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Orchid Trek

Full DayTour

Overview

Seek out Laos’ wild orchids on this nature-lover’s adventure. Spend a day at Phou Khao Khouay National Park trekking through the forest with a knowledgeable local guide and orchid expert. Explore bamboo fields, rainforests and waterfalls while on the look-out for exotic orchids and local wild animals. 


Itinerary

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Orchid Trek
- Full Day
This tour starts at 08:00. Join a unique ecotourism Orchid trek on the outskirts of Vientiane. Set off after breakfast for Phou Khao Khouay National Park, a 1.5-hour drive from the city.

A local guide from Ban Hatkhai village will lead the Orchid Trek. This excursion has been developed by the villagers in an effort to raise money and awareness for conservation. Their extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of Phou Khao Khouay is impressive.

The morning will be spent walking through the National Park’s varied landscapes. The bamboo fields, rainforests and open fields are home to more than 50% of the wild orchid species in Laos as well as a wealth of other flora and fauna. Stop often for photos and to venture off the trail to seek out colourful flowers or unusual wildlife.

Take a break at midday at a scenic riverside location. Enjoy a picnic lunch while soaking in the tranquil surroundings and fresh air.

Rejuvenated, it is time to return to the trail and continue the exploratory orchid trek. Continue further into the National Park until reaching Tad Xay waterfall. This spectacular waterfall cascades down seven levels, forming small pools that are ideal for swimming. As the end of the trek, Tad Xay is a great place to unwind and relax after the adventurous day.

Say farewell to the trekking guide and depart for Dong Mak Kai market. Dong Mak Kai is one of the more exotic markets in Laos, selling items such as fried insects and ant eggs as well as the usual assortment of tropical fruits and vegetables.

After this adventurous day, return to town for a well-deserved rest. (L)

Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Departure: Daily
Note:
- Please consider that wild orchids are rare plants, even in national park! Most of them blooming one time a year and just a few days, some just appear in rainy season, but there is some blooming every month, the pick is January to June.
- Trekking difficulty level: 2-3, moderate

“This itinerary may alter due to local conditions, the strength of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your guide will have the final say.”

Responsible Tourism: This trip not only shows you the ecological wonders of Laos, but the trek was designed to support the local villagers and teach them important conservation techniques.

Our services include:
- Transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
- Meals as indicated
- English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
- All entrance fees
- All permissions and local taxes
- Drinking water

Our services do not include:
- Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime
- Personal travel insurance
- Visa
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guide and driver
- Meals other than those mentioned above
- Other services not clearly ind

Important Information


Our services include:
– Transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
– Meals as indicated
– English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
– All entrance fees
– All permissions and local taxes
– Drinking water
Our services do not include:
– Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime
– Personal travel insurance
– Visa
– Personal expenses
– Tips for guide and driver
– Meals other than those mentioned above
– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above

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