Catch a glimpse of traditional culture as you meet Hmong and Akha hill tribes and cruise down the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw taking in unspoiled landscapes.

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Meet remote hill tribe communities

Cruise the tranquil waters of the Nam Ou River

Relax at the charming Muang La Lodge

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Hill Tribes & Scenic River Cruise

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Day 1

Luang Prabang - Muang La

Journey from Luang Prabang to the remote province of Oudomxay. This area is home to a variety of local tribes and villages are scattered along the way. On arrival at Muang La Resort relax and enjoy the hot springs and the resort facilities. (L)(D)

Day 2

Muang La

Spend the day walking in and around nearby villages (no trekking required). Start with a steep traverse in 4x4 vehicles to access some of the most untouched villages in the region. First stop is the village of Ikho, home to the Akha people. Learn of their cultures and customs and enjoy a picnic lunch. Afterwards, a 45 minute walk takes you to the Hmong village of Ban Tauser. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Muang La - Nong Khiaw

After breakfast drive to Muang Khua, on the banks of the Nam Ou River. Board a longtail boat to cruise down one of the most scenic stretches of the river. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. On arrival in Nong Khiaw enjoy some down time topped with a breathtaking sunset from your room’s balcony. (B)(L)

Day 4

Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang

After breakfast return to Luang Prabang. (B)

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