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Kim Nguyen


Indotrek offers a wide selection of adventure travel options in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand.

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There are a great selection of different activities in the Phou Khao Khouay National Park and the southern region of Champasak. You will trek and cycle with local guides in the national Park going from waterfall to waterfall where you will enjoy swimming and the spotting of wild orchids. Experience a traditional home stay in the village at the entrance of the Park. The three day trip to the south will allow you to swing through the tree tops in Paksong on the amazing Tree Top Explorer and spend two nights in the midst of the jungle in a tree house.



Upon your arrival in Vientiane (by land or air), you shall be met by a staff member and taken via a private minivan to your hotel. The remainder of the day is left free for you to relax and acclimatize or explore the small but fast growing capital of Laos by yourselves as you please.


Phou Khao Khouay Challenge

The National Protected Area of Phou Khao Khouay is the nearest National Park to Vientiane, just over an hour away. Besides some great scenery and beautiful waterfalls, the NPA offers trails through dry evergreen and mixed deciduous forests, numerous waterfalls and rivers. Wildlife is abundant but elusive. Tropical butterflies and orchids line the way through forests that are home to rare large mammals such as sun bears, tigers and elephants. The friendly Ban Hatkhai village is a good place to learn more about the genuine lifestyle of the lowland Lao. Today marks the first day of your incredible adventure through Laos, Make sure you take full advantage of your hotel’s breakfast as you will need plenty of energy for this day ahead! We will be transferred at 8 from Vientiane to Ban Hatkhai, where we start cycling to Tad Xai Waterfall. The ride offers some great views over Nam Mang and Mekong Rivers. We stop cycling for a picnic lunch at Tad Xai before it gets too hot, after which we have time for swimming in this majestic waterfall to freshen up and enjoy its gentle breeze. We continue onward trekking under an evergreen canopy, accompanied by bird songs and other mysterious sounds of the forest. Two hours relaxing trek through the forest takes us to Nam Mang, where we jump on Kayaks for an early evening paddle downstream back to Ban Hatkai. We will stay overnight in this remote place in the midst of the forest, where a family of the village will warmly welcome us in their home, after cooking a traditional Lao dinner for us. Approximately: 2 ½ hours transfer/ 2 hours cycling/ 2 hours trekking/ 2 hours kayaking We spend the night at Ban Hatkhai (home-stay). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Read more

Homestay in the remote place

Phou Khao Khouay Challenge

After an early breakfast, we cycle to the Tad Leuk Waterfall. The Tad Leuk is a local tourist attraction amidst mixed deciduous forest. A permanent exhibit at the Visitor Center gives some good information on the specific flora and fauna of the NPA. The Tad Leuk Nature Trail points out some interesting botanic details. We will have lunch at Tad Leuk. In the afternoon, the trek follows a path along the Nam Leuk to the Tad Sang waterfall, another idyllic place for bathing and relaxation. Along the way, a large number of orchids can be seen, especially in wet season. We shall hike back from this waterfall to Tad Leuk and return to Vientiane by songthaew. Back in Vientiane, you have time to go for dinner before the transfer to the Southern Bus station, from where the bus to Pakse leaves at 8 pm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Trekking: approx. 6 hours Read more

On bus to Pakse

Pakse – Tree Top explorer

You arrival in Pakse around 6 am in the morning, marking the beginning of a once in a life time experience on top of the trees which you can be sure to remember forever! You will start the day with a good breakfast before we head to the meeting point in Pakse to start the Tree Top Explorer tour. We arrive in Ban Nong luang after a 1 hour drive. You may want to stroll through the village and chat with the local people. The lack of English skills is massively outweighed by their friendliness. Here, you also be met by the village guides who will accompany you for the next three days in the jungle. They first of all give you important safety instructions. We then hike through coffee plantations and small vegetable gardens until wild semi-evergreen forest gradually takes over. The trail winds down for a while, at some stretches quite steeply, passing ravines with beautiful waterfalls and crossing flower-studded plateaus. Along the way, the guides explain the plants traditionally used in the village kitchen or as herbal medicine. The first challenge is a breath-taking canopy walkway in the heights of the trees and across a steep river valley. The trek continues by passing the huge Tad Seua (Tiger waterfall) and leading soon after to the giant “Kamet‟ fall (name of a monkey), where the water plunges more than 100 m down into the valley. It is a relatively narrow, densely forested basin, with waterfalls seemingly everywhere. Here the zip-lines start and the real thrill is taking its course. Brace yourself for an adventure of a lifetime! Depending on the time, you may immediately prove your boldness by taking on the introductory, smaller cables. Or take a rest first on one of the platforms high up in the trees. You are invited for a comfortable lunch in the wilderness and/or may go down to explore the secrets of the area or take a cooling swim – if the temptation to master the unbelievable zip-lines right away is not stronger. The cables crisscross the valley in front of the majestic waterfall, letting you feel the stunning height and the cold spray of the water. Enjoy the sensation of being weightless and one with nature. Let your adrenaline rush come to a maximum. It’s joy, sheer joy! After a day of great activity, we finally settle for the night in the picturesque tree house camp. For dinner, local food and absolutely delicious barbecues are on the unwritten menu. Chatting and recollecting the gorgeous experiences, or just relaxing under the stars and dreaming about the wonders of life, we finally retire into our own tree house almost 10 m above ground. These traditional houses, made of wood, bamboo and grass, can only be reached by a (short) zip-line. Bathrooms near the restaurant offer a refreshing shower even with hot water if you want, environment-friendly generated by tiny hydro-electric devices. With no doubt, you’ll instantly fall into a cozy sleep shrouded by the fiddling sound of the forest crickets. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Read more

