The Hidden Valley Home Stay Experience
Explore a hidden valley with local eco-guides, spend a night in an authentic homestay and discover a stunning blue lagoon.
Explore the forest with local eco-guides who will explain the delicate relationship between villagers and forest
Discover limestone caves full of stalactites and stalagmites
Immerse yourself in Lao culture with an authentic homestay and traditional Baci Ceremony
Swim in the stunning, crystal clear waters of a blue lagoon
Spend two days exploring the major attractions of the Phou Hin Boun National Park. Explore the Limestone Forest, caves, a blue lagoon, and immerse yourself in Lao culture by staying with a local family in a remote village and taking part in a traditional Baci Ceremony.
What Will You Do
Day 1: Living alongside the National Park
We start our tour by driving east from Thakhek towards the Phou Hin Boun National Park. We pass through some beautiful scenery before arriving at a small village. Here we will meet our local guides who will lead us along the Nam Don River to start our trek. On the trek, our local guides will teach us about the local plants and animals while explaining the relationship they have with the forest. We will stop at some lovely swimming spots where we can enjoy a picnic lunch of Lao food. After lunch we continue trekking to a small village, where we will spend the night as guests of a local family, in their house. We will explore the village and learn about the community’s daily life before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner prepared by the villagers. After dinner we will take part in a traditional Baci Ceremony before being treated to some traditional performances by the villagers.
Approximately: 1 hour transfer, 5 hours trekking
Day 2: Forest trekking to the blue lagoon
After a leisurely breakfast, we continue our trek through the mountains and bamboo forests until arriving at another small village where we will stop for lunch. After enjoying our food we continue trekking to a stunning blue lagoon with crystal clear water. We will spend some time cooling off in the water and relaxing before we drive back to Thakek.
Approximately 5 hours trekking and 1.5 hours transfer
What to expect:
Expect full days of trekking over some challenging terrain. Accomodation in the village is very basic and the washing facilities are rudimentary.
|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|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
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.