Guided tour

From Luang Prabang: Thin Pha Trail & Tad Sae Falls Trek

From Luang Prabang: Thin Pha Trail & Tad Sae Falls Trek

From US$ 65 per person

Hike through the foothills of beautiful, jungle-covered limestone mountains to visit local hill tribe villages. Enjoy an included guide, lunch, hotel transfers, a scenic ride on the Nam Khan River, and a visit to Tad Sae Waterfall in the wet season.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up at your hotel in Luang Prabang, free of charge. Please wait in the lobby area 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

The experience
  • Hike through the foothills of jungle-covered limestone mountains with a local guide
  • Visit Hmong and Khmu villages to learn more about their life and traditions
  • Swim and explore Tad Sae Waterfall (season permitting)
  • Enjoy a short boat ride on the Nam Khan
  • Trek the Thin Pha Trail and share it with villagers on their daily commute
Full description
Start with a morning transfer from your hotel in Luang Prabang 25 minutes out of town to the adventure camp. Cross the Nam Khan River by boat to the trailhead and begin the hike through rice paddies and middle canopy. Your first stop will be a Khmu village named Ban Houay Fai where your guide will introduce you to the local life and customs. Continue along ridges, limestone grottos, and rocky slopes for lunch at a Hmong village known as Ban Thin Pha, which gives this trail its name. Experience a variety of flora and fauna in the mountains and valleys, and weave your way through paddies and countryside. Stop, look, listen, and ask your guide about the life teeming around you. Chat with villagers and ask questions about life in Laos before ending the trek in the riverside village Ban Houay Yen. There, a boat will be waiting to take you down a beautiful stretch of the Nam Khan with a stop at the Tad Sae Waterfall. Relax and soak in Tad Sae Falls before returning by boat and vehicle to Luang Prabang. By choosing this adventure, you are contributing funds to support the local communities you visit. The total trekking distance is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), which takes about 4-5 hours through deciduous forest and farmland with elevations of 300-900 meters (984-2953 feet). During the low water season from February to July, the itinerary is the same with the exception that the Tad Sae Waterfall can be very low or dry and may be omitted. You can choose to take the tour in a public, small group or in a private group.
Includes
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Luang Prabang
  • Motorboat
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees and local permissions
  • Village fund fee
  • Accident insurance
  • Any additional drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with severe mobility impairments
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • By choosing this adventure, you are contributing funds to support the local communities you visit
  • The total trekking distance is about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), which takes about 4-5 hours through deciduous forest and farmland with elevations of 300-900 meters (984-2953 feet)
  • During the low water season from February to July, the itinerary is the same with the exception that the Tad Sae Waterfall can be very low or dry and may be omitted
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • If you plan on entering the waterfall, please include a towel in your day bag as they are not provided
  • Please wait in the lobby area 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup
Organized by

Product ID: 385128