Depart from Luang Prabang, drive to the trekking starting point at Ban Vang Lae of Lao Leu village. Take the fishing boat across the Nam Ou river and trek through the growing forest and rice field. Climb to a hidden cave called Pha Long cave which was used as bomb shelter during the Second Indochina War. Continue to Ban Kok on the Mekong river for picnic lunch (ordered separately). Across Mekong river to Muang Keo village then continue trekking through the forest to the Pak Ou cave. From here, we get on a kayaking trip to Ban Xang Hai, a Lao whisky making village. Your driver will be waiting here to take you back to Luang Prabang.
Cycle down hill to the boat pier and get on local boat crossing the Mekong river to reach Ban Xieng Man (village). We then cycle to Ban Na Kham (village) known for growing sugarcane and sticky rice cooking in bamboo stick. Continue to Ban Houay Tan (Khmu village). Enjoy a picnic lunch (ordered separately) along the way. Walk over to spot something that defies youth. Believe it or not, it is a superannuated and aged mango tree that is over 500 years old. Wheel to visit Ban Chan Neua and Ban Chan Tai, a jar making village. Embark on your boat back to Luang Prabang and shuttle back to your hotel.
Depart from Luang Prabang, drive uphill toward the northwest to Ban Pha Nom, a silk waving village and continue to Noon Rapid to explore the gravesite of Mr. Henry Mouhot - the French naturalist who brought the Angkor Wat to the world. Then head to Ban Xieng Lom Elephant Camp for 1 hour or elephant riding through the teak forest and rice fields. After lunch, our trek starts from Ban Suan of Hmong and Khmu ethnic minorities. After 2 hours of trekking, we arrive at Tad Sae waterfall. Late picnic lunch (ordered from your hotel) with your guide. Then take a fishing boat upstream to Ban Ann Savan for a transfer back to Luang Prabang.
Heading your pedal out of the heritage town to get yourself retired into the pure nature with your adventure guide. Just a few kilometers from Luang Prabang, you will reach the Ban Pha Nom (village) to see skillful weavers performing the traditional Laos textiles by hand. Continue cycling along Nam Khan River through the teak plantation and mountain rice paddies, stop to explore the gravesite of Mr. Henry Mahout - the French naturalist who brought the Angkor Wat to the world. Getting back to your pedal until reaching Ban Xieng Lom Elephant Camp. Having Laos traditional lunch at the Laos-Spirit Resort's Restaurant. Crossing the Nam Khan River to take another 1 hour riding on the elephant back through the teak forest and rice fields. Then boarding a long tailed boat down stream the Nam Khan River to get back to Luang Prabang.
This 'Living like a Mahout' trip is for real adventures. The Elephant Camp established in 2003 to protect Asian elephants in Laos. The project gives the elephants a more comfortable retirement by providing professional medical care, nutritious food and natural environment. You get to choose an elephant you like and spend time with the Mahout team, getting familiar with your elephant by feeding, wash and clean them, learn how to care for them. Spend some time kayaking or trekking to minority villages nearby to observe their living condition, custom and tradition.
Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane. Day 2: Vientiane Loop (25-50km ride). Day 3: Vientiane to Vang Vieng (50-70km ride with elevation gain of 300m). Day 4: Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang (50-80km ride with elevation gain of 800m). Day 5: Luang Prabang Surrounding (70-100km ride). Day 6: Luang Prabang (50-70km ride). Day 7: Luang Prabang - Departure.
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