DAY 1.          Arrival – Luang Prabang              

Upon arrival, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we’ll  visit to The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages and Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Dinner

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Day 2.           Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave – Kuangsy Waterfalls 

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Muangkeo where the local rice wine is produced

In the afternoon, we head out of town 30km to the beautiful Kuangsy Fall. En route, stop to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. We then continue to the beautiful Kuangsy Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Overnight in Luang Prabang

 Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day3. Luang Prabang – Oudomxay (Namkat Yolapa) (Express train C86 12.30 13.45) 

After breakfast, we catch the express train to Oudomxay. Oudomxay province is residence to 23 ethnic minority groups located along the Nam beng river. Upon arrival, you will be met our staff and transferred to the jungle resort Namkat Yolapa. After check into your hotel, we will enjoy a short trek through the jungle to Namkat waterfall. Take your time at the waterfall before returning to the hotel for overnight.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 4: Namkat Yolapa- Muang La

You set off in the morning in the direction of Pak Khai; this pleasant journey gives you wonderful views across the River Nam Pak, terraced rice fields and the small villages along the banks of the river. On your arrival, you start your trek along a mountain trail which follows a mountain stream meandering through the lush vegetation. You have the chance to meet the local farmers working in their rice fields and learn how they cultivate their lands, hunt for small game and fish in the mountain stream, before you enter into the tropical rainforest. After around 1½ hours, you leave the forest and arrive in the village of Ban Phavie; a beautiful Khamu village which sits on the top of a hill. After taking your lunch in the village, you continue on to some nearby waterfalls. You can relax in the cooling clear waters, lulled by the gentle breeze and tranquility of the falls (weather permitting). At around 14:30, you head back to Namkat Yolapa and arrive in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day5. Oudomxay-  Pakbeng

 After breakfast, we venture into the mountainous and remote area of Northern Laos to Pakabeng. As you know, Oudomxay province is residence to 23 ethnic minority groups and we’ll make a few rest stops along the way so that you can meet with some of them. Hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly, welcoming you with waving hands and smiling faces. You will make sure to stop at the pottery village of Ban Yor and some tribal minority villages. The most numerous in the area are the Lao ( the ethnic majority ), then the Khammu and H’mong . Only the senior members of the latter still wear traditional clothes and hairstyles , often combined with modern garments . The other inhabitants are now all dressed in western style. The houses, in contrast, continue to be built according to tradition, and it is interesting to see how each ethnic group differs from the others in both the conception of home and all the rituals and customs related to daily life : initiation into adulthood , marriage , work, celebrations , funerals. We will arrive Pakbeng in the late afternoon. After check into your hotel, free at leisure. Overnight in Pakbeng

 Accommodation: Included

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day6: Pakbeng- Huayxay

 Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the boat pier and embark on our ready boats for the Mekong upstream cruise. On the way, the boat will take its first stop in a Hill tribe village along the Mekong River. Our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations.  Next, stop in Pak Tha, to have necessary boat documents signed. The second Lunch is served on board, and during the afternoon, you will be free to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. The boat will arrive in Huayxay before sunset, The tour will be ended by a drop-off in your hotel in the downtown or Lao customs.

 Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Lunch

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Price quoted in USD per person:

No. of Person 1 (solo) 2 3-5 7-9 13-14 14-16 Single Sup.
3*  $      2,277  $      1,151  $          872  $       655  $       559  $       516  $       217
4*  $      2,393  $      1,209  $          930  $       713  $       617  $       574  $       274
5*  $      2,581  $      1,303  $      1,024  $       807  $       711  $       668  $       368


Included in the price

Excluded in the price

Private air-conditioned transportation

Private boat trip as stated in above sights

Accommodation with BRF on double/twin share

English speaking guide

Train ticket Luang Prabang- Oudomxay

Admission fee to indicated sights

Meals: lunch or dinner as mentioned

Government tax and service charge

Drinking water & Tissue


Visa stamping fee

International & domestic flights

Travel Insurance in all kinds

Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated

Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others




LUANGPRABANG      Villa Chitdara (Standard room)

OUDOMXAY               Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                    Pakeng Lodge (Superior room)


LUANGPRABANG      Le Belair Resort (Ganier room)

OUDOMXAY               Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                    Pakeng Lodge (Superior room)


LUANGPRABANG      Villa maly (Superior room)

OUDOMXAY               Namkat Yorlapa (Standard room)

PAKBENG                    Le Grand Pakbeng (Mekong Villa)