Fullday Shangri Lao – Expedition Tour

Tour Code: IGT-LAOS-56

Duration: 1 Days

Price: US$ 210 290/ Pax

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Fullday Shangri Lao - Expedition Tour8:00 – 8:30 am Your English speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Transfer by VIP minibus to the “Shangri-Lao Explorer Camp” 15 km outside Luang Prabang.

On arrival, you will get an introductory tour of the camp where your guide will teach you about elephants. You can talk with our veterinarian in the hospital, feed the elephants and relax by the riverside.

Your expedition begins with an elephant ride across the river and continues for an approximately 1.5 hours through teak forests, jungle and over hills to reach the protected HuaySae Valley. Along the way you can stop to see the amazing scenery of the Nam Khan River Valley.

After reaching the HuaySae Valley you leave the elephant and rest at the jungle Sala, enjoying a luxury lunch with traditional Lao food and wine by a secluded waterfall. Depending on the water level you can refresh and swim in the natural pools.

Continue with an approximately 1.5 hours trekking on foot along the marvelous HuaySae mountain stream. The adventurous trail crosses bamboo bridges and passes waterfalls, fantastic limestone formations and turquoise blue pools in the dense jungle. Along our educational trail you will learn more about this important ecosystem.

Where the trail leaves the valley, traditional horses from the Hmong hill tribes are waiting for you to carry your bags up a more demanding uphill section. These strong, little porter-horses accompany you for the last approximately 30 minutes of trekking through fields, plantations and Teak forest. Enjoy stunning views to the mountain ranges while your guide explains the local agriculture and farming methods.

Down at the Nam Khan River, a luxury bamboo raft is waiting to take you back. Have a coffee break, relax and watch the traditional village life of farmers and fishermen along the river. Slowly floating down the river, the relaxing an approximately 1.5 hour journey, plus an optional an approximately 30 min stop at the Tad Sae Waterfall, will bring you back to the camp.

4:30 – 5:00 pm leave the camp and return by VIP minibus to Luang Prabang where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.

Meals included 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 290 256 220 210

Price included:

  • 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