The development of the mind does not go without the participation of the body, as well as the relaxation of the body goes hand in hand with the loosening of the mind.
When it comes to family, do not just spend time. Instead, spend quality time with your beloved members during 3 days in the UNESCO-recognized World Heritage of Luang Prabang. We believe it is crucial to have a well-rounded program no mater how long the trip lasts. That is the exact reason why in this routine, you will find specific combinations of trekking with biking and kayaking activities, along with visits to the spiritual Wat Pa Phon Phao and handicraft village of Lum Laos. That is not to mention the magnificent Tad Sea Waterfalls and the water excursion on Nam Khan, a great chance for your kids to learn rowing skills.
After breakfast at your hotel, start the mountain bike tour from Luang Prabang with a short visit to the Wat Pa Phon Phao, a quiet monastery with a wonderful golden stupa.
Next stop is in Ban Phanom – a well known cotton and silk hand-weaving village (also known as Lum Laos). We continue on to the grave of Henri Mouhot, the popular French adventurer of the Angkor Ruins who gave his life in Luang Prabang in 1861.
After visiting the abandoned quarters juxtaposed the running water of the Nam Khan, we continue by following a dusty country road to visit the wonderful “Elephant Village”.
After lunch, take a walking trip from the Adventure and Elephant camp along an easy single track, traversing rice paddy fields and terraced slopes toward the peaceful village. We are becoming cognizant of the life of rural Laos Tung (Khamu) people.
In the late afternoon we either arrive in our home stay/local “Fair Trek” lodge.
After breakfast at your homestay.
Continue our journey with more trekking. Along the hiking trails through the Laos countryside we can observe the locals as they carry out their daily tasks, for the people here, foreigners still remain a novelty.
Visit villages along the way and learn about the various traditional aspects of the minority cultures of Hmong and Khamu tribes.
In the late afternoon, return to the village where we stay tonight. (there is a opportunity to stay overnight in the the beautifully located Elephant Lodge, Zen NamKhan Resort, Shangri-Lao Resort for an additional charge on the tour price)
Total walking time about 5-6 hours in total.
After breakfast in your host family or guest house, proceed for another stretch of this adventurous tour experience.
A little boat will bring us to the nearby Tad Sae Waterfalls (dry season during Jan.-July).
Here we have enough time to hang out, have lunch and enjoy the unique scenery. You can part take on a canopy garden high rope jungle flight, which is installed over the Tad Sae waterfall.
The afternoon is the last highlight on this Luang Prabang tour package! Enjoy the refreshing water excursion on the Nam Khan with on a non sinkable kayak. The river is easy to paddle and offers only a few grade 1-2 rapids, even families with children can do.
The countryside on our paddling trip is dense with banana and teak trees; rice paddies and terrace pineapple plantations. Pass handfuls of isolated Lao Loum and Theung thatched roofed villages, and don´t be shy to practice your Laos by shouting out a sabaaidii at the smiling children… after about 3 to 4 paddling hours (depending on river speed and starting point). We arrive in Luang Prabang in the afternoon. Tour ends at your hotel.