North Laos Explorer

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 nights/5 days
from 900 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 

This journey has been personally designed by Lamphoune Voravongsa, owner of Satri House and Lao Poet Hotels, passionate to share her knowledge about Lao culture, art and traditions.

A discovery of Norther Laos, from the cultural UNESCO town of Luang Prabang to the village surrounded by minority hill tribes, Muang La.

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Your Journey Day by Day

4 nights/5 days
from 900 USD /person

 

BOOK
 
Day 1 and 2 : Luang Prabang ( B /- /-)
Airport pick up and 2-night stay at Satri House No program during the stay but we can organize excursions if you would like to add guided tours in the UNESCO town No meals included but we would recommend to taste the Secret Tables: Le Calao and Manda de Laos (we can book a table for you)
HOTEL: Satri House (Deluxe Room)
Day 3 : Luang Prabang – Muang La ( B / L / D)
Pick up at Satri House in the morning and transfer to Muang La Lodge (5-6 hour drive). On the way, if you wish, a stop is possible at Pak Ou Caves (add 90 mins. for the visit). A picnic lunch will be served on the way. Welcome and check-in. Relax and you may enjoy a spa or a bath in the hot spring (17.00-21.00) Dinner will be served by the river or garden.
HOTEL: Muang La Lodge (Deluxe Garden View)
Day 4 : Muang La ( B / L / D)
After an early breakfast, you set off in a 4WD car and stop at a small Khamu market, not far from the Lodge. You continue on following a picturesque route to the first village – a Khamu village – Ban Poung Hieng. A further 10 minutes takes you to Ban Houai Chang which is the entry point to the National Park at Phouhipi. Your route continues to other Khamu & Hmong villages which sit in the heart of the mountainous countryside of northern Laos. These isolated villages rarely see “outsiders” and you will see the villagers working in their fields. There are numerous places where you can take some amazing photographs before you reach the last Khamu-Hmong village of Ban Houa Nam Bak. This large village of around 1,600 inhabitants is close to the waterfall at Nam Pung where you can also enjoy some stunning views across the mountainous countryside. The falls are only accessible on foot and your “trek” of around 1½ hours starts by crossing the fields around the village before you climb the path to reach the waterfall. As you climb, you will see some amazing rock formations and the villagers have put a strong rope in place to help you climb to the top of one of the formations to enjoy the breathtaking view.
You arrive back in The Lodge at the end of the day. The day is long but will leave you with some truly unforgettable memories.
Dinner and night at the Lodge.
HOTEL: Muang La Lodge (Deluxe Garden View)
Day 5 : Muang La – Luang Prabang ( B / L / -)
After breakfast, departure by car back to Luang Prabang, with a picnic lunch on the way

North Laos Explorer

4 nights/5 days
from 900 USD /person

 

BOOK

The total price includes:

  • Accommodation based on two people sharing.
  • All meals specified in the programme (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • All transfers as specified, in private car or air-conditioned van.
  • One massage per person during your stay at Muang La Lodge
  • Full day excursion with Minority Tribes in Muang La

The total price does not include:

  • Domestic & International flights (domestic flights will be quoted at the moment of reservation).
  • All meals not specified in the programme.
  • All services not specified in the programme.
  • Fees for Lao visas ($30 - $40) USD per person (depending on nationality) plus one passport photo.
  • All insurances including cancellation insurance/ travel insurance/ repatriation or lost luggage insurances.
  • All tips.


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