Adventure Treks and Tours
What we say:
The tourist boom in Laos has largely been due to the country's vast potential for adventure travel and eco-tourism.
Opportunities for kayaking, trekking, cycling, rafting, caving, climbing and more exist just a short distance outside the city limits and can be arranged through local tour operators.
One of the best is Green Discovery with an office next to Khop Chai Deu on Setthathirath Rd. Tours include everything from day trips to the Khao Khouay Park for animal viewing to three-day off-road adventures that include rafting, caving and trekking through some really unexplored parts of the country. Prices vary according to the length of tour, the activities included, and the number of people.
Exotissimo is another well established company specialising in adventure tours that take you well off the beaten track. Their offerings include city sightseeing tours, eco-treks in the nearby parks, voluntourism opportunities in northern Laos, and even extended trips that take you to neighbouring countries. Visit their website or drop by their office on Pangkham Rd for full details. Their prices are a bit higher but so are their standards.
Lao Youth Travel is a backpacker favourite and located right beside the Lao Youth Inn on Fa Ngum Rd. They offer a full range of tours around Vientiane and deep into northern Laos as well as other travel services like visa arrangements, flight bookings and car rentals. They're committed to sustainable tourism that benefits local Lao communities.
Green Discovery 54 Setthathirath Rd. T: (021) 264 528, F: (021) 218373. Open 08:00-20:00. http://www.greendiscoverylaos.com
Exotissimo 44 Pangkham Rd. T: (021) 241 861–2, F: (021) 252 382, Open 09:00-18:00, closed Sundays.http://www.exotissimo.com
Lao Youth Travel 39 Fa Ngum Rd. T: (021) 240 939, F: (021) 213 037. Open 08:00-17:00 http://www.laoyouthtravel.com
Read 1 opinions from Travelfish readers
2nd November, 2010
Went to Green Discovery 2 Nov 2010. US$127 each for a day trip to the park. Included lunch, a longtail boat ride and mini bus transfer and a bit of a trek. Not sure how that is green but it certainly was expensive!
Adventure Treks and Tours reviewed by harrma (1)
Written on 2nd November, 2010, rated Visited here in November, 2010
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