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Overview

Go local! Experience life in Laos with an overnight stay at the remote Kamu Lodge. Travel from Luang Prabang up the Mekong River to a charming, isolated riverside village. Join the locals as they go about their daily tasks such as farming and fishing to gain valuable insight in to Lao culture. 

Trip Highlights

Kamu Lodge Experience

Travel the Mekong River

Take a long-tail boat up the Mekong River to the enchanting Pak Ou caves and a rural village.

Stay Overnight at Kamu Lodge

Spend a night at the Kamu Lodge, canvas tents with en suite bathrooms set amid the rice paddies and countryside. 

Experience Village Activities

Plan rice, pan for gold or participate in a local-style archery tournament in a rural riverside village. 

Itinerary

1

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Kamu Lodge

Luang Prabang – Kamu Lodge by boat: 3 hours

Depart from the hotel at 08:30 to embark on a cruise up the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to the Kamu Lodge.

After approximately two hours, make a stop at the Pak Ou Caves. Locally referred to as Tam Ting, these two caves are carved out of towering limestone cliffs and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues.

Continue upriver for another hour to reach the Kamu Lodge for lunch time. The Kamu Lodge features 20 private canvas tents, each which is protected from the elements by a thatched roof. The tents are also decorated with bamboo and wooden furniture allowing the Lodge's grounds to harmoniously blend with the surrounding nature. They each feature a private attached bathroom with solar-powered hot water and lighting.

This afternoon choose to participate in a variety of different activities:

  • Rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields
  • Gold panning (January to June) in the Mekong
  • Traditional fishing techniques in the Mekong
  • Local village visit and encounters
  • Archery contest

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge

2

Kamu Lodge – Luang Prabang

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and spend the morning free at leisure. Relax at the lodge or take a guided tour around the nearby villages. (Check-out time: 10:30)

After lunch at the Lodge, the boat will depart around 14:00 for the cruise down to Luang Prabang, arriving around 17:00.

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Diner)
  • Shared tours and shared boat transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guide provided by Kamu Lodge (for other languages supplements apply)
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary

Our Services do not include:

  • Transfers to and from the jetty in Luang Prabang
  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance, tips, visa
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

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