Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Hidden Gems of Northern Laos: Luang Namtha & Muang Sing (5 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Luang Namtha, Laos To Vientiane, Laos

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019

Hidden Gems of Northern Laos: Luang Namtha & Muang Sing (5 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Luang Namtha, Laos
Boat Landing Guest House Dinner

After meeting your guide at the airport, kick off this five-day tour of Laos with a riverside lunch in the capital, Vientiane, before heading on for the day's second flight to Luang Namtha in the north of the country. There's time for some hilltop tribe visits to Ban Sop Toup - the village of the Lantern hill tribe where you can take a stroll around and even participate in some of the villagers - activities, such as bamboo paper making. Back to Luang Namthai in the evening to stay at your riverside resort.


Day 2
Muang Sing, Laos
Phou Iu Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This second day will see the tour move an hour away to Muang Sing, a picturesque village 1 hour away on the Laotian-Chinese border. On the way, there's chance for more hilltop tribe visits, as well as an interesting stop-off to see a Hmong kindergarten at Ban Paknamwa, and the Leu Temple in Muang Sing town. A host family will serve you a traditional lunch, and you can also try your hand at making yellow noodles (Kao Soy) at Ban Lao Neu. Take a look round the town's museum and visit the Yao tribe before bedding down for the night at your resort in Muang Sing.


Day 3
Muang Sing, Laos
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The morning excursion out of Muang Sing takes you to Muang Long Town to see the Kui Sang tribe - the only one of its type in Luang Namtha Province, and one which showcases some unique styles of dress, accessories and hairstyles. Take lunch in Long Town before heading on to see the famous Akha Pu Li tribe on the way back to your resort.


Day 4
Vientiane, Laos
Settha Palace Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an inclusive breakfast at Phou Lu 2 Resort in preparation for the short flight back to the capital, Vientiane. You'll arrive in good time for lunch in the city, and the rest of the day can be spent exploring the best of what Vientiane has to offer -don't miss the lively night market by the river, and be sure to sample some of the exquisite French-Laos restaurants and cafes that line the pretty streets of the compact city centre.


Day 5
Vientiane, Laos
None Breakfast

An inclusive breakfast is served at Settha Palace, your hotel for the previous night. Afterwards, it's time to pack your bags and head for the airport (via private transportation), which marks the end of this five-day tour of Northern Laos.


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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

Head into the unknown with this five-day adventure through northern Laos. After arriving in the capital of Vientiane, you’ll make a beeline for the north - widely considered as having some of the most dramatic scenery and fascinating culture in the whole of Laos. The emphasis of this itinerary will be on the hilltop tribe visits, and there’s ample opportunity to visit these remote communities as you make your way from Luang Namtha to Muang Sing, with stops at the Ban Lao Neu, Kui Sang and Akha Pu Li tribes. There’s also chance to check out the capital, Vientiane, and its many charms for a day before ending the trip.


Highlights

  • Get your hands dirty making bamboo paper with the Lantern Tribe at Ban Sop Toup

  • Snake your way through the dense Laos jungles on the stunning route to Muang Sing

  • Dine with the locals near Muang Sing and let them show you how traditional noodles are made

  • Visit the fascinating Kui Sang tribe – the only one of its type in Luang Namtha Province

  • Go bargain hunting by the Mekong at Vientiane’s famous riverside night bazaar

About Us

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Payment Notes


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Refund Policy


  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor


  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor


  • No refund less than 30 days before departure


  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable.



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