Full Day Short Hike Boat Travel 1-10 passengers

Tad Nyim Waterfall Hike & Beach Picnic on the Nam Xot (Full Day)

Make a full day trip into Nakai Nam Theun National Park. Hike to Tad Nyim Waterfall & picnic on the sandy beaches of the Nam Xot River. Village guides will point out medicinal plants on the hike. Visit Ban Nahao, an ethnic village inside the park, and learn about basket making. See birds and macaques (with some luck) on the roundtrip boat ride from Thalang. This tour is arranged by the Phosy Thalang Guesthouse.

Difficulty: Moderate

This trip includes a 2-hour+ walk to Tad Nyim Waterfall with moderate climbs.

Local Guide Required

The guesthouse will arrange for local guides, which are required.

Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

Birds, macaques (with patience), reptiles.

Booking with Local Guesthouses

Book with Phosy Thalang or other local guesthouses in Nakai District.

Trip Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary. Contact the Phosy Thalang Guesthouse for more information.

7:00 AM - Breakfast at your guesthouse

Pre-book your breakfast to get an earlier start.

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.

10:00 AM - Arrive at Nahao Village

Walk around this ethnic village. Learn briefly about basket making, time permitted.

11:00 AM - Boat to Nam Xot picnic spot
Boat to the Nam Xot River beach picnic spot with local guide. Enjoy a Lao style picnic on the beach. (Vegetarian options available – ask your guide before the tour). Take a swim if it’s hot.
12:30 - 2:30 PM - Hike to Tad Nyim Waterfall
Hike to Tad Nyim Waterfall after lunch. Local guides will point out medicinal plants along the way. (Only fit and adventurous travellers may climb the waterfall, time permitted.)
2:30 - 5:00PM - 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.
“The picnic spot was excellent! And the hike wasn't too difficult. We liked visiting the village and learning how about basket weaving. We would love to camp next time.”
Karen Babian

More Things to Do

Check out other things to do in Nakai Nam Theun National Park


Roundtrip boat trip

Fishing & Picnic at Lan Hai

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