Tree house

Tree Top explorer 2

Recharged and fresh for the adventures of the breaking day, we wake up amidst the warbling, piping, chirping, and twittering of innumerable birds in the dense canopy around us. A simple but energizing European-style breakfast prepares us for an easy 30-minute trek through great forest before reaching the first cable. Today, be ready for extended flights through the jungle! The longest cable (450 m!) is the highlight of the day. Its speed, its felling of infinity, the proximity to the usually invisible upper stratum of the forest all contributes to make it an amazing and unforgettable experience. We then walk up to Taket waterfall, the most beautiful fall in the area, particularly during the rainy season. A picnic lunch is served here. Before returning to the camp in the later afternoon, we pass the red rock stream (Houay Hin Daeng), this time on a 350 m zip-line. Here we will have some time for a rest and for swimming. As a great extra, the daring of us may spend the time to climb up the cliff (on iron bolts or a via ferrata; similar to Day 3) and get down again by abseiling/canyoning. An option, but an absolutely stunning affair! Once back in the camp, we’ll enjoy a deserved dinner as on the first day before falling asleep in our tree house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Read more

Tree house

Tree Top explorer – Vientiane

It’s another day of excitement and more challenges ahead, but also a day of saying goodbye. After breakfast, we slowly trek uphill, passing a section of forest where gigantic trees dominate, obviously not yet spotted by illegal loggers as their odd object of desire. The zip-line project surely contributes to the rescue of these giants from being felled, keeping them alive for the generations to come. Then it gets a bit tough and jaw-dropping when the trail suddenly “ends” at a steep rock wall. The way is now narrowing into a via ferrata, where iron U-bolts are fixed and glued into the rock. Yes, glued, but rock-solid! We have to overcome this obstacle (and maybe our initial fears) via these bolts in order to get to the other side. There is no other way around. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s all safe as well, secured by modern gear like harness and separate safety line. And it is not really long, just thrilling. Latch your karabiner step by step onto the bolts and soon it’s done. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, one of the highest peaks in the area, an open, almost vegetation-free plateau affords once more – and for the last time – stunning views of three waterfalls and vistas over the Mekong deep into neighboring Thailand. We’ll have our well- deserved lunch here before hiking for 1½ hours, this time without much effort, back to Ban Nongluang, where a car is waiting for bringing us to Pakse. We arrive back in Pakse around 5 pm. Now you have time for dinner before transfer to the bus station for the night bus to Vientiane. In the morning you arrive in Vientiane around 6.30 am at the Northern bus station (make your own arrange for next destination). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Read more

Sleeping bus


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Vientiane
Hotel Vayakorn Inn
Day 2
Location Phou Khao Khouay
Hotel Homestay
Day 3
Location on the road to Pakse
Hotel VIP Bus (Join in sleeping bus)
Day 4
Location Tree Top explorer
Hotel Tree House
Day 6
Location on the road to Vientiane
Hotel VIP Bus (join in sleeping bus)


Package includes

  • Experienced English speaking guide (different guide in each city)
  • Join-in tour & transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and support truck for cycling days
  • Bicycle rental and helmet for cycling days.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin shared room
  • Kayaking
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Package excludes

  • International flight to/ Laos
  • Laos visa
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More information

  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% of total trip cost per person is required to confirm your tour.
  • Please note that the full balance, as indicated on our confirmation which will be sent to you, is due 45 days before your departure date. If you are booking within 45 days of your departure date the full amount is due when booking. Failure to pay by the due date could be considered as a cancellation on your part and we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges as detailed below.


5 Reviews

Chris Eckett, United States

Went on a day cycle trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, opting for something different rather than the run-of-the-mill coach tours from central Saigon. This tour left the city in a premium van and stopped on the outskirts of the city in a lovely village setting, and we rode all the way to the tunnels, stopping at various scenic points along the way. A fab lunch was served for us after visiting the tunnels too. Awesome operator and a great day out! Recommended! Read more

Deborah, United Kingdom

When I booked this I couldn't find much on the internet about Indotrek. However, their service was so fantastic during the inquiry/booking process that I went for it anyway. We were a group of 4, different level of cycling skills. The whole trip was excellent. From the start, Kim and Richard in the office gave us a wonderful service. Emails were replied to quickly and spot on. All the pre-travel arrangements were excellent. On arrival, we were met by our guide, Thang, who stayed with us up to Hue. Our driver was excellent. Both friendly and knowledgeable. We could cycle as much or little as we wanted each day which was great for our different skill levels. Hotels, on the whole, were better than we expected. From Hue we flew to Hanoi and finished the trip with an overnight on a boat in Ha Long Bay - that is a must do! Overall, brilliant service, brilliant value for money. Read more

Jenny, Spain

Just back from a trip organised by Indotrek. We cycled South to North Vietnam. From start to finish Indotrek provided an excellent service. Prompt reply to emails, good information. The guides and drivers were great - the guides spoke good English. We had some wonderful days cycling off the beaten track. Just what we wanted. We were not interested in just main roads and high mileage. The trip they organized for us was perfect - we did what we wanted and saw some lovely villages and had great interaction with local people. Hotels were on the whole better than we expected. Value for money was excellent. Definitely, would recommend this company. Read more


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