KHOUN KONG LENG LAGOON ESCAPE
This is where we will discover the clearest water with big fish. Two days explores the major attractions of the Phou Hin Boun Protected Area, including the Limestone Forest, Tham Pa Chan and Tham Kainao Caves, Muang Pone Stupa, Khoun Kong Leng Lake and Khon Keo rapids. Trained local eco-guides will tell you about local plants and animals. An overnight stay on the banks of the beautiful blue lagoon is a true escape!
Day 1: Thakhek - Ban Houay Ek - Ban Na Kue - Khoun Kong Leng lagoon
Departing from Thakek, we drive about 38 km to Ban Houay Ek, where we take our bikes to start cycling. We’ll pass Ban Ponsamnoy and Ban Ponsamgnay. There is enough time to visit both villages. We then cycle to Ban Na Kue where we stop for lunch.
After lunch, we continue biking to the almost untouched Khoun Kong Leng Lake for relaxing and swimming. Afterwards, we set up our camp on the banks of this beautiful lagoon, where we spend the night and join a traditional Baci ceremony.
Approximately: 1 hour transfer/ 2 ½ hours cycling
Note: Camping is only possible in the dry season. In the wet season, we do home-stay in Ban Na Kue after the visit to Khoun Kong Leng Lake. For the camping option, an additional charge has to be applied
Day 2: Khoun Kong Leng lagoon - Ban Na Kue - Thakhek
We walk after breakfast to the starting point of our kayak tour near Na Kue village and have orientation on the kayaks first. We then start paddling down the Nam Pakan River. After about one hour we arrive at Ban Khon Keo for a short visit. Kayak about one and a half Kaykaing and Rapidhour, we stop to visit a cave and then come back for a swim in the clear refreshing river before having a picnic lunch.
After lunch, we pass a few rapids (depending on the river level). Along the way, note the rock formations, one in particular looks like the head of an eagle. Who will be the first to spot it? Enjoy the rest of this kayaking tour until we get to our final point at the Nam Pakan Bridge. Pack our gear for a transport back to Thakhek, approximately 30 minutes.
Approximately:1 ½ hour transfer/ 5 hours kayaking