Houay Ngang Forest Reserve & Phou Khao Khouay National
The Houay Ngang Forest Reserve, located in Vientiane
Capital, is an excellent site for bird watchers and butterfly enthusiasts. Inside
the forest reserve, a nature trail can be followed for a self-guided, one-day
tour of the area.
Vientiane Capital has one of the more popular ecotourism accommodations in Laos, the Ban Pako ecolodge, which offers a relaxing getaway from the city that overlooks the
Nam Ngum River. From Ban Pako take a boat across
the river for a one-day forest walk on a trail developed by Dong Dok University with
assistance from GTZ.