Laos lures adventurous travelers with its wild lands

03/27/2007 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

In northern Laos, "eco-trekking" is the rage in the densely forested Nam Ha National Protected Area. Adventurous tourists can hike through the jungles, around the rivers and up the mountains, encountering a variety of ethnic groups along the way. In recent years, the trip, which can be done on a backpacker's budget, has become a way for stressed-out workers to get away from it all.

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