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Laos Spirit Resort Package

Biking – Elephant Riding – Water Fall – Hiking – Kayaking on Nam Khan river

Private tour: Departure from Luang Prabang with English   speaking guide.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Biking to Laos Spirit Resort (L,D)5

Biking Tour in the morning/afternoon to the Lao Spirit Eco-Resort. The first stop we have at Wat Pa Phon Phao , a forest temple famous for the teachings of Ajahn Saisamut. When he died in 1992, his funeral was the largest that Laos had seen in decades. It’s Santi Chedi (Peace Pagoda) was built in 1988. This large yellow stupa contains three inside levels plus an outside terrace with a view of the surrounding plains. The inside walls are painted with many Buddhist stories and moral admonitions.
After another kilometer we will arrive in Ban Panom. This village, populated by Thai Lue (a tribe with its origins in Southern China ), is well known for cotton and silk hand-weaving. Here we have the opportunity to check out how to make the traditional Lao Cotton on a weaving loom.  The dirt road will bring us through teakwood plantations and wind up the Nam Khan valley. We pass the tomb of Henry Mouhot, the French explorer who showed Angkor Wat to the world. Henry Mouhot perished of malaria in 1861, and the French erected a tomb over his grave six years later. The last entry in his journal was ‘Have pity on me, oh my God’.
Lunch en route .
We will continue our bike adventure through rice paddies and dense forest before we arrive in our Lao Spirit Eco Resort.
Enjoy the atmosphere in the Lao Spirit Resort and prepare for the great dinner that will be served in the attached Lao Spirit Restaurant.
Overnight in Lao Spirit  resort .

Day 2: Laos Spirit Resort – Activities. (B,L)6

After breakfast you will start your full day activity program in the surrounding Nature.  It is a full day Elephant riding & trekking combination trip from our Elephant Camp to the That Sae Waterfall & Khmu Hilltribe Village or Bamboo Jungle Camp  with lunch  included .

Description:
After crossing the small river you will be introduced to our Asian Elephants and go out for a scenic ride. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this approx. 1hr. Elephant ride. A stunning landscape , quietness, and the lush nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the protected Elephant. Make your way through forests and along the Nam Khan river up to the amazing waterfalls of Tad Sae . Here you can hang out for lunch and some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool cascades. After your lunch you will find yourself discovering the tropic surrounding on one of our Nature Trails.
Our small half day trekking will lead you out into a Khmu village where you get an insight in every day life and culture of this hilltribe. Most of them are farmers and fishermen and live from their slash and burn tradition. The countryside waits for you with great views and a relaxing atmosphere. They even speak a different language here and your guide will help to ask questions. A short hike along a steep mountain range will bring you to the newly opened Jungle Camp , where another swim in a crystal clear river is a wonderful option. Have a drink and finish your day of activity after another 45 min. of walking to your starting point, the Adventure and Elephant Camp. The attached Restaurant is a great place for a sundowner, and the Elephants might come out again for a swim in the river.
Activities: Elephant ride about 1-1,5 hours. Total walking 2-3 hours.

Different Trails are possible depending on your power and stamina.
Please note that the waterfall is dry during February-August! Elephant rides than take different route through river and village.
Enjoy your Bungalow, the open air shower and the natural surrounding.
Overnight in Lao Spirit  resort .

Day 3: Kayaking or rafting – Luang Prabang (B,L)

Kayaking or Rafting day . If you are awake around 8 a.m. you can see our Elephants taking a bath in the Nam Khan river, just in front of your Bungalow. Take your Breakfast and hang out in the resort for a little while before starting to your relaxing river experience trip on the Nam Khan. It could be a Kayaking trip or a longer Rafting tour on the slow river. Passing through green hills and passing some small villages you float down in the direction of Luang Phabang.
Lunch en route .
Only 2-3 short rapids are along the way and the trip is perfect for beginners and people who just want to have an impression about real river rafting. We provide paddles, guides and the equipment as well as drinking water and some fruits. Please remember to take your swimming dress with you as you get wet along the way. Dry bags for cameras are available. Total paddle time between 3-5 hrs depending on river and paddling conditions.

GroupCost: US$ per pax 1 pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-11 pax
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Price includes:

· Pick up from Hotel for the Biking Trip and Biking Tour
· Elephant Trek and Riding
· Briefing and guiding with licensed English speaking guide
· Waterfall park entry fees and motorboat charge
· 3 Lunch and drinking water on activity days
. 1 Dinner on day 1.
· Fruits for small breaks along the way on activity days
· Guided Trekking to Khmu Village and Jungle Camp visit
· Kayaking rental, Raft rental and Transfers for the equipment
· Life jackets and helmets and paddling equipment
· Transfer from river into town after arrival
· 2 nights in Double Bungalow in Lao Spirit Resort
· 2 big breakfasts

Price excludes:

*  Extra Dinner in Lao Spirit Restaurant and other drinks (soft drinks, beer…)
*  Travel insuranc