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A rare gem and a largely undiscovered part of Thailand; Loei province has all the essential ingredients for an authentic dish of culture, nature and off-the-beaten track experiences. This remote destination borders Laos and is a gateway to Isarn province. We have devised a unique exploration that caters to all the senses, in which authenticity, sustainability and a touch of local traditions are interwoven into four days of superlative travel. This tour proves that Thailand still ranks high for culturally rich experiences. Day 1, Loei - Chiang Khan After arrival at Loei Airport we transfer to Chiang Khan District to visit the Na Pa Nhad-Tai Dam Cultural Village and Museum. This attraction provides a fascinating insight into rich local ethnic minority heritage. We then visit the Kaeng Khut Khu Rapids for a boat ride that takes in the local natural splendour. After checking into your accommodation, guests are free to explore Chiang Khan’s thriving local night market and quaint bars and cafes. Day 2, Chiang Khan – Dan Sai Donating early morning alms to monks has been a tradition for centuries and participating in this spiritual activity is an enriching experience and a wonderful photo opportunity. After breakfast, a guided tour takes in charming Chiang Khan, which is home to traditional wooden buildings similar to Luang Prabang’s rich architectural heritage. There will be ample time to explore glittering temples and interesting shops before we travel on to Dan Sai where guests can try their hand at making Ton Puoeng which is used as sacred offerings in temples. Day 3, Dansai – Muang Loei After breakfast, we take to two-wheels to ride to local attractions such as Pra That Sri Song Rak and Neramitre Vipassana temples and the Phi Ta Khon Museum. This fascinating attraction is themed around the annual Phi Ta Khon festival which involves residents wearing colourful ghost masks created artistically from local materials such as sticky rice steamers and coconut husks. Guests get the opportunity to make their own masks. The afternoon is at leisure but we have an abundance of exciting optional tours on offer. Day 4, Muang Loei Our last day in Loei is focused on nature and culture with a global theme. We travel to view Phu Pa Po which is often compared with Japan’s Mount Fuji because of its iconic shape. Continuing the international vibe, we experience a slice of China’s Yunnan province with a visit to Bodhisat Cave and the Stone Garden. We end our four-day adventure with a transfer back to Loei Airport.
Private tours and transfers with a professional English-speaking guide only
Local guides from the area during visits at Community-Based-Tourism projects
Accommodation in sharing twin/double room during the tour.
Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Snack, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
All meals as indicated in the program (food only), starting from lunch on day 1 until lunch on day 4
Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Compulsory Christmas and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point. Domestic return tickets from Bangkok to Loei are not included.
Transfers for customers arriving or departing from/to outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
This tour is operated on full private basis with English speaking guide only.
This tour starts and ends at Loei Domestic Airport – flights from and to this regional airport are not included.
We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour.
Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate