Adventure Trek to Eco Bungalow | 3 Days | from LUANG PRABANG, LAOS

  • Immerse yourself in local Laotian culture on this 3-Day “Fair Trek” Adventure. This is a Community-Based Tourism Initiative where 100% of your accommodation fee is circulated back to the community.
  • Wind your way through majestic mountains to two rural villages in northern Laos. Each night, relax in comfortable Eco Bungalows, adobe lodges in Khmu and Hmong villages of Nong Khuay and Long Lao Mai.
  • The beautiful Eco-Bungalows were conceived and built by the Tiger Trail “Fair Trek” initiative by diverse volunteers and locals and made to benefit the local community while giving travellers a rare and unforgettable experience!


  • Secure your spot with a small deposit today
  • 100% refundable deposit for peace of mind
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A Community-based Tourism (CBT) Initiative:

The Eco Bungalows are the result of the partnership between Tiger Trail Travel and World Volunteer, an international volunteer organization. Having seen an opportunity in Ban Nong Khuay and Ban Long Lao Mai, the groups came together to help these communities benefit from tourism to their villages.

Designed to create a supplemental income for the people of the village – 100% of your accommodation fee when you stay at the Eco Bungalow is circulated back to the community as a form of income for maintaining and working on the Bungalow.

Day 1: Half Day Trek & Eco Bungalow Stay


Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Luang Prabang and then you will enjoy a 35-minute drive through the countryside to the starting point of our trek. Upon arrival at Ban Phonexay, you’ll begin the four-hour trek to the Khmu and Hmong village of Nong Khuay. The trek takes you deep into the jungle, over streams, through bamboo forests and up steep hills that offer magnificent views of the Laotian countryside. You will enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.

When you reach Ban Nong Khuay, your tour guide will show you to your Eco Bungalow. If time permits, you’ll take part in a 30- minute trek to Tom Douk Cave. Your guide will tell you more about this hidden cavern as you explore its dark terrain.

Back in the village, settle into your Eco Bungalow, explore the village and get to know your hosts – learn a few words of their language, try your hand at cooking traditional meals or share some pictures you’ve taken of your trip in Laos on your digital camera. Enjoy an authentic dinner in the village.

The Nong Khuay Eco-Bungalow:

This boutique clay lodge consists of two private rooms, each accommodating one or two people (a total of four people can stay in this Eco Bungalow at any time).

Each room has:
• 1 double-size bed
• Western-style bathroom
• Indoor bathroom with hot water

A homestay can be an alternative option if the client wishes. Or, if there are more than 4 people, homestays are available.

Day 2: Eco-Bungalow Stay, Lake Visit & Half Day Trek


The morning begins with breakfast with your hosts. Nong Khuay, the name of the village, translates as “Buffalo Lake”. You can hike to this famous lake after eating. (Note: The lake visit only occurs during the rainy season, July – December). Then, head out on the trail again to the Hmong village of Long Lao Mai. It’s a four-hour hike but you’ll be able to stop along the way for lunch and soak in the stunning natural scenery around you.

At Ban Long Lao Mai, your guide will show your second Eco Bungalow, your private lodge for the night. Next, you’ll take a tour of the community where you’ll meet some of your neighbours. A few of the villagers sell beautiful hand-made bracelets and other handicrafts to earn supplemental income that supports their main livelihood as subsistence farmers. The handicrafts make unique and meaningful souvenirs!

Dinner is served in the sala outside under the stars – or you may share a meal with villagers in their home. After a traditional Hmong meal, unwind in the Eco Bungalow. Then, you can enjoy a well-deserved rest following the last few days of trekking.

The Long Lao Mai Eco-Bungalow:

Each of the two private rooms at this boutique clay lodge accommodates up to four people (meaning a total eight people can stay in this Eco-Bungalow at any one time).

Each room has:
• King size bed
• Loft with 2 single mattresses
• Western-style bathroom
• Enclosed outdoor shower with hot water

If one private room is booked, the other room may be booked used by other clients. A homestay can be an alternative option if the client wishes.

Day 3: Experience Village Life


Spend some time looking around the village after breakfast. Help the locals in their daily activities like cooking or farming, or learn how to weave from villagers who are masters of the craft. After saying goodbye to the villagers, you’ll be transferred back to Luang Prabang.

Please Note: The price above is the price for a ‘group trip’, which means that there needs to be at least 2 travellers for this trek to run. If you are booking for 2 people or more, your trek date and price is guaranteed. If you are a solo traveller, we will try to team you with another group that is already running, in order to reduce costs. This may mean that we suggest an alternative date to you. If there is no-one else to join the trek or you prefer a solo trek you will need to cover the cost of two people on the trek. We will let you know the situation at the time of booking and can offer a full deposit refund to solo travellers who we are not able to team with a group if they prefer not to pay the extra fee.

Refund Policy

  • To book, pay a deposit online through South East Asia Backpacker. This deposit is fully refundable if you cancel at least 72 hours before the activity starts.
  • The rest of the payment is made directly to the operator according to their instructions.
  • Important: This refund policy applies only to the deposit made on this website. Any later payments made to the operator are subject to their own refund policy.
  • Check our customer terms and conditions for more details.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 72 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.


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