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“Tiger Trails 100 Waterfalls Tour”
Review of 100 Waterfalls

100 Waterfalls
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

There is more than one agent offering the 100 Waterfall Tour at similiar prices but we opted to go on the Tiger Trails tour as they created the original infrastructure and are actively involved in supporting Ban Don Khoun village by using local guides, boats and paying a significant proportion of the fee we paid to the community.

This was one of our best activity days in the month we spent in Laos. We had 2 hours on the river, time in the local village Don Khoun, a chance to sup locally distilled Lao Lao as well as a very well guided walk over the rice fields and up through 100 cascades to finally be refreshed by an awesome cascade at the top with banana wrapped rice for lunch.

A group of six, we were looked after by 3 guides who made sure we were fed, watered and rested along the way as well as supported to climb and descend in wet conditions. The guides showed us how to whistle using leaves, to create a simple flute from bamboo and shot glasses for the Lao-Lao. We ended the day in the Pak Thoun caves a recent addition to the attractions in the area. A refuge for local people during The Secret War in 60s/70s it was used as a hospital, was hit by a bomb which destroyed the Buddha altar just inside the cave. We slept really well after worthwhile exertion

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank annekscott
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

An easy hour by river boat south of Nong Khiaw the walk starts at a very simple Laotian village that has no road access and barely any electricity (I spied 2 very small solar panels and 1 crude run of river hydro machine. Sum total available power would have been less than 500 W. Most electric jugs needs 1000 W). A much more challenging walk up through the waterfall itself – took about 90 mins to get up climbing at a decent pace and just over an hour to get down. A decent walk with a talkative and interesting guide. We were also accompanied by a guide from the … village. Watching his bush craft was interesting – he collected fodder on the way – made bamboo drinking cups without breaking stride and stripped and rolled up some vegetation that makes a decent rope. On the way back to Nong Khiaw we stopped at a cave that was used as a secret hospital and munitions dump (good mix?) during the Vietnam War. An interesting view for those who don’t mind confined spaces from time to time (crawling only in parts). The cave runs into the hillside some 300m and 50 year old canned goods and supplies are still visible in the deepest part of the cave.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Martin O
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We did the 3 day tour of waterfalls and villages.
I don't want to ruin any surprises for you...
We aren't one for tours and the morning of the trip at the Hostel may seem like a unorganized mess but it all comes together for a great trip. Si our guide was amazing. Taught us a lot about the land, cultures, languages, plants and live stock.
First night we went to his village and met his family and neighbours...again, don't want to ruin anything for you but we had a very nice and spacial night.
Is our guide made us feel very comfortable and made sure we were all good and "ate full" at all meals.
The Scenery of the county side is beautiful! Wonderful hike, trials and waterfalls.
Definitely a highlight of our trip in Laos.

Side note* bring toys, school supplies and snacks for the children of the villages.... well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank joldenburger90
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This was an awesome experience. We chose to do the trek with Tiger Trails, who developed the trek with Don Khoun village, the boat is from the village, local villagers are employed as guides and a percentage of the price of the tour goes straight to the village. We were part of a group of 6 which was fun and kept the cost down.

We had a one hour boat trip down river to the village where we met our guide and set out for about an hour before stopping for a snack. We walked another 10-15 minutes to the base of the falls from where we basically scrambled up the falls. There is enough challenge to make it fun, the guides made sure everyone was ok and pointed out some of the local "wildlife" along the way. At the top we were rewarded with a refreshing shower and a simple but delicious lunch.

We returned to the village via a bush track, sampled some of their locally distilled Lao Lao whisky, then headed back up river again, with a stop at Pha Kuang cave which served as a hospital and a safe place for religious artefacts during the US bombings of 1964-73.

This was a really enjoyable one day experience with good variety, the guides were friendly and helpful and our whole group had fun.

It's great to see tours like this which put so much back into the local community.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brent H
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived in this little town and we met Harps (the boss of Tiger trail), he was extremely nice and friendly. He spent a lot of time explaining us the various visits/tours we could do in Nang Khiaw.

The first impression was really good!
Because we were in the raining season he looked carefully to the weather conditions to propose us the best trip.
Older information, Tiger trail was the first agency for trip in the town (Nang Khiaw) and the money collected goes to the local communities!!!
Finally, he doesn't lie and the guides are really competent for a beautiful landscape!!
Valério, Dominique and Léandre
Ps: 100 waterfalls are a magic moment!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Valerio C
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