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Forest Retreat Laos (Eco Tourism Specialist)

Mainstreet, Phonexay Village, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
+856 20 55 560 007
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Extraordinary adventure in deep jungle

We did a 4 days / 3 nights trip: 1st day hiking, 2nd kayaking, 3rd and 4th hiking. We had one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christoph G
via mobile
Amazing experience

We booked on the 3 day/2night trek+kayak with forest retreat Laos. First day we hiked for about 6... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Forest Retreat Laos is an eco trekking and tours company with a focus on bringing our customers to beautiful places while bringing opportunities to local communities. We are specialized in treks and kayak trips in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, cycling trips in the Luang Namtha valley and beyond, and complete package tours to discover Northern Laos. By booking your trip at Forest Retreat Laos you help us to directly support the local communities and environment in Northern Laos. Forest Retreat Laos supports the local community substantially by working mainly with local people. We hire English speaking guides from the Luang Namtha area, we hire assistant guides from local villages and we pay villagers close to the National Protected Area to make and maintain our trails. Also these villagers are hired to build and maintain our exclusive jungle retreats. In the case of homestays, the minority people are compensated generously. At the same time, we try to teach the people in these remote villages as much as we can about the environment and the importance of protecting the forest and its animals. All of our treks and kayak trips take place inside the Nam Ha National Protected Area. With the park fees and taxes, that are included in the tour price, we help the local government protect and maintain the beautiful forest in the Nam Ha NPA.
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Mainstreet, Phonexay Village, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
+856 20 55 560 007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 4 days / 3 nights trip: 1st day hiking, 2nd kayaking, 3rd and 4th hiking. We had one mainguide (Chang) and several assistants which were very friendly. They knew a lot about the jungle: fruits, plants, animals and more. We could learn...More

Thank Christoph G
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We booked on the 3 day/2night trek+kayak with forest retreat Laos. First day we hiked for about 6 hours up and down the jungle before getting to the campsite which actually surpassed our expectations seen as it was literally in the middle of nowhere -...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

After searching around town I signed up for 3 days kayaking and trekking with Forest Retreat as the office staff were able to answer all my questions, help me find a group to join and provide a great breakdown of where my money would be...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Last month my teenage son and I went on a 3D2N trekking in the forest with our guide, Kham. It was one of the best treks we’ve ever had. We asked for an easy trek yet we still wanted to experience village life in the...More

Thank miamor0708
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience in the jungle. The trekking is a little challenging for who is not very well trained to do it. Our guide Chang, codiuvated by Mr. San, were prepared to explain everything about the nature surrounding us. The best part was the time spent...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I did a 2 day jungle tour with trekking and kayaking. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Before the tour, Thong was extremely helpful in coordinating. He gave me all the information that I asked for and was very easy to reach via...More

Thank jem2amae1
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic 1 day rafting trip on the Nam Ha river! Upon arriving in Luang Namtha we weren't sure what to do, the guys at the desk were a huge help. The team we're knowledgeable, professional and great fun -...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I choose this agency based on Tripadvisor review, therefore is fair to share my own experiences. With my girlfriend we choose two days jungle trek. The agency owner was really profesional, got us lots of information. I also asked, where will we sleep - we...More

Thank Jiri M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Did a 3 day trek which offered great value and quite the challenge which made it so much better. The difficulty could probably be adjusted however so no worries. Visited native villages where we observed their way of life. There we had the opportunity of...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We did the two day trek in Nam Ha Protected Area and felt very well kept after while having a great experience. The owner, also from a minority tribe, explained the tour to us in detail - including that a new road had been built...More

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Michi N
30 October 2017|
Response from jem2amae1 | Reviewed this property |
I did that tour. No need to pack much. Day 1 you should be wearing long hiking pants, sturdy shoes and a shirt. You stop in a village for the night and you have the option of staying at an ecolodge or homestay. Either option... More
12 December 2016|
Response from Xiengvanh T | Property representative |
Hi there. Thank you for your message. We could set up a two day tour for you which involves a short trek of about three hours to a village inside the Nam Ha National Protected Area. There we can organise an overnight stay... More