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New Challenge Discovery

New Challenge Discovery, one of the popular ecotours available in Huay Xai, offers tours and activities that will help tourists appreciate Huay Xai and Bokeo Province even more.

New Challenge Discovery provides tourists with boating options as they explore Mekong and Ngao Rivers — they can either take the kayak for a relaxing time or an adventure-filled one for a whitewater kayaking experience. Tourists can also embark on treks that challenge visitors to know Laos more through an interactive tour of forests — while on a trek, visitors get the chance to observe Lao wildlife, work for their own food, and sleep in the heart of the jungle.



New Challenge Discovery is located at 168 Centre Road, Huay Xai, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:30 to 18:30.


Entry Fee and Bookings

2-day treks cost USD 120 per person. 1-day kayaking costs USD 70. Discounts are offered to groups with three or more people.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Huay Xai via Lao Airlines.
  • From Huay Xai Airport, take a tuk-tuk to the town centre.
  • From the town center, board a separate tuk-tuk to New Challenge Discovery.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested time for this attraction is 1-2 days.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to try the New Challenge Discovery is from October to December when the weather is cooler and water levels are elevated which makes it easier to navigate in the Mekong River.



  • Trekking
  • Kayaking



Visitors of New Challenge Discovery can have their meals in nearby restaurants which include Terrasse Restaurant and Chill Place, Dream Bakery, Muang Neur, Tavendeng Restaurant, and Bar How.


Nearby Attractions

  • Gibbon Experience
  • Project Kasjiab
  • Fort Carnot



Hotels and guesthouses near New Challenge Discovery include Sawadee Homestay, Oudomsin Hotel, Riverside Huay Xai, and Hompho. Rates of accommodation range from USD 25 to USD 150.

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