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Get a little active and adventurous on this authentic Luang Prabang tour experience. This half-day Ban Dan Mountain Trek tour features a morning mountain trek in Ban Dan village, followed by a relaxing stroll through another characteristic Laotian village/attraction of your choice.
Your tour departs from the capital of Luang Prabang where a traditional Lao slow boat and its captain, Mr. Phet, will be waiting to take you on a journey to discover the Mekong. Phet has been a boat captain for most of his life and knows the Mekong’s waters like the back of his hand. Not only will he be helming the boat, he’ll also be your English-speaking guide on this tour. Having grown up on the river in the very village of Ban Dan, you’ll be guided by a true-blue local Laotian, passionate about sharing the mesmerizing beauty of his homeland with others.
Your journey starts with a relaxing boat ride to Ban Dan, giving you the opportunity to observe life on the Mekong river as you cruise past traditional local villages and the beautiful landscapes Laos has to offer. Ban Dan is an agricultural and fishing village that is home to both Khmu and Lao ethnicities. Upon your arrival into Ban Dan, get into active mode because the trek starts almost immediately! Phet will guide you on the trek to the top of the mountain for breath-taking panoramic views. On a clear day, you may also catch a glimpse of Wat Phousi, a popular spot in downtown Luang Prabang for catching spectacular sunsets. The estimated trek time is 1.5-hours return, depending on fitness levels. No rush though – we’ll go as fast or slow as you need so you can take it easy and enjoy the experience!
After the trek, you’ll hop back on the boat and we move onto a local village of your choosing. If you fancy yourself some sightseeing and shopping, Ban Xang Khong has a wonderful collection of Saa paper products for you to browse through and do a little souvenir shopping. In Ban Muang Khum, you may just catch the seasonal-making of “Khaiphan”, a delicious local snack made of riverweed. If you fancy a bit of relaxation after your trek, stop at Wat Kokpab for an easy stroll around this temple’s gardens with the beautiful Mekong river as a backdrop. After your local village visit, it’ll be a short cruise back to Luang Prabang.
Bounmi works with a select number of exceptional locals to provide you with a variety of authentic Luang Prabang tour experiences. We develop close relationships with the people we work with and are excited to be able to expand on the types of authentic local experiences we offer to visitors.
Meet your English-speaking boat captain/guide at the docks. Depart Luang Prabang and enjoy the 1-
hour cruise up the Mekong river to Ban Dan village.
On this tour, you’ll have a choice to stop at 1 of these 3 local villages after your morning trek in Ban
Dan. You may let your captain/guide know your choice of destination on the day itself.
Ban Xang Khong
Ban Muang Khum
These optional add-ons are available for this tour:
Prices are in US Dollars.
Prices are per person.
Free – Infants 3 years and under.
Bounmi is made up of a team of Mekong river specialists who have built a reputation for delivering exceptional Mekong river experiences.