See the Laos countryside up close in this two-day trekking-and-cycling journey. You’ll stay overnight in a local village and take part in a Baci ceremony – a traditional blessing. Trek through the Nam Et National Biodiversity Conservation Area, and take a dip in the cool waters of Kuang Si Waterfalls. This is a great way to get back to nature and see a different side of Laos.
Tour code: XS/03 ADV LAOS
Starts/Ends: Luang Prabang
Destination: Luang Prabang – Khmu Village – Ban Long Lao – Kuang Si
- Day 1: Luang Prabang – Cycling – Trekking – Khmu Village – Ban Long Lao
- Day 2: Ban Long Lao – Conservation Area – Kuang Si Waterfalls
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Cycling – Trekking – Khmu Village – Ban Long Lao
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide and inspect your rental bike. Then cycle south out of Luang Prabang for about 20 kilometers until you reach the village of the start of your trekking point. Here you will leave your bike behind and start a five-hour trek across rice paddies and rocky hills until you reach a Khmu village. Wander around and chat with some locals!
The Khmu, are an ethnic-minority group in Laos and typically live in upland areas that are far from the conveniences of modern cities. Many are subsistence farmers who grow just enough sticky rice, the staple grain of Laos, to feed their families.
After a quick lunch, continue trekking to the village of Ban Long Lao, your home for the night. In the evening the villagers will treat you to a Baci ceremony, a traditional animist blessing. After dinner, sleep in the home of a local family. The accommodation is basic, with no hot water or western-style bathrooms.
Day 2: Ban Long Lao – Conservation Area – Kuang Si Waterfalls
After breakfast at the village headman’s house, spend some time exploring the village and chatting with the kids. You will then trek through the Nam Et National Biodiversity Conservation Area for about approximately four hours. The conservation area is important because it contains pristine forests and endangered animals like the clouded leopard and tigers.
At last, reach the stunning Kuang Si Waterfalls, which cascade over calcified rock cliffs toward a series of turquoise pools. The water has a blue-green tint because of its high mineral content. Enjoy a well-earned swim in one of the pools before breaking for lunch.
The journey continues with a trek down the hill to visit the Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre. The centre is run by a dedicated team that look after the Asiatic Black Bears (Moon Bears) that were illegally captured from the wild as young cubs and destined for use in the traditional medicine trade. You’ll also visit a market in Tad Pan Village where you can shop for a few souvenirs or essentials before returning to Luang Prabang.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability. All tour guides of Xuan Son travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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