Nam Hinboun is the longest cave in Laos, and it’s an adventure for the soul.
At the mouth of the cave, you’ll find a waterfall that makes for a dramatic entrance to your journey through this cave. The water flows from a height of 40 meters down to 2 meters and falls continuously every 10 minutes. At its deepest point, you can swim about 6 meters underwater before coming back up for air (though we’d recommend not doing it).
The cave itself is around 80-90 meters deep, but the floor is uneven and rocky, so be prepared for a few scratches and bruises on your way through! The darkness inside is overwhelming—the only light comes from your headlamp or flashlight—and it’s easy to get lost in there. However, if you make it all the way to the bottom, you’ll find yourself marveling at how clear the water is at that depth. It’s like looking into a glass of wine—an unusual look at something so common!
Day1:Your H/T or G/H – Ban Nahin
From Your HT or GH, we drive by private van, truck (different price) to Ban Na Hin. From there, we start trekking through old growth forest to get our destination: the Waterfall. We enjoy a picnic lunch and rest at the base of Nam sa nam and That Mouang Waterfall.
The Mouang waterfall is located in the province of Phongsali, Laos. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and a must-see for those who visit Laos.
The waterfall is about 2 hours from Luang Prabang and it’s accessible by foot or by motorbike. The hike to the falls is not challenging but it can be slippery so it’s recommended to wear appropriate footwear.
Relax, swim, and enjoy sightseeing around the falls. Late afternoon, we return to Na Hin for the night approximately: 4 hours transfer/ 2 hours trekking /3 hours water fall and Lunch
Day 2: Na Him – Ban Konglor – Ban Natan
You can take private transport to Kong Lor village. Walk to the cave entrance after exploring the hamlet, then board a boat for the 7.5 km trip into the cave to the valley beyond.
We continue for around two hours after breakfast, going through a number of Lao Loum local communities and valleys. We can cool off by swimming in the lagoon in front of the cave and having a beachside picnic.
After lunch, we go up to Kong Lor by hour-and-a-half tail boat and then walk 45 minutes to Ban Natan, where we will have a Laotian-style dinner and spend the night in a homestay.