Travel across the border between Vietnam and Laos near Hanoi, visiting Muong and Thai villages along the way. Cross into Sam Neua Province in Laos, famous for its woven fabrics. Then head to the mysterious Plain of Jars, Laos’s answer to Stonehenge, before turning towards Luang Prabang. From this charming city, you travel north to Luang Namtha and Muang Sing, home to Thai Lu, Thai Dam, H’mong, Lang Ten, and other ethnic groups. You can stay in local homes and charming boutique hotels, take a boat out on the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers and see the most adventurous side of Laos and Vietnam.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Hanoi
Drive through Hoa Binh and Mai Chau on your way to Ban Sai
Head to the Na Meo Border and then continue to Sam Neua
Sam Neua, Caves and Hmong Villages.
Sam Neua to Nong Khiaw via the stone forest and villages.
Boat ride down the Nam Ou River via Pak Ou Caves to Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang touring, Arts and Ethnology Center and National Museum and different watsSunset on Mt. Phousi
Visit the Khouang-Si Waterfalls, weaving villages and Phousi food market
Drive to Xiengkhuang, stopping at Hmong and Khmu villages, and cave
Visit Plain of Jars, local villages, Tai Sam Cultural Hall, hot springs
Visit UXO Laos (www.uxolaos.org) , wood workshop and fly Vientiane. Visit That Luang stupa, Patuxai, and walk along Mekong
Wat Prabaht and Wat Phonson. Drive Hit Boun. Visit Hmong Market.
Drive Kong Lor Village and cave by boat and foot, as well as other villages. Return to Vientiane
Sightseeing in Vientiane and visit to textile galleries, Wat Sisaket, Wat Si Muang, and Haw Phra Kheao
Depart for home