LAOS – Hinboun – Full Day Tour on the Other Side of Konglor Cave

Enter one the longest caves of the country to encounter some of the most beautiful limestone landscapes on the edge of Phou Hinboun National Protected Area.

Theme

Classic, Sustainable

Country - City

Laos - Hinboun

Market segment

Groups, Thematic Leisure

Price Level

$

Level of difficulties

LEVEL 0

Max pax

20

Seasonality

All Year Round (maybe very slippery during rainy season)

Arrival city

Ban Konglor

Departure city

Ban Konglor

Description

After passing through the 7,5-kilometer cave aboard a long tail boat – one of the longest underworld crossings on earth – and admiring the stunning rock formations, a walk begins amid stunning landscapes and through the villages of Ban Natan and Tan Khankeo, lying at the foot of the limestone mountains. Following a trail, cross a shallow river on foot to finally reach the hidden Tam Hom cave, the secret spot where a picnic lunch will be served and one can relax with a view over the valley. Then the hike continues to the boat pier before passing back through the Konglor cave.

Selling points

  • A discovery of the famous Konglor Cave, one of the highlights of Laos destination.
  •  An easy hike in a remote area with unique landscapes than cannot be found elsewhere in Laos.
  • A great insight into the Lao countryside lifestyle and to experience interaction with the locals.

Time And Transportation

FromTo KmBy Duration Road condition
Spring River ResortKonglor Cave3Minivan15 minutesGood

Duration

  • Full day

Min pax

2

Max pax

20

How to sell it

  • Imperative to have 2 nights in Hinboun
  • For clients wanting to experience hiking in a remote beautiful part of Laos and have interaction with locals.
  • A unique experience to discover the local life.
  • Amazing landscapes typical of the Khammouan Province.
  • Passing through one of the longest caves in the world by boat

Why this activity

  • Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Laos with unique landscapes.
  • Konglor cave and the hike on the other side are a highlight of Laos.

Good to combine with

  • Day 1: Transfer to Hinboun + Boat trip on Nam Hinboun River
  • Day 2: Morning hike from Ban Tiew to Ban Konglor + Full Day tour on the other side of Konglor cave + A taste of Lao hospitality
  • Day 3: Free morning in Hinboun + Transfer to Thakhek
  • Day 4: Visit Sikkothabong stupa + Transfer to Pakse

Do not combine with

  • Boat trip on Nam Hinboun river on the same day

Market suggestion

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Cons

  • No shops and ATMs on the other side of Konglor cave
  • The access to Tam Hom cave requires a bit of climbing (very easy level)
  • Lunch at local home had to be removed from the activity due to lack of reliability of the supplier.

Information

  • Time for hiking is flexible from 1 to 3 hours as we can use tok-tok (local tractor) if ever the guests are tired.

Alerts

  • 2 Nights in Hinboun Mandatory!
  • DO NOT provide road transfer Vientiane – Thakek – Pakze without stopping 2 nights in Hinboun !
  • DO NOT propose overnight in Savannakhet for this module, but go directly from Thakhek to Pakse on the Day 4.

Important information

This activity can be done coming from:

  • Vientiane → 322 km, 6 hours
  • Thakhek → 182 km, 4 hours

Quotation guideline

On ERP you must quote the Activity (Full day on the Other Side of Konglor Cave) and the Picnic Lunch (from Spring River Resort) separately

Inclusion

  • Boat crossing Konglor Cave there and back again
  • Local guide
  • Picnic lunch

Exclusion

  • Guide
  • Transfers

Remark

  • Order picnic lunch from hotel one day before. On ERP you must quote the Activity (Full day on the Other Side of Konglor Cave) and the Picnic Lunch (from Spring River Resort) separately

Important notes

  • Since January 2018, we stopped the lunch at local home on the other side of Konglor cave because the supplier is not reliable, and we provide instead picnic lunch at Tam Hom cave for FIT and GIT groups.

Special Guide notes

  • Picnic lunch has to be ordered on the day before from hotel and given to every participant before starting the day.

