Bolaven Jungle Camp Adventure 2 days
Trek through the lush forest of the Bolaven Plateau to camp at the base of a waterfall
Hike through the Dong Hau Sao National Park, learning about the ecosystem from local guides
Discover incredible waterfalls, deep in the forest
Spend the night camping at the base of a waterfall
This fantastic two day trek takes you to some of the most incredible waterfalls in Laos. Explore the Dong Hua Sao National Park on the Bolaven Plateau with local guides who will share their knowledge of local plants and animals. Discover cascading waterfalls, bamboo forests, coffee plantations and more on this fantastic two day adventure.
What Will You Do
Day 1: A day and night in the jungle
We leave Pakse and head off towards the Bolaven Plateau. Along the way we pass through some of the tea and coffee plantations that this area is famous for! We arrive in a small village where we meet our local guide and start our trek. As we hike through the forest the guide will use their local knowledge to teach us about the different animals in the forest and the many different plants that local villagers traditionally gather to use for a wide range of purposes. We walk through coffee farms and bamboo forests giving way to thick forest. We continue walking until we arrive at a small waterfall, where we stop for lunch.
After relaxing by the waterfall, we trek through the dense forest before making our way down the mountain to another waterfall. We will set up our camp here at the base of the falls before spending some time relaxing and swimming in this beautiful spot. Our guides will prepare a delicious dinner cooked over the campfire.
Approximately 5 hours trekking
Day 2: The Dong Hua Sao NP wonders
After a delicious local breakfast we trek uphill through Dong Hua Sao National Park. Along the way you will hear different birds singing and if we are extremely lucky we might see monkeys as they pass along the trail. We continue walking until we stop for lunch at the amazing Tad Kamue Waterfall.
After lunch and relaxing by the waterfall we continue trekking to the surreal looking Danh Ngai Limestone Cliffs. Here we can take in some stunning views of Champasak Province. After admiring the views we trek back to the village on a different trail. When we arrive in the village we board our waiting vehicle for the return to Pakse. On the way back we stop off at the stunning 120M high Tad Fane Waterfall, which is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the whole of Laos! We arrive back in Pakse in the late afternoon.
Approximately 6 hours trekking
What to expect:
This is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness. You will be walking on steep and muddy slopes
while carrying a back pack. The campsite is very basic and does not have washing facilities other than the river. Specially during dry season, the weather may be hot.
|Departure||Roughly at 8:30 am from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 5:30 pm to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable trekking clothes, good quality trekking shoes, refillable water bottle, swimming clothes (including a sarong for women), towel, warm clothes to change into at night|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, food, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
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We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.