Highlight of the north (Luang Prabang – Oudomxay – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang)

Highlight of the north (Luang Prabang – Oudomxay – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang)

Day1. Arrival – Luang Prabang

On arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After you have had time to rest and freshen up we will head off to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on we are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham

 

From there we will climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River. 

 

Decenting the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Your evening is free to explore the city or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day2. Luang Prabang – Oudomxay – Nam Kat Yorlapa (Train)

This morning you have the option and opportunity to rise early and participate in the daily morning ritual of Alms Giving, you will experience saffron-clad monks collecting offerings or ‘Alms’ from faithful local residents. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the daily procession.

 

Return to your hotel and transfer to high-speed train for short distance to the north where the home to the ethnic minority groups. On the way, you will enjoy spectacular view of mountain range and green forest from the both side of the railway. Upon arriving, you will be met and transfer you to the deep jungle resort of Nam Kat.

 

We start a day tour by Green bus to information center and introduce by camp manager before Cycling from information Centre 5 km - Trekking 900 m through the forest and through Kua Ou Bridge to Namkat waterfall. Zip-Lining (18 lines) through Namkat waterfall and the rainforest along the Namkat river. Overnight at Overnight in Nam Kat Resort. (B)

 

Day3. Nam Kat Yorlapa – Pakbeng

We leave the resort after breakfast and drive towards Pakbeng via Oudomxay, the most mountainous area in Laos. The road conditions are good. Oudomxay province is residence to a mixture of 23 ethnic minority groups. We make a few rest stops along the way, which gives you the opportunity to see the ethnic minority groups of Hmong, Khmu, Black Thai and Lu; Hmong hill tribe people. The hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly; welcoming you with waving hands and smiling faces. Along the way; we drop off to visit some more Khmu, Tai Dam (Black Thai), and Hmong villages and pottery, handicraft villages at Ban Nyor, arrival at Pakbeng by sunset and browse the daily evening hill tribe market before checking in to your hotel. Overnight in Pakbeng 

 

Day4. Pakbeng – Trekking (B)

Breakfast, we head for day activities, your guide will take you to villages by 17 Km north of Pakbeng town to visit the Khmu villages on a red-soil road, passing small forests, rice fields, some spectacular scenery and a rustic village with wooden bamboo houses. Stop along the way for photo ops of the local children and hard-working farmers in the field. On arrival at the home of a Khmu family at Ban kham village, take part in daily life, including some step of peeling rice by hand During your time in the village, your guide will introduce you to some traditional customs of the Khmu people and how difference between three biggest ethnic groups in Laos, back to town for lunch and afternoon, we visit temple at Wat Cheng and Wat Kokkor and local market observing the variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit. Overnight in Pakbeng

 

Day5. Pakbeng – Luang Prabang (B, L) (Cruise)

Breakfast, we board traditional local boat on the mighty Mekong River downstream to Luang Prabang. A relaxation day ahead on board cruise your journey reversing back to UNESCO heritage down. You pass areas of un-spoilt forest with little villages along the riverbanks and perhaps the odd elephant or two with his mahout. You will visit a Hmong village and have the opportunity to explore the village. Lunch is served on deck as we enjoy the slow paced cruise. We will pull over for a visit to Pak-Ou Caves, an ancient pilgrimage site and containing thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. Arriving in Luang Prabang around sunset we will transfer to your hotel. Your evening is free to explore the town or relax at your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day6. Luang Prabang – Departure

Depending on your flight time this morning we will visit to the Arts & Ethnology Centre and take a stroll through the Morning Market before transfer to the airport for departure.

 

 

Location

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

5-Star Hotel

Luang Prabang

Souphatta Hotel

 

Avani+

 

Standard

Maison SVP

Deluxe

Oudomxay

Nam Kat Yorlapa

Nam Kat Yorlapa

Nam Kat Yorlapa

 

Deluxe

Deluxe

Deluxe

Pakbeng

Le Grand Pakbeng

Le Grand Pakbeng

Le Grand Pakbeng

 

Mekong Villa

 

Mekong Villa

 

Mekong Villa

 

Included in above prices:

  • Accommodation in twin shared basis
  • Private, Airconditioned Transport
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to sites stated in the itinerary
  • Train ticket
  • Meals: daily breakfast and 1 lunch on board cruise
  • Gov’t tax and service charges
  • Luggage handling
  • Drinking water

 

Exclusive of above prices:

  • Visas and Immigration fees on arrival
  • Domestic air ticket
  • Int’l air tickets to/from Laos
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Lunch or dinner unless stated in the itinerary
  • Single room accommodation (quoted separately)
  • Child or adult in triple share accommodation
  • Foreign language guides other than English
  • Peak Season or Special Events Surcharges
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses

 

Additional Remarks:       

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on flight availability, road and/or weather conditions and room availability.
  • Group of 10 persons and above will use separate vehicle in Luang Prabang due to UNESCO restrictions on large coaches entering downtown Luang Prabang.
  • Hotels listed above may not meet international star rating standards, especially in the remote areas where accommodation options are limited.
  • Room rates quoted above do not include compulsory fees for special events, peak season such as Christmas and New Year or Gala Dinners etc.
  • Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax increases and USD currency fluctuations.

 

Le Grand Pakbeng

The Resort Address: Ban Donkham, Pakbeng District, Oudomxay Province, Laos

Tel: +856-81-214036

Tel: +856-81-214035

whatsapp: +856- 20-55506791

Email: booking@legrandpakbeng.com

Website: www.legrandpakbeng.com

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