Look out for wild elephants while trekking through the stunning wilderness of Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area.
Visit a camp, 15 km out of Luang Prabang, for the rehabilitation of elephants previously employed in the logging trade, www.elephantvillage-laos.com. Or take an elephant trek through the wetlands of Xe Pian and be sure not to miss the annual elephant festival in February.
Catch a glimpse of the rare, black-cheeked crested gibbons chortling out soprano tunes from the jungle’s canopy, with the Gibbon Experience.
Venture out into the darkness to spot wildlife by boat on the Nam Nern Night Safari in the protected jungle of Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area.
Ask locally about opportunities to explore Nakai Nam Theun National Protected Area, one of the most important eco regions in Laos, with rare and endangered wildlife. Sustainable ecotourism and wildlife viewing options are under development.
Keep your fingers crossed and you might just spot the beautiful, rare, freshwater dolphins in Siphandon.