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Get Off the Bus in Northern Laos

November 10, 2016 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , , , ,

Here are some intriguing destinations in remote provinces of northern Laos like tea plantations, rugged mountain scenery and an award-winning night safari.

Get off the tour bus and follow the road less traveled. Did you know tea plants in Laos grow to over ten feet tall? Beyond the famous destinations of Vang Vieng and the heritage town of Luang Prabang in northern Laos lies unexplored territory: pristine nature and truly inspiring cultural encounters that beckon your clients curious for discovery, adventure and ecotourism.

Start your discovery from Luang Namtha, located on the border with Myanmar and China. Travelers can enjoy vast mountain scenery on foot or by mountain bike in multiple day treks and tours through ethnic villages of the Nam Ha National Bio Diversity Conservation Area.

Guests have the possibility to continue even further north towards Phongsali Province. Rarely visited by foreign tourists, basic, clean and comfortable accommodation is available. Exploration of this remote region involves ancient Chinese-Lao history, a rainbow of rich ethnic traditions and the significance of tea in their agriculture and daily customs.

A good starting point for hiking or trekking trips is the Phou Fa Hotel, which used to house the Chinese consulate until the end of the 1970s. Phongsali’s main town provides a well-known museum that exhibits information about provincial ethnic peoples and their distinctive handicrafts. The highlight is learning about the long history of tea cultivation on plantations where tea trees can grow for over 400 years to a height of up to six meters. Naturally this type of agriculture requires special harvest methods! Phongsali can cater 3 days worth of hiking and immersive cultural activities.

Back on the tour bus, your clients can continue their exploration of northern Laos by traveling southeast on Route 1 towards Vietnam to the Nam Nern Night Safari. This award winning and sustainable ecotourism model is the best place to spot diverse nocturnal wildlife in a remote corner of this landlocked Southeast Asian country.

After exploring the forest and a truly “once in a lifetime” night safari, your travelers can continue on to the Vietnamese border. This part of Laos is home to the historic site of the Vieng Xai Caves close to Sam Nuea in Huaphan Province. A well developed tourist site, visitors to these habitable caves can take a guided tour to learn about the horrifying wartime history of the area, including the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the disastrous effects of this secret war in northern Laos.

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