Forestry Area Conservation Ecological Tourism
Just when we thought that tourism and environmental preservation could not go hand in hand, the Forest Area Conservation Ecological Tourism, also known as FACET, proved us wrong -- this project’s effort has drawn in a large number of tourists in the pristine forests of Oudomxay’s Nam Kat Yola Pa.
The protected forest area near Nam Kat river is Oudomxay’s most prized destination — in here, the trees stand tall in their verdant green shades, the cool breeze of the mountain is soothing, and the untouched mountains stand as a reminder of Laos’ beautiful natural sights. The well-established, sustainable tourism efforts are brought about by the Forestry Area Conservation Ecological Tourism (FACET) to not only give visitors a unique jungle experience but also provide jobs to those residing near the area. Through FACET, visitors of Nam Kat Yola Pa can embark on fun activities such as biking along the forest roads, abseiling in the jungle, zip lining, hiking, visiting hidden waterfalls, swimming, and even elephant trekking.
FACET is located at Road Number 5, Dorn Keo Village, Oudomxay, Laos.
Opening Days and Hours
The resort is open 24 hours but FACET’s tours and adventures end before the sunset.
Entry Fee and Bookings
For USD 35, you can enjoy most of the tours and adventures offered.
How to Get There
- Fly from Vientiane to Oudomxay via Lao Airlines.
- From the airport, hire a tuk-tuk to take you to the town centre.
- From the town centre, hire a motorbike or a motorcycle to Nam Kat Yola Pa.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Tours and activities at FACET can take 3 to 5 hours to finish.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to make a trip to FACET is during the months of October, November, and December, when the weather around Oudomxay is significantly cooler.
- ATV rides
- Hiking and trekking
- Zip line
- Bicycle Ride
- Tree House Hiking
Guests can relish on stunning sights while enjoying their food at Nam Kat Yorla Pa’s lavish restaurant. Please do note that prices in the restaurant can be significantly higher than that of products in the town center.
- Oudomxay Museum
- Phu That Stupa
- Nam Kad Waterfalls
- Mekong Elephant Park
Nam Kat Yola Pa Resort offers rooms to tourists at starting at USD 120 a night. To those who prefer to stay in the town center, they can choose from nearby hotels such as Villa Keo Seum Sack, Lithavixiay Guesthouse, Phanmixay Guesthouse, Dokboadeng Guesthouse, and Vilavong G. H. which costs USD 5 to USD 15 a night.