Hill Tribe Encounter
Stay with a welcoming hill tribe and trek through emerald rice paddies tucked between the limestone mountains of rural Laos. It’s an authentic and offbeat adventure that will give you a real peek into the daily lives of traditional minority tribes and a taste of local hospitality. From Luang Prabang, you’ll trek deep into the rich green hills of rural Laos, where you’ll stay in a simple cabin with the welcoming Khmu tribespeople. After being woken by the resident roosters the next morning, you’ll trek through paddy fields and pass village schools until your reach the banks of the rippling Nam Khan River.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- Dinner on Day 1
- Transport from Luang Prabang
- Mountain Trek with English-speaking guide
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Hiking and overnight hill tribes stay
Today, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Luang Prabang by pick-up truck for a bumpy but beautiful drive into the green mountains. Here, you’ll begin a full day trek, so prepare for some serious walking. You’ll cross jade rice paddies, gaze up at forested limestone mountains and pass isolated villages. Your local guide will tell you all about the lush flora and fauna along the way. You’ll sleep in a traditional cabin in a Khmu village, where you’ll enjoy a tasty dinner with the villagers.
Adventures and rice paddies
At sunrise on day two of this trip to Laos you’ll be woken by a dawn chorus of crowing roosters roaming around the village. After breakfast you’ll follow a path alongside the river to another Khmu settlement, where you can take a rest and explore the village. Then, you’ll continue trekking through the paddy fields and tropical forests to the rushing Nam Khan River, where you’ll take a boat ride, visiting nearby waterfalls if you are travelling from Aug-Jan. At the end of the afternoon, a transfer will take you back to your hotel in Luang Prabang and this trip comes to an end.
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