The 'Phou Khao Khouay' National Park

Phou-Khao-Khouay-Experience-3Close to Vientiane and easily accessible, this 2000 km² national park invites for various tours into the wilderness, be it for trekking, wildlife watching, orchid spotting, kayaking and cycling, or just relaxing under beautiful waterfalls amidst lush green vegetation.

The park offers a variety of contrasting landscapes and natural beauty, from evergreen dipterocarp forest to large pine tree stands to extensive bush land and bamboo groves, from sandstone plateaus to steep rough mountain slopes. Wildlife is abundant but highly elusive, with larger animals like elephants, bears, deer, and monkeys still roaming through the often dense vegetation.

Though there is almost no village inside the park, true Lao rural life can be experienced by visiting some communities right at the edge of the park. 

Learn more about the Phou Khao Khouay National Park

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The Orchid Discovery

  • 1 Day
  • 2 - easy to moderate

pictur3Enjoy a trek through lush forest and explore the many orchids the inexperienced eye may not be able to spot and to identify. Start your trip at Ban Hatkhai in the south-eastern part of the Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area. Spend most of the time in one of the prime areas of the park. Trip not only for the serious botanists but for everyone who loves nature.

The Orchid Explorer

  • 2 Days
  • 2 - easy to moderate

pictur8Visit Tad Xay and Pha Xay waterfalls and trek through lush forest with beautiful waterfalls inviting you for a refreshing swim. Overnight homestay in local village. On day two enjoy hiking and the beautifull Tad Sang (Elephant Waterfall). 

Phou Khao Khuay National Park Experience

  • 2 Days
  • 2 - easy to moderate

PKK-experienceThis is the 2 day version of the Phou Khao Khouay experience. This excursion offers hicking from waterfall to waterfall where you can swim and relax. The friendly village of Ban Hatkhai is a good place to learn more about the genuine lifestyle of the Lao Loum people. The villagers will provide us diner and accommodation with their families for the night.

Trekking in Phou Khao Khuay National Park

  • 1 Day
  • 2 - easy to moderate

PKK Phou Khao Khouay LaosThis 1 day excursion offers hicking from waterfall to waterfall where you can swim and relax! The National Protected Area of Phou Khao Khouay is the nearest National Park to Vientiane. Besides some great scenery and beautiful waterfalls, the NPA offers trails through dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forests.

Approximately: 2.5  hour transfer, 1 hour boating & 2 hours trekking

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