Wilderness Escapade: 7-D Hanoi to Luang Prabang Voyage

7-day Vietnam-Laos adventure: Serene reserves, thrilling safaris, and cultural treasures await.

Embark on an incredible journey through the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam and Laos. This 7-day tour will take you from the serene Pu Luong Natural Reserve to the thrilling Nam Nern Night Safari, and finally to the charming town of Luang Prabang. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, interact with local communities, and discover the rich cultural heritage of the region. From hiking through lush jungles to exploring mystical caves and cruising along scenic rivers, each day of this adventure promises unique experiences and unforgettable memories. Get ready for an unforgettable exploration of Vietnam and Laos.

Nam Nern Night Safari boat

Tour Details


Vietnam & Laos


From $1,099 (USD)


7 Days



Trip Highlights

  • Explore stunning landscapes, interact with locals, and uncover cultural treasures.
  • Best for Nighttime Wildlife Spotting & Bird Watching in Laos
  • Visit numerous authentic ethnic minority villages in Vietnam & Laos
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Day 1

Hanoi to Pu Luong Natural Reserve

Transfer from Hanoi to Pu Luong Retreat (4.5 hours). Enjoy a delicious lunch and soak in the retreat's panoramic views. Embark on a 5-6 km walk to explore the surrounding village, interact with locals, experience village life, and wander through farmland and rice fields. Return to the retreat for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.

Trekking distance: 3-6km | Grade: Easy

Pu Luong Retreat Lunch, Dinner
Ngam Village, Waterwheel
Day 2

Pu Luong Natural Reserve to Quan Son

Descend 6 km into a beautiful valley with rice terraces. Explore a picturesque village at the base of a towering mountain. Return to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch and relaxation. Drive 2.5 hours to Ngam village in Quan Son, surrounded by green forests. Experience community tourism, row a fishing boat, and relax in a cool stream. Enjoy dinner with local cuisine and stay overnight in a homestay with stilt houses. Interact with the hosts and learn about their culture.

Trekking distance: approx. 5km | Grade: Easy

Shared homestay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Laos Hilltribe villages
Day 3

Quan Son – Cross Border into Laos – Sop Lao

Depart from Quan Son in the morning for a full day transfer to Sop Lao, located just 15 minutes away from Nam Nern River Safari. Today you will cross the Na Meo - Nam Soy border gate pair into Laos, passing through various ethnic villages and winding through the lush green mountains of the north.
Local guesthouse (basic) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nam Nern Night Safari boat
Day 4

The Nam Nern Night Safari

Transfer to Ban Son Khoua village after breakfast. Meet your guide and take a village tour. Embark on a boat journey along Nam Nern River to the National Park's Total Protection Zone. Enjoy a Lao lunch at the tourism camp. Relax in jungle bamboo bungalows and join an optional jungle walk. Continue the boat journey, spotting wildlife along the river. Arrive at a sandy bank for dinner and campfire. Prepare for nighttime wildlife spotlighting. Note: Wildlife sightings may include deer, civets, linsang, otters, lorises, porcupines, and owls.
Lao-style bungalows (basic) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nam Nern Night Safari wildlife
Day 5

Return to Ban Son Khoua village – Transfer to Nongkhiaw

Wake up early and enjoy breakfast. Drift back to the village, observing wildlife along the way. Optional: If the jungle walk around the camp wasn't done on Day 1, it can be done in the morning of Day 2, based on the guide's decision. fill out a wildlife monitoring form to contribute to wildlife abundance monitoring and the ecotourism village development fund. Note: No extra fees for wildlife sightings.
Nong Khiaw mountain-top view
Day 6

Nongkhiaw – Half day hiking up to a mountain-top viewpoint

Spend the afternoon on a short but steep uphill trail through dense jungle and rocky cliffs. The round trip takes about 4 hours. Enjoy the lush green surroundings and jungle sounds. Take breaks to admire the views. Reach the mountain's summit for a breathtaking panoramic view of Nong Khiaw town and the surrounding area. On clear days, you can see for miles. Return to your hotel in Nong Khiaw and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang
Day 7

Nongkhiaw – Boat trip to Pak Ou Cave – Transfer to Luang Prabang

Leave Nong Khiaw by boat and enjoy a scenic two-hour journey down the Nam Ou River. Explore the Pak Ou Caves, home to thousands of miniature Buddha images. Have lunch in the fishing village of Ban Pak Ou. Continue transfer to Luang, making a stop at a minority village to learn about sticky rice production and customs. Visit the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang to observe valuable artifacts and traditional textiles from the ethnic groups in the area. Trip ends in Luang Prabang.
N/A Breakfast, Lunch

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Wilderness Escapade: 7-D Hanoi to Luang Prabang Voyage


$1,099 (USD)

7 Days


  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Refill drinking water during sightseeing tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast; 01 night in homestay & 01 night in the jungle Lao style bungalow


  • International flight to Hanoi/from Luang Prabang.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size (from USD 1,099/person for group of 4 persons)
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.
  • What to bring during the Nam Nern Night Safari?

    Please bring just one small bag/backpack and leave large suitcases in the guesthouse or on the vehicle with our driver.

    Weather note – Weather can be both very hot during the daytime and very cold at night. It is recommended that you bring clothes for both extremes. The northern mountainous area can reach temperatures near 0°C (32 °F) in winter.

    Please bring the following:

    • Light rain jacket
    • Fleece jacket (strongly recommended as the night safari can be very cold)
    • Both sun hat for daytime and wool hat for night
    • Long pants for walking in the forest
    • Shoes for short walking and sandals for bathing
    • Clothes for bathing (shorts and t-shirt). Please no nude/bikini bathing. Please cover the body from chest to knees.
    • clothes for sleeping
    • Insect repellent
    • Snacks (Lao food is provided, but you might want to bring something to snack on)
    • Towel and toiletries
    • Reusable water bottle (help us to reduce waste)
    • Binoculars. Option: Possible to rent BERSKA Embark 10x42mm binoculars from National Park office. Check the box when filling in the tour inquiry form.

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