Swamp Cypress Hike & Beach Camping on the Nam Xot (2-Day)
D1 7:00 AM - Breakfast at your guesthouse
Pre-book your breakfast to get an earlier start.
D1 7:30 AM - Depart Thalang by boat
Take a traditional long-tail boat to Ban Nahao up across the Nam Theun 2 Reservoir and up the Nam Xot River.
D1 10:00 AM - Arrive at Nahao Village
Walk around this ethnic village. Learn about basket making with natural materials,.
D1 12:00 - Lunch in Nahao Village
Enjoy a local lunch made by the Nahao homestay group.
D1 1:30 AM - Boat to Nam Xot camp spot
Boat to the Nam Xot River beach camping spot with local guide and local boat from Nahao Village. Set up camp. Take a swim if it’s hot and relax.
D1 6:00 PM - Barbecue Dinner
Enjoy a barbecue dinner on the sandy beach. Sit around the campfire and enjoy the stars above.
D2 5:30 AM - Listen for gibbon calls
Listen for the beautiful calls of the endangered white-cheeked gibbon from the surrounding jungles.
D2 7:00 AM - Breakfast
D2 8:00 AM - Hike to Tad Nyim Waterfall
Hike to the Swamp Cypress forest. For the adventurous and fit, climb Tad Nyim Waterfall. Local guides will point out medicinal plants along the way. 4+ hours
D2 12:00 PM - Picnic lunch on the beach & swim
After returning from your hike, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach. Take one last swim before packing up the camp.
D2 2:00 - 4:30PM - Return to Thalang
Go back to Ban Nahao to drop off your local guide before heading back to Thalang. Look for birds and macaques in the late afternoon on the way back.
“We were a family of four and really enjoyed this trip. The highlight was camping on the beach and sitting around the campfire. ”
Roundtrip boat trip
Half day trip for fishing and picnic at Lan Hai along the Nam Theun 2 Reservoir. Start and end at Thalang.