Northern Laos is home to many ethnic minorities including Yuan, Hmong and Khmu. This one day trip takes us only a short distance from Luang Prabang but offers you the opportunity to visit a great selection of villages inhibited by a selection of different ethnic groups, there is no better way to experience local daily life in such a short time!
We depart from your in Luang Prabang at 9am and drive north east. Along the way we stop at Hath Hient Village to experience how villagers make iron knifes using traditional techniques which this village is famous for. After spending some time at the village we head onwards to Ban Pickngai which is home to people of the Yuan ethnicity. We then carry on through rice paddy fields until arriving at Ban Na Tan which is home to the Khumu people. After spending some time at the village we continue onwards once again to another Khumu village of Ban Bohei. Here our guide will prepare a picnic lunch for you cooked from fresh local ingredients. We enjoy lunch amongst the beautiful surrounding landscape.
After lunch we have time to relax nearby the Nam Pa River which is truly one of the most scenic rivers in the whole of Laos! After this we then drive up into the surrounding mountains to visit the Hmong village of Ban Long Lan. Here we have a whole two hours to discover the organic vegetable and coffee plantations before a local shaman explains to us about the different techniques and ingredients used in traditional Lao medicine. From here we head back towards Luang Prabang taking some time to visit Ban San Xang Khong village along the way and arriving back at around 4:00pm.
Approximately: 5 hours transfer & 3 hours walking.
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