TOURCODE 59448 (FTBNH-2) Description
Nestled in the Hmong village of Long Lao Mai, the Eco Bungalow is a private retreat that combines adventure with cultural exchange. Trek through verdant mountains, take in the splendor of Kuang Si waterfall and learn about Laos’ fascinating diverse ethnic culture. And at the end of the day, relax in the privacy of your own Bungalow.
DAY 01 Mountain Trek (L/D)
Start off this 2-day adventure with a trek (3-4 hours) in the mountains of northern Laos. From the trekking point in Ban Nong Haeo, you’ll wind through bamboo forests and ascend uphill through the jungle whose summits offer breathtaking panoramic views. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch along the way.
When you arrive at Long Lao Mai village, the site of the Eco Bungalow, your guide will give you a tour of this Hmong community. Introduce yourself to the local people, learn a few words of the Hmong language or get a pickup game of football going with the village children. Later, feel free to unwind in the comfort of your Bungalow. After you’ve had a hot shower, stretch out on the sala outside and enjoy dinner under the stars, prepared by the villagers.
DAY 02 Kuang Si Waterfall (B/L)
After breakfast, lace up your hiking shoes for another scenic trek through the wilderness. The hike will take about 3 hours, ending at the famous Kuang Si waterfall, a hidden oasis amidst a tropical jungle.
You’ll also visit the Bear Rescue Center inside Kuang Si Waterfall where Moon bears (Asiatic black bears) live in a forest sanctuary protected by the Free the Bears Fund, a non-profit organization.
You’ll have lunch in Kuang Si Waterfall before being transferred back to Luang Prabang.
Fair Trek is a community-based tourism initiative dedicated to creating tourism that leaves a positive impact on local communities.
The Eco Bungalow acts as supplemental income for the villagers – 100% of your accommodation fee is circulated back to the community as a form of income for maintaining and working in the Bungalow.
This boutique lodge has 2 private rooms that accommodate up to 4 people.
Each room has:
King size bed
Loft with 2 single mattresses
Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water
Included Travel Services
- English speaking guides
- Meals as indicated and drinks (water, tea, coffee)
- Entrance fee and permissions
- Village fees for home stay
- Bungalow fees
- All transfers
Not Included Travel Services
- Tips for the guides
- Specialty drinks