sits Ho Pha Keo, reconstructed in the 1930s on the site of the original building. It housed the Emerald Buddha which now lives in Bangkok and is now home to a fine collection of Lao artistry. A short journey up Lane Xang street gives you insight on the changing face of the city. Amongst the more modern structures is Patouxai, the Lao Victory Monument. You will also visit Wat That Luang, the most sacred structure in all of Laos. Later, you will see the COPE Visitor Centre to learn about the Secret War which left Laos as the most heavily bombed country in history. In the afternoon, you drive north to Vang Vieng (approximately 3 hours). On arrival, you check-in to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 : Vang Vieng, Kayaking

This morning you visit the Khmu village of Vieng Samay, about 10 km north of Vang Vieng. After an introduction to the basics of kayaking, you board your kayak and begin paddling to Nam Song, encountering small but fun rapids on the way. Your stop at the cave of Tham Nam Thaem that cuts straight through the mountain. You emerge out of the cave with a view of the Nam Kouang valley. You then trek back over a small pass for a Lao style picnic lunch on the riverside. Later, you paddle to the Organic Farm, where mulberry tea and other fruit wines are produced. The Tham Non Cave lies further downstream, one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng and home to a bat colony and 'The Magic Stone of Vang Vieng'. Then you return to Vang Vieng in time to catch the sunset. You have an overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4 : Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang

After breakfast, you check out and take a 6-hour drive to Luang Prabang, where you will have an overnight stay in a hotel.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 5 : Luang Prabang, Cycling & Trekking

Today you choose a fitting bike and start cycling out of town, taking the side road and passing villages along the way. You will see Ban Panom, the cotton and silk hand-weaving village and the grave of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer who popularized Angkor Wat. Here at the Nam Khan River, you can take a dip in the local tributary. After a 1.5 km steep climb, you arrive at the Nam Khan valley, also called the 'hidden valley' of Luang Prabang. You enjoy lunch on a mountain view terrace or along the way (depending on bike route). Later, you cross the river by taking a local boat. You then start your elephant experience with a ride along the Nam Khan or even the Tad Sae waterfall cascades. You can even take a dip here and later you take a motorboat ride back to the camp. A short and easy trek will bring you into the 'Fair Trek Project' area where communities directly profit from your visit. You get to know about the culture and traditions of the Khmu people who have been living here for just about sixty years. You will have an overnight stay in a homestay here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 6 : Luang Prabang, Kayaking

After breakfast in your hosts' house, you continue on a short hike back to the Elephant Lodge. From here you start kayaking on the Nam Khan river for about 4 hours on the Nam Khan, passing only a few small rapids. On arrival in Luang Prabang, you are dropped to your hotel where you shall have an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Day 7 : Luang Prabang - Departure

Today your guide will help you explore this World Heritage Town. You visit the Wat Xieng Thong, a 500 year old temple. You will also visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace, relics from Laos’ royalist past as well as Phousi Mountain. You may climb up the hill for a remarkable view of the area. In the afternoon, you are dropped to the airport for your flight onward.

Meals: Breakfast



  • 5 Nights accommodation at a hotel as per the itinerary.

  • 1 Night accommodation in a home stay

  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 1 Dinner.

  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers.

  • All land transportation as detailed in the itinerary.

  • Services of an English-speaking Local Guide.

  • Sightseeing with admission fees as detailed in the itinerary.

  • Kayaking

  • Water bottles and snacks while cycling.

  • Bike rental – well maintained mountain bikes with helmets.

  • Support vehicle on cycling days.

  • Services of a cycling guide (1 guide per 8 cyclists).

Exclusions:

Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary. Extra nights at the beginning or the end of the trip. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms & conditions apply.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person on twin share basis. This trip operates on a minimum of 6 traveller. Package valid till 31st March 2018. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.