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Get a little active and adventurous on this authentic Luang Prabang tour experience. This half-day Ban Dan Mountain Trek tour features a morning mountain trek in Ban Dan village, followed by a relaxing stroll through another characteristic Laotian village/attraction of your choice.
Your tour departs from the capital of Luang Prabang where a traditional Lao slow boat and its captain, Mr. Phet, will be waiting to take you on a journey to discover the Mekong. Phet has been a boat captain for most of his life and knows the Mekong’s waters like the back of his hand. Not only will he be helming the boat, he’ll also be your English-speaking guide on this tour. Having grown up on the river in the very village of Ban Dan, you’ll be guided by a true-blue local Laotian, passionate about sharing the mesmerizing beauty of his homeland with others.
Your journey starts with a relaxing boat ride to Ban Dan, giving you the opportunity to observe life on the Mekong river as you cruise past traditional local villages and the beautiful landscapes Laos has to offer. Ban Dan is an agricultural and fishing village that is home to both Khmu and Lao ethnicities. Upon your arrival into Ban Dan, get into active mode because the trek starts almost immediately! Phet will guide you on the trek to the top of the mountain for breath-taking panoramic views. On a clear day, you may also catch a glimpse of Wat Phousi, a popular spot in downtown Luang Prabang for catching spectacular sunsets. The estimated trek time is 1.5-hours return, depending on fitness levels. No rush though – we’ll go as fast or slow as you need so you can take it easy and enjoy the experience!
After the trek, you’ll hop back on the boat and we move onto a local village of your choosing. If you fancy yourself some sightseeing and shopping, Ban Xang Khong has a wonderful collection of Saa paper products for you to browse through and do a little souvenir shopping. In Ban Muang Khum, you may just catch the seasonal-making of “Khaiphan”, a delicious local snack made of riverweed. If you fancy a bit of relaxation after your trek, stop at Wat Kokpab for an easy stroll around this temple’s gardens with the beautiful Mekong river as a backdrop. After your local village visit, it’ll be a short cruise back to Luang Prabang.
Bounmi works with a select number of exceptional locals to provide you with a variety of authentic Luang Prabang tour experiences. We develop close relationships with the people we work with and are excited to be able to expand on the types of authentic local experiences we offer to visitors.
CRUISE & TREK TOUR ITINERARY
WHAT TO EXPECT
DEPART LUANG PRABANG
Meet your English-speaking boat captain/guide at the docks. Depart Luang Prabang and enjoy the 1-
hour cruise up the Mekong river to Ban Dan village.
ARRIVE BAN DAN + MORNING TREK
the top of the mountain to an amazing panoramic view point, and then back down again. The return
journey up and down should take approximately 1.5 hours depending on your fitness levels.
DEPART BAN DAN
villages during your tour (you can decide your destination on the day of your tour).
STOP AT A LOCAL VILLAGE OF YOUR CHOICE
DEPART TO LUANG PRABANG
life. You can find more information on these villages in the section below (“More About This Tour”).
ARRIVE LUANG PRABANG
you back to your hotel
MORE ABOUT THIS CRUISE & TREK TOUR
Choice of Local Village Destination
Optional Tour Add-Ons
What’s Included/Not Included
What To Bring
Things To Consider
Departure Times & Meeting Points