$2350 AUD / $2610 NZD
Dive deep into the heart of the Laos countryside, explore dramatic cave systems, volunteer in a village school, go on a nocturnal safari and take a chance at seeing some wild tigers in this epic rural adventure. All of the profits for the night time safari are reinvested into the Nam Nern Conservation Area and the protection of wild tigers.
Arrival day, free until early evening. Climb to the top of Mt Phousi to enjoy a panoramic view of the city & surrounds, then shop at the famous night market on the way back down.
A scenic mountain drive to Phonsavan, gateway to the mysterious Plain of Jars, where we visit the Mine Action Group (MAG) Centre. MAG, in conjunction with UXO Laos (Unexploded Ordinance) help clear unexploded land mines left behind from the Secret War.
Visit the mysterious Plain of Jars and the old capital of Xieng Kuang and the Spoon Village, where locals started melting scrap metal from bomb casings into spoons. Return to Phosavan and meet the children at the Lone Buffalo Foundation school, teach them English and play some football.
Travel along the most spectacular road in Laos, along mountain ridges known as the “Rooftop of Laos”, to Vieng Xai. Explore the labyrinth of of caves used as the Pathet Lao Headquarters and for shelter during the constant bombing.
Travel to the extremely remote Hintang Archeological Park to explore the mysteriously arranged ancient stones over 2000 years old. Then visit the Nam Nern Wildlife Conservation Area, home to one of the last breeding populations of Indochinese Tigers. Enjoy an evening nocturnal wildlife safari tour.
Another spectacular drive to the riverside town of Nong Khiaw for a relaxing afternoon by the river or cycle the picturesque countryside.
A free morning to trek, cycle, kayak or relax. After lunch return to Luang Prabang.
Departure Day. You'll be taken to the airport by your own driver. Hope you saw some tigers :)
Incredibly romantic Luang Prabang should be considered a must see, with its shimmering temples, saffron-robed monks, unique cuisine and culture in a stunning stetting. Once the capital of Laos and ...
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