Discover the Magic of Laos Wildlife 10 Days / 9 Nights

Discover the Magic of Laos Wildlife 10 Days / 9 Nights
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Huay Xai 8 Destinations Luang Prabang
Huay Xai Nong Kiau Vieng Thong Luang Prabang Bokeo Nam Et-Phou Louey NP Pak Ou Cave Kuang Si Waterfalls
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Our Discover the Magic of Laos Wildlife caters to wildlife and nature enthusiasts, as well as adventurous souls seeking raw, "man vs. wild" encounters on rugged terrains. It's the thrilling sequel to your adventure narrative when heading to Northern Thailand. A 2.5-hour drive Chiang Rai lands you at Huay Xai, Laos' gateway, igniting our extraordinary itinerary. Picture yourself spending a night atop a tree in a tropical forest lodge, followed by an evening in the heart of the jungle, home to Indochina tigers, nested within bamboo huts - just the beginning of this captivating journey.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Unleash the Joy of Gibbon Experience - Swing Adventure!
  2. Step a realm where adventure whispers through the trees and wildlife roams free. Explore Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park, a bastion of natural beauty, and be inspired by the symphony of nature's untamed joy.
  3. Unleash your spirit of adventure and explore the enchanting Highlights & Pak Ou Caves!
  4. Discover the Majestic Kuangsi Waterfall - A Journey to Serenity
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Huay Xai – Bokeo
Huay Xai – Bokeo

Let our guide whisk you away the Huay Xai border of Thailand and Laos straight to your chosen hotel. After checking in, set out to explore the city's wonders. Wander through the ancient temple Chomkhao before settling in for an overnight stay in Huay Xai.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Huay Xai.

 

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Huay Xai – Gibbon experience
Huay Xai – Gibbon experience

Embark on an enchanting adventure in Huay Xai! Our guide awaits you at the Thailand-Laos border, ready to whisk you away to your chosen hotel. After settling in, dive the city's charm with a visit to the ancient temple Chomkhao. Experience an unforgettable overnight stay in Huay Xai.

Nestled on the Thailand-Laos border, Huay Xai beckons travelers with its blend of cultural treasures and natural beauty. Discover lush landscapes, time-honored temples, and vibrant markets that paint a vivid picture of Southeast Asia.

The next morning, journey your hotel to the gibbon office for a day filled with thrills. Trek through a rural village alongside your local guide, braving 10 ziplines to reach your treehouse abode. Pause for a delightful sandwich break amidst nature's embrace.

As afternoon unfolds, unwind in your lofty haven before venturing out to explore more ziplines and marvel at Laos' grandest tree. Come evening, savor a delicious dinner delivered straight to you—a moment tailored just for your enjoyment. The night is yours to revel in peace and splendor under the starlit sky.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight at tree house.

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Gibbon experience – Huay Xai
Gibbon experience – Huay Xai

Today, Embrace the magic of the morning as your guide serves tea and coffee around 6:30-7:00 am. Opt for an adventure-filled day with optional hiking and zip lines to explore other tree houses before returning for a delightful breakfast.

Embark on a 3-hour trek, including 7 exhilarating zip lines, through the national park and across the Nam Nga River. Indulge in a riverside lunch break in the afternoon, relishing relaxation and perhaps a refreshing swim. Post-lunch, our car awaits you (except during rainy seasons, where an additional hour's walk is needed before pick-up), returning you to the Huay Xai office around 2-3 PM. Let our car transfer you back to Huay Xai for an overnight stay as your adventure-filled day winds down.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Huay Xai.

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Huay Xai – Nong Kiau – 395km - 8 hours drive
Huay Xai – Nong Kiau – 395km - 8 hours drive

After breakfast, Embark on a road journey Huay Xai to Nong Kiau, immersing yourself in breathtaking vistas of verdant mountains and lush forests. Witness vibrant minority villages, where locals return their day's endeavors carrying bamboo sprouts and the fruits of their hunts. The hunted game is proudly displayed for sale on tables along the way. As dusk approaches, arrive in Nong Kiau to settle your hotel for the night, ready to embrace the charm of this serene destination.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nong Kiau.

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Nong Kiau – Vieng Thong – 170km - 6 hours drive
Nong Kiau – Vieng Thong – 170km - 6 hours drive

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast and then venture the enchanting town of Nong Kiau, cradled between lush mountains and meandering rivers. there, let the adventure beckon you further eastward to Vieng Thong. Embrace the charm of a mini guesthouse as part of your escapade.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Vieng Thong.

