Trekking

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What we say: 4 stars

The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) is just near the Nam Ko River, right on the main street. They give out information to travellers about what to do in Udomxai and the surrounding province.

Plenty of photos and information are displayed, some only in Lao. In any case, the staff speak pretty good English and once you start talking to them about options in the area they will explain what the images are.

They have also produced a colour brochure detailing general province information, the amenities in Udomxai and the treats to be found in each district, including information on wats, waterfalls, caves, ethnic groups, shopping and other attractive sites worth visiting. It costs 4,000 kip.

The PTO also promotes a number of treks which can be done in the region. There is also a free photocopy available which details all the tour companies in town and some of the tour options – it's worth swinging by and picking this up. Prices do vary and all trips are provided by private companies. At present there are treks of up to three days available, where you spend two nights in Khamu ethnic villages learning about the local Khamu traditions, lifestyle and handicrafts, and pass several natural attractions on the way. Other treks will take you to the Chom Ong Cave and the Nam Kat Waterfall. Udomxai has invested a lot of money in recent years in updating its tourist information and the region is really starting to emerge as a destination.

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Provincial Tourism Office, Udomxai
Last updated: 28th October, 2012

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