Xe-Pian National Protected Area

How to get there:

Ban Kiet Nong is 57km South of Pakse. You can travel by a songthaew (local bus) that leaves Pakse from the Southern Bus Station at km8 daily. You can also arrange private transport with travel agents in Pakse. The access road is still unpaved and it can therefore be challenging to get to in the rainy season. Travel agents can organise transport or a private tour as well.

Where to stay:

You can stay in a comfortable bungalow or an eco-room at the up-market Kingfisher Eco-lodge, in a village homestay, or in a simple community guesthouse.

Information and bookings:

All treks in Xe Pian NPA should be undertaken with a local guide. To book a locally guided tour, visit the Tourist Information Office in Pakse or book directly with Kiet Nong and Pha Pho villagers (Paasa Lao speakers only). Alternatively, you may contact Kingfisher Eco-lodge, Green Discovery or other local tour companies.