Tour Code: IGT-LAOS-54
Duration: 1 Days
Price: US$ 114 – 155/ Pax
Designed by Annie (Ms) – Email: annie@indochinagrandtour
Pick-up at your Luang Prabang hotel and depart at 8:30 AM. We will start our adventure trip with a minibus drive, which takes us through rice paddies and dense forest before arriving in our elephant camp. This is where we start our elephant ride. The elephant trail goes through jungle, past teak plantations and rice paddies, and gives wonderful views of the river valley and the mountain chain.
After a one and half hour ride we will reach the Tad Sae Waterfall – crystal clear waters cascade over multi-level limestone formations, forming pools surrounded by tropical trees and plants. An ideal place for swimming and relaxing. This beautiful place cannot be reached by road.
Here we have lunch before we start our trekking excursion. Leaving the Tad Sae Waterfall we enter a lost world of a grander scale dominated by dense jungle, soaring limestone rock faces, and flourishing ferns.
Edging forward along a narrow track, we ascend to our destination, the Khmu village of Ban Houay Fai. Welcomed by the shy yet curious dwellers, we enjoy a unique encounter in this unspoiled village. The Lao Theung (Upland Lao), are people who live on mid-altitude mountain slopes between 300m and 900m above sea level. The Khmu are the largest group of Lao Theung and have one of the lowest standards of living. For the most part they are farmers who grow mountain rice, coffee, tobacco and cotton. Their villages are built near streams. Their houses have dirt floors, like those of the Hmong, but have crossed roof-beams. Traditionally they are animists.
We will leave the village on a single trail – our sights are filled with farmers working the land, forests of teakwood, distant mountain vistas, and the smiles of passing locals curious about their observers. We return to our camp, crossing the Nam Khan River by water taxi
Meals included 1 picnic lunch. Private tour, maximum 8 persons
Land price per person for private tour (in USD):
|Group size||2-3 pax||4-5 pax||6-7 pax||8 pax|
|Price per person||155||125||117||114|
- Private transportation as itinerary
- Local English speaking guide within day tour
- Meals: as mentioned L- Lunch
- Entrance fee as itinerary
- Boat cruise as itinerary
- Water daily with tour
Price not included:
- Others not mentioned above