The Trail of Luang Prabang - 8 Days

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Cycling to Pak Ou (B/L)

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Green Jungle Park (B/L)

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Nahm Dong Park – Camping (B/L/D)

Day 5: Nahm Dong Park – Ban Long Lao – Kuang Si Waterfalls (B/L)

Day 6: Luang Prabang – MandaLao Elephant Camp (Full day)  (B/L)

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Kayaking Nam Khan (B/L)

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

Highlights

  • Explore Pak Ou Caves and the beauty in fairyland of Khuang Si waterfall
  • Get a deep dive into Lao culture from their traditional ritual and its symbolism
  • Experience biking and riding zipline in Green Jungle Park
  • Camping in the Nahm Dong Park and explore Mandalao Elephant Camp
  • Trekking Tad Sae Waterfall & Kayaking Nam Khan River

Itinerary

Day 1
LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL – PETANQUE

On arrival at the Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. After a soft rest, our guide will walk you through the small streets of Luang Prabang. We will make a stop at one of the petanque courses, where we can join a game with a local team. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2
MEKONG RIVER & PAK OU CAVE (B/L)

We start the day by starting cycling to the suburb and then heading up the north road number 13 to explore the beautiful countryside then to Ban Xang Hai village. After the visit we continue to cycling to Ban Pak Ou. In the afternoon, we cross the Mekong River to visit the famous Buddha Caves. After the visit we drop our bicycles onto the boat and head down the mighty Mekong towards Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3
GREEN JUNGLE PARK (BIKING – ROPE COURSE – TREKKING) (B/L)

After breakfast, we cycle to the boat pier, take the ferry crossing the Mekong river to its other side. Upon arriving at the other sides, we continue to cycle to the Green Jungle Park. Relax and fill our security acknowledgement form, following by a training safety riding zipline and then start climb up to the higher trees for a loop of 14 stations.
Challenge your agility and using your balance with some Wooden Bridges, ZIG-ZAG WalkWay, Monkey Bridge, Crossing Net, Flying Trapeze,… And then back down to the coffee shop to have lunch. In the afternoon, we start climbing to the top of the waterfall. Continue by the governor’s trees plantations project with some wild field, then walk back down to the coffee shop. Late afternoon, we will cycle back to the pier and take the ferry back to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4
LUANG PRABANG – NAHM DONG PARK (CAMPING) (B/L/D)

Move to Nahm Dong Park in the morning. Arrive, we will first start with the Zipline flying over the jungle and the waterfalls. The zipline will take about 1 hour. Then we will walk back via the jungle trail. The picnic lunch will be served at the viewpoint. Afternoon is free. Make a campsite with tents (equipment is provided) at the Nahm Dong Park among nature. Campfire and enjoy the dinner.

Day 5
TREK BAN LONG LAO – KUANG SI WATERFALL (B/L)

After breakfast, we visit the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Long Lao Nong before heading to the nearby Hmong village. As we continue onwards the trail, along the way we explore a cave and spend1-hour for trekking. Descending, enjoy a Lao style lunch. Afternoon is free. Before returning to Luang Prabang we take a short walk to the nearby Khmu village of Ban Thapene.

Day 6
MANDALAO ELEPHANT CAMP (B/L)

Transfer in the morning to the nearby village of Xieng Lom. Upon arrival, enjoy a coffee or tea and listen to an in-depth introduction to elephant behavior. A quick boat ride across the Nam Khan River will deliver you to the waiting elephants. You can experience elephants washing, swimming and playing in the water. After 2 hours crossing through a stretch of traditional Lao gardens you will arrive at the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream. Lunch will be served on bamboo mats on the forest floor. In the afternoon, visit Tad Kuang Song Waterfall. You’ll learn the way to communicate to the elephants. Relax on the terrace at MandaLao. Drive back to town. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7
TREKKING TAD SAE WATERFALL & KAYAKING NAM KHAN RIVER (B/L)

Leave hotel in the morning to the banks of the Nam Khan river. Take a short 3-4-hour-trek, you will learn about the small Khamu community living in front of a huge mountain range. Lunch will be served along the way. Then explore the Tad Sae waterfalls and the Nam Khan river valley. Spend time to relax. Back to Luang Prabang. On the way, stop to visit a village or the grave of the former French explorer Henry Mohout. Back in Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8
LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)

You are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration before taking the departure flight.


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