Luang Prabang Hill Tribe Villages Tour

07-bNorthern Laos is home to many ethnic minorities including Yuan, Hmong and Khmu. This one day trip takes us only a short distance from Luang Prabang but offers you the opportunity to visit a great selection of villages inhibited by a selection of different ethnic groups, there is no better way to experience local daily life in such a short time!


Luang Prabang > Ban Hath Hient > Ban Na Tan > Ban Long Lan > Ban San Xang Khong > Luang Prabang

We depart from our office in Luang Prabang at 9am and drive north east. Along the way we stop at Hath Hient Village to experience how villagers make iron knifes using traditional techniques which this village is famous for. After spending some time at the village we head onwards to Ban Pickngai which is home to people of the Yuan ethnicity. We then carry on through rice paddy fields until arriving at Ban Na Tan which is home to the Khumu people. After spending some time at the village we continue onwards once again to another Khumu village of Ban Bohei.

After this we then drive up into the surrounding mountains to visit the Hmong village of Ban Long Lan and have lunch at the village. Here we have a whole two hours to discover the organic vegetable and coffee plantations before a local shaman explains to us about the different techniques and ingredients used in  traditional Lao medicine. From here we head back towards Luang Prabang taking some time to visit Ban San Xang Khong village along the way and arriving back at around 4:00pm

Approximately: 5 hours transfer & 3 hours walking

In the wet season the drive by minivan is not very comfortable due to the slippery road. So 4WD truck is recommended (prices accordingly)

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos office, Luang Prabang
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos office, Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Minivan, 4x4 Vehicule
Activities :
Sight seeing, Cultural Experience
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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