Seuang River Tour is exclusive to Alan Tour, the Seuang River Experience is a sustainable community tourism project set up to both provide income to 12 villages in the region, and to encourage cultural exchange and interaction. Your accommodation will be in the simple houses of your host family, where you will cook meals alongside them. Build bamboo rafts and float downriver, visit a local school and participate in fun games arranged by the village and our staff. At the end of your stay experience a special ‘Baci’ blessing ceremony by the villagers. This is a truly authentic insight into the life of Laos’ ethnic minorities.
Day 1: Luang Prabang
You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive activities can be arranged for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Seuang River
In the morning drive to the Seuang River Experience which is approximately two hours north of Luang Prabang. Enjoy a tour of the village and learn about local lifestyles. Later on you may wish to visit one of the local homes for a fun cooking class. Your hosts will first provide an overview of the menu with a description of the ingredients. At the end of the class you will enjoy the meal you have prepared. Tonight you will be staying in a local family’s house.
Day 3: Seuang River Nature Trek – Bamboo Rafting
In the morning, join villagers on a walk through community forest areas to learn of their importance. As you walk you will collect seeds of threatened trees that need protecting and replanting. When you arrive back at the village prepare the seeds you collected for germination at the community tree nursery. These seedlings will be planted by villagers in the next rainy season. Embark on an adventure down the river on a bamboo raft passing waterfalls and towering mountains as you go. In the evening, spend some time assisting local school teachers at the community education centre.
Day 4: Seuang River – Pak Ou Caves – Cruise to Luang Prabang
In the morning you will say farewell to your hosts and mark the occasion with a traditional Baci blessing ceremony. Depart from the village and drive to Pak Ou, where you will begin a cruise that will take you to the nearby Buddha Caves. Explore the caves before returning to your boat and cruising to Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Depart Luang Prabang
The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight