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- 1. www.goasiatravel.com Adventure Tour to PhongsaliTour Overview:In this tour, you have an opportunity todiscover one of the most remote parts ofNorthern Laos, Phongsali province. Withmarvelous stunning mountains, any trekkersor those who love adventure will bechallenged up to max. The boat trip in riverallows you to enjoy one of the most scenicrivers and holly cave, Pak Ou Cave, in Laoswith experience of local life along the riverbanks. Let GAT travel arrange this trip foryou.Tour outline:Day 1: Luang Prabang - Udomxai - Boun Tai TownDay 2: Boun Tai Town - Nam Ly Village - Lyzyzo VillageDay 3: Lyzyzo Village - Roma VillageDay 4: Roma - Ban Nam Ly - PhongsaliDay 5: Phongsali - Hadsa Neua - Muang KhuaDay 6: Muang Khua - Muang NgoiDay 7: Muang Ngoi - Nong Khiaw - Luang PrabangTour itinerary:Day 1: Luang Prabang - Udomxai - Boun Tai Town (L, D)In the morning, you are picked up at your hotel in Luang Prabang. We are heading northon the Road No 13. There is time for visiting to some peaceful villages of the Thai Lu,Thai Neua and Khmu on the way. We stop for lunch in Udomxai in a local restaurant.After lunch, we can take a short walk to explore the tidy and comely town of Udomxai.We then continue to Boun Tai via Muang La. Boun Tai is a small Thai Lu town which ispopular as a rest stop for people traveling to Phongsali. You have dinner and overnight ina Thai Lu house.Day 2: Boun Tai Town - Nam Ly Village - Lyzyzo Village (B, L, D)You enjoy sunrise breakfast at the home-stay and then depart for Nam Ly Village of theAkha ethnic minority, Nam Ly is 3-hr driving from Boun Tai and is the starting point forour trek to discover Phongsali. We will trek through a quiet valley with beautiful 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
2. www.goasiatravel.comlandscape. Lunch will be served at a scenic spot. After lunch, we continue trekkingthrough the valley and reach Lyzyzo Village of the Akha where we spend our night. Youhave dinner and overnight in local house.Day 3: Lyzyzo Village - Roma Village (B, L, D)Today you will experience the hard part ofthe trek that leads us through a hilly area.We would encounter the Akha walking fromvillage to village. A conversation with themwould help us to learn about their cultureand life. The path is more uphill thandownhill but offer and nice spots for reststops. We stop for lunch en route.After lunch, we continue our trek uphill forabout 3 hours. The path is cut with streamswhich are not our obstacles but our nice refreshing points. We reach Roma Village of theAkha in the late afternoon. We have dinner and overnight in local house.Day 4: Roma - Ban Nam Ly Phongsali (B, L, D)Early get up for breakfast, we continue through valley with beautiful landscape. Wewould past several villages of the Akha. As we get to the top of a small mountain we willenjoy lunch. After lunch, you have another short trek to Ban Nam Ly Village. We have ashort rest there before taking 4-hr transfer to Phongsali where we spend another night inlocal house. Dinner will be served there.Day 5: Phongsali - Hadsa Neua - Muang Khua (B, L, D)After breakfast, we take a short drive from Phongsali to Hadsa Neua. From here, we taketong-tail boat ride on the scenic Nam Ou River to Muang Khua. It takes about 5 hourswith a stop for picnic lunch. We reach Muang Khua in late afternoon. We will stayovernight in a guest house in Muang Khua.Day 6: Muang Khua - Muang Ngoi (B, L, D)After breakfast, we embark on a long tail boat to cruise down on Nam Ou River fromMuang Khua to Muang Ngoi. The long tail boat ride allows us to visit local villagesnesting along the riverside. A picnic lunch is served on the river side. We have manychances to enjoy beautiful landscape.We eventually arrive in Muong Ngoi, a small town surrounded by beautiful scenery andlime stone mountains. We have dinner and stay overnight in a local guest house.17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam 3. www.goasiatravel.comDay 7: Muang Ngoi - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang (B, L)After breakfast, we continue cruising down the Nam Ou River. Lunch will be served at alocal restaurant before we arrive to Pak Ou Cave. The Nam Ou River feeds the mightyMekong, facing infamous Pak Ou Cave or Tham Ting.After visiting the cave, we continue our boat trip on Mekong River to Luang Prabang.There is time to visit some of the villages along the Mekong River. We may have anopportunity to enjoy the sunset while cruising downstream. Upon arrival, we have atransfer to your hotel. Trip endsTrip Notes:FoodAll meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In bigtowns we will enjoy Laotian cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from bigtowns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce. Please informus at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.Hotel & Home-stayIn main cities we use the finest 3-star with centre location. In remote towns we use thebest accommodation available.Home stay in villages is basic in term of bedding condition and toilet. We will stayovernight in the traditional house of the locals. We will be provided with mattress, cleansheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet could be some steps away from the house.Tour guideThe tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding culturetour and trekking tours. They have been carefully trained in their field. They are alsofully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they have been trained infirst-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great timetraveling with them.The trekking dayA typical trekking day starts at about 8.00 am or 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times canvary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 pm or5.00 pm. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam 4. www.goasiatravel.comWhat to bringHat, sun-scream, torch, swim suit and sarong for bathing, clothes/shoes to get wet,mosquito repellent, warm change of clothes for the evening.Client safetyWe reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road andweather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which mayinfluence client safety.Tour Prices:Tour Name: Adventure Tour to PhongsaliDuration:7 days and 6 nightsRate:On requestTour included:- Private transfers- Guest house base on twin shared- Home-stay permission- Boat cruise, meals as indicated in the itinerary- English speaking guide, 01 bottle of water per day- Sightseeing fees, first-aid kitTour excluded:- Visa, hotel in Luang Prabang, air-tickets- Travel insurance, tips & gratuities and personal expenses- Others not clearly mentioned above 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam