Phou khao khouay national protected area  


Discover Community-based Tourism in Central Laos

Phou Khao Khouay, or ‘Buffalo Horn Mountain', is an intriguing and breathtaking nature reserve in Lao PDR. The mountains, rivers and pristine forests of this National Protected Area offer great opportunities for exploring nature in Laos.

The heart of Phou Khao Khouay is perfect for outdoor activities like trekking, canoeing, wildlife watching, picnicking and camping. Its proximity to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, makes it ideal for day trips or multiple day tours.

If you stay overnight in a traditional Lao village, you can discover the typical Lao hospitality and friendliness. It gives you a unique possibility to experience rural village life and go trekking in the nature reserve. This way, you will contribute to nature conservation in Central Laos!





  community based tourism in phou khao khouay