Kamu Lodge Experience - 2 Days
Just 2 hours up river from Luang Prabang lies a very unique lodge experience. The Kamu Lodge, is found next to a ethnic hill tribe village where the accommodation takes its name from. Set back from the river, Kamu Lodge’s 20 luxury canvas tents enjoy spectacular vistas and setting. A stay at Kamu will educate and integrate guests with the Kamu tribe and allow experiences of some of the local activities, including rice planting, walking, a local village visit and traditional fishing techniques.
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Day 01 - Luang Prabang/ Pak Ou/ Kamu Lodge
Depart from Kamu Lodge pier to embark on a cruise up the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to the Kamu Lodge. After approximately two hours you will the way stop at the Pak Ou Caves. Locally referred to as Tam Ting, these two caves are carved out of towering limestone cliffs and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. The Buddhas range in size from a few centimeters to the size of a human. The caves are as well a destination for local pilgrimages.
Continue upriver for another hour to reach the Kamu Lodge for lunch time. The Kamu Lodge features 20 private canvas tents, each one of which is protected from the elements by a thatched roof. The tents are also decorated with bamboo and wooden furniture allowing the Lodges’ grounds to harmoniously blend with the surrounding nature. They each feature a private attached bathroom and toilet with solar powered hot water and lighting. This afternoon you may choose to participate in a variety of different activities. You will be rewarded with a very original Lao experience:
- Rice planting and harvesting in surrounding rice fields
- Gold panning (January to June) in the Mekong. Anything you find is yours!
- Traditional fishing techniques in the Mekong.
- Local village visit and encounters
- Archery contest
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 2 - Kamu Lodge/ Luang Prabang
Enjoy breakfast in the cool morning air. The boat departs around 0900 for the cruise down to Luang Prabang, arriving around 1200.
*This is sample itinerary with no selected accommodation suggested unless otherwise stated. Please contact our team to tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.