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You will leave the lodge early with your trained birding guide. Before dawn, you will trek along the edge of the RAMSAR protected Xe Pian/Sepian Wetlands, one of the largest and least altered wetlands in the region. Hike through forests, rice paddies and marshes at the foot of Phou Asa, a large rock outcrop renowned for its intriguing Asa ruins and superb views of the dense semi-evergreen forests below. For an impression on our birds sightings check here.
Depart in the morning, after breakfast for an exciting cycling tour around the villages near Ban Kiat Ngong, Kingfisher Ecolodge’s village. You will cycle through several villages along the way to the quaint Lao Gna village.
Form here you walk to one or more nearby waterfalls on the border of Dong Hua Sao National Park, where you may have a refreshing swim in the crystal clear water coming from the Bolaven Plateau. After a simple picnic lunch, walk back to the village and cycle back to the lodge. We will arrive back in the late afternoon.
We organise different trekking options around Phou Asa mountain. We have a half-day trek and a full-day trek for you.
We also have other trekking options within the Xe Pian Bio-diversity area including multi day options. Please get in touch for further information and quotation.
All experiences are managed by the villagers of Ban Kiet Ngong, these activities will bring you to the top of Phou Asa or around the village and the wetland.
This activity is now an important source of income for the villagers and it helps them to avoid selling the elephants and discourage wildlife hunting. We are working hard with the villagers to make this activity as responsible and sustainable as possible in light of current thinking.