Luang Prabang Kayaking Adventure and Jungle Lodge
5 Days / 4 Nights
Five days in Northern Laos. Explore Luang Prabang, see the Kuangsi Falls, enjoy kayaking on the Nam Khan river, and spend a night in an eco jungle lodge where you can join the locals in their daily activities.
Our itineraries are suggestions and are fully customisable according to your needs, interests and budget.
Treat these itineraries as inspiration and one of our experts will create your uniquely tailored holiday with your requests in mind so that you can truly experience Laos with Seven Senses.
Day 1. Arrive Luang Prabang (-/-/-)
Your local guide will welcome you at Luang Prabang International airport. Private transfer to your hotel, where a welcome drink will be served.
Check in and make yourself comfortable in your room.
If time permits orientation tour of the town by tuk tuk.
Dinner on own account.
Day 2. Luang Prabang - Kuangsi Waterfall - Butterfly Park - Luang Prabang (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive to Kuangsi Falls. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, take a swim or just relax nearby the clear pools of tiered limestone formations. Stop at the Asian Bear Sanctuary.
Picnic lunch at the waterfall.
Return to Luang Prabang. Visit the butterfly farm to discover exotic butterflies from Laos (best during green season– less butterflies during dry season).
Visit the colorful Traditional Art & Ethnology Center (TAEC, Mondays closed), featuring several ethnicities of Laos. Climb up Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River.
Dinner at Couleur café restaurant.
Day 3. Luang Prabang - Namkhan Experience (Kayak) (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Leave Luang Prabang for a drive of half an hour to the starting point of your kayak adventure on the banks of the Nam Khan, at the village of Ban Mout.
Basic kayak instructions will be provided by your experienced guide before heading down the river. It takes 2 hours to the first break, at the Tad Sae Waterfall. Its limestone cascades with florescent turquoise pools between the trees offer a stunning sight.
After a picnic lunch, there is time for swimming at Tad Sae. You will continue paddling through beautiful landscapes around 2 ½ hours until reaching the Tomb of 19th century French Explorer, Henri Mouhot, a natural scientist, who was the first European to rediscover Angkor Wat and traveled all the way to Luang Prabang.
A last stop (optional) on the way back to Luang Prabang can be made at a traditional weaving village of Ban Phanom.
Approximately 1 hour transfer time / 5 and half hours kayaking
Dinner on own account. Accommodation at your hotel.
Day 4. Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Kamu Jungle Lodge (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Embark on a traditional boat to Kamu Lodge, a jungle camp set with 20 safari style tents, on the banks of the Mekong, two hours from Luang Prabang. On the way stop at Pakou Caves near Luang Prabang.
Arrive at Kamu lodge at noon, check in to your tent and have lunch in the middle of the rice fields.
Kamu Lodge is offering a deliberate retreat from comforts of modern life. Leaving behind WiFi, satellite television, or even an unlimited flow of electricity, Kamu Lodge is a private eco-lodge engaged with low-impact tourism, seeking a balance between tourism and conservation of local culture and ethnic heritage. Involving inhabitants of the surrounding villages, it is a good example of integration within local life and natural environment. In the heart of the Lao jungle, on the banks of the Mekong, Kamu Lodge strikes a delicate balance between tourism and the maintenance of the region’s cultural and ethnic heritage.
In the afternoon different activities will be proposed :
Visit the local Kamu village
Learn about and participate in rice planting and cultivation
Fishing with a traditional net
Traditional gold panning
Crossbow shooting (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Petanque (Boule) – the Lao national game
Half day trekking
Swimming in the Mekong
Enjoy a delicious Lao BBQ dinner, locally called ‘Sindat’.
Overnight in Kamu lodge tents.
Day 5. Kamu Lodge - Luang Prabang - Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at Kamu Lodge.
Return to Luang Prabang by boat, arrive before lunch. Lunch at leisure. Time for some last minute shopping.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
The itinerary may be subject to change depending on circumstances.
PRICES AND INCLUSIONS
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS FROM £725 per person
based on 2 people travelling together
The price includes:
Private boats, and activities according to the itinerary.
Accommodation at the following carefully selected boutique hotels when available, based on twin/double occupancy:
My Dream Boutique Resort
Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.
Experienced English-speaking local guides throughout the tour.
Entrance fees for all listed attractions.
Daily breakfast and lunch (without drinks) on tour days as stated in the itinerary (B/L/D) = (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
The price does not include:
Anything not specifically mentioned above
Visa fee for Laos
Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
You have chosen to visit some remote areas of Laos where tourism is still in its infancy. We thank you for your open-mindedness and consideration. We are persuaded you will enjoy your time in these little visited parts of our beautiful country. We take this opportunity to inform you that you might occasionally face some situations when you may not be attended in a very professional manner simply because staffs have not necessarily been properly trained. In developing countries, it is an on-going concern which is being addressed by the relevant local and national authorities but we rest assured that tour guide will do his/her utmost to compensate the eventual weaknesses encountered here and there. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to your feedback.
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