Pakbeng - Mana Adventures

 

Exploring the diversities of the hill-tribes, the charm of Parbeng city and its surrounding areas.

 

Itinerary 1 :Exploring the ancient tea plantation of the white Hmong.

This is a 2 day trek programme that will give you a great time to get to know more about one of the well known hill tribes name White Hmong especially their typical way of planting the tea and how do they treat to their ancient, big and tall tea trees where you can�t find any where else.

 

Day 1 :Pakbeng � Ban Nam Yen Village ( L,D )

To day is devoted for a full day trek toward Ban Nam Yen village (White Hmong ) through a mountainous tracks about 4-5hours, on the way, visit Laotheung hill minority. Lunch en route.

Upon arrival, we will trek a head to Ban Nam Yen about 1 hour where we will explore the ancient big and tall tea trees. Dinner and Stay overnight at local people�s house.

Day 2 : Ban Nam Yen � Pakbeng ( B, L )

After breakfast, observing the local daily life of the hill tribes before return the trip to Pakbeng.

End of service.

 

Tour rate is net in UD Dollars per person.

 

Tour rate base on full board program

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

92

73

60

54

48

43

 

Service includes:

=Ground Transportation

=Accommodation at local people�s house with full board

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of water /person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other items not mentioned up above are in the charge of clients.

 

 

 

Itinerary 2 : The Charming of northern Caves

This is a 1 day optional trekking programme that will provide you a full day trek through near by caves and the topical rain forest for 2-3 hours trek.

 

Day 1 : Pakbeng � Donsa-Ath Caves

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Early morning, local English speaking guide will take you to visit the surrounding area, you will pass the District Protected Area and have a chance to experience about daily life style the local hill minorities, and a chance to observe pristine tropical forest, some species of wildlife (It can be seen occasionally) as well as the local medicinal plants.

Lunch en route. Once arrive at Donsa- Ath Caves we will spend some time climbing steeply hill to reach the panoramic view of the area.

Afternoon: You will return to Pakbeng by Songthaew.

 

Tour rate base on full board program

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

52

38

30

27

22

18

 

Service includes:

=Ground Private Transportation

=Accommodation at local people�s house with full board

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of water + Ice towel/person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other services not mentioned up above are in the charge of clients.

Itinerary 3:The Home of Northern Hill Tribes

This programme aims to give you a great opportunity to explore more about different ethnic minorities who live in northern region through various activities such as trekking, boat trip and participate in daily work at local people�s house. One of our goals is to provide you a trekking that takes you through the rice fields and into the forested foothills beyond. A reasonably gently day�s walk, the trail passes through

many hill tribes villages. As well as learning about the lifestyles of these different communities, trekkers have the opportunity to witness traditional agricultural practices, community forest use, sericulture and silk weaving and also distilling Lao alcohol ( rice whiskey ). A typical regional Lunch is eaten with some of the villagers in Ban..... The trek ends with a visit to Ban Muangkeo, a cultural village and the remains of the Pak Ou Caves before trekkers are met by tuk-tuk driver and transfer to the hotel in Luangprabang.

 

Day 1 : Huaysay � Viengphoukha

Upon your arrival at Lao Immigration check-point, you will meet our local tour guide

then have a short excursion around HuaysayCity (former French military camp) then we head to Viengphoukha through a medium mountainous range . Visit Laolumg, Laotheung and Hmong along the way. Stay overnight at local guesthouse.

 

Day 2: Viengphoukha

After early breakfast, take a short drive by Tuk Tuk to Ban Pa Daeng. Our village � based guide joins the group in this traditional village of the Khmu Yuan and Khmu Kwaen ethnic groups. We traverse swidden rice fields and then climb through a sacred forest. Once arrive at a giant fit tree (short break on the spot). The journey continues till the limestone crag, where we will enjoy a Lao-style picnic Lunch. After lunch a short climb takes us through the caves then we reach the top of the hill, a short break and we descend towards the first Lahu and Khmu village Ban Nam Kap Tai, where our second village-based guide joins the group and takes us through the bamboo forest up to a refreshing waterfall (break). The final leg of the trail passes through mixed upland agriculture fields and some forests then we reached a panoramic spot where we could admire a fantastic view of the area which overlooks Viengphoukha District and Lahu village. Stay overnight at the eco-lodge.

Day 3: Viengphoukha � Luangnamtha

After sharing an early morning meal with the village hosts, embark on a hike through upland rice fields, following the same path travelled daily by local people on their way to work. From the hill tops enjoy panoramic views of the area then passing through swidden fields and secondary growth forest. The final descent ends at the Nam Fa river, a tributary to the Mekong River, where we take a relaxing Lunch and swim at the river just before lunch.Nearby the river is Ban Lave, A Tai Lue village. We stop at the village before returning to the main road, where we met by a pick-up/Tuk Tuk then heading to Luangnamtha, our next destination. Overnight.

 

Day 4 :Luagnamtha-Muangsing

After breakfast, excursion by road toward Muangsing via Luangnamtha, on the way visit minority hill tribe villages for instance Ban Namkeonoi & Ban Kom, Overnight at Phou Iu Hotel.

 

Day 5 :Muangsing

Early morning after breakfast, visit the local market, then do a soft trekking to Lao-Chinese border to visit Yao and Akha villages .Stay overnight at Singchaleun hotel.

