- Trekking: 2 hours
- Ziplining: 1.5 hours
After breakfast, we’ll take advantage of our stay at Sinouk Coffee Resort and spend an hour exploring the world of coffee production. Experts will explain all the stages of coffee processing, from the seed to the cup. After this, we’ll check out from the resort and head to Ban Nong Luang to meet our climbing, zip-lining and repelling guides. Get acquainted with the area with a stroll through Ban Nong Luang Village and receive safety instructions from the village guides who will accompany us for the next three days.
Now it’s time to start hiking! Our trail will take us through coffee plantations, vegetable farms, and finally into wild, semi-evergreen forest. While the trail may be steep at times, your efforts will be rewarded by the beautiful scenery of ravines, waterfalls and flower-dotted plateaus. Your guides will explain the plants and herbs used in local kitchens and traditional medicine along the way.
After crossing a canopy walkway over a steep river valley, we’ll pass Tiger Waterfall and reach the giant Kamet Falls named after a monkey. The water here plunges more than 100 meters into a densely forested valley basin. This is where the zip-lines start and the real thrill begins. But before we start zip-lining, we’ll stop for a picnic lunch in the wilderness and, if you wish, take a dip in a swimming hole.
Once you’re refreshed, enjoy a full day of zip-lining, zigzagging through the valley and passing within touching distance of roaring waterfalls. Upon reaching camp at around 16:00 or 17:00, we’ll relax for a moment and head to the nearby restaurant for dinner. On the menu are local Lao dishes and delicious barbecues.
Tonight you’ll sleep in a private tree house nearly 10 meters above the ground. Designed using wood, bamboo and grass, these houses offer a comfortable, natural setting that can only be reached by zip-line. Bathrooms near the restaurant offer hot and cold water. Fall asleep to the sound of crickets and rustling leaves.