Activities

Travel on THE THAKHEK LOOP of Khammouane Province


 

CLICK HERE ON THE INFORMATION-LINKS:

 

"THE LOOP"

"KHAMMOUANE PROVINCE"

"KONGLOR-NATANE VALLEY"

"THE LOOP MAP by Hobo Maps"





 

 




 

Thakhek Loop Map designed by Hobo Maps

The most comprehensive Map of the Thakhek Loop.

Click on the image below for download.




Swimming & kayaking in the most pristine Blue Lagoon of Laos

Just opposite the resort is a crystal clear springriver lagoon coming out from the ground.

A paradise for swimming and kayaking...!

! FOR IN-HOUSE GUEST ONLY !

 

PADDLE THE LAGOON by Kayak = LK80'000 per person - unlimited time


 


 




Kayaking on the pristine Hinboun River

From the SpringRiver Resort you can kayaking 14km downstream.

The trip is self guided and very easy. Depend on the water current the journey takes 2-5 hours.

 

On the way you can explore and observe the tradtional village life:

- Villagers are planting veggies in temporary bamboo fenced gardens along the rich soil of the Hinboun River.

- Many animals wonder along the riverbank; like birds, waterbuffalos, ducks and cows.

- Children hunting fishes with their harpuns and woman washing their cloths in the river.

 

PADDLE THE HINBOUN RIVER

Start: SpringRiver Resort

Exit: Sala Hinboun Resort

 

PRICE:

LK300'000 per person - including Tuk-Tuk back to the SpringRiver Resort.


 


 




Caves

In the surounding area are some of the world biggest caves.

Some caves are easy to visit and others are challenging and only accessible with local guides. Still many huge caves are unknown and not yet explored.

This area is known by professional cavers as the "THE WORLD CAPITAL OF RIVER-CAVES"!


 

Kong Lor Cave

This is the world’s longest navigable cave!

This world famous River-Cave is 7km long! It can be passed by Longtail-Boat in the darkness and exit on the other side of the valley. 

 

Longtail-Boat can fit maximum 3 persons

 

Prices per Boat: 

1 Person = LK150'000 per Boat

2 Person = LK220'000 per Boat

3 Person = LK330'000 per Boat

Duration of trip: Travers the cave and come back takes about 2 hours.

--> Wear shoes that can get wet <--

 

Crossing the cave by motorbike

The boat team can load the motorbike on the boat and transport it savely to the other side of the cave.

Price per motorbike incl. Person: LK250'000


 


 




SUSTAINABLE TOURISM PROJECT

We have created a reliable income for the people in the Ban Tiou Village.

You can rent their Longtail-Boats and travel on the pristine Hinboun River from the Resort to the Konglor Cave.

 

TAXI BOAT from the Resort to Kong Lor Cave

Longtail-Boat can fit maximum 3 persons

Price per boat (3 persons): LK250'000

Duration of trip: 40 minutes

--> Wear shoes that can get wet <--


 




Caving

There are some amazing caves just opposit the resort.


 


 




Tham Nam None Cave

This is one of the world's biggest River Cave and nobody know yet the real size!

You can do trekking inside the huge cave as long as you wish 

The cave is believed to be 30-100km long.

Prices: include transport & cave entrance & guide

Half day = LK400'000 per person

Full day = LK700'000 per person

Duration of trip: Trekking inside the cave = 1-8 hours

Minimum of 4 Pax


 


 




Climbing

The huge area of Hinboun National Park is covered with Limestone Karst mountains.

There are hundreds of hills waiting to be climbed.


 




Trekking

The beautiful valley of Hinboun and the National Park are blessed with pure nature.

Ricefields, Villages, Rivers, Springs, Waterfalls, Caves, Underground Rivers waiting to be explored.


 




Bird Watching

The west side of the Hinboun River belongs to the Hinboun National Protected Area.

This Limestone-Karst dominated area is barely inhabited and hundreds of birds are waiting to be spotted.

One very rare and endemic species seen in the area is the bird:

SOOTY BABBLER (stachyris herberti).

Local guides can bring you deep into the untouched forest areas to explore new endemic species.

SpringRiver Resort can provide food, accommodation and organize excursions to remote spotting areas.

 

Check out the leading Bird-Website:

Birds in the Hinboun National Park


 




Monkey spotting

On the mountain opposite the resort lives a good size population of about 15-25 monkeys.

They belong to the rare family of "Macaca assamensis".

Enjoy sitting in our lounge and try to spot the monkeys at the other side of the Hinboun River.

 

Check out the Website:

Macaca Assamensis

 


 




Anschrift

 

Papillon Travel
Im Rossacher 18
8494 Bauma

 +41 (0) 79 661 91 94
 info@papillontravel.ch



 


SpringRiver Resort, Near Kong Lor Cave, Ban Tiou, Mobil +856 (0) 20 59 636 111, E-Mail
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