- Trip Summary
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A great adventure tour that offers lots of fun and challenges as well as shows the cultural heritage of Laos! Start the adventure in Luang Prabang – the stunning UNESCO world heritage city! Enjoy 2 day trip of your choice and village home-stay to experience real insight into village life. Do the Vang Vieng challenge – 50m waterfall abseiling, more than 120 m long zip-lining & mind-blowing ‘via ferrata’! End your trip in the capital city and enjoy kayaking on the mighty Mekong River or trekking in Phou Khao Khouay Protected Area!
- There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
- Please note that this proposed itinerary is subject to availability. We will only proceed with all reservations upon receiving your written confirmation. We recommend your confirmation as early as possible to.
- Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
- Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
- All flight times are local.
- All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
- All Destinations: Our guides are briefed not to promote or recommend any specific shopping outlets, curio stores, gem factories or outlets. INDOTREK operates a strict policy on this matter. Should your guide recommend any form of shopping or any other commercial activity outside of what may have been included in this itinerary, INDOTREK can accept no responsibility should you decide to accept any such recommendations.
Hotels and services in the itinerary are proposed for your review only. We will book services once we receive your official booking requirement and payment. Booking status will be advised afterward. In case we cannot book hotel as we initially proposed due to their unavailability, we will choose a similar hotel in the same category and discuss with you for your final approval as the price may change.
Hotel check out is normally 12:00pm but sometimes earlier. CCheck-inis after 14:00pm. Early check in and late checkout is subject to availability only.
Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.
Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of total trip cost per person is required to confirm your tour. Please note that the full balance, as indicated on our confirmation which will be sent to you, is due 45 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 45 days of your departure date the full amount is due when booking. Failure to pay by the due date could be considered as a cancellation on your part and we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges as detailed below (These are default conditions unless you have a predetermined, overriding agreement with us).
Notice of cancellation of your holiday by you once it has been confirmed must be in writing to us. Cancellation charges will be calculated from the date we receive written notice of cancellation. Any amendment charges that arose before the cancellation, and any deposits paid for any pre-booked items or services will still be payable.
If we cancel your holiday you will receive a full refund of all monies paid to us.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Land & internal air cancellation fees apply.
In addition cancellation fees per person/ per trip.
Days prior to Departure
|45 or more||Deposit|
|30 – 44||50% of total tour cost|
|21 – 29||75% of total tour cost|
|0 – 20||100% of total tour cost|
Luang Prabang arrival (Flight ticket will be advised later/ Own ticket)Today marks the first day of your incredible adventure through Laos. The trip begins in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang where a private minivan awaits you at the airport to take you to your accommodation.
Enjoy free afternoon to relax and acclimatize in preparation for the next adventure filled days!
Luang Prabang – Ban Na Kham – Ban Houay Tan – Ban Phou Luang TaiAfter meeting at the hotel and cycle downhill to the boat dock where we cross the mighty Mekong River to reach Ban Xieng Man village. Upon arrival we continue cycling to Ban Na Kham which is known for its sugarcane growing and also Khaolam (Sticky rice and coconut milk cooked in Bamboo). Here we take some time to look around the village and perhaps sample some of this famous snack before continuing onwards to Ban Houay Tan an ethnic ‘Khmu’ village. Upon arrival we take a short break and spend some time looking around before continuing onwards to Somsisomphou village where we stop for lunch. After our lunch we take some time to have a break before transforming from biking to trekking and begin by heading off through rice paddy fields before crossing a stream and arriving in the forest. We continue on trekking for around two more hours before arriving in Ban Phou Luang Tai, a Hmong village. Here we stay the night with a local family in their house which is truly a great experience of its own!
Activity: Approx. 3 hours cycling & 3 hours trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ban Phou Luang Tai – Ban Houay Pong – Ban Muang Kham – Luang PrabangAfter breakfast we start our day by trekking through the forest to Ban Houay Pong an ethnic Khmu village. Here we take some time to relax before eating a delicious Lao lunch with a local family. After this we continue onwards to Muang Kham village, here they harvest river weed which is then dried before being seasoned and fried which turns it into a tasty snack! From here we take a 20 minute boat ride back to Luang Prabang just in time to watch the sunset.
Activity: 5 hours trekking & 20 minutes boat trip
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng (join-in bus)Today you will travel by public bus from Luang Prabang to the scenic karst mountain town of Vang Vieng. The bus drive is a bit long (average 7 hours), however beautiful mountain roads will entertain you the whole way. In late afternoon you will arrive in Vang Vieng bus station where our driver will meet you to guide you to your hotel. Enjoy laid back afternoon to discover the town and relax in your hotel.
