Laos: 2 days around Luang Prabang
Elephant ride, Biking, Trekking, Kayaking combination
Luang Prabang area
With this trip yo support the Elephant Park Project: The conservation of Asian elephants -and the ‘Fair Trek’ Project -7 communities which are profiting directly from tourism. The amazing Tad Sae waterfalls and the soft mountain biking tour are making it the perfect idea for an active and responsible traveler. Biking 15-20 km, elephant riding 1 hr, waterfall, overnight in village home stay, visits of Khamu and Hmong villages are included.
Day 1: Bike + Elephants + Trekking
After your pick up service from your hotel you may choose a fitting bike and start cycling out of town. We take a side road and come through small villages along the way. You will see Ban Panom, the cotton and silk hand-weaving village and the grave of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer who popularized Angkor Wat.
Here at the Nam Khan River, we are permitted to take a dip in the cool running water of this local tributary. Here we find the slow pace Lao rural life in the countryside. After a 1.5 km steep climb we arrive at the Nam Khan valley, which some people also call the hidden valleyof Luang Prabang, a dream set of mountains, rivers and small villages. Lunch break on mountain view terrace or along the way (depending on bike route).
In your lunch break you can enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking view to a 1,600m high towering mountain range. We cross the river by local boat to start our elephant experience and go out for a scenic ride along the Nam Khan, small forest or even to the Tad Sae waterfall cascades from July to January. Here you can enjoy the clear spring water which invites you for a refreshing bath. You go back to the camp by motorboat
A short and easy trek will bring you into the ‘Fair Trek Project’ area where communities directly profit from your visit. You get to know the culture and traditions of the Khamu people who live here since just about sixty years. Welcome to your hosts family!
Day 2: Short Trek and Kayaking trip on the Nam Khan river.
At the second day you start your day with breakfast in your hosts’ house.
After that you continue on a short hike back to the Elephant Lodge. From here you start the soft kayaking tour on the Nam Khan river. You paddle your kayak about 4 hrs on the Nam Khan, passing only a few small rapids here and there. After arrival in Luang Prabang a car picks you up to send you to your hotel.
NOTE: we are working with animals and in the nature, time changes may appear at any time. (Bring shoes that can get wet, sun protection, pocket money for tips, swimsuit, towel and long trousers!”)
The waterfall is dry during February-August. Elephant rides will take a different route through river and village. Overnight stay in village and jungle camp means very basic standards.
We can tailor make a tour that will best match your budget – the guide below serves as a reference point for you to decide how much to spend on this trip.
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