North Laos Explorer

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



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.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

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


Contact the concierge on

Your Journey Day by Day

5 days / 4 nights from 900 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room


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

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

North Laos Explorer

5 days / 4 nights
from 900 USD /person

based on 2 people sharing the same room


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.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Lamphoune and Satri House.


instagram youtube linkedin blog tiktok

Travel Asia with Secret Retreats

Secret Retreats is a curated community of independent boutique hotel, villas, yachts and river boats keen to share their Asian Homes with travelers, sustainably and responsibly. Conservation of the environment, culture and traditions of Asia is of paramount importance to all in Secret Retreats. A community of like-minded hospitality professionals, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to unveil the essence of Asia. Supporting the Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals and providing incredible holidays in Asia and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public ad travel agents.
Get inspired and make savings!
By booking direct with Secret Retreats and enjoy peace of mind from our full on the ground support. Contact our concierge and plan then book your Asia holiday now!