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Northern Laos Explorer

15 Nights: from US$3835 Trip Code: NLE

The lush landscapes of northern Laos form the backdrop for an overland exploration of northern Laos. Venture beyond the great cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane to discover Laos' wild jungle regions, its mysterious Plain of Jars, and its hidden limestone caves. Read more >

Arriving in the sleepy World Heritage City of Luang Prabang, you'll adjust to the laid-back pace of life and have a guided introduction to the ancient history of the "Land of a Million Elephants", before heading out into the jungle for a swim in the spectacular Kuang Si Waterfalls.

As you head further into Laos, visit traditional minority villages in Muang La region and enjoy an overnight trek through the jungle at Nam Nern, a national park home to tigers, leopards, monitor lizards and all manner of flora and fauna. Move on to Sam Neua, where thousands of local people once lived in a "hidden city" within the mountainside, sheltering from the bombing campaigns that ravaged the country for nearly a decade.

Moving from modern history to ancient, you will drive deep into the interior of Laos to visit one of the world's great archaeological mysteries: the Plain of Jars. Covering an area of hundreds of square kilometres, the plains contain over 2,500 massive stone jars thought to be over 2,000 years old, thought to have been used in ancient burial practices.

Stopping for a couple of nights in Vang Vieng - where rock-climbing, mountain-biking, tubing, kayaking and trekking are just some of the active possibilities - you will conclude your journey in the city of Vientiane, one of Asia's quietest capital cities.

With a fantastic range of accommodation throughout and a focus on the great outdoors, this trip provides a fascinating and well-rounded introduction to Laos' history, scenery and culture.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • 15 nights' accommodation in Laos
  • All airport transfers
  • Breakfast every day, 3 lunches and 4 evening meals
  • Guided transfers and excursions as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Trekking or a night safari in Nam Nern

What's NOT included:

  • International airfares
  • All meals not mentioned in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Any necessary visas
  • Any excursions or transfers not detailed, or referred to as optional, in the day-by-day itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy trekking and wildlife-spotting in Nam Nern
  • Explore the spiritual centre of Laos, Luang Prabang
  • Relax in Vientiane, Laos's laid-back capital
  • Get stuck into adventure sports in beautiful Vang Vieng
  • Take a tour of the mysterious Plain of Jars
  • Relive modern history at the Viengxay Caves

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Northern Laos Explorer - 16 Days - Accommodation

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