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About Discovering Laos
An eco-conscious and ethical tour operator in Luang Namtha, specialising in multi-day tours into heart of the stunning Nam Ha NPA. Tours can be tailor-made with your choice of trekking, kayaking, rafting, cycling, home-stays and jungle bushcraft. Discovering Laos work hard to build strong relationships with minority villages to ensure them a sustainable income, conserve their rich heritage and protect the beautiful environment that they have lived in for centuries. Every tour provides customers with highly experienced, English-speaking guides and employs assistants from local villages. Discovering Laos has been around since 2010 serving as a leader in sustainable tourism.
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Julie R wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a very nice day kayaking on the Nam Tha river. Our guide was really nice, spoke well english so we could talk all allong the trip, and he explained us a lot of things about the forest around. This one is beautiful, even if a part has burn last month, we were charmed by this green area and the various villages we crossed. Moreover we had fun kayaking even if the water is not too deep, because there are still moments of speeds and navigation between rest times and contemplation. Even if the office is closed you can contact the agency by WhatsApp and they answer very fast, they are open to negociate the price after Corona time. That is how we had a reduced price for this amazing day. I recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Feli995 wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution1 helpful vote
I went on the 1 day trek that was 4-5 hours of walking and had a great time! I loved that is was not too much walking so we had plenty of time for lunch and visiting villages. We went to the market in the morning to pick up some stuff. We also got to see how traditional clothing is made and woven. While hiking the guide explained lots of trees to us and we got to taste lots of jungle food he found. Lunch was a whole experience on its own since the guide made lunch on a campfire, using bamboo as pans. He also made spoons out of (banana?) leaves and it was all so nice and tasty! After that we walked a bit more and visited some villages. For me it was the perfect mix between walking and visiting villages, so would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Vanxai-Inyasone, Owner at Discovering Laos
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Hello Feli Thank you very much for reviews . We're so happy to hearing , you had a great time with a day jungle trek and combo the minority villages visiting . Wishes you have a good and good luck. Best Wishes, Vanxai
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Eduardo M wrote a review Feb 2020
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First of all let me say that there are few companies in Luang Namtha that offer these treckings and I believe all offer the same service. Also all are eco treckings and respect the eco system. I decided to book with Discovering Laos because of its great reviews and also cos Vanxai, the owner or manager, was very nice with me and provided with great customer service experience. Also He was very truthful about the number of treckers that had booked with him. As per the trecking itself it was a beautiful experience. We did a 3 days trecking to be able to experience not just sleeping at the tribe village but also in the jungle. The guide Varth, a young super funny and knowledgeable guide and his supporting guide were exceptional and they went out of their way to make our experience better. They cooked for us amazing delicious food with All types of bamboo made devices. They went fishing and catching frogs so we could have an amazing meal. I enjoyed it so so much. At the village we slept with a family,and had the opportunity to get to know more about these tribes and their lifes over a fire in the evening/late night and some happy water (local wiskey). An amazing experience once again. One note that I would like to highlight to showcase how eco trecking this was is that our guide had a plastic bag for 3 days and as we were going through the jungle he was also collecting rubish and plastic bottles left by probably other trekers in order to keep the eco system clean which is to be admired. The trecking is at times very dense so you don't get to see great views of the sorroundings but we knew that. I highly recommend to book with Discovering Laos and his guide Varth , if possible. Also if possible I believe is advisable to book a small group ( we were just 2) even though that means paying a little extra as I thought this way I could really connect more and better with the guides and their lifes in Laos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Vanxai-Inyasone, Owner at Discovering Laos
Responded Feb 29, 2020
Hello Eduardom Thank you very much for your reviews ! We're so grad to hearing, that you had a great experience with 3days trek. And explained what you got an experience from us . Wishes you have a good time and good luck ! Thank so much again, Vanxai
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Eline0352020 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great trek in jungle ! Soulioan and Seeyong, our two guides, were very Nice, friendly and very careful with us. We learn how to survive in the junggle ! Very good trip ! Thank you very Much !
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Vanxai-Inyasone, Owner at Discovering Laos
Responded Feb 16, 2020
Hello Eline Thank you very much for your reviews , wishes you have a good time and good luck ! Thanks again Vanxai
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Nina H wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and i booked a 2 day one night trek with discovering laos after we talked to nearly every other company in town. They explained everything really well. We were a group of six and we had three guides. One spoke fluent English, one guy who made everything out of bamboo for us: cups, flutes, spoons etc. And thought us a lot of words in laos and one amazing cook :-) they had great food for vegetarians. We built our own bamboo huts and spoons. We help cooking and during our jungle walk we ate a lot of delicious flowers, weird leaves and horrible leaves and roots :-D we really enjoyed it :-)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Vanxai-Inyasone, Owner at Discovering Laos
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Hello Nina Thank you very much for your reviews , and for choosing our company " Discovering Laos " an explain what you got from us . Wishes you have a good time and good luck ! Thanks again, Vanxai
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