Bokeo has one of the last remaining populations of black-cheeked gibbons in Laos, and an innovative canopy forest camp called the Gibbon Experience has been developed to provide travelers with the opportunity to see and hear the gibbons.

From Houeixai you can make day trips to ethnic Lantaen villages where the production of traditional saa paper and other crafts can be seen.

Trekking in Bokeo

For mountain biking enthusiasts, Road 3 presents an excellent variety of mountain landscapes and ethnic minority communities on the way from Bokeo to Luang Namtha, and offers a challenging trip, which can be done in two days.