The Northern EscapeLaos is often the great “unknown” between Thailand, Vietnam and China.
Laos is often the great “unknown” between Thailand, Vietnam and China. Playing that role works perfectly for Laos. It has developed in a very slow and steady destination, primarily sustainable as well.
The high mountains of the north, the Mekong in the south and all the valleys, lakes, national parks and amazing landscapes in between make up for one of the most surprising destinations for tourists.
Laos lives in its own pace, and that is exactly what is its biggest attraction. Its natural beauty is unprecedented. You could spend weeks away from the crowds; exploring the waterfalls and trekking over trails that lead through the jungle. Together with one of our well-educated guides, an adventure through Laos will be forever a highlight in your book of life!
Length of Tour: 16 days The tour can be extended with a visit to Northern Thailand like Chiang Mai and Rai. Also here we can arrange completely off the beaten track experiences. Another possibility to make it a 3 week tour is to add in Vang Vieng and Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Many interesting tours by bike or kayak can be undertaken in the surroundings of Vang Vieng or trekking around Vientiane.
Outline of the tour
Arrive in Chiang Rai and check in at a resort outside of town
Drive to the Lao border and cross into Laos. Travel to the Nam Ha National Park and start the Gibbon Experience
Enjoy a full day trekking, gliding and experiencing the beauty of the park
Transfer to Luang Namtha and visit several local villages and view points
Cycle and kayak the surroundings of Luang Namtha
Transfer to Oudomxay and observe authentic river life
Transfer to Nong Khiaw and visit local villages and partake in a Baci Ceremony
Transfer to Nam Et Phou Loeuy National Park, enjoy a night safari after dark
Spend a full day in the park boating and trekking and joining rangers on patrol
Transfer to Phonsavan and admire the views along the way
Visit the Plain of Jars by bicycle and ancient city of Muang Khoun
Transfer through the mountains to Luang Prabang
Cycle the area of Wat Chomphet
Trek around Kuang Si Waterfalls and picnic in the jungle
Enjoy a free day in Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport for your flight out
The unique aspects of this tour
- The most amazing treetop experience in Asia for sure!
- Nature all over, the most beautiful national parks
- It is as adventurous as it gets
- Several UNESCO world heritage sites will be visited
- Many smaller, atmospheric and local guesthouses and boutique hotels
- Far off the beaten track/li>
- Very adventurous activities
- Lots to learn from the local people over Laos’ flora and fauna
What does our expert say about this tour?
“Laos is still unknown to many people. That has given us an advantage and opportunity to develop the tourism infrastructure in the right way. Our country is big and very little populated but with many different tribes and lifestyles. Our natural beauty is our biggest asset and there is now way to make this more apparent to visitors as during this tour. Waterfalls, green valleys, lush jungle, beautiful river views and rural countryside are perfectly blended in a very adventurous route. I would travel this route myself every year if I could! Another important aspect of this tour is that people get a chance to really meet the local people and take part of Laotian life. To understand our norms and values and partake in how we live is a privilege I think. Laotian people are conservative and shy, but during this tour you get to see, and even become, part of the real Laos. ”
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