4 day Northern Laos Tour – Nam Ou river, Nong Khiaw
This wonderful short visit package tour into North Laos combines a smooth road trip into the north of Luang Prabang province with activities around our new destination on the Nam Ou, Nong Khiau or Nong Khiaw, how others spell it! This short and intense North Lao Tour incorporates the famous Pak Ou caves, a cruise on the scenic Nam Ou river, the newly discovered 100 Waterfalls hiking tour and a short mountain view hike on a stunning mountain, overlooking the amazing Nam Ou river valley… This tour combines medium activities with some of the best you can see in 4 days in northern Laos.
Newly discovered trails and activities in North Laos
The amazing 100 waterfalls, hiking tour
Mountain View Hiking Tour
Truly rich in nature and great landscapes
Village visits and hiking activities
A great amount of river cruising
Natural cave and Buddhist Pak Ou cave visit
Stay in a great Eco-Lodge on the river
Mountain view tour around the Nam Ou, Nong Khiau1. To Nong Khiau, Mountain View hike, Nam Ou valley,…
In the morning we head out north to Nong Khiau, our newly surveyed adventure destination 3 hrs. north of Luang Prabang. Great landscapes await you along the way near the Nam Ou river. After arrival we have lunch and start out for a small walk on the hilltop of a mountain. Its called the mountain view trail …which goes steep up on a hillside exploring mountain forests and lime stone formations. The total trip includes about 3-4 hours walking, go slow…it is steep up hill. On top you can watch as far as 20 km to the surrounding landscape…which is truly amazing! Night preferably in Riverside Bungalows (B-L) (Alternatively you can enjoy the area while taking a short and easy walk to the nearby Phatok Cave, which was used as a hideaway in the 2nd Indochina War in Laos )
waterfall tour Nong Khiau – Nong Khiaw2. The newly discovered “100 Waterfalls Trek” Nong Khiau
Starting the day with a peaceful boat ride on the Nam Ou you will be able to explore a small Lao village along the river side before heading into the waterfalls. Learn about their way of life along this river! Walking through small streams and rice paddies you reach the 100 waterfalls which were first explored in October 2008!! The next few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the sound of clear waterfall cascades…small pools all around you inviting for a refreshing splash. A local style lunch is served on the falls. Surprisingly the rocks and stones along the falls are not slippery at all, though you need to watch your step while looking into the jungle… Arriving on top you have a great view over the landscape and nature of the region!
Rated to be the best value adventure hike in Luang Prabang province! (B-L)
3. Day visit to Muang Ngoi and visit to the river scenery along the Nam Ou Muang Ngoi adventure at Nam ouStarting with your boat from Nong Khiau we head out passing the river sceneries north of Muang Ngoi. An amazing and truly fantastic landscape is waiting for you today… Along the way we can visit a village or explore a cave. The afternoon we have time to explore the little village of Muang Ngoi …which is a riverside place with a small road but NO cars or motorbikes… A peaceful place, ideal to relax and enjoy the lifestyle of North Laos. We stay overnight in small basic bungalows. (B-L)
4. From the upper Nam Ou via Nong Khiau to Luang Prabang After breakfast we take a small boat and cruise down to Nong Khiau. If needed we will have a short stop over here before we start our expedition cruise on the Nam Ou all the way down to Luang Prabang…an experience for itself. Bring a book and the mood to enjoy villages and landscapes passing by like in a film. On the way we have a stopover to visit the famous Buddha caves of Pak Ou. Arrival in Luang Prabang would be in the late afternoon. Transfer to your hotel
- End of service! (B-L)
Including pick up service from/to hotel in Luang Prabang, all transfers in program, English speaking tour guide, trekking guide, boat fees in private chartered boats, nights in guest houses/bungalows, meals as mentioned in itinerary, activities as per itinerary, entrance fees, trek permissions, local taxes
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, meals not mentioned in itinerary
- extra cost if you wish to travel on river on the Nam Ou
What to bring:
Good shoes + sun protection. We provide water and food for you on all activity days. Mountain view tour recommended in early mornings or later afternoons for best views!! Tour start in Luang Prabang 08.30 with pick up services from you hotel.