Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Phou Khao Khouay National Park
Along the southern perimeter of Phou Khao Khouay National Park, a range of accommodation types are available, including camp sites, eco-lodges and roadside guesthouses. As one might expect, there is very little in the way of bars, restaurants and night life. The emphasis is very much on exploring the natural features of the area and quiet fireside nights under the stars.
An exciting opportunityBan Phabath, Thaphabat district, Bolikhamsai
T: (020) 220 8286;
Operated under the same scheme as that in Ban Hatkai, villagers of Ban Na have established an exciting opportunity to view wild elephants. About four kilometres from Ban Na is a nine-metre high ... Read the full review of Ban Na Elephant Watch Tower and Homestay.
A friendly family-run camp siteTad Leuk Waterfall, Thaphabat District, Bolikhamsai Province
Alongside the Tad Leuk waterfall is a friendly family-run camp site. With only a dozen or so visitors overnighting there every month, there's a good chance it will be deserted. There are no firm ... Read the full review of Tad Leuk Waterfall Camp Site.
Lives up to its billing as an eco-lodgeBan Nabong, Pak Ngum District, Vientiane Province
T: (030) 988 4611;
Fifty kilometres northeast of Vientiane, a red dusty road winds through farm villages, beneath the boughs of subtropical trees, and ends at a bend in the Nam Ngum River. Here, on an ancient temple ... Read the full review of Ban Pako Eco-Lodge.USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
Not great valueBan Hatkai, Thaphabat district, Bolikhamsai
T: (020) 224 0303;
With assistance from donors, Ban Hatkai has developed a village homestay scheme offering an insight into rural Laos and a start point for treks to the nearby Tad Xay waterfall. Hatkai is a quiet, ... Read the full review of Ban Hatkai Homestay.
Clean but lacks charmBan Thabok, Thaphabat District, Bolikhamsai Province
T: (054) 53 0092;
Just two doors down from the T&M is the Deuan Savanh - Siphandone Guesthouse consisting of a series of concrete single-storey blocks with garish turquoise exterior. Like the T&M, it is a typical Lao ... Read the full review of Deuan Savanh - Siphandone Guesthouse.
Clean and simpleBan