LAOS CAVES & TIGER ADVENTURE

  • Explore dramatic caves and search for wild tigers
  • Nocturnal wildlife safari tour
  • Plain of Jars tour with a visit to Mine Action Group
  • Visit to the Lone Buffalo Foundation School
  • Luang Prabang
  • Phonsavan
  • Vieng Xai
  • Nam Nern
  • Nong Khiaw

8 DAYS

PRIVATE TOUR

FROM

$2350 AUD / $2610 NZD

"A scenic journey into the heart of Laos" Tracey Johnson - Director of Operations

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.

  • DAY 01

    Luang Prabang

    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.

  • DAY 02

    Phonsavan

    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.

  • DAY 03

    Phonsavan

    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.

  • DAY 04

    Vieng Xai

    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.

  • DAY 05

    Nam Nern

    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.

  • DAY 06

    Nong Khiaw

    Another spectacular drive to the riverside town of Nong Khiaw for a relaxing afternoon by the river or cycle the picturesque countryside.

  • DAY 07

    Luang Prabang

    A free morning to trek, cycle, kayak or relax. After lunch return to Luang Prabang.

  • DAY 08

    Luang Prabang

    Departure Day. You'll be taken to the airport by your own driver. Hope you saw some tigers :)

Looking for Tigers in Nam Nern Conservation Area

This tour does not take you to see captive tigers. It takes you on a night time safari through Nam Nern Conservation Area. A place of natural beauty and one of the last remaining breeding grounds of Indochinese Tigers. The money for this part of the tour is split equally between 14 villages based in the conservation area. They use it on education and conservation projects aimed at protecting the local wildlife and enhancing our understanding of the endangered tiger populations. As this is a safari into the wild we cannot gurantee you will see tigers.

Accommodation

Accomodation throughout this trip will range from the very basic to a good 3 star option. You'll be staying in:
  • A mixture of guesthouses and 3 star hotels (7 nights)
  • A Basic Eco Lodge (1 night)

Inclusions

  • Plain of Jars tour with visit to Mine Action Group
  • Visit to the Lone Buffalo Foundation School
  • Nocturnal wildlife safari tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Entry fees and permissions
  • All transfers to and from airport and between sites

We are experienced Asia travel specialists and designers of tailor- made private tours. Get in touch to start the booking conversation.

Guaranteed departure with groups of 4 or more. Also available as a private trip

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