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The main cavern, which is up to 90 meters wide and 100 meters high, the Kong Lor Cave can be reached by a 40 km overland trip from Ban Khoun Kham to the village ‘Gateway to Kong Lor’ or by taking a slightly longer but more adventurous boat trip up the Hinboun river beginning in Napouak Village.

Day 1: Vientiane – Sala Hinboun (L/D)1

Early morning, we are heading out to Khammouan Province, driving on 13th south towards Ban Napouak, our driving will last about 5 hours to reach the Atacular area of NBCA preservation. En route, we have a short stop on the top of Phuphaman mountain for admiring the lime stones chains panorama, we get off at Ban Nahin, the Theun Hinboun hydropower dam and board a long – tailed motorized boat  and upstream the Nam Hinboun river to Ban Phon Nheng, where the perfect stunning scenery and natural remains, the boat trip will take us about 2 hours. Upon arrival at the lodge, we visit local villages at Ban Namnon, Ban Mouang, Tham Namnon, Tham Ki and the short trekking will take 2 – 3 hrs walk with many stops greeting to villagers, who have very interesting culture and life style. We will get a chance to learn more about their culture and lifestyle of villagers. Overnight at Auberge Sala Hinboun.

Day 2: Sala Hinboun – Kong Lor – Sala Hinboun (B/L)2

Breakfast, we set off our full day excursion by boat to the famous cave and underground rivers of Kong Lor, the amazing 8km long cave created by Hin Boun river, flowing through underground all year round. We take a boat ride through the main cavern, which is up to 90 meters wide and 100 meters high. The Kong Lor Cave can be reached by 40 km overland trip from Ban Khoun Kham to the village ‘Gateway to Kong Lor’ or by taking a slightly longer but more adventurous boat trip up the Hinboun river beginning in Napouak Village. The boat will take us pass the legendary ‘Naga Palace’, a wider area inside the cave where stalagmites and stalactites form impressive columns. At the entrance, a crystal clear pool is an inviting spot for swimming. The excursion also includes a short visit to Kong Lor village, situated amidst the rice fields and Limestone Mountain. This cave is still used by local villagers as a short cut communication between the north and the south edges of the mountain. We return to the lodge by late afternoon. Overnight at Auberge Sala Hinboun.

Day 3: Sala Hinboun – Departure (B/L)

Breakfast, we are heading out of this small village toward the city of Thakhek or Lakxao (Nam Phao border gate).


GroupCost: US$ per pax 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-11 pax 12-15 pax 16-19 pax Singular Lunch Dinner
Standard 211 196 135 93 92 13 16 22
City Suprior First Class Deluxe
Sala Hinboun Sala Hinboun Sala Hinboun Sala Hinboun

Tour includes

- Transportation in private air – conditioned
- Accommodation in 2 star hotel with twin sharing
- Boat trip as mentioned
- English or French speaking guide
- Admission fee to indicated sights
- Domestic government tax and service charge
- Luggage handling

Tour excludes

- Visa stamping fee on arrival US$30.00/pax
- International airport departure tax US$10.00/pax
- Domestic airticket with airport tax
- International air tickets to/from Laos or Vietnam
- Travel Insurance in all kinds
- Meals: (lunch or dinner, quoted separately)
- Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others