This Adventure tour takes us into several villages of the most prominent ethnic groups in Northern Laos: the Khmu and H’mong. The Khmu are also called “Laos Theung” and settle at a medium altitude, the later, sometimes called “Laos Soung”, live in high regions along the mountain ridges. Then, you will see two scenic waterfalls and kayaking and relaxing in the rural setting of the Lower Nam Ou River.
8:30 AM : Our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to the Khmu village of Ban Huay Lo where we start our trek today. The trail passes through two Khmu & H’mong villages, whilst continuously gaining height. We will trek to H’mong village of Ban Mok Chung where we will visit local family and learn about the culture of the Hmong. We continue to Ban Mok Chung, another H’mong village, for dinner and stay overnight at home-stay.
Trekking further into the rugged and densely forested mountains west of the Nam Ou valley. We trek through remote and beautiful bamboo forest & limestone scenery. Lunch is served in the Khmu-village of Ban Na Savang. Dinner and Home-stay is in the village of Ban Houay Kok. Overnight at home-stay.
Our trek today take us pass the Khmu Village of Huay Kha to Tad Ngai and Tad Noi waterfalls, where we have lunch break and relax in the cool water of the waterfalls. The trek ends on the banks of the Nam Ou River in the late afternoon. We will have dinner and stay overnight in the Lao Leu village of Ban Pak Chaek. Overnight at the home-stay.
After breakfast at the home-stay we get basic paddle instructions before we start our kayaking adventure on the Nam Ou River.
The first kayaking stretch leads us to south of Ban Pak Chaek. Now the villagers move to other side of the Nam Ou River. We then paddle through five fun rapids (Introduction grade). Along the way we will encounter local people fishing and gold panning by the river banks.
The afternoon is more interesting as we paddle past lots of scenic villages on both banks of the river. In the late afternoon, we reach Ban Hadko village where we stay overnight at home- stay.
After breakfast, we start kayak adventure tour down stream Nam Ou River over passing the Eagle Rock and limestone facing to Pak Ou Cave (Buddha Cave).
After lunch, we walk to Pak Ou Cave where house thousand of Buddha statues. The kayak adventure will end at a handicraft village where we learn how Laos People making rice wine. And then we will be transfer by Tuk Tuk back to Luang Prabang via Xang Khong, the waving and Sa paper making village.