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2019 Eco-Guide Unit newly managed by the Marvelaos Travel & Tour team in Savannkhet. We offer cycling and trekking tours with our experienced guides, all of whom are fluent in Lao and English. Explore the National Protected Forests Dong Natad and...more
Arrived on Savannakhet hoping to join One of the guided trekkings beautifully described in the Laos turism website and the most recent Lonely planet guide, all referring to the Eco unit guides and the tourism office. Both these places are closed. I was told Eco...More
Our family of four found this hiking trip to be a really unique experience. Our guides, Aire and Koung, took such good care of us, we really liked them both. Both spoke very good English, and Koung was a fabulous cook. The hike was hot...More
The good bits
Cycling off road through the forest
Great views, countryside, lake
Local guide showing us which branch to cut and drink water
Lunch on the forest floor (carpeted with leaves cut by local guide)
Dropped off at my hotel afterwards
Funny and friendly...More
Started at 8:00 am with handsom tok tok driver to see local salt mine and trekking in quiet beautiful forest, seen some herbals and nice lake with its history, pinic and saw a guy climbed big tree for honey
good to see local product form...More
We had a terrible experience with this guide unit. Firstly, they are not punctual. They did not pick us from our hotel, a agreed. We waited 45 minutes then decided to go at their office. Luckily, there was a young woman who called the tub...More
Arrived in savannakhet, ostensibly to do either a one or two day tour of the local countryside, emailed Eco guide before arriving, and after receiving no reply were at the very least hoping to book something in person.
The place was shut (9th/10th November), a...More
We did the overnight home-stay at Ban Phon Sim - sold as 2 days trekking, seeing lakes, natural flora and fauna, traditional uses for said flora, home-stay at rural village, seeing traditional lifestyle, weaving, basket making etc etc.
The good bits:
Price was reasonable
We did a two day cycling tour with the Eco Guide unit. It was amazing. We spend 430,000 Kip for the two days, including all meals, snacks, water, homestay entrance fees, guides and bicycles. Very good value to other tours we took on our journey....More
We spent 4 days in Savannakhet and found pretty much nothing to do, apart from this! We chose to do the one day Honey Trail tour. We visited the Eco Tour office which is located close to the main tourist information centre. We were visited...More