Only accessible by zipline through the otherwise impenetrable jungle beyond Ban Nongluang, near Pakse, these treehouse cabins are basic but comfortable, and unlike anywhere else you’ll stay in Laos!
Each treehouse is built around the trunk of a large tree, situated 10-20 metres above ground, and - having reached the camp via a course of ziplines through the valley - you swoop along another small line to get into your room. The net-festooned wooden beds are on covered, open-sided platforms built from wood and bamboo, with views over the surrounding treetops. Nights here are deeply tranquil, accompanied by little more than jungle noises and the wind in the leaves. Each platform has its own loo - more sophisticated shared bathrooms with hot water are situated on the ground.
The camp’s restaurant sits overlooking a waterfall, and serves Laos favourites and delicious barbecue, along with generous helpings of local rice wine. The project is run sustainably, hires ex-poachers as guides, and channels a decent proportion of its profits back into the community. Around the camp, the forested plateau and one of the region’s highest peaks offer superb trekking and climbing, as well as the comprehensive zipwire course, which also features canopy walkways and a via-ferrata.