Multi-day trip

Luang Prabang: Mountain Trek & Local Villages Overnight Tour

Luang Prabang: Mountain Trek & Local Villages Overnight Tour

From $133 per person

Explore great landscapes and interact with rural village life on this 2-day adventure. Meet local people and stay overnight in a family homestay.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Luang Prabang


  • Trek the Longhut & Thin Pha trails with their natural beauty
  • Stay overnight in a small family's home-stay
  • Swim and explore at Tad Sae Waterfalls
  • Help the communities your visit through your contributions
Full description
DAY 1 Start the tour with hotel pickup at 8:00 AM and head off for the Longhurst trail, one of the most spectacular trails in the area. The trail has steep jungle-covered mountains on one side and a spectacular view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River on the other side. You'll cross the Nam Khan River by boat and begin the ascent into the mountains. The trail is an invigorating and sometimes challengingl hike going through canyons to remote villages and small lakes. The full-day hike spans 13km, normally taking 6 hours with breaks included. Under wet conditions, the hiking can be 7-8 hours. You’ll arrive at the Khmu village in the evening for an authentic cultural homestay and a well-earned meal prepared by your guide. Enjoy exploring the village with your guide, have a drink with the locals, and enjoy this incredible night deep in the mountains. DAY 2 Enjoy breakfast and set out for a 1.5 to 2-hour trek through the rice fields and forest. Then make your way up the hillside to a Hmong village of "Ban Tin Pha" , a wonderful place with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.  Afterward, continue the trek downhill to a village along the river, "Ban Houay Yen". Here you will board a local boat for a relaxing ride on the Nam Khan to the Tad Sae waterfalls.  Lunch will either be served at the village before the boat ride or at the waterfall as preferred. If you want to cool off after all the trek, take a swim in the pools at the base of the falls or relax in the shade. End the tour by taking the local boat to a camp and then driving back to the town.
  • 2-day guided tour
  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (day 1 & 2), breakfast (day 2), and dinner (day 1)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local river boat services
  • Homestay fees
  • Lao Loum, Lao Theung, and Sung village encounters
  • Village fund contributions
  • Accident insurance
  • Additional drinks and snacks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People prone to seasickness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours take place rain or shine
  • Tad Sae Waterfall can be low or even dry from February to July and may be skipped if so
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Product ID: 385737