Trek to Ban Phavie
You set off in the morning by car in the direction of Pak Huay Khai; this pleasant journey gives you wonderful views across the River Nam Ma, terraced rice fields and the small villages along the banks of the river. On your arrival, you start your trek along a trail which follows a mountain stream meandering through the lush vegetation. You have the chance to meet the local farmers working in their rice fields and learn how they cultivate their lands, hunt for small game and fish in the mountain stream, before you enter into the tropical rainforest. After around 1½ hours, you leave the forest and arrive in the village of Ban Phavie; a beautiful Khamu village which sits on the top of a hill. After taking your lunch in the village, you continue on to some nearby waterfalls. You can relax in the cooling clear waters, lulled by the gentle breeze and tranquility of the falls (weather permitting). At around 13:00, you walk back down to the starting point of your hike and arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon.