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Forest Retreat Laos (Eco Tourism Specialist)

Mainstreet, Phonexay Village, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
+856 20 55 560 007
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Cooking Lao food with our guide

Last month my teenage son and I went on a 3D2N trekking in the forest with our guide, Kham. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Very cool!

Great experience in the jungle. The trekking is a little challenging for who is not very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Forest Retreat Laos is an eco trekking and tours company with a focus on bringing our customers to beautiful places while bringing opportunities to local communities. We are specialized in treks and kayak trips in the Nam Ha National Protected Area, cycling trips in the Luang Namtha valley and beyond, and complete package tours to discover Northern Laos. By booking your trip at Forest Retreat Laos you help us to directly support the local communities and environment in Northern Laos. Forest Retreat Laos supports the local community substantially by working mainly with local people. We hire English speaking guides from the Luang Namtha area, we hire assistant guides from local villages and we pay villagers close to the National Protected Area to make and maintain our trails. Also these villagers are hired to build and maintain our exclusive jungle retreats. In the case of homestays, the minority people are compensated generously. At the same time, we try to teach the people in these remote villages as much as we can about the environment and the importance of protecting the forest and its animals. All of our treks and kayak trips take place inside the Nam Ha National Protected Area. With the park fees and taxes, that are included in the tour price, we help the local government protect and maintain the beautiful forest in the Nam Ha NPA.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mainstreet, Phonexay Village, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
+856 20 55 560 007
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Last month my teenage son and I went on a 3D2N trekking in the forest with our guide, Kham. It was one of the best treks we’ve ever had. We asked for an easy trek yet we still wanted to experience village life in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience in the jungle. The trekking is a little challenging for who is not very well trained to do it. Our guide Chang, codiuvated by Mr. San, were prepared to explain everything about the nature surrounding us. The best part was the time spent...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did a 2 day jungle tour with trekking and kayaking. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Before the tour, Thong was extremely helpful in coordinating. He gave me all the information that I asked for and was very easy to reach via...More

Thank jem2amae1
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic 1 day rafting trip on the Nam Ha river! Upon arriving in Luang Namtha we weren't sure what to do, the guys at the desk were a huge help. The team we're knowledgeable, professional and great fun -...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I choose this agency based on Tripadvisor review, therefore is fair to share my own experiences. With my girlfriend we choose two days jungle trek. The agency owner was really profesional, got us lots of information. I also asked, where will we sleep - we...More

Thank Jiri M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Did a 3 day trek which offered great value and quite the challenge which made it so much better. The difficulty could probably be adjusted however so no worries. Visited native villages where we observed their way of life. There we had the opportunity of...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We did the two day trek in Nam Ha Protected Area and felt very well kept after while having a great experience. The owner, also from a minority tribe, explained the tour to us in detail - including that a new road had been built...More

Thank Flying_Eagle_1001
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Me and my boyfriend were recommend Forest Retreats by a local Luang Namtha restaurant and by are we glad we were. The value for money and experience was amazing! We did a 3 day trek, 1 day kayaking and 2 days hiking in the jungle....More

Thank Kelly-Jo G
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Forest Retreat was incredibly responsive, and answered our many, many questions via email as we tried to decide which trip to book. They waited for us when we arrived late the night before our hike, and were generally very accommodating. We ended up booking the...More

Thank Carol M
Xiengvanh T, Owner at Forest Retreat Laos (Eco Tourism Specialist), responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear Carol, Thank you for your review and thanks for the tip to include an in between snack on our more intense treks. There is so many forests treats this area has to offer which visitors normally miss out on when they visit northern Laos....More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We read many positive comments on Forest Retreat Agency and decided to book a 2-day trekking through the Nam Ha with a homestay at a Khmu village. WAUW! One of the best experiences during our trip through Laos! Our guides (Phen & Soahn?) were very...More

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12 December 2016|
Response from Xiengvanh T | Property representative |
Hi there. Thank you for your message. We could set up a two day tour for you which involves a short trek of about three hours to a village inside the Nam Ha National Protected Area. There we can organise an overnight stay... More