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Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area

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The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park is the largest protected area in Laos! The NEPL National Park is unique in it's rich wildlife biodiversity supporting a wide range of species, including six wild cat species, critically endangered Northern White...more
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Road #1C | Muang Hiem, Houaphan Province, Sam Neua 0700, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife an d I (60+) spent 7 days/6 nights which included a 3-day/2 night ecotourist tour in the area. It was an amazing and rewarding experience. For me it was the highlight of our 6 weeks traveling in northern Laos. I am a birder...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Danny R
NamEt-PhouLoueyNPA, Ecotourism Unit at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Danny and Arlene, Thank you very much for visiting the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park's wildlife trekking tours. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for supporting the wildlife conservation work of the national park staff and ecotourism communities. Could you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of our Spice Roads cycle trip across Vietnam to Laos. Enjoyed the boat trip up the river and the accommodation was set up nicely. Great meals with plenty to eat, prepared by the local guides. Camp fire chats with the local guides,...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Luianne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overnight safari was well worth the energy to get to Nam Et-Phou Louey National Park. We enjoyed traveling a total of three hours up river, away from civilization, for the experience. The food cooked over an open fire was awesome! Our guides took very...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 201monad
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We arrived in the morning in this little village and met the guys who are organizing everything. First we had a tour of the village, the villagers are involved in this project. Then we had a 2hour tour down the river to the camp. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heide B
Reviewed February 5, 2019

This was an excellently organised trip with extremely competent, caring staff who worked hard to create an unforgettable boat journey, cook dinner on the river bank, manoeuvre boats down river in the dark to spot wildlife, make comfortable cosy beds for us.... brilliant!

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maggie618
Reviewed January 23, 2019

This tour is absolutely worth ever penny. Top service, knowlegable guides, excellent food, romantic accomodation. The trip up the river is very scenic and an adventure in itself. Loved the evening meal cooked and eaten around the campfire. The ultimate icing on the cake is...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

We arrived with own motobikes at Ban Son Koua the day before. We were well welcomed by our guide and found a small room in the only guesthouse of the village. The shower in the river with the local children was a absolute highlight! We...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thomasebasel
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The wildlife aspect of the trek was not as advertised. I inquired several times about the extent to which the trek was through primary forest, knowing that the wildlife would be compromised if it was not. I was told by three separate individuals that it...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon B
NamEt-PhouLoueyNPA, Manager at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Dear Sharon, We are very sorry to hear that the experience was not as expected, and we sincerely apologies about any miscommunication. Thank you for your feedback and all the shared recommendations. This is much appreciated, and very important to improve the experience. You are...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018

A fantastic experience from the minute we set off in the long boats. The skill of the boatmen was awe-inspiring. I always felt I was in safe hands as they negotiated going up the rapids to our jungle camp. We then set off further up...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Only one remark: if there is a temporarily taking care of a very young makacke in the camp, I expect a bit more knowledge of how to handle a baby monkey of the guide and the boat men. That means no frightening this little one,...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margreet G
NamEt-PhouLoueyNPA, Manager at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Dear Margreet, Thank you for your observations and your concern regarding this matter. The macaque had been confiscated from illegal wildlife traders, and the rangers were attempting to ensure the animal becomes stronger and moves back into the forest. Unfortunately while their intentions were honorable,...More

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Exploration546713
November 13, 2018|
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Response from NamEt-PhouLoueyNPA | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question and interest in Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area! You would be interested to learn that if necessary the protected area's staff can help you to catch the bus to Nong Khiaw straight... More
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londoner_n06
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can go straight to Nong Khiaw after the trek as I did (Luang Prabang is a little too far). Depending on how quick you walk the last day you should finish around lunch time so plenty of time to get to NK. However I... More
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Paige B
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Not much in the way of accommodation in Vieng Thong (also known as Muang Hiem). Couple of decent, simple and clean guesthouses. Reccommend the Dork Khoun Thong Guesthouse. not sure if you can book though. I booked my trip... More
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