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Northern Laos Explorer

14 days from £4,455pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Trek in a remote National Park.

  • Stay in Laos' very first eco-lodge.

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride through northern Laos.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of spiritual Luang Prabang.

  • Visit the Big Brother Mouse project.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Chiang Rai
  • Huay Xai
  • Luang Nam Tha
  • Muang La
  • Nong Khiaw
  • Luang Prabang

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chiang Rai.

Day 2 Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Arriving into Chiang Rai you will be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day to relax after your flight.

Day 3 Luang Nam Tha

Chiang Rai , Huay Xai , Luang Nam Tha

This morning you will head on to the border, where you will meet your Laos guide and start your exploration of Northern Laos. You will drive on to Luang Nam Tha, with two nights at Boatlanding Guesthouse.

Day 4 Luang Nam Tha

Luang Nam Tha

Spend the day trekking in Luang Nam Tha National Park.

Day 5 Muang La

Luang Nam Tha , Muang La

Driving southeast, you pass through more beautiful countryside and arrive in Muang La, a remote village deep in the heart of northern Laos. Here you will have three days in this beautiful area.


Day 6 Muang La

Muang La

Explore the area by jeep, heading out to some remote villages.


Day 7 Muang La

Muang La

Head out on foot today, enjoying a full day trekking.


Day 8 Nong Khiaw

Muang La , Nong Khiaw

Continuing through northern Laos today you reach the riverside community at Nong Khiaw, a spectacular river journey. Stay in a wooden bungalow on stilts on the banks of the River Ou.

Day 9 Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

Head out with your guide to enjoy some great trekking between three minority villages.

Day 10 Luang Prabang

Nong Khiaw , Luang Prabang

Head on to Luang Prabang, the spiritual heart of Laos. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 11 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

A chance to take part in a ritual that has been going on in this spiritual town since time immemorial - alms giving to the local population of monks at dawn. You then return to your hotel for breakfast before spending the day with your own private guide and driver exploring the delights of Luang Prabang followed by a trip to the scenic waterfalls at Kuang Si.

Day 12 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

A visit to the nearby countryside and a chance to get involved with the local community, donating a "bucket of books" and enjoying exploring this lovely area.

Day 13 International return flight

Luang Prabang , International return flight

A final day to relax in Luang Prabang before you transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

Day 14 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Mark
William, an Audley Travel specialist

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Chiang Rai
Luang Nam Tha
Muang La
Nong Khiaw
Luang Prabang

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