At 8:30 am, your guide will meet you at your hotel. Your journey can start.
First, we will have a 30 min drive out of town through the Road #13, to reach the village of Ban Suan. This area is well known for the pineapples and oranges that grow around… This is also our last stop to buy things before our day adventure.
After having first crossed the river by local pirogue or by the bamboo bridge, depending on the season, starts our "Hmong trail journey". It will bring us to a part of Northern Laos countryside inhabited by the Hmong Hmong ethnic by Wikipedia. In Laos, Hmong people are considered as a part of the Lao Sung ethnic group (see the 3 main ethnic groups in Laos), called "the mountain People", mostly living in the highest part of the country, sometimes only reachable after several days of walk. On many points, they can be seen as the most singular ethnic in Laos.
Our walk will bring us to top mountains, then down again before another up-hill, through the forest, the jungle, and the paddy fields, walking on this hunting trail used by locals and connecting villages around, to approach another way of life, very close to the nature, very respectful to their traditions, very attached to their values, very proud on their culture.
After these 3-hour trek, time will come to reach the kayak meeting point. En chemin, we will have a stop in a Kamu ethnic (part of Lao Theung ethnic group) before ending to the village of Ban Ann, sticking the Nam Khan River.
We embark there into the kayak down to Tadsae waterfall. On the way, we will stop for a local fishing lesson, on this river well known to host several of the tastiest fishes around. After a visit to the famous waterfalls (particularly beautiful during the raining seasons) it will be time to prepare the barbecue lunch on the beach, with local fishes and products.
After a while more kayaking on the river, you will end on the meeting point in Ban Xiang Lom or Keng where our Took-Took will bring us back to the city-centre of Luang Prabang.
Nov. 2016 - Oct. 2017, for a group of 4 persons:
63 USD / person
Included in the price:
- Transportation with chauffeur
- Local English speaking guide
- Bottles of mineral water
- Tour permit, local district & villages taxes
- Entrance fee to Tad Sae Waterfall