Vietnam and Laos: Ethnic Villages and Untraveled Roads

Laos and Vietnam

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.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Hanoi

Day 2

Tour Hanoi

Day 3

Drive through Hoa Binh and Mai Chau on your way to Ban Sai

Day 4

Head to the Na Meo Border and then continue to Sam Neua

Day 5

Sam Neua, Caves and Hmong Villages.

Day 6

Sam Neua to Nong Khiaw via the stone forest and villages.

Day 7

Boat ride down the Nam Ou River via Pak Ou Caves to Luang Prabang.

Day 8

Luang Prabang touring, Arts and Ethnology Center and National Museum and different watsSunset on Mt. Phousi

Day 9

Visit the Khouang-Si Waterfalls, weaving villages and Phousi food market

Day 10

Drive to Xiengkhuang, stopping at Hmong and Khmu villages, and cave

Day 11

Visit Plain of Jars, local villages, Tai Sam Cultural Hall, hot springs

Day 12

Visit UXO Laos ( , wood workshop and fly Vientiane. Visit That Luang stupa, Patuxai, and walk along Mekong

Day 13

Wat Prabaht and Wat Phonson. Drive Hit Boun. Visit Hmong Market.

Day 14

Drive Kong Lor Village and cave by boat and foot, as well as other villages. Return to Vientiane

Day 15

Sightseeing in Vientiane and visit to textile galleries, Wat Sisaket, Wat Si Muang, and Haw Phra Kheao

Day 16

Depart for home