The Orchid Trek

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This is a community-based trekking tour that explores the Phou Khao Khouay National Park in search of native wild orchids. Accompanied by local guides on this full day trek, ample wildlife-spotting opportunities await during your walk through a varied landscape filled with cascading waterfalls, rugged mountains, gorges, and sandstone cliffs. The park is home to more than 50% of the wild orchid species of Laos and a variety of different plants. Likewise, Phou Khao Khouay is home to a diverse animal population, including wild elephants.

This tour is lead by the villagers of Ban Hatkhai village and aims to improve their well-being, as well as to increase their incomes. At the same time, the Orchids Trek offers a tool for environmental and cultural awareness as well as encouraging orchid preservation and conservation. For each tour we organise, a part of the money goes directly to the villagers and the village development fund. Additionally, part of the money helps maintain the walking trails and forest cleanliness. You will be guided by local guides with an orchid expert also accompanying the group.

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