We did the classic 3 day, 2 night tour. It was fantastic. A few things to note:
-semi-private bedrooms is a bit of a strech. Each treehouse holds numerous people, depending on the size of your group. Our group was 19 people and split into 3 tree houses (8, 8 and 3). We stayed in the closest treehouse to the start of the hike and it was great. 3 floors. Two people slept on the first floor, 2 on the second and 4 on the 3rd. The 'room's were essentially dark sheets that covered the mattresses, sort of like a fort a kid would build in his parent's living room.
- most of our time was spent zip-lining. The guides gave us very basic instructions and then took us around for a while. In the afternoon, they left us to go zip-lining on our own. You need to be smart about your own safety and what you feel comfortable with. We also spent time hiking around and visiting the other treehouses.
- food is good but unlike the description, it does not come whenever you want it to. staff bring food to the tree house on a schedule and there were no left overs. We were glad we brought snacks with us.
- we saw gibbons, which I think is rare, but we also spent time being quiet in our gueshouse and looking for them.
- cost seemed steep for what we were getting, especially when the guides told us how little they made each day.
- bathrooms are open air. could be frightening for some.
Having said that, it was a highlight of our time in Laos. Manage your expectations and you should have an amazing time.
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