Embark on an adventurous excursion into the heart of Phou Khao Khouay National Park with an experienced guide. Travel by boat up the Nam Mang River, go on a trek through thick evergreen forests, and take refreshing dip in a waterfall's sparkling pool before a filling lunch of regional specialties.
Join your guide outside your Vientiane hotel and hop in a private car for the winding ride to the small village of Ban Hatkai. When you arrive, climb aboard a traditional long-tail boat for your scenic cruise up the Nam Mang River, reaching the trailhead in the early afternoon. Trek along mountain streams that snake beneath the forest's canopy as you hike toward Tad Xay and Pha Xay waterfalls.
Grab a picnic lunch of Lao specialties near the falls and enjoy leisure time to go swimming in their rippling pools. After your brisk dip, head back down the trail and return to Ban Hatkai by boat before transferring to your waiting shuttle and riding back to Vientiane.