Day 1 - Luang Prabang - Muang La (L,D)
Kick off this Luang Prabang countryside tour with an early morning departure from Luang Prabang, heading north towards the remote province of Oudomxay. Projected travel time is approximately 4 hours, including a stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Dramatic scenery will illustrate the journey to Oudomxay, providing plenty of entertainment and photo opportunities (stops are available upon request.) This northern region of Laos is quite mountainous and green, with rice paddies and plantations dividing areas of thick jungle. Home to a variety of local tribes, the drive out will be scattered with small villages precariously perched on steep mountainsides and set in ancient river-carved valleys.
Passing through Oudomxay, take note of the changes underway. A former sleepy hill town, the provincial capital has developed over the years into an important trade hub, reflecting the changes rapidly spreading throughout the region. The final leg of the journey will exit this busy portion, leading into unspoiled natural surroundings. This contrast will highlight just how special the experiences are in the region’s remaining wilderness.
Arrive at Muang La Resort in the afternoon. Check in, relax, and enjoy the views. Facilities include a spa, sauna, and steam room. As the resort is built next to a natural hot spring, staff fill a small pool every evening with water for guests to relax in. In addition to the nightly hot spring option, evenings are marked by 5-course, set menu dinners of Asian and European influence. Enjoy dining under candlelight accompanied by the soothing sounds of nature.
Overnight in Muang La Resort
Please Note: Evenings can get cold, particularly between November-March. Guests are asked to pack accordingly.
Distance and journey time:
Luang Prabang – Oudomxay (193 km): 4 hours
Oudomxay – Muang La (23 km): 40 min