This trip takes us through the Hin Namno National Protected Area. Spend a day exploring a cave and another day hiking to a deafening waterfall. You will get to see the forest, the wildlife and the people who live in the forest!
(3 days long tail boat, kayaking, trekking. dry season)
Thakhek > Pakphanung > NongpingThis morning, we depart from Green Discovery’s Thakhek office and take a 4 hours drive on an unpaved road through a landscape of limestone mountains. We stop for lunch at the boat landing at Pak Thung.
Ban Nongping > Xe Bang Fai Cave > Camp SiteAfter breakfast at 8 am, we paddle in our inflatable kayaks steadily upstream through 5 rapids to the XebangFaiCave. We paddle into the cave, where we will have time to explore the cave and see the stalactites and stalagmites. We then paddle on through the cave for 11 Km to the other side of the cave for a picnic lunch then return the same way to our camp on the beach at the mouth of the cave.
Camp Site > ThakhekWe rise early to enjoy breakfast. At 8 am we then kayak for 500 meters to where a tractor will take us for 1 hour to the starting point of our trek. The trek is a 2 hours jaunt through an easy old forest filled with birds to a very large waterfall in the Hin Namno National Protected Area. Picnic lunch is served at the waterfall. We then walk back to the trail head where the pick-up will be waiting to take us back to Thakhek.
Anou Rd, Ban Thakhek Kang, Thakhek District, Khammouane Province, Thakhek, Laos