Trekking on trail of the mist (Code: LAT-AR 00-1)

Trekking is an excellent way of seeing the stunningly beautiful panoramas of the charming city Luang Prabang. This city can be easily be explored on foot visiting the major sites of this once royal capital and descending to the top of Mount Phousi provides a fantastic view of the city. The trekking is at a moderate level and we even enjoy a traditional boat journey to Muang Khai where we trek over mountain paths to explore some hill tribe villages, and cool off from the heat by splashing into the turquoise pools of the Khoungsi Waterfalls. Our adventurous trekking tour is a fun and enjoyable way to experience Luang Prabang.

What’s included:

- 02 night hotel accommodation as below listed or similar
- 02 breakfasts at hotel, 01 lunch
- Modern transportation throughout the tour
- Boat trip as stated in above sights
- Entrance fees as stated in the program
- Experienced local English or French speaking guide.

What’s excluded:

- International air ticket to and from Laos
- Any meals and drinks other than specified
- Tip and individual expenses.

Trip grading: Moderate level

Day 1 Arrive Luang Prabang

On arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our driver and guide. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. We begin our our day by visiting the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. We enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong temple with its low sweeping roofs, representing classical architecture of Luang Prabang. We ascent to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. From there we experience the hustle and bustle of the colorful Night Marketwhere you can find a selection of traditional textiles, gifts and souvenirs made by the local people.

Day 2 Luang Prabang – Trekking – Muang Khai – Khouangsi

Breakfast + Lunch 

We cross the Mekong River for an easy trek to the Ancient royal temple of Wat Long Khoune and to Ban Chan to visit the traditional pottery kiln.  Afterwards we take a long-tail boat to Muang Khai to continue our trek towards Ban Nong Haew, located high over the mountain where we will also visit the hill tribe villages such as Khmou and H’mong. Arrive at the paradise setting of the Khouangsi Waterfall. At this waterfall, water tumbles over multi tiered limestone formations into cool and crystal clear turquoise pools, surrounded by lush forests. It is ideal for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape when the heat becomes unbearable. You can take a refreshing dip or stroll around the unspoiled natural forests. We also visit the villages of Ban Thaphen and Ban Ouay.

Day 3 Depart Luang Prabang


This morning, we drive back to Luang Prabang to visit The National Museum (closed on Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. We continue to explore the city and visit the Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.