This one day experience provides an amazing discovery on the edge of Phou Hinboun, encountering some of the most beautiful limestone landscapes and through one of the longest cave of the country-the cave of Konglor.
Day 1: Thakhek > Phou Hinboun > Ban Nahin > Nansanam Waterfalls > Kong Lor > Thakhek
This morning, we depart at 7.30am from our office in the heart of Thakhek. After getting out of the town towards the North Phou Hin boun, we will stop at the view point where you can enjoy the scenary of landscape. We then head to KongLor cave – the source of Hinboun River. After a brief meeting with locals to discuss the security issues, we will be provided with torch and equipment before we enter into the mouth of the cave and jump into our motorboat with a local boatman to cruise up the Hinboun River that flows through the cave. This 7.5 km underground cruise is really a unique experience and we will be amazed by this circuit passing from huge chambers to middle sized caves with stalactites and stalagmites. We get out of the cave besides Ban Nathan village. We will return by the same way. Once back at the entrance of the cave, we will our lunch at the local restaurant. After our lunch, we will return to Ban Nahin and have around 1hour journey to enter into our secret garden: the famous limestone forest of Phou Hinboun. We will trek forward for around 2,5 hours through the jungle and local guide will lead us to Namsanam waterfall where we will enjoy the calm and beauty of the area. We will return back to Thakhek by late afternoon. Approximately: 6 hours transfer, 2 hours boating, 2,5 hours trekking
Anou Rd, Ban Thakhek Kang, Thakhek District, Khammouane Province, Thakhek, Laos