Contact

  • Local guide: Mr Doungchan +856(0)305298442

Internal Product Annoucement

[LAOS – PRODUCTION NEWS- UPDATE ]
Name of the product : LAOS – Hinboun – Full Day Tour on the other side of Konglor cave
• Due to the lack of reliability of our supplier offering lunch at local home, please be informed that from now on we offer picnic lunch in the cave instead, for FIT or GIT.
• The Tam home cave is accessed after a nice hike and is the perfect sport to enjoy a picnic lunch in a hidden spot with a view other the Limestones Mountains.
• The hike still passes through the traditional villages. Please note the program text that has been changed.

English

Full Day tour on the other side of Konglor cave

Today, you will pack your picnic lunch and enough water before departure from your hotel for a discovery of the area on the other side of the famous Konglor cave. After passing through the 7.5-kilometer cave aboard a long tail boat – one of the longest underworld crossings on earth – and admiring the stunning rock formations, you will start a walk amid stunning landscapes and through the villages of Ban Natan and Tan Khankeo, lying at the foot of the limestone mountains. You will continue the hike about 30 minutes after Tan Kankeo village, crossing a shallow river by foot and getting a little bit adventurous as you climb some rocks to access the hidden Tam Hom cave, a secret spot fwhere you can enjoy your picnic lunch and relax with a view over the valley. Then make your way back the boat pier – via an easy walk or perched on a tok-tok (local tractor) if you prefer – before passing back through Konglor cave.

Meals included: Picnic lunch
Duration of the walk: Flexible, from 1 hour to 3 hours (we can use toktok if the guests are tired)
Transportation: From Spring River Resort to Tam Konglor: 3 kilometers, 10 minutes by car

French

Journée complète de l’autre côté de la grotte de Konglor

Vous quitterez votre hôtel avec assez d’eau dans votre sac et un pique-nique pour le déjeuner avant de partir à la découverte de l’autre côté de la célèbre grotte de Konglor. Longue de 7,5 kilomètres, cette grotte est l’un des passages souterrains les plus longs au monde. Pendant la traversée à bord d’un bateau à longue queue, vous pourrez observer les formidables formations rocheuses qui s’y trouvent. Une fois arrivé de l’autre côté, vous commencerez la randonnée à travers des paysages époustouflants et passerez par les villages de Ban Natan et de Tan Khankeo situés au pied des montagnes de calcaire. Vous continuerez de marcher pendant environ 30 minutes après le village de Khankeo puis traverserez une rivière peu profonde à pied et l’aventure se corsera un peu lorsqu’il faudra escalader quelques rochers pour accéder à la grotte cachée de Tom Hom. Dans cet endroit secret vous pourrez profiter pleinement de votre déjeuner pique-nique en vous reposant avec la vue sur la vallée. Vous rentrerez ensuite au quai, soit à pied en prenant un chemin facile, soit en tok-tok (un tracteur local) avant de retraverser la grotte de Konglor.

Repas inclus: déjeuner pique-nique
Durée de la randonnée: Peut varier d’1 heure à 3 heures (un tok-tok est disponible si les voyageurs sont fatigués)
Mode de transport: Du Spring River Resort à Tam Konglor: 3 kilomètres – 10 minutes en voiture
Niveau de difficulté: 0

Spanish

Excursión de jornada completa al otro lado de la cueva de Konglor

Con un almuerzo en forma de picnic y suficiente agua dentro de su mochila, saldrá de su hotel para descubrir la zona al otro lado de la famosa cueva de Konglor. A medida que pasa a través de la cueva de 7,5 kilómetros a bordo de un barco de cola larga, uno de los cruces subterráneos más largos de la tierra, donde podrá admirar sus alucinantes formaciones rocosas. Una vez llegue al otro lado, comenzará su paseo a través de impresionantes paisajes y cruzará los pueblos de Ban Natan y Tan Khankeo, que yacen en las faldas de las montañas de piedra caliza. Continúe su excursión otros 30 minutos después del pueblo de Tan Khankeo, cruzando un estrecho río a pie y aventurándose un poco a medida que escala algunas rocas para acceder a la cueva escondida de Tam Hom. Este es el lugar secreto donde podrá disfrutar de su almuerzo en forma de picnic y relajarse con las vistas sobre el valle. Posteriormente, se dirigirá de vuelta al puerto del barco, optando entre un fácil paseo o un viaje en tok-tok (tractor local) antes de pasar de nuevo a través de la cueva de Konglor.

