man taking pictures in the mountains

Day 1

Arrival in Nong Khiaw

The rural town of Nong Khiaw is easily reached from Luang Prabang and Luang Namtha, making it the perfect place to stop for a few days and break up the journey. In Nong Khiaw, you’ll stay in a cosy riverside eco-lodge, sleeping in a spacious bungalow built using natural materials, with a balcony overlooking the river. After nightfall, you can sit outside under the stars, soak up the serenity and sip a Beer Lao.

hiking in the mountains of laos

Day 2

Nong Khiaw - Half Day Hike

This morning, you’ll set off on a short but adventurous hike into the jungle, past the high altitude forests that surround Nong Khiaw. You’ll trek up steep paths through remote areas rarely visited tourists, giving you a real glimpse into the raw countryside. At the viewpoint, a panorama of the whole valley will spread out before you. Here, you can rest and relax in the fresh mountain air, as the clouds pass over and the colour of the scenery changes.

local children smiling

The afternoon is completely free. You can rent a bike and visit the nearby villages as well as the natural Tham Pha Thok caves, used by many Laotians for shelter during the second Indochina War. You’ll spend another night in your riverside lodge under clear, star-studded skies.

Valley and river in laos

Day 3

Departure from Nong Khiaw

After breakfast, you’ll tear yourselves away from Nong Khiaw as this tour of Laos comes to an end.

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thatched lodge next the river
twin room in acccommodation
View from the accommodation into the valley

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