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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

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This itinerary is specially designed for those who wish to travel overland between Vietnam and Laos via the border in Dien Bien Phu with rugged mountainous beauty.


Detailed program


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Day 1: Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) – Muangkua – Muang Ngoi (L)
Arrive at Dien Bien Phu border in the morning, drive to Muang Khua 70 Km.  Arrive in Muangkhua a small trading town then we continues by boat cruise to Muong Ngoi (4-5 hours by boat).  Muong Ngoi is one hour north of Nong Khiaw. The village is small with narrow footpaths lined with coconut palms and you will frequently meet fishermen mending their nets, a typical Southeast Asia Sea ambience. You will find authentic Lao lifestyle and feel time seems to stand still here. We stop for lunch served with local food along the river bank. Overnight in Muang Ngoi.
 
Day 2: Muang Ngoi - Nong khiaw - Luangprabang (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, Board a traditional riverboat downstream the Nam Ou River towards Luangprabang through stunning karstic landcapes. Picnic lunch on board. Arrive at Pak Ou, where the Nam Ou River meets the mighty Mekong river. Visit the sacred caves housing thousands of statues of Buddha. Continue towards Luangprabang and arrive before sunset. Meet Upon arrival at the pier and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang
 
Day 3: Luang Prabang  (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. start Visit Vat Vixoune influenced by Tai- Lu architecture and That Makmo, the watermelon shape stupa and Vat Aham just next, continue to Vat Sipphoutthabat with its fine carved doors and its view over the Nam Khan River. Walk through the small lanes up to Vat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang dating back from 16th century. The roofs of the main chapel sweep low to the ground and glass colored panels adorn the walls of the chapels. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon continues your visit with the National museum (former king’s palace) and Vat Mai with its five tiered roof and exquisite carved veranda. In the heart of the city, climb up Phousi Hill for a bird’s eye view of the city and its mountainous backdrop. Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang
 
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Khuangsi Waterfall (B/L)
After breakfast, before we take a drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route, stop to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit. Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a swim in cool water before we return back to Luangprabang town for overnight.
 
Day 5: Luang Prabang - Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your morning flight to Siem Reap. End of services


Price and Included

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  2. From To   29/04/2017


Supplement
Single supplement (95 USD) Single Supplement (77 USD)

Hotels list of this tour Stars Cities
Lattana Vongsa Guesthouse Muang Ngoi
Villa Chitdara hotel. LUANG PRABANG

Included

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  • Accommodation in hotel or homestay as mentioned in the program (based on 2 persons/room)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations
  • English speaking local guide
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the program
  • Government taxes & service charges


Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Visa to Laos
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Bank fees for payment
  • Tips & personal expenses as drinks, laundry, phone….

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