Comidas incluidas: almuerzo en forma de picnic
Duración de la excursión: flexible, de 1 hora a 3 horas (puede usarse el tok-tok si los invitados están cansados)
Transporte: desde el Spring River Resort a Tam Konglor: 3 kilómetros – 10 minutos en coche
Nivel: 0

Italian

Tour di un giorno dall’altra parte della grotta di Konglor

Con un pranzo al sacco e acqua sufficiente nella vostra borsa, partirete dall’ hotel per scoprire l’area opposta alla famosa grotta Konglor. Mentre passate attraverso la grotta di 7,5 chilometri, uno dei più lunghi traversi del mondo sotterraneo sulla terra, a bordo di una lunga barca a coda, potete ammirare le meravigliose formazioni rocciose. Una volta raggiunto l’altro lato, inizierete la vostra passeggiata tra i paesaggi mozzafiato e attraverserete i villaggi di Ban Natan e Tan Khankeo, ai piedi delle montagne calcaree. Continuate l’escursione per circa 30 minuti dopo il villaggio di Tan Kankeo, attraversando un fiume poco profondo a piedi e diventate un po’avventurosi mentre salite delle rocce per accedere alla grotta nascosta di TamHom. Questo è il luogo segreto in cui potete godervi il ​​pranzo al sacco e rilassarvi con una vista sulla valle. Tornerete quindi al molo dell’imbarcazione scegliendo di fare una facile passeggiata oppure prendere un tok-tok (un trattore locale) prima di tornare indietro attraverso la grotta Konglor.

Pasti inclusi: picnic
Durata della passeggiata: flessibile, da 1 ora a 3 ore (il tok-tok può essere utilizzato se gli ospiti sono stanchi)
Trasporti: da Spring River Resort a TamKonglor: 3 chilometri – 10 minuti in auto
Livello: 0

German

Ganztagestour auf der anderen Seite der Konglor-Höhle

Mit einem Picknick-Mittagessen und ausreichend Wasser in der Tasche werden Sie Ihr Hotel verlassen und die Gegend auf der Seite der berühmten Konglor-Höhle erkunden. Während Sie die 7,5 Kilometer lange Höhle an Bord eines Longtailbootes durchfahren – eine der längsten unterirdischen Strecken der Welt –, können Sie die Aussicht auf atemberaubende Felsformationen genießen. Nachdem Sie die andere Seite erreicht haben, beginnen Sie die Wanderung durch die schöne Landschaft und durchqueren die Dörfer Ban Natan und Tan Khankeo, die am Fuße der Kalksteinberge liegen. Weiter geht die Wanderung für rund 30 Minuten nach dem Besuch der Gemeinde Tan Khankeo. Sie werden zu Fuß einen flachen Fluss durchqueren und es wird etwas abenteuerlich, wenn Sie auf ein paar Felsen klettern, um zur versteckten Tam-Hom-Höhle zu gelangen. Dabei handelt es sich um einen geheimen Ort, an dem Sie Ihr Picknick-Mittagessen genießen und beim Blick über das Tal entspannen können. Danach geht es zurück zur Bootsanlegestelle, wo Sie sich entscheiden können, ob Sie lieber eine einfache Wanderung machen oder ein Tuk-Tuk (lokaler Traktor) nehmen wollen, bevor Sie erneut die Konglor-Höhle für den Rückweg durchqueren.

Mahlzeiten inklusive: Picknick-Mittagessen
Dauer der Wanderung: flexibel, von 1 bis 3 Stunden (wenn die Gäste müde sind, kann ein Tuk-Tuk genommen werden)
Anfahrt: vom Spring River Resort nach Tam Konglor: 3 Kilometer – 10 Minuten mit dem Auto
Schwierigkeitsstufe: 0