Discovering the Wonders of Northern Laos 8-Day | Best Package Tour from Vientiane to Pakbeng - Huayxay

Discovering the Wonders of Northern Laos 8-Day

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Start in Vientiane and end in Huay Xai! With the In-depth Cultural tour Discovering the Wonders of Northern Laos 8-Day, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Vientiane, Laos and 5 other destinations in Laos. Discovering the Wonders of Northern Laos 8-Day includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Discover the hidden gems of Laos with Legend Travel Group. This 8-day tour will take you on a journey through the stunning landscapes and ancient cultural sites of this enchanting country. From the bustling capital of Vientiane to the tranquil countryside of Muang La, you will be mesmerized by the beauty and charm of Laos.


  1. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, home to the stunning Royal Palace Museum and ancient temples.
  2. Cruise along the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, filled with thousands of Buddha images.
  3. Swim in the turquoise waters of Kuangsi Waterfalls and visit the traditional village of Ban Long Lao.
  4. Experience the beauty of Namkat Yolapa, a hidden paradise in the mountains of Oudomxay.
  5. Stay in the luxurious Muang La Resort and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions.
  6. Discover the traditional way of life in the remote villages of Northern Laos.
  7. Relax and unwind on a scenic cruise from Pakbeng to Huayxay, taking in the breathtaking views of the Mekong River.
  8. Enjoy the convenience of express train travel, allowing you to relax and soak up the stunning scenery on your journey.

Upon arrival in the capital, our staff will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. Vientiane is a captivating city with an intriguing blend of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. After a short rest, we will begin our visit to the major city sights, including Wat Sisaket, the country's oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Along the way, we will stop at the famous That Luang Stupa, which is the most important monument in Laos. You will have the opportunity to take photos of the impressive Patuxay Monument, also known as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the city's fine restaurants.


Accommodation Options:

Orchid Laos Hotel - 3-star or similar

Green Park Hotel - 4-star or similar

Crown Plaza - 5-star or similar

After an early breakfast, we will take an express train to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang has been recognized by UNESCO as 'the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia.' After a short rest, we will visit The National Museum, which is housed in the former Royal Palace, and it exhibits a beautiful collection of artifacts that reflect the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. Next, we will visit the city's oldest temple, Wat Sene, and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong, where you can see the impressive "tree of life" mosaic made of colored glass. We will then continue our visit to The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, which is the first exhibition space and fair trade store dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of Laos' traditional arts and lifestyles. After that, we will climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset. From there, we will explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Accommodation Options:

Villa Chitdara Hotel - 3-star or similar

Le Belair Resort - 4-star or similar

Villa maly Hotel - 5-star or similar

Today, we will board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, offering a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We will stop at the Pak Ou Caves, which are sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. Along the way, we will also stop at a few villages, including Ban Muangkeo, where the local rice wine is produced, and Ban Xiengmene. We will also have a chance to climb up to Wat Chomphet, offering one of the best views of Luang Prabang from across the river. Once we return to Luang Prabang city, we will take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek - small villages well known for their silk weavings and Saa (jute) papermaking. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Accommodation Options:

Villa Chitdara Hotel - 3-star or similar

Le Belair Resort - 4-star or similar

Villa maly Hotel - 5-star or similar

After breakfast, we will transfer to Ban Long Lao where we will first visit the ethnic Khmu village of Ban Longlao Nung before heading to the nearby Hmong village of Ban Longlao Song. This will give us a chance to observe the lifestyles of these two culturally different minority groups and see how they manage to work together on a daily basis, even sharing the same school.

Next, we will continue our excursion to the stunning Kuang Si Waterfall. Along the way, we will stop at the Buffalo Dairy Farm, where we will take a 40-minute tour that includes a guided tour of the mini farm, feeding and washing the buffalo, a milking demonstration, and feeding chickens and rabbits. After the tour, we will visit some ethnic minority villages to learn more about how these colorful people live.

Then, we will continue to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where we can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. On our return to the city, we will stop at Wat Phabath to observe the sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang.


Accommodation Options:

Villa Chitdara Hotel - 3-star or similar

Le Belair Resort - 4-star or similar

Villa maly Hotel - 5-star or similar

After breakfast, we will catch the express train to Oudomxay. This province is home to 23 ethnic minority groups. Upon arrival, our staff will meet you and transfer you to the jungle resort, Namkat Yolapa. After checking into your hotel, we will enjoy a short trek through the jungle to the Namkat waterfall. You can take your time at the waterfall before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay.


Accommodation: Namkat Yorlapa Resort (local best)

In the morning, we will depart from Namkat Yolapa towards Pak Khai, enjoying stunning views of the Nam Pak River, terraced rice fields, and small villages along the riverbanks. Upon arrival, we will begin our trek along a mountain trail that follows a mountain stream through lush vegetation. You will have the opportunity to meet local farmers working in their rice fields, and learn about their farming practices, as well as hunting and fishing in the mountain stream. After about 1.5 hours, we will leave the forest and arrive at Ban Phavie, a beautiful Khamu village located on top of a hill. After having lunch in the village, we will continue on to nearby waterfalls, where you can relax in the refreshing waters and enjoy the peaceful surroundings (weather permitting). We will return to Namkat Yolapa at around 2:30 PM and arrive in the late afternoon.


