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Laos Family Adventure

Your adventure begins in the serenity of the former royal capital, Luang Prabang. Arriving here is like stepping back in time to a land where dawn is greeted by a peaceful procession of saffron-clad monks collecting alms. Discover the exquisite temples and quaint markets which reflect the rich culture of this UNESCO Heritage listed town. Venture out to explore the stunning countryside, gently cycle and kayak through serene river valleys lined with towering limestone karsts and swim in the perfect multi-tiered pools of jungle waterfalls. You'll also have the opportunity to stay in a beautiful eco lodge which supports a rural village and enjoy a hands-on rice farming experience. Based at a charming, centrally located hotel with pool, your family will be sure to fall in love with magical Luang Prabang, its stunning mountain landscapes and the ever smiling, warm and friendly people of Laos

Inclusions

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
airport transfers (day 1 & 7 only)
comfortable hotels/lodge on a twinshare basis
modern mountain bikes
kayaking equipment and lifejackets
private vehicles
sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
expert bilingual guide
group medical kit
Hightlights
Discover the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage listed Luang Prabang
A crafted blend of family friendly activities and leisure time
Stay in a comfortable eco lodge supporting a rural village
Gentle cycling and kayaking in the Nam Khan River Valley
Experience life as a rice farmer
Explore and swim in the stunning turquoise pools of Kuang Si Waterfall
Enjoy a welcome feast of Laotian specialty dishes
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
7
Price From
AUD $1,590
Start Location
Luang Prabang, Laos
End Location
Laos
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
2 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Easy
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
16 Feb 201922 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
17 Feb 201923 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
23 Feb 201901 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
24 Feb 201902 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
02 Mar 201908 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
03 Mar 201909 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
09 Mar 201915 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
10 Mar 201916 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
16 Mar 201922 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
17 Mar 201923 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
23 Mar 201929 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
24 Mar 201930 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
30 Mar 201905 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
31 Mar 201906 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
06 Apr 201912 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
07 Apr 201913 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
13 Apr 201919 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
14 Apr 201920 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
20 Apr 201926 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
21 Apr 201927 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
27 Apr 201903 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
28 Apr 201904 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
04 May 201910 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
05 May 201911 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
11 May 201917 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
12 May 201918 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
18 May 201924 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
19 May 201925 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
25 May 201931 May 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
26 May 201901 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
01 Jun 201907 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
02 Jun 201908 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
08 Jun 201914 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
09 Jun 201915 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
15 Jun 201921 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
16 Jun 201922 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
22 Jun 201928 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
23 Jun 201929 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
29 Jun 201905 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
30 Jun 201906 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
06 Jul 201912 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
07 Jul 201913 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
13 Jul 201919 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
14 Jul 201920 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
20 Jul 201926 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
21 Jul 201927 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
27 Jul 201902 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
28 Jul 201903 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
03 Aug 201909 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
04 Aug 201910 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
10 Aug 201916 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
11 Aug 201917 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
17 Aug 201923 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
18 Aug 201924 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
24 Aug 201930 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
25 Aug 201931 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
31 Aug 201906 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
01 Sep 201907 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
07 Sep 201913 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
08 Sep 201914 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
14 Sep 201920 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
15 Sep 201921 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
21 Sep 201927 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
22 Sep 201928 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
28 Sep 201904 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
29 Sep 201905 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,590
05 Oct 201911 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
06 Oct 201912 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
12 Oct 201918 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
13 Oct 201919 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
19 Oct 201925 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
20 Oct 201926 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
26 Oct 201901 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
27 Oct 201902 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
02 Nov 201908 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
03 Nov 201909 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
09 Nov 201915 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
10 Nov 201916 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
16 Nov 201922 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
17 Nov 201923 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
23 Nov 201929 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
24 Nov 201930 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
30 Nov 201906 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
01 Dec 201907 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
07 Dec 201913 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