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Vieng Thong – Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park – Joint Night Safari
Vieng Thong – Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park – Joint Night Safari

Embark on an extraordinary adventure starting with a simple breakfast of Lao noodle. Journey through picturesque mountainous landscapes to reach Ban Son Koua, a Khmu Village where your Nam Nern Night Safari awaits.

Join your group at 10-11am for a scenic long-tail boat ride along the Nam Nern River. Learn about upland rice cultivation and embrace sightings of monitor lizards and enchanting birdlife.

Arrive at the park substation to settle charming bamboo huts near the river before relishing a delectable lunch prepared by village cooks. A briefing by park staff on tiger conservation efforts follows.

In the afternoon, set off upriver by boat and trek to a salt lick guided by local experts with intriguing insights wildlife tracking. Enjoy a magical dinner beside the riverbank; listen to captivating Khmu folktales amidst flickering campfire flames.

As darkness envelops, glide downriver with engines silent for an enthralling night spotlighting experience. Witness Sambar deer, otters, barking deer, civets, porcupines, owls under shimmering moonlight - tigers are elusive but not impossible. Let flashlights guide your way quietly as nature reveals its nocturnal wonders in this mystical escapade.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight at the ecolodge.

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Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park – Luang Prabang – 6 hour drive
Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park – Luang Prabang – 6 hour drive

Embark on a magical journey through the jungle! Local guides lead you on an enchanting morning walk, sharing wisdom about medicinal plants and unraveling the historical tapestry of this once-thriving settlement the Secret War era. Post-breakfast, glide serenely by boat through the heart of nature, engines humbly silent as your guides unveil wildlife wonders along the banks.

Upon reaching the village, savor a sip of earthen jar rice wine (lao hai) before bidding farewell. Don't forget to lend a hand in monitoring wildlife abundance by completing a form that also contributes to the village's growth fund - and who knows, catching a glimpse of a tiger may bring luck without any extra cost!

For the Gibbon Experience & Night Safari, pack light with just one small bag to navigate changing weather: scorching days and chilly nights await. Journey back to Luang Prabang where evening tranquility awaits. Check your hotel, unwind, and let Luang Prabang's allure sweep you off your feet for a night of blissful rest.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang’s Highlights & Pak Ou Cave
Luang Prabang’s Highlights & Pak Ou Cave

Luang Prabang! Witness an extraordinary dawn ceremony where monks clad in orange robes gracefully collect alms, embodying the spiritual essence of Laos. Explore the vibrant Morning Market brimming with local culinary delights before setting sail on a serene Mekong River cruise. Discover the mystical Pak Ou Caves adorned with countless golden Buddha statues and delve the centuries-old traditions of Ban Xang Hai village, renowned for its exquisite Lao whisky and wine.

Your adventure continues with a visit to the majestic National Museum at the former Royal Palace, unveiling the opulence of Lao culture. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Wat Mai and marvel at the architectural splendor of Wat Xieng Thong. Ascend Phousi Mount for a sacred exploration amidst gilded stupas, basking in a breathtaking sunset over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Conclude your day at the mesmerizing Street Night Bazaar, where local artisans showcase their handmade treasures, weaving tales of tradition and creativity around every corner.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luangprabang – Kuangsi Waterfall
Luangprabang – Kuangsi Waterfall

After breakfast as we journey 30km Luang Prabang to behold the breathtaking beauty of Kuangsi Waterfall. Nestled within lush greenery at a preserved National park, this cascading wonder, though not towering, exudes an aura of magnificence. Along the way, our pit stop includes a visit to Talad Phosi fresh market and Ban Na Oune, home to the charismatic Hmong hill-tribe group. Just before reaching Kuangsi waterfall, we'll explore Ban Tha Pane village inhabited by the Khmu minority. For nature enthusiasts, a detour to a butterfly garden awaits, providing an enchanting encounter with delicate creatures and a lighthearted coffee break. Prepare for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Kuangsi - remember your swimwear! After indulging in leisurely swimming amidst picturesque surroundings, return to your hotel in Luang Prabang for a serene overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

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Luang Prabang – Departure
Luang Prabang – Departure

After breakfast, you will be free in Luang Prabang to visit more ancient temples on foot, or relax at a coffee shop by the Mekong river bank, or unwind with Lao Massage before being driven to the airport for your departure flight. Goodbye to Laos!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Our prices include

Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room

Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver

The services of an experienced English-speaking guide throughout the tour (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination)

Where necessary, entry fees and boat fee all visits mentioned in the program

Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available

Joined activities with other tourists in Gibbon Experience and Night Safari

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include

 International flight tickets and airport tax

Visa handling and stamp fee

Dinners, except as specified above

Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Camera fees (if any)

Insurance

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