Accommodation: Namkat Yorlapa Resort (local best)

After breakfast, we will embark on a journey to the remote and mountainous region of Northern Laos towards Pakbeng. Along the way, we will make several stops to meet and interact with the friendly hill tribe people from the 23 ethnic minority groups residing in Oudomxay province. We will visit the pottery village of Ban Yor and other tribal minority villages. The Lao people, who are the ethnic majority, along with the Khammu and H’mong tribes are the most numerous in the area. Only the senior members of the H'mong tribe still wear traditional clothes and hairstyles, often combined with modern garments. The other inhabitants are now dressed in western style. However, their houses continue to be built according to tradition, and it is interesting to observe the differences between each ethnic group in their concepts of home and all the rituals and customs related to daily life such as initiation into adulthood, marriage, work, celebrations, and funerals. We will arrive at Pakbeng in the late afternoon, where after checking into your hotel, you can spend the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Pakbeng.


Accommodation Options:

Pakpeng Lodge - 3-star or similar

Le Grand Pakpeng - 4-star or similar

Le Grand Pakpeng - 4-star (local best)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the boat pier and embark on one of our luxury boats for the upstream Mekong River cruise. During the journey, the boat will make its first stop at a hill tribe village along the river, where our guide will explain the way of living and the origins of these rural populations. The boat will then stop at Pak Tha for necessary boat documents to be signed. Lunch will be served on board, and in the afternoon, you will have free time to relax and taste local flavors with seasonal snacks and drinks. The boat will arrive in Huayxay before sunset, where the tour will end with a drop-off at your hotel in downtown or Lao customs. (Houayxay Immigration (Laos), Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai, Thailand. It takes you 1 hour and 50 minutes approximately 110 km from the Border to Chiang Rai Downtown by car)

Thank you for traveling with Legend Travel Group, and we hope to see you again soon on your next adventure.

What's Included

Accommodations based on single/twin/double/triple sharing with daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges included.


Basic 3-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Vientiane: Orchild Laos Hotel or similar

Luang Prabang: Villa Chitdara Hotel or similar

Oudomxay: Namkat Yorlapa or similar

Pakpeng: Pakpeng Lodge or similar


Upgrade to 4-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Vientiane: Green Park Hotel or similar

Luang Prabang: Le Belair Resort or similar

Oudomxay: Namkat Yorlapa -3-star (local best)

Pakpeng: Le Grand Pakpeng or similar


Upgrade to 5-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Vientiane: Crown Plaza or similar

Luang Prabang: Villa maly or similar

Oudomxay: Namkat Yorlapa - 3-star (local best)

Pakpeng: Le Grand Pakpeng - 4-star (local best)


"Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. The final accommodation details will be provided to you with your finalized travel documents.

"Subject to change" means that we may use an alternative hotel if the hotel listed in the tour package is fully booked or not available during your stay period. The alternative hotel must be of the same quality as the indicated hotel or better than the indicated hotel in the package."

International flight tickets are not included.

Professional tour guides with excellent English skills in every destination.

Meals mentioned in the program include Lao cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 1 dinner.

Private air-conditioned transportation 

Private boat trip as stated in above sights

English speaking guide 

Alms giving participants

Admission fee to indicated sights

Meals according itinerary 

Government tax and service charge

Drinking water and Tissue

Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided for transportation during the tour. This includes pick-up and drop-off at airports, hotels, and all other tour destinations.

The Express Train is air-conditioned and equipped with comfortable seats and other amenities to make your journey enjoyable. It is a great option for those who want to experience the country's scenic views while traveling in comfort.

For boat trips, comfortable and secure vessels will be used to take you to your destinations. Our boats are equipped with life jackets and other necessary safety equipment, and operated by experienced and licensed captains.

We take your safety and comfort seriously and strive to provide the best transportation options for your travel needs.

Travel insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group.

International flight tickets to Vientiane

Pre and post tour accommodation

Beverages and other meals that are not indicated in the program

Visa to Laos if applicable

Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels

Massage and spa services

Travel insurance

Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.


Single supplement fees

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.

Tourists are required to present the following documents:

1. A vaccination certificate showing full COVID-19 vaccination with two shots. There is no time limit on when the vaccination was received. It is not required to provide negative COVID-19 test results or to do a PCR/RAT test upon arrival.

•   Children under 12 years old who are not vaccinated should follow their parents.

2. A copy of an insurance policy in English that covers healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 for the entire duration of the visit to Laos. The policy must clearly state that the coverage is not less than US $10,000 per applicant.

60 days or more prior to departure 5% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
30-59 days prior departure: 10% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
15-29 days prior to departure: 20% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
Within 6 days prior to departure: 90 % of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Child under 5 years old: 50% of the Adult's cost, sharing the existing bed with parents
Child from 5-11 years old: 75% of the Adult's cost, provided with a private bed (extra bed) within the same room as parents
Child from 12 years old and up: 100% of the Adult's cost, provided with a private bed (extra bed) within the same room as parents
Triple room: 3 persons sharing one room, consisting of 1 double bed and 1 single bed.

  • Original passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses (especially from April to October)
  • Light jacket (from November to March)
  • Camera with sufficient battery and memory card capacity

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