Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Laos 9 Days Tour Package is a combination of popular and off-the-beaten places in the northern Laos. Start the tour from Lao-Thai Border at Houay Xay then travel south. The trip ends in Vientiane where you take your international flight home.
DAY 1: ARRIVE LUANG NAMTHA (FROM THAILAND)
Upon arrival at the border checkpoint our local guide will welcome you. After check in, we explore Ban Nam Chang Village where local whisky is produced and made from sticky rice. During the day, we’ll also stop to visit other hill tribe villages and have lunch at a local restaurant. Check in will be at the Boat Landing Guesthouse.
DAY 2: LUANG NAMTHA -> MUONG SING
After breakfast, we travel by minibus to Muong Sing, on the way we stopping to visit some Ekor (Aka) and Lan Taen people. After lunch we learn more of the ethnic minority way of life and visit Chieng Tung stupa, Ban Nam Ded and Ban Nam Mai villages as well as the Laos-China border check point. We return to Muong Sing in the late afternoon. Accommodation at the Phou Lew Bungalow.
DAY 3: XIENG KOK
In the early morning we visit the local fresh market. Then we drive around 70 km to Xieng Kok, the Laos-Myanmar border where you will enjoy visiting some colorful minorities villages until our return back to Muong Sing. Accommodation at the Phou Lew Bungalow.
DAY 4: MUONG XING -> UDOM XAY -> MUONG LA
Today we drive towards Muong La. Lunch will be in Udom Xay, and on the way we stop to visit more villages, arriving in Muong La in the late afternoon. After check in at a local homestay or the Muong La Resort, you are free on your own to explore and walk around, meeting Khmu people or visiting a local sacred temple.
DAY 5: MUONG LA -> MUONG KHOUA -> MUONG NGOI
After breakfast, we drive around 64 Km to Pak Nam Noi village, which is the junction between Muong Khoua and Phongsaly Provinces. After Lunch in Muong Khoua, we take a private traditional boat downstream on the Nam Ou River. The pace is slow and relaxed, allowing for some serene moments, and viewing the daily life of people on the river. Check in at the best Bungalow in Muong Ngoi.
DAY 6: MUONG NGOI -> LUANG PRABANG
After breakfast, we travel by private boat to Luang Prabang, which takes about 6hrs, including stops at some textile villages and the famous Pak Ou caves. These two caverns are sanctuaries, both containing thousands of Buddha images. On the way, lunch will be at a local restaurant with a great view of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers joining each other. We arrive in Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
DAY 7: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR
In the morning we take sightseeing tour to visit temples such as Wat Visoun and Wat Aham and the National Museum. We then visit the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong, which is the oldest Wat in the city. For sunset, we’ll climb the 329 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an excellent city panorama. In the evening, we’ll head to the night market where you are sure to find some excellent souvenirs.
DAY 8: KHOUANGSI WATERFALLS
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After breakfast we drive 25 Km to the Khouangsi Waterfalls, and on the way stop to visit some minority villages. On arrival at the waterfalls, you can either go for a swim in the refreshing clean water or trek in the forest. On the way back to Luang Prabang, we’ll stop in the weaving textile villages of Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek.
DAY 9: DEPARTURE
Depending on your departure time, there are optional activities you can do within walking distance from your hotel. These include visiting the morning market or the Silver Smiths workshop.