Embark on a tranquil cruise along the Mekong River to reach Pha Tad Ke, the first botanical garden of Laos. Experience a range of exhibitions and presentations explaining the native plants of this vibrant, land-locked country. Enjoy countless nature walks through the botanical gardens, experiencing the verdant, indigenous flora of Laos.
Please Note: This tour can be done in the morning or afternoon. Board a local boat (at either 08:45 or 12:00) and cruise along the Mekong River, paying a visit to the first botanical garden in Laos, Pha Tad Ke. The garden is a regional research centre, which not only created the the first living collection of the flora of Laos, but also provides education to local schoolchildren and the general public about nature. Pha Tad Ke is a project that our non-profit affiliation, EXO Foundation, proudly supports. Enjoy a delicious Lao set lunch at the Pha Tad Ke café (for afternoon tour) Upon arrival at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, receive a short presentation about the gardens. Continue with a walk through the Ginger Garden and Ethno-botanic Garden, which acts as the site’s centrepiece. Follow the Limestone Walk, soaking in the amazing mountainous Mekong landscapes. Reaching the hunting lodge of the former royal family, stop for a quick lesson on how to craft a bamboo stick animal. Continue the Pha Tad Ke botanical garden walking tour through the Arboretum, Palm Garden and Bamboo Garden to the viewpoint overlooking the rice fields. Make a brief stop at the Mist House to learn more about the importance of biodiversity conservation. Finish the excursion with an optional orchid talk at Pha Tad Ke Nursery. Enjoy a delicious Lao set lunch at the Pha Tad Ke café (for morning tour) Arrive back in Luang Prabang at 13:50 or 17:00.