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6-Day Laos Nam Et-Phou Louey Extension

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Special Asia Trips

6-Day Laos Nam Et-Phou Louey Extension

Destinations

  • Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area

Highlights

  • Laos: Nam Et-Phou Louey Remote, Virtually Unknown Park, home to S.E. Asia's Rarest Wildlife

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Arrive Luang Prabang
  • DAY 2-5 Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area A Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive! Hikes and river safari cruises for diurnal and nocturnal animals.
  • DAY 6 Depart Vientiane

6-Day Laos Nam Et-Phou Louey Extension

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 Luang Prabang, Laos

Enjoy another open-air session of Tai Chi then take in the beauty of the bay a final time with a chance to kayak, swim or simply relax on the yacht surrounded by world-famous views. Transfer to Hanoi for eve flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.

Obtain your visa-on-arrival, meet our guide and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 Luang Prabang – Viengthong

Today we begin traveling to one of the most unique, remote, and virtually unknown areas in all of Southeast Asia. Nam Et-Phou Louey is a virtually unknown, ecologically significant habitat for Indochinese wildlife. Here we will enjoy hikes and river safari cruises for diurnal and nocturnal animals, visit salt licks and search for tracks and wildlife.

Transfer from Luang Prabang to Muang Hiam/Viengthong stopping en-route for local village visits.

DAY 3 Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area - Nam Nern Night Safari

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive - Special Wildlife Program in Remote Nam Et-Phou Louey

Explore the Nam Nern River by long-tail boat. Along the way look for signs of wildlife, monitor lizards and birds. Relax after lunch, then continue cruising the river to see if tracks or scat at riverbank salt licks may lead us to wildlife. Our guides will entertain you at dinner with authentic Khmu folktales about wildlife, dragons, and other mysterious creatures. At dark enjoy night spotlighting safari, drifting silently downriver with the engines off. Because Asian wildlife is quite rare and skittish by nature, it is necessary that this night safari is done in silence, so our wildlife staff communicate via hand signals to avoid scaring away the animals. We commonly see otters, barking deer, Sambar deer, various species of civet cats, slow loris, porcupine and owls. Seeing clouded leopards or any of the park’s 6 species of wild cats is always quite rare, however, in this area – and at this time of night - there can be real possibilities to spot them. Other possible sightings include dhole (Asian wild dog), gibbons, mustelids and mongoose. A small elephant population also exists on the nearby Nam Et River.

DAY 4 Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area

Enjoy more wildlife and birdwatching hikes and river cruises. Visit the Poung Hiy saltlicks where evidence of wildlife abounds. The excitement of authentic tracking means fresh tracks may or may not lead us to actual animals, but the experience itself is so completely immersive in nature in a way that extremely few travelers ever get to enjoy.

Return to camp for dinner. After dinner, enjoy another nocturnal river cruise to spot wildlife (same route as the night before).

DAY 5 Nam Et-Phou Louey / Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars

After breakfast, return to the village by boat, document your wildlife sightings and learn how your tour directly support the village.

Transfer to Xieng Khuang, the Plain of Jars, with a stop to visit Tham Piu (Piu Cave).

DAY 6 Xiang Khuang / Vientiane

Transfer to the airport for your flight via Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi, Vietnam and connecting to onward flights.

 

Special Asia Trips Lodging

LUANG PRABANG

Satri House

Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. Here you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony.

The 28 Rooms and 3 Suites are furnished with superior crafted wood furniture, oversized balconies, spacious bath rooms with rain shower and separate toilet room, and bath tubs in the Suites. Facilities include a restaurant, garden bar, library, outdoor swimming pools and spa. In Room Facilities: personal safe, WIFI internet, hair dryer, individual air conditioning and ceiling fan with flat screen TV available on request.

NAM ET-PHOU LOUEY

Nam Et-Phou Louey Bungalows

Due to the remoteness of this unique National Park, we will be staying in traditional Laotian bungalows provided by the park. Accommodations are basic and rustic, providing bedding and mosquito netting in an open air bungalow allowing for natural ventilation with bathroom facilities and communal dining area nearby.

XIENG KHUANG

Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Plain of Jars and 15 minutes from the Airport, the Vansana Plain of Jar Hotel (VPH) is the only first-class hotel in Phonsavan city – Capital Provincial of Xieng Khouang Province. The VPH with 44 guestrooms (38 standards rooms and 6 executive suites) is located on a hilltop near the center of the city with 360 degree beautiful views on Phonsavan and the chain of mountains surrounding the Plain of Jars. Facilities include: - Tea and Coffee making facilities - Minibar and Safe deposit box - Snack bar and Restaurant - Cable TV - Meeting room for 40 persons - Shuttle Service from the hotel to tha Airport and the center of the city - Laundry Service

 

Special Asia Trips Activities

At a Glance

We know you've chosen to travel with us for our wildlife emphasis, so we've included a wide variety of adventure activity options designed to educate, inspire, and bring out the wonder in you. Then we add all of the cultural activities that Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam are known for, from visits to Buddhist temples, to cooking schools, world famous street food and much more. All of our activities are flexibly designed to accommodate different skill levels and interests, while exposing you to a variety of unique eco-systems in order to see the most amount of wildlife. And did we mention fun?

  • Nam Nern Night Safari in Remote Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area
  • Investigate the mysteries of the Plain of Jars

Exclusive Wildlife Activities

Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area - Nam Nern Night Safari

Discover the one of the most unique, remote, and virtually unknown areas in all of Southeast Asia. Nam Et-Phou Louey is a virtually unknown, ecologically significant habitat for Indochinese wildlife. Explore the Nam Nern River by long-tail boat. At dark enjoy night spotlighting safari, drifting silently downriver with the engines off with our wildlife staff communicating via hand signals to avoid scaring away the animals.

This Trip's Exclusive Wildlife Features:

Choose Your Special Asia Trips Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
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We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • Expert Wildlife Knowledge & Activities - Night river cruises, wildlife blinds, salt licks and secret wildlife hot-spots for maximum wildlife viewing.
  • Combines well with Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand for 10-day, 16-day or the full 21-day Eco-Tour.
  • Make A Difference - Your fees directly support local people to protect endangered wildlife.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • Expert Wildlife Knowledge & Activities - Night river cruises, wildlife blinds, salt licks and secret wildlife hot-spots for maximum wildlife viewing.
  • Combines well with Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand for 10-day, 16-day or the full 21-day Eco-Tour.
  • Make A Difference - Your fees directly support local people to protect endangered wildlife.
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