Zipline through Laos jungle treetops

Some of the most outstanding jungle landscape in southern Laos is virtually inaccessible for visiting trekkers, with deep ravines and craggy outcrops confounding all but the most foot-sure locals. Recently, however, a new and thoroughly imaginative way of discovering this beautiful forest has quite literally taken off...

Location: near Pakse, southern Laos
Duration: two days
Cost: £ £   
Accommodation: Jungle Tree House forest lodge

What to expect on the zipline adventure...

Arguably much more fun than hacking your way through tangled murky undergrowth, this course of ziplines and treetop walkways will take you flying - and probably whooping with glee - through the forest canopy, criss-crossing the entire valley before reaching the treehouse where you’ll spend the night.

This superb course is reached by driving east from Pakse through the Bolaven Plateau - a beautifully scenic region of rivers and waterfalls, ethnic minority communities and lush tropical agriculture. 

Having arrived in the unassuming village of Ban Nongluang, you will receive a thorough safety briefing from the expert zipline team, before heading off for a chat with some of the villagers. Walk through the coffee plantations, vegetable gardens and forest that provide their livelihoods, before slipping in amongst the trees that fill the steep river valley, looking out for the first challenge - a swaying wooden canopy walkway, leading out amongst the branches.

This leads to the first of many ziplines that zig-zag off through the forested valley, all the way to the Jungle Tree House forest lodge, where you’ll spend the night on a covered sleeping platform, securely fastened up the trunk of a large tree. Guess how you get into your treehouse? That’s right - on a zipline, although you might want to spend some time relaxing at the riverside restaurant and bar before swooping in to be lulled to sleep by forest sounds.

The next day, further lofty challenges await, with an ancient forest trek that traverses a nerve-testing via ferrata, before heading up one of the region’s highest peaks for a picnic lunch made all the more delicious by physical exertion, and superb views.

We say...

'Time to get ABOVE the trail - this is the ultimate way to explore the beautiful jungles of Laos!'

Important to note...

This zipline experience demands physical fitness - and a head for heights!

 
Zipline through Laos jungle treetops