Dinner at La Folie Lodge
Sunset Aperitif: Local beer, house-wine, signature cocktail and local peanuts.
La Folie Kin Namkan set menu: Lao style shared dishes.
Location: By the pool, terrace, or at the restaurant.
Dinner and Aperitif included.
Day 2: Tree-top Explorer
La Folie Lodge – Pakse – Treetop
WATERFALLS, ZIPLINES AND TREE HOUSES
We arrive at the village of Ban Nongluang from Pakse. After the safety instructions from our local guides, we start to hike through coffee plantations and vegetable gardens until wild semi-evergreen forest gradually takes over. Along the way, the guides explain the plants that are traditionally used in the village kitchen or as herbal medicine. The challenge starts with a breath-taking canopy walkway crossing a steep river valley. Immerse yourself in nature as you make your way through some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Bolaven Plateau to reach the giant ‘Kamet’ fall. Here is where the zip-lines start and the real thrill takes its course!
We then enjoy a lunch break in the wilderness, with a chance of a cooling swim, before mastering the unbelievable zip-lines circuit to truly become one with nature. An oncein-a-lifetime feeling flying over the majestic waterfall’s valley! After a day of great activity, we finally settle for the night. Behind a delicious local food and barbecue dinner, we retire into our own tree house almost 10 m above the ground, which are only accessible by a zip-line. An instant cozy sleep shrouded by the fiddling sound of the forest crickets is guaranteed.
ZIPLINE AND VIA FERRATA OVER THE VALLEY
We wake up amidst the sounds of the innumerable birds in the dense canopy around us. A delicious breakfast prepares us for an easy 30-minute trek through great forest before reaching the first cable.
Be ready for extended flights through the jungle with the
longest zip-line of 400 m as a real highlight. Its speed, its felt infinity, the proximity to the usually invisible upper stratum of the forest is an amazing and unforgettable experience. After the zipline adventure, we slowly trek uphill, passing a section of forest where gigantic trees dominate. The trail suddenly ends at a steep rock wall that will draw our next challenge! Enjoy a short but thrilling via ferrata way to reach the top of the mountain.
Once in the top of one of the highest peaks in the area, an
open plateau rewards with stunning views of three waterfalls and vistas over the Mekong deep into neighboring Thailand. We’ll take our lunch here before an easy 1:30 hours hike back to Ban Nongluang, where a car is waiting to bring us to Pakse.
Day 5: La Folie Lodge & Departure
La Folie – Pakse International Airport (private minivan A/C included)
Your day – A la carte
Reconnect with yourself on Don Daeng island. Discover the botanical garden, enjoy a massage at the Spa, or discover the island with the bicycles.
You are free to spend your time however you wish at the resort or outside the island, until your departure to Paksé Airport.
Lunch set menu or à la carte included.
Spa treatment included.
2 days La Folie + 2 days Treetop Explorer: from 590 USD
2 days La Folie + 3 days Treetop Explorer: from 650 USD
Price per participant including taxes.
Treetop operates with a minimum of 2 participants. The more participants, the cheaper the price.
Information from Green Discovery Laos:
What to bring:
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Torch, Swim clothes, Warm clothes, Towel, Robust footwear, Personal belongings, Pocket money, Sport Sandels