Enjoy your two days filled with adventures, from kayaking upriver to Ban Lad Khammune Village and arrive at Pak Ou Caves the next morning, to the peaceful island beach and the Temple of Wat Don Koom. Also homestay accommodation is a perfect solution for those fancy learning about the cultures and blending in with the locals.
Meet at 7:30 AM outside the Luang Prabang Post Office and catch a public ferry upriver to Ban Lad Khammune Village, the kayaking start point. Before kayaking your guide will give you a brief introduction on the equipment and safety procedures. Relax and enjoy the majesty and serenity of the Mekong, one of the world’s longest rivers passing through deep jungle clad gorges under karst mountain peaks.
Spend the afternoon and evening in the Ban Lad Khammune. Ban Lad Khammune is a remote riverside village of about 400 people and can only be accessed by boat.
Immerse yourself in a village culture unchanged for generations. Test your skills at a traditional crafts, casting a fishing net, play Pétanque, visit the temple, hike up to the falls to see how they generate their electricity.
Greetings with the locals or simply enjoy in the sun.
Welcomed with a traditional Laos baci greeting ceremony before dinner, a very humbling experience complete with the village orchestra.
Participate in the school dance troupe with graceful, traditional Laos dances after dinner, followed by a camp fire on the beach.
Overnight at your homestay in the village.
After breakfast your bags will be loaded on the support boat and get ready to head off for Luang Prabang 60 Km downstream. Stop for a picnic lunch on an isolated riverbank
Later we’ll arrive at the Pak Ou Caves.
A few more clicks downstream you will stop on an island beach for refreshments at a temple called Wat Don Koom. Upon arrival at Ban Donmai Port in the late afternoon, a tuk-tuk will whisk you back to Luang Prabang and drop you off outside the Post Office. Go back to your hotel by your own.