Grade:Easy Best season: Year round Trip Code: LALEBT
Day 1: Luang Prabang – Cycling to Ban Phanom – Elephant Camp – Tad Sae Waterfall – Kamu Village With your guide, choose a fitting bike and start cycling out of town. Take a side road and come through small villages along the way. You will see Ban Phanom, the cotton and silk hand-weaving village and the grave of Henry Mouhot, the French explorer and popularized discoverer of Angkor Wat. After a 15 km ride, arrive at the Nam Khan valley, which some people also call “the hidden valley” of Luang Prabang, a dream set of mountains, rivers and small villages. Lunch break along the way. Cross the river by local boat to start our Elephant experience at the Elephant Park Project area. Take a scenic ride along the Nam Khan River on the protected Elephants. Enjoy a visit to Tat Sae waterfall (August to January only). Here you can enjoy the clear spring water which invites you for a refreshing bath. You go back to the camp with a motorboat. A short and easy trek will bring you to the small Kamu community which directly profits from your visit. We get to know the culture and traditions during our stay.(L, D)
NOTE: As we are working with animals and in the natural environment, time changes may take place at any time. (Bring shoes that can get wet!!) The waterfall is dry during February–August. Elephant rides will take a different route through river and village.
Day 2: Trekking to Kamu Village On the second day you start your day with a breakfast in your hosts’ home. Then continue on small hiking trails to more Hmong & Kamu villages to learn more about their lives. Enjoy the trails winding into small fields and agricultural areas before you have a long downhill walk back to the Nam Khan River. You will get introduced to the culture and tradition of the Hmong and Kamu communities along the way and your local guide knows where to stop to see a cave or a holy forest. In the end, relieve your hot, exhausted and aching body by immersing yourself in the cool refreshing river or waterfall. Deviations through our jungle trails are possible. You return in the afternoon and go back by car to Luang Prabang.(B,L)
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Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary LALEBT
Best Season: Mainly year round CHOMPHET CYCLING and TREKKING (3 days) Grade: Moderate Trip Code: LACCT3 LUANG PRABANG BY BIKE (4 days) Grade: Challenging Trip Code: LALPBB
1. On booking an Acceptance Payment/Deposit per person (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”.
Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in Vietnam to whom payment for the tour is made.
2. You pay twelve weeks prior to arrival in Laos – or on Acceptance – 100% of the cost payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, Vietnam
Included in the Cost
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the Home Stay.
- Any single room subject to supplement shown.
- Room and breakfast basis – meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
- Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
- All transfers, transport and sightseeing.
- Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
- Entrance fees where applicable
- Train journeys where applicable
- Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change.
- Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
- All currently applicable taxes.
- Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.
Excluded from the Cost
- Expenses of a personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
- Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
- Any international airfares to India and Asia
- Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
- Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
- Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
- Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners