This morning we drive to the pier and embark a traditional boat to cruise up along the Mekong River. En-route visits the sacred caves of Pak Ou, which shelter hundreds of Buddha statuettes. The caves offer a splendid view of the Mekong which, here, mixes its water with those of the Nam Ou River. Then make a stop at a charming village facing the Mekong river to enjoy lunch which is prepared by villagers and set up on the beach giving guests a chance to try some local food and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Continue up river until reaching your Eco Lodge located nearby a Khamu village. The Mekong is at the bottom of a steep-sided valley, with tropical forest invading its banks, and from time to time a village appears out of the forest. The famous Mekong giant catfish live on this part of the river and it is not unusual to see fishermen waiting patiently their chance. Arrival at your lodge surrounded by lush tropical vegetation in the heart of the Lao jungle - a perfect hideaway for people who want to get away from it all.
Once settle down in your own tent, we leave the lodge for visiting the neighbour Ban Nyoy Har village, where 63 families make a living in traditional Kamu fashion. Walk about the village and witness yourself the life as the Kamu live it: children are at play, everywhere delighted by your visit, a villager braiding strips of bamboo into a cylinder for rice, another scooping harvested peanuts from a tarp to a bamboo basket and yet another shaping a door frame. And everywhere, dogs and pups, pigs and piglets, chickens and chicks…. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner.