Laos is often the great “unknown” between Thailand, Vietnam and China. Playing that role works perfectly for Laos. It has developed in a very slow and steady destination, primarily sustainably as well.
The high mountains of the north, the Mekong in the south and all the valleys, lakes, national parks and amazing landscapes in between make up for one of the most surprising destinations for tourists.
Laos lives in its own pace, and that is exactly what is its biggest attraction. Its natural beauty is unprecedented. You could spend weeks away from the crowds; exploring the waterfalls and trekking over trails that lead through the jungle.
Together with one of our well-educated guides, an adventure through Laos will be forever a highlight in your book of life!
The Northern Escape
Starting in Chiang Rai (Thailand), you travel cross border into Laos to the incredible Nam Ha National Park. One of Laos’ most fascinating adventure activities awaits; The Gibbon Experience. Fly high in the canopy from one tree to another and spend the night in the highest treetop houses in the world!
Your journey continues to Luang Namtha, Oudomxay and Nong Khiaw passing over routes that may be featured in any of the nature documentaries of Natural Geographic. Next stop is the Nam Et Phou Loeuy National Protected Area. The park is known for its wildlife and untouched nature. By boat and on foot you explore the park together with skilled rangers in an attempt to see very special wildlife.
After all that nature, you experience enigmatic history in the form of the Plains of Jars. Travel south to Phonsavan and visit the UNESCO awarded area. Continue to Luang Prabang, a place that cannot be missed. Luang Prabang can be traveled in many different ways. And with Bespoke Laos you never travel the beaten path. Enjoy the highlights of Luang Prabang and its surroundings in a way most others don’t experience!
Outline of the tour
Arrive in Chiang Rai and check in at a resort outside of town
Drive to the Lao border and cross into Laos. Travel to the Nam Ha National Park and start the Gibbon Experience
Enjoy a full day trekking, gliding and experiencing the beauty of the park
Transfer to Luang Namtha and visit several local villages and view points
Cycle and kayak the surroundings of Luang Namtha
Transfer to Oudomxay and observe authentic river life
Transfer to Nong Khiaw and visit local villages and partake in a Baci Ceremony
Transfer to Nam Et Phou Loeuy National Park, go wildlife spotting and enjoy a night safari
Spend a full day in the park boating and trekking and joining rangers on patrol
Transfer to Phonsavan and admire the views along the way
Visit the Plain of Jars and the ancient city of Muang Khoun
Transfer through the mountains to Luang Prabang
Cycle the area of Wat Chomphet
Trek around Kuang Si Waterfalls and picnic in the jungle
Enjoy a free day in Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport for your flight out
The unique aspects of this tour?
- The most amazing treetop experience in Asia for sure!
- Nature is the key with a visit to the most beautiful national parks
- It is as adventurous as it gets
- Several UNESCO world heritage sites will be visited
- Many smaller, atmospheric and local guesthouses and boutique hotels
- Far off the beaten track
- A deep look into Laos’ flora and fauna