08 Dec 201914 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
14 Dec 201920 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
15 Dec 201921 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
21 Dec 201927 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
22 Dec 201928 Dec 2019AvailableAUD $1,640
28 Dec 201903 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $1,640
29 Dec 201904 Jan 2020AvailableAUD $1,640
ItineraryExpand
Day 1
Sabai dee, welcome to magical Laos. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Please look for the WORLD EXPEDITIONS welcome sign in the arrivals hall. Tucked into the meander of the Nam Khan River as it meets the mighty Mekong, The UNESCO Listed Old Town of Luang Prabang is one of the best-preserved traditional cities in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this royal city combined with its stunning mountainous surrounds make it a true gem of Indochina. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy your hotel pool or venture out to discover this beautiful town which is easily explored by foot. This evening we welcome you to the banks of the Nam Khan River to the delightful Tamarind Restaurant to taste an array of classic Laotian dishes. The friendly restaurant staff will explain each course and in some cases, how to eat them. Overnight: Maison Dalabua - Classic
Day 2
An early start provides the fantastic opportunity to witness the captivating centuries old daily tradition of the alms giving ceremony, Tak Bat. Before first light, hundreds of saffron-clad monks file out from the old town's 35 temples to collect their daily alms from faithful local residents. Following the ceremony we wander back through the morning market where locals buy their fresh produce for the day ahead. We'll head back to the hotel for breakfast and some time to relax and refresh before heading out for our day's adventure. The humble tuk-tuk was first introduced to Southeast Asia in 1934 from Japan and has since become an icon of the region. Used daily by locals throughout Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, the tuk-tuk is the perfect vehicle for an open-air introduction to charming Luang Prabang. Some of the highlights of today are: Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, the fascinating National Museum (Royal Palace) and Wat Xieng Thong. Built by King Setthathirath (1559), Wat Xieng Thong is the royal city's most important temple. Its multiple roofs sweep low to the ground and there's a stunning 'tree of life' mosaic set on its western exterior wall. We end the day's tour on top of Mount Phousi in the city centre. We enjoy a sunset view of the gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city and surrounding landscape. Overnight: Maison Dalabua - Classic Note: The alms giving ceremony this morning is a daily religious event not a show for tourists. Therefore, please be respectful - dress conservatively, turn camera flashes off and carefully follow the instructions of your guide.
Day 3
Our tour today combines an easy bike ride with an gentle kayaking trip downriver. We'll get you sized up on a good quality modern bike, have a quick safety briefing then set off along the quiet back roads to see Wat Pa Phon Phao, a golden temple with a great view of Luang Prabang. We'll continue along the Nam Khan River to the resting place of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer famous for popularising The Angkor Temple complex of Cambodia. We'll finish the easy ride in the Nam Khan Valley amid a spectacular vista of mountains, rivers and rural villages. We'll break for lunch either at a mountain-view terrace or at Tad Sae Waterfall (depending on season and timing). Following lunch, a short longtail boat ride will bring us to Tad Sae Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools under the jungle canopy. A further short boat trip brings us to the start point of our gentle kayaking trip. We'll conduct a kayaking instruction class and safety briefing before setting off for our gentle paddle down the jungle lined Nam Khan River valley back to town. This is the perfect family friendly way to explore the tranquil countryside surrounding Luang Prabang. We'll wrap up just under the Luang Prabang city bridge, where we meet our vehicle for the short return ride to our hotel. Cycling: ~15km (easy) Kayaking: ~2hrs (downriver/ easy) Overnight: Maison Dalabua - Classic Note: During the dry water season (Feb-Jul), the itinerary is slightly amended depending on water levels to give you the best experience possible.
Day 4
Following breakfast, we transfer to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall. Close by to the falls, we stop by to visit the Free the Bears Sanctuary. The sanctuary was opened in 2003 and houses Asiatic Black bears, also known as Moon Bears which are confiscated by the Forestry Department from the illegal wildlife trade. The sanctuary carries out great work in rehabilitating the bears to prepare them for release back into the wild. Kuang Si Waterfalls, nestled in lush forest are truly a sight to behold. Water thunders down the mountainside plunging 50m into a series of cascading turquoise pools, perfect for a refreshing dip. Simply relax and soak in the crystal clear pools or we can hike up to the very top of the falls. After lunch, we'll begin our scenic 3-hour hike along forest trails and winding around rice paddies to the village of Long Lao Mai. Upon arrival, your guide will give you a tour around the small village. Introduce yourself to the local people, learn a few words of the Hmong language or join a game of football or volleyball with the village children. Relax and unwind at your comfortable eco bungalow built within the village. The eco bungalow provides a supplementary income for the villagers 100% of your accommodation fee is circulated back to the community fund. Dinner is served on the sala outside under the stars, prepared by a village family. Overnight: Long Lao Mai Village Eco Bungalow
Day 5
Wake up this morning to the rural sounds as the village stirs. Start off the day with a warm traditional breakfast. You'll have the whole morning to immerse in Hmong rural culture and lifestyle learn how to cook traditional meals, help villagers with their farming or learn how to weave from masters of the craft. Your guide will be with you to explain and to translate. Enjoy a typical fresh Laotian lunch prepared by a village family before bidding your farewells and transferring back to Luang Prabang. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight: Maison Dalabua - Classic
Day 6
Today we head out to another wonderful community initiative. The Living Land Farm is an organic farm operated as a Community Enterprise, growing organic vegetables, salad greens, herbs and rice to supply restaurants and hotels in Luang Prabang. We spend the day following in the footsteps of the local rice farmers. On this traditional organic working farm you will be introduced to every step of the rice farming process, being involved in the selection of the seeds, the water buffalo plowing, the planting and if the season is right, the harvesting. This is a great opportunity to learn about the daily lives of the majority of the Laotian people. The remainder of today is at leisure. If you have not yet, be sure to visit the night market situated at the foot of Mt Phousi. One of the most charming markets of Southeast Asia, with a wonderful selection of genuine, locally hand-made items such as delicate wooden carvings, silk scarves and home wares. Overnight: Maison Dalabua - Classic
Day 7
Enjoy breakfast and time at leisure until it's time to transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. Trip concludes.