“Laos North-World heritage”
Routing: Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong -Huaei Say-Luang
numtha –MuangLa-Muang Ngoi-Luang prabang
Day 1: Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong – Houie Say – LuangNumtha
After breakfast, your Thai guide and driver will take you to Xiengkong 2 hours for crossing the border to Laos side, your Lao guide will meet you at the pier and he/she will help you to get a Lao Visa, after visa you start to drive to visit the villages along the way to Luang Numtha, along the road you will see any tribe are can find only in the northern of Laos, Khmur, Lantan, Thaidam and other, upon arrival check in at your hotel and relax, Dinner will serve at your hotel.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accom: Boat Landing or Similar
Day 2: Luang Numtha-Sign seeing Around Luang Numtha-Moungsing
After breakfast, Sign seeing around Luang Namtha, start to visit Luang Namtha market, visit Thaidam weaving by silk and cottons, these tribe are very weaving skill, then visit Lantan tribe outside of the town, drive up north to Moungsing where the small ethnic group are moved from china and you will see the tribes around this area still wearing the traditional cloths, and a bit outside of town you also can see their traditional houses, Return to town for overnight, dinner serve in town..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accom: PhouThat or Similar
Day 3: Around Muang Sing & Muang Sing - Oudomxai – MuangLa
After breakfast take a short walk to visit around this tiny town, visit local Market where farmers and hill tribes brought their textiles, fresh produces, herbs, wildlife. Visit Meang Sing Exhibitions which was once the home of a local prince name Pra Ya Huakhong. Inside is a collection of cultural artifacts, fishing & cooking utensils, weaving looms, old ritual musical instruments including a drum & bell. There are also various pottery, musical instruments and many other tribal crafts; Lao-style Buddha images, and local ethnic costumes. The enjoy driving the winding road southward to Oudomxai and stop en route for lunch at local restaurant, then continue driving up northeast to Muangla, along the way have a short break to visit Thai Dam, Hmong and Akha hill tribe villages. Upon arrive in Muangla, check in at local Muangla resort and spend the rest if the day at leisure on the riverside of Ou River. Dinner serve at local restaurant and relax.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Accom: Muangla resort
Day4: Muangla-Ano (Ekor village trip)
After breakfast, then begin your journey with 4 wheels drive up mountain to have hill tribe experience with your guide, this village still original Lao north life style, they still have thatch houses and house built from Bamboo, this tribe they are spirit ritual, you can take a walk around the village to see their own life, lunch would serve by picnic. Return to your resort for relaxes on the end of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Accom: Muangla Resort
After breakfast, then begin to drive to Muangkhoua, where you can start your boat trip on mighty of Nam Ou River, enjoy with un-spoilt scenery and lovely villages along the river bank. Nam Ou River is an important River for the people in Northern Laos, this river have been use by local people over than thousand year ago, and today still many people living along the riverside practice they daily livelihood on this river. The boat trip today would take you cruise down along the curry of the water and enjoy with simple daily life of the local fishers man throwing they net. Enjoy picnic lunch on the sandbar, and perhaps refresh yourself after long boat ride by swim on the great river. Then continue you journey to Muang Ngoi, upon arrive check in at local guest-house and spend the rest of the day at leisure or enjoy with the sun set here is wonderful. Dinner on your own and relax.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Accom: Muang Ngoi Resort
Day 6: Around Muang Ngoi – Tham Kang Cave – Muang Ngoi – Nongkhiew – Luang Prabang
After breakfast, take a short hiking to visit Tam Kang cave, where local villagers hidden during the Vietnam War and in the front of this cave there is a white water spring cave off and created a small pool where you can enjoy with swimming. Then return to Muang Ngoi for check out, and continue with the boat trip down to Nongkhiew. Have lunch at local restaurant. Then continue driving to Luang Prabang on the way stop to visit village of Ban Na Yang, where you can see the weaving of traditional Lao textiles cotton & silk taking place on ancient wooden looms. Lunch en route at Pak Mong, after lunch continue drive to visit Ban Hatkor a Thai Dam village then to Luang Prabang, upon arrive check-in at the hotel and Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accom: 3Nagas or Similar
Day7: Luang Prabang – Local Style Mekong Riverboat Experience – Pak Ou Buddha Caves – Ban Phanom Weaving – Luang Prabang
After breakfast then enjoy a half -day spin around Luang Prabang…and you will understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Phou Sii hill stands right in the center of this small city. Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction. Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, alongside the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Then continue to visit Wat Mai. Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana. Then visit the National Museum, once a king's palace. Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then return to the hotel. This town is wonderful for walking, and today’s excursion will also help to give you your bearings! Spend the rest of the day exploring or relaxing on your own. You can find dinner on your own at any number of clean & delicious international restaurants. Lao beer is an excellent pilsner, and many types of French wine are also available at reasonable prices.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accom: 3Nagas or Similar