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Hill Tribe Villages Tours from Luang Prabang

Hill Tribe Villages Tours from Luang Prabang

The remote highlands of northern Laos are dotted with villages that are home to Laos’ ethnic minorities. Trekking and cycling tours from Luang Prabang offer a chance to immerse yourself in rural life, learn about diverse cultures and traditions, or enjoy a homestay experience with a village family. Here are your options.

 

Yuan Village (Ban Pickngai)

The Yuan people, who once ventured from northern Thailand to farm the rice paddies in the lowlands of Laos, populate this village in the plains outside of Luang Prabang. The community’s agricultural culture is a nod to old Thai traditions, and visitors can learn about the day-to-day lives of these farmers and their families. 

 

Khmu Village (Ban Na Tan)

Home to the Khmu people, one of the largest ethnic groups in northern Laos, Ban Na Tan is known for its inhabitants’ rich tradition of hunting, gathering, and fishing. Villagers work together to accomplish daily tasks, and elders and shaman hold the most respected positions in the community. 

 

Hmong Village (Ban Long Lan)

An organic coffee plantation and impressive vegetable farm make this local mountain village a charming stop. About an hour and a half from Luang Prabang, the area offers visitors the chance to interact with members of the Hmong tribe, and learn about traditional medicine practices and herbal remedies used by local shamans. 

 

Hath Hient Village

Visitors to this tiny village just outside of Luang Prabang can learn about age-old techniques used to fashion the traditional iron knives of this tribe. Villagers have perfected the craft over centuries and passed it down from generation to generation, making for high-quality works of art. Travelers can meet the artisans and watch the creation of these famous tools by traditional blacksmiths. 

Ban Xang Khong (Ban Sang Khong)

Located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) outside of Luang Prabang, this small village is known for its woven textiles and silk. The locals also produce Saa paper, which is made from mulberry trees.

 

Ban Xang Hai

Often included on tours of Laos’ hill tribe villages or the Pak Ou Caves, Ban Xang Hai is nicknamed the Whisky Village because it’s famous for producing LaoLao, Laos’ traditional rice whisky. Visitors can learn about the ancient distilling process, sample the potent spirit, or purchase bottles.

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Full Day Trekking To Village & Kuang Si Waterfall

Full Day Trekking To Village & Kuang Si Waterfall

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Escape the city and acquaint yourself with Laos’ natural landscape on a trekking tour from Luang Prabang. The 10-mile (15-km) is suitable for travelers with a moderate level of fitness, and reveals parts of the countryside that you’re likely to miss if traveling by coach or car. You’ll visit a secluded village and have free time at Kung Si Falls, where you’ll enjoy lunch. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup is included.
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  • 1 day
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Pak Ou Caves, Xang Kong and Xang Hai village, Kuang Si Falls - Mon tribe village

Pak Ou Caves, Xang Kong and Xang Hai village, Kuang Si Falls - Mon tribe village

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Delve deeper into the cultural heart of Laos during a tour that takes you out of the UNESCO-listed centre and into the natural surroundings of Luang Prabang. You’ll travel between dispersed landmarks such as the Pak Ou Caves, Kuang Si Falls, and two tribal villages in air-conditioned comfort, without having to adapt to a new style of driving yourself. Plus, your tour includes hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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Full day Grottes Pak Ou and Xang Hai village tour including lunch

Full day Grottes Pak Ou and Xang Hai village tour including lunch

A Mekong cruise is a must when in Luang Prabang, so save yourself a world of hassle by prebooking a package online. This private guided tour, with transfers direct from your downtown hotel, takes in two river signatures: the Pak Ou Caves with their thousands of Buddha figurines and Whisky Village (Ban Xang Hai). Once you’re done taking pictures, return by road for lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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Home Stay at Sane Oudom village (Hmong minority village) 2D1N

Home Stay at Sane Oudom village (Hmong minority village) 2D1N

Luangprabang has many kind of ethnic and color full by traditional, culture and livelihood. This case we provide who want to save the new trip and new experience to see life ethnic in lao and natural. special is Sane oudom village, let to Prepare your fell to meet new experience at here, you will meet the people whos living in the world but different traditional, different culture and livelihood, beautiful and amazing of natural. I would like to invite you visit by yourself then you will say "it is amazing"
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  • 2 days
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$155.00
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Home Stay at Longlao village (Hmong minority village) 2D1N

Home Stay at Longlao village (Hmong minority village) 2D1N

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Prepare your fell to meet new experience for you, you will meet the peoples who living in the world but different traditional, different culture and livelihood, I would like to invite you visit by yourself then you will know it is amazing.
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  • 2 days
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