Vang Vieng rock climbing courseTwo climbing areas have recently been developed in Vang Vieng with a total of 50 routes ranging from 5a to 8a+ (French). All the classic steep limestone jaggy stuff so, Climb and enjoy! After the tour, relax to regain your strength as tomorrow real challenging adventures will begin!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Vang Vieng ChallengeToday challenge yourself!! Go for a ‘real’ trek! Dare-devil abseiling down a 50 m waterfall, more than 120 m long zip-lining & cross the mind-blowing ‘via ferrata’!
Our tour takes off at the GDL office with a short drive via Pakpo village boat pier where we cross the Nam Song River, either by boat or a sling bridge. We then embark on a trek that leads us through rice fields.
Depending on the season and corresponding water levels, we may have to cross some small streams with the help of ropes to navigate the rapids. As we reach the first mountain range we make some steep ascents. We hike further into the valley until the terrain gets steeper and steeper again. We may have to cross some streams, but secured by a belay if rainfalls were heavy the days before.
Now is the moment to start zip-lining adventures! However, the real challenge of today starts at the bottom of the waterfall on a so-called 'via ferrata' and a crossing a gorge via a U-shaped cable bridge.
Once on top the views of the wonderful limestone scenery reconcile our senses and let us forget any hardship. A welcome rest will refill our energy we need for the next leg of our tour. Our next destination is a 50 m waterfall thundering down high up on the mountain face.
Once having overcome these obstacles, we set up our small camp especially prepared for an overnight stay. To spend your night you can either sleep under the stars on the wooden platform offering a stunning view or in a small bamboo hut which offers three little rooms.
Get ready for a relaxing evening, enjoying the great views and the refreshing cool water of the fall, with good chats and a nice dinner until a rejuvenating sleep overpowers us.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Vang Vieng challenge second dayDo not miss the sunrise that welcomes you with new day rising upon the limestone mountains! After a hearty breakfast we begin the day with zip lining! Secured by top-class belay devices you will head from platform to platform, some of them up to 50 m above the ground anchored in the crown of a mighty tree. These cables run through the jungle passing through the towering trees and waterfalls.
Then take the challenge to master a V-shaped cable bridge crossing another gorge. It looks easy but is it? For sure it's a lot of fun! Continue zip-lining adventures almost all way down the mountain. Finally walk back through the rice fields on the same way we arrived the day before until the waiting transportation brings us back to Vang Vieng. Along the way, we take a great picnic lunch Lao style.
The two-day challenge that most of us will never forget comes to an end, exhausted and tired – an achievement extraordinaire.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bagan – Yangon Vang Vieng – Nam Ngum – VientianeToday is the day to leave Vang Vieng and head next to the Capital city of Laos – Vientiane. However it would be shame just to drive straight for 4.5 hours without making a stop at the beautiful Nam Ngum Lake. We arrive at Nam Ngum Reservoir at lunch time. Our lunch will be served at the boat restaurant on the lake. After lunch, we embark for a boat ride to visit fishing villages in the islands.
After enjoying the boat ride we will continue our way to Vientiane. A small stop will be made at a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun as well as at Dong Mark Khai Market where local people gather to sale large selection of insect snacks to taste!
We will arrive in Vientiane in the late afternoon where our driver will guide you to your hotel. Enjoy evening to explore the downtown and relax.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Vientiane Mekong Cycling & KayakingDespite the relatively close proximity to Vientiane city you will certainly feel like you are a million miles away! Get away from everything and immerse in nature! A very nice 23km cycling on dirt trails through paddy fields, forest and villages, followed by soft paddling on inflatable Kayaks down the Mekong to the city center of Vientiane...A great day out! After the tour enjoy your last evening in Vientiane Capital.
Activity: Approx. 30 km cycling & 16 km kayaking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Vientiane departure (Flight ticket will be advised later/ Own ticket)After breakfast, free time at leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.
- Experienced English speaking local guides (different guide in each city).
- Transportation as stated in the program (join-in bus, private minivan, bicycle, truck, boat & kayak).
- Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling days.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
- All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Rock climbing course.
- Basic first aid kit.
- International flight to /from Laos.
- Visas where required.
- Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
- Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
- Tips for guide, driver, porters. We recommend 5 USD/person/day for guide, 3 USD/person/day for driver and 3 USD/person/hotel when you check in/out. This is for guidance only.
- Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
- Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.