There are two self-guided hiking trails (maps provided) here at Zen Namkhan Resort. The first is on the same side of the river as the resort, and takes approximately an hour (round trip), depending on your pace. You can also expand on this hike by going on into Xieng Lom Village to get to know your Lao neighbors!
The second trail is across the river. A local boatman will ferry you across for a nominal fee. After visiting the baby elephant, continue on, enjoying the jungle foliage. Stop at the “butterfly stream” and watch goats and other animals come by for a drink of water. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Lao nature to the fullest. (Round trip two-three hours).
We offer two double kayaks for our guests’ enjoyment. We take you and your kayaks to a boat launch location on the Nam Khan river, just above Tad Se Falls. After travelling down river for about ten minutes, you can go ashore to experience the falls, as well as the hike above them. Returning to your kayak, continue on past the villages and the lush green jungle and mountain views. And if you want to stop and picnic, we will be delighted to provide you with a boxed lunch. Your trip ends (map provided) by our organic fruit farm, where we will be waiting for you. And do take the time to enjoy the farm before returning to Zen Namkhan.
Tad Se Boat Trips with Hiking / with Hiking & Village Visit
Take a trip with a Lao boatman on a traditional Lao riverboat, or ‘longtail’, down to Tad Se Falls. Enjoy the riverside views and the falls, hike the trail above them, perhaps have a snack at the falls café, before returning to the resort. Or continue on to a local village first, and practice your Lao phrases! Each of these trips are are three-four hours.
We are conveniently located next to the Elephant Village, and can easily arrange the excursion of your choice, either half-day or full day.
Our experienced GM/Concierage can advise on a variety of activities!