Day 1: Mountain bike tour to our Elephant camp & village visits
Commencing this alluring mountain bike tour from Luang Prabang with a short visit to the Wat Pa Phon Phao which is a quiet monastery with a wonderful golden stupa. Next stop is in Ban Phanom, a well known cotton and silk hand - weaving village (Lao Lum). We continue on to the grave of Henry Mouhot, the popularized French discoverer of the Angkor Ruins who died here in 1826. After visiting these abandoned quarters juxtaposed the running water of the Nam Khan, we follow a dusty country road to the Tiger Trail Elephant & Adventure camp. In this spiritual place with a view to the jungle and a towering rock face, we will enjoy our lunch. Our break of relaxation prepares us for the next leg of the journey, the walking trip from the Adventure camp along an easy single track, traversing rice paddy fields and terraced slopes toward the peaceful villages. We are becoming cognizant of the life of rural Lao Tung (Khmu) people. In the late afternoon we either arrive in our overnight village and home stay or in our little jungle camp.
Day 2: Full Day Trekking and villages, mountains, great vistas
After breakfast we will go on with some more trekking. We can observe the locals as they carry out their daily tasks, taking note that foreigners still remain a novelty. The charming villagers are as curious about its observers as you are about them. In the late afternoon we will arrive the camp where we stay for overnight. (there is a opportunity to stay overnight in the Khmu village). We visit, Khmu, Lao and Hmong villages...walking time about 5-6 hours in total.
Day 3: Elephant Experience Day - Kayaking on Nam Khan river...
Afer a wonderful breakfast we will meet the protected Asian Elephants and will learn some things about this amazing animals. A relaxed 1 to 1,5 hrs. ride on the back of our Elephants will bring us to the nearby Tad Sae Waterfalls. Hang out, have lunch and enjoy the unique scenery.
The afternoon is the last highlight with our water excursion on the Nam Khan with a kayak or raft. The river is easy to paddle and offers only a few grade 1-2 rapids. The countryside on our paddling trip is dense with banana and teak trees; rice paddies and terraced pineapple plantations. Pass handfuls of isolated Lao Loum and Theung thatched roofed villages, and don't be shy to practice your Lao by shouting out a sabaaidii at the smiling children...after about 3 to 4 paddling hours we arrive Luang Phabang in the afternoon...Rafts or Kayaks are available for the way back to Luang Phabang. End of the tour.
- Private A/C vehicle
- Twin shared rooms and daily breakfast
- English speaking tour guides
- Admission fees
- Boat trip on Mekong River
- Elephant riding
- Luggage handling
- Bottled water
- Meals are quoted separately
- International air tickets to/from Laos
- Visa to Laos
- Departure airport tax US$10.00/pax
- Single room (quoted separately)
- Personal expenses and others not stated…