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Wat Phu Tok - Stairway To Heaven
Tour Overview :
Our tour starts early in the morning from Nong Khai as we want to beat the traffic and the mid afternoon heat. Enroute we will make a couple of quick stops to stretch our legs and to see a few interesting sights such as the Agriculture centre located about an hours drive form Nong Khai.
After the approximately three hour drive to reach Wat Phu Tok we will give everyone a brief description of the area as well some notes on what to look for and general behaivour when climbing the mountain.
After you have successfully reached the summit and enjoyed the stunning views of the local country side we will make our way to one of the nearby waterfalls for some photos, lunch maybe and a brief look at the local country side.
On the return we will again make several stops to stretch our legs with one in particular at Wat Ahong Silawas known as The Navel of the Mekong.
After this stop we will return back to Nong Khai were if, upon request, travellers wish to make one last stop at SalaKaewKoo we will stop here before returning to home.
Accessed via a network of staircases built in, on and around a giant sandstone outcrop, Wat Phu Tok is one of the region’s true wonders, with fabulous vistas over the surrounding countryside and a truly mesmerizing atmosphere. Six levels of steps, plus a seventh-level scramble up roots and rocks to the thick forest at the summit, represent the seven factors of enlightenment in Buddhist psychology. Meditation huts are scattered around the mountain, in caves and on cliffs. It is the cool and quiet isolation of this Wat that entices people from all over the Northeast to come and meditate here, many of them do so on the summit, so be quiet and respectful up there.
Departure Date :
This tour is available every day of the year except for four days around Songkran (10-15 April)
Tour Inclusion :
All of our tours include round trip transportation from Nong Khai, driver/guide, umbrellas, bottled water, light snacks, refreshing cool towel, ice and use of Khao Niao Tours amenity kit*. All of our vehicles and drivers come fully licensed and insured for your safety and our prices include fuel in the cost of your tour.
*amenity kit includes - sunscreen, mosquito repellant, cooling powder, basic medical kit and refreshing mints.
Tour Exclusion :
Not included in your tour is entry fees to attractions, meals and beverages not specifically listed. While on your tour we will have beer, pop, iced coffee and iced tea available for purchase at reasonable prices.
Terms and Conditions :
One of the great things about Khao Niao Tours is we know your plans can change. So we will definately take deposits or fullpayments to guarantee a tour all tours are 100% refundable at any time prior to departure.
Our prices are based on a per person rate and are subject to minimum and maximum number of guests on each tour and as such we claim the right to cancel or alter a tour subject to these minimums and maximums.
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Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Nong Khai - Wat Phu Tok
8:00am - depart Nong Khai
9:30am - brief stop Agricultural Centre
10:30am - washroom break if needed
11:30am - Wat Phu Tok,
3:00pm - depart Wat Phu Tok
3:45pm - visit nearby waterfall and local area
5:45pm - visit Wat Ahong Silawas
6:45pm - time permitting SalaKaewKoo
7:30pm - back to Nong Khai