The Gibbon Experience, Huay Xai

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Explore a mountainous terrain and its indigenous animal life at The Gibbon Experience, known for sheltering the black-cheeked gibbon. In addition to the endangered primate, the reserve's 1,230 sq km (475 sq mi) protect elephants, bears, tigers, and wild water buffalos, among other species. Visit the canopy huts to examine roaming animals from a safe distance, and experience the splendor of the rainforests on a three-hour trek towards a charming waterfall and freshwater pool. Note that the hike requires a reasonable level of fitness; always carry extra water with you. Arrange to visit The Gibbon Experience and other attractions in Huay Xai using our Huay Xai route planning site .
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  • Relaxed, fun guys who run this. Good for couples or friends but still fine if you go solo. They take photos which are quite cheap to get at the end and they have lockers with keys and water if needed....  more »
  • We did the waterfall tour. It was a ton of trekking but the rewards out weighed the work times a million! The treehouses are so high up and perfect. Sleeping listening to the jungle is epic. Our guide...  more »
  • We de decided to go on the express tour, and it was perfekt for us! You start off with a general meeting together with the waterfall or classic tour depending on which day you leve on. After meeting y...  more »

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Where to stay in Huay Xai

Not known for its selection of accommodations, Huay Xai offers just a few places to stay nestled up against the Mekong. These options remain basic but welcoming and, more importantly, budget friendly. Most visitors choose to stay across the river in the Thai town of Chiang Khong, which offers a much wider range of accommodations. Others continue directly on to other destinations deeper in Laos.
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