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Laos: 1 day "Nong Khiaw - 100 Waterfalls adventure trail" - North Laos day trek in the Nam Ou region

"Wow, wow, wow..." is what our first guests on this Lao exploration tour said. We guarantee you an amazing day in the Lao countryside is waiting for you between lush nature and uncountable waterfalls! Our exclusive tour was appraised in several magazines and travel publications from around the world, and even BBC thinks, it's one of the best adventures in Laos! We take you on a 1 hour boat trip on the scenic Nam Ou river and start exploring the Lao countryside by hiking through the "100 waterfalls", a newly discovered jungle waterfall hike. A village visit is included as well, which gives you the chance to learn more about the life in Laos along the Nam Ou river. In the afternoon we ride back on our boat to Nong Khiaw / Nong Khiau.

Travel No. 23765

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Adventurous waterfall trail around Nong Khiaw
along the Nam Ou river, North Laos


The 100 waterfalls, a nature exploration hike in north Laos, rated the "best adventure day trip in Laos"!!


'Wow,wow,wow...' is what the first travelers said after coming back from this simply amazing waterfall hike and river trip!!!


Starting this adventure day with a peaceful boat ride on the Nam Ou river you will be able to explore a small Lao village along the river side, before heading into the newly discovered waterfalls. Learn about the villagers and their way of life along this river!

Walking through small streams and rice paddies you arrive at the bottom of the 100 one hundred waterfalls in North Laos, Nong Khiau / Nong Khiawwaterfalls which have been first explored in October 2008! The next few hours you will see only water and jungle and hear the sound of clear waterfall cascades. The pools around you are very inviting for a refreshing splash.


Your guide will lead you through the cascades and prepare a local style lunch on the falls in the middle of amazingly green nature...

A small villagers trail on the top of the 100 waterfalls will lead us back down into the valley offering wide views over the landscapes of the Nam Ou valley...

Hiking back to the village we will have more time to see the daily life here on the Nam OU riverside village and than head back with a small boat which will bring us back to Nong Kiao/Nong Khiaw.


You should bring normal fitness and outdoor clothing. Be ready to stay wet for a few hours while in the falls. Surprisingly the rocks and stones along the falls are not slippery at all, though you need to watch your step while looking into the jungle. Bring trekking sandals for best traction.

Hundred waterfalls in Laos, Nong Khiaw



Read the 100 Waterfall Tour review on BBC

Tour review by BBC


Learn more about our "Community Home Stay" project in Nong Khiaw

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Also see our 7 day package for Nong Khiau / Nong Khiaw


What to bring for this Laos adventure hike:
Trekking sandals are perfect for this trip out of Nong Khiaw. A jacket for the way back is essential as it can get very chilly in the evenings in north Laos. We provide water, Lao food and local guiding on the tour. Village donations are paid per client according to the "Fair Trek" mission we follow. We support villages along our trails with donations on each tour an pay local taxes that support the sustainable development of tourism in this region. Thank you for supporting us in our mission for a future tourism benefiting communities, every step we go.


See the blog of Tony Wheeler,

the founder of the "Lonely Planet" while visiting the 100 Waterfalls as one of the first visitors in 2009. He has been in Laos the first time again after the publication of his first guide book, "Asia on a shoestring" - Our team members joined him for his adventure and guided through the wild jungles along the 100 waterfalls...



Starts mornings                    08.30 A.M. from Nong Khiaw, Nong Kiao

Total walking:                        3 hrs., total trip finish around 4 P.M.

Difficulty:                                Medium with some climbing and a lot of water…

Trekking in Laos, Adventure tour Laos

trekking the 100 waterfalls in Nong Khiaw