 

Day 6 :Muangsing-Udomxai

A.m. take a drive to Udomxay province to experience the beauty of sceneries as wellas the daily life of hill tribes then we will make a short stop to visit Ban Thongdi (Taidam village). Experience the way they raise silk worm, work on the natural dying and showing their skill of weaving then visit Lantan & Laotheung villages. Overnight at Litthavixay Gueshouse

 

Day 7 : Udomxai - Nongkhiaw

Early morning after breakfast, take a drive to Muangoi (small village surrounded by limestone forest ), on the way visit Ban Laksao, Ban Songja (Hmong minority hill tribe villages ,Stay overnight at Phaiboun Guesthouse.

 

Day 8 :Muangngoi-Luangprabang

The day is devoted for a full day trip by the longtail boat down the Ou River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Laos, on the way visit Pak Ou caves known as Tham Ting, and a cultural village of Muangkeo. Upon arrival at Xiengthong Port, transfer to your hotel. End of service.

 

Tour rate base on full board program

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service includes:

=Ground Private Transportation

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of Water + Ice towel/person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other items not mentioned up above are in the charge of clients.

 

 

 

Itinerary 4 : Unforgetable River Boat Trip

This is a combination trip consisting of 2 days soft trekking in Muang Ngoi which situated on the bank of Ou River in the north of Luangprabang Province and one day boat trip on the Ou river (one of the most beautiful rivers in Laos) to Luangprabang ( World Heritage City ) to experience the beauty of the scenery along the river..

 

Day 1 : Pakbeng � Muang Ngoi

Excursion by road toward Maung Ngoi through the mountainous road, on the way visit difference type of ethnic minorities for instance Kmou, Yao, Lantan and Leu. Once arrive at Nong Khiaw catch a long tail boat up Ou River to Muang Ngoi. Stay overnight at local guesthouse.

 

Day 2: Muang Ngoi

The trek starts from Muang Ngoi and heads along the trial for 2 Kilometers, arriving at Tam Gang, a large network of caves and waterfalls which was used by villages as a shelter during the Indochina War.

Then continue our trip to Hadsapeuy, a village on the Ou River. After a break, hikers make a final leg of the trip by boat along a beautiful stretch of the river, back to Muang Ngoi. Stay overnight at local guesthouse.

 

Day 3 : Muang Ngoi - Luangprabang

To day is devoted for a full day trip by the long tail boat down the Ou River, one of the most beautiful rivers in Laos, on the way visit Muangkeo, a cultural village and Pak Ou caves known as Tham Ting, Once arrive at Xiengthong port .Transfer to your hotel . End of service.

 

Tour rate base on full board programme

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service includes:

=Ground Private Transportation

=Accommodation at local people�s house with full board

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of water + ice towel/person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other items not mentioned up above are in the charge of clients.

 

 

Itinerary 5 : The Lao Laidback

Day 1 : Pakbeng � Thasuang

You will be picked up at your guesthouse then transfer to the port where we will get on the long tail boat for kayaking on the Mekong River southward Thasuang, on the way stop at 2 Laoteung villages and 1 Laolum. Once arrive at Thasuag wharf take

1-2 hours drive where we will explore winery village & weaving village and observing the local daily life style. Overnight at Lao Loum place

 

Day 2 : Thasuang � Hongsa

After breakfast, visit a traditional market where all tribes are met. Elephant ride

(2 hours) to visit Leu tribe village where the women make among the best-woven material in Laos. Picnic Lunch then excursion by road to Hongsa (1-2hour drive)

 

Day 3: Hongsa - Luangprabang

River boat trip down the Mekong River southward Luangprabang, under way visit Ban

Muangkeo, a cultural village and Pak Ou Caves .Upon arrival at Xiengthong Port meet our driver and transfer to your hotel.

 

Tour rate base on full board program

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service includes:

=Ground Private Transportation

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of water + Ice towel/person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other not mention up above are in the charge of clients.

 

 

 

Itinerary 6 : Relaxing Tubing

This is free an easy day trip along the BengRiver on the tube for one and a half hour to experience the scenery along the riversides.

Day 1: Pakbeng

You will be picked up at your guesthouse/hotel then transfer to Ban Donsaath village where we will start our tubing along the Beng river for one and a half hour through fresh deep and wide wave. Our trip will end at Kuasong Bridge then you will be transferred back to Pakbeng.

 

Tour rate base on full board program

No of pax

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-14

15 up

Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service includes:

=Ground Private Transportation

=English speaking guide

=1 Bottle of water + Ice towel/person/day

=Government tax and service charge.

 

Service excludes:

=Travel insurance

=Drinks during meal

=Personal expense

= Other not mention up above are in the charge of clients.

 

 

What to bring.

+ Good shoes: Trainers, hiking boots or sandals with straps are recommended (flip-flops are not suitable)

+ Torch/Flashlight: For overnight home stays.

+ First aid kit and mosquito repellent; bring your own. Guide also bring a basic first���

�� aid kit.

+ Rain Coat: Recommended, especially in the raining season.

+ Wears: A hat to protect from sunburn and sunstroke, trousers to protect your legs and a shirt that covers your shoulders (tank tops and vest are not considered polite in Laos)

+ Bathing/Swimming: Women must wear a sarong for bathing or swimming, whilst men should wear short. Bring a towel

+ Sleeping Bag: This is optional � there are blankets in the home stays.

Water Bottle: Use your own water bottle if you wish to reduce waste.

Travel Light: Use a small backpack and do not bring too much 9 one change of clothes for the evening is adequate)