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Phou Iu Travel - Day Tours

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Address: Luang Namtha, Laos
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The trails were quite narrow and often needed a bit of clearing with a machete. We were able to swim in the river at the village and at the end of the trek and wash in a small... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Luang Prabang, Laos
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing 2 day trek! We did the 2 Days Trek-The Experience of a Lifetime with Riverside Eco-Lodge (ID: NT-TK-02), but we chose to stay with a family in the Khmu village rather than in the eco-lodge. Very glad we did, as we got to interact with the family, eat dinner with them and drink Lao Lao (rice... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We booked the 3day/2nights animist trekking tour that starts in Muang Khua. The description on the website tells the organisational part and I must admit, everything was as descriped. We arrived in an akha palau village in the afternoon and stayed in the chiefs house, who lead us through the village. Apparently this is a not frequently visited remote village.... More 

1 Thank GabiVienna
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience during this two day trek. The guides came to meet us the day before our trek to tell us about the details and to just say hello. They took us to the agency, which is in the main street of Vieng Phoukha, where we paid the trek in advance. We wanted to change our 3... More 

Thank saminazie
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The Akha experience was very good overall. Although, it was more like seeing the Akha life rather than experiencing it. The villagers were very shy which inhibited genuine interaction. Even the children seemed very wary of the strange visitors from far away. It was quite the challenge to get photos of the little characters but still managed to get some... More 

Thank Jason N
Luang Prabang, Laos
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

The trails were quite narrow and often needed a bit of clearing with a machete. We were able to swim in the river at the village and at the end of the trek and wash in a small stream in the jungle. The only small criticism is that we weren't told that there would be no toilet in the village... More 

Thank LaosExperience
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

It was a true experience travel to Laos with Phou Lu Travel. We were taken through the amazing jungles of Laos, visit the hill tribe. The tour was so well organized and our tour guide was amazingly knowledgable about the region. We loved our time in Laos and definitely want to come back some day. Luang Namtha, I already miss... More 

1 Thank Travelparadissa
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 December 2014

We did not tour with Phou Iu Travel (though we did stay at the excellent Phou Iu Bungalow), but a warning NOT to get bus tickets from them. Go to the store a short walk down the road that sells actual bus tickets. We bought 'tickets' from Luang Namtha to Chiang Rai. We simply got a receipt, not tickets. Then... More 

1 Thank john27rg
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

We signed up for 2 days tracking and one day paddling, had a fantastic time. We went with one English speaking guide and one local guide for $180 US per person (for just myself and my partner). The first day we were picked up and taken to the local market in namtha to help choose the food for our trek... More 

Thank Rhea_L195
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

In the agency, you'll see a paper with many things, you'll be supposed to do and see. The truth is, you'll treck for sure, have some information about the jungle, if you ask for, but you'll have nothing in the villages!!! The guide didn't want to meet people living there, and said " we'll be able to walk around the... More 

Thank Shanti et julie... e
Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

our comment's relatedto a 2 day trekking local village guide utility: less than average, many questions not response, few explanations about villagers tour: could be done in 1 day organisation: average, few details changed would improve a lot fun and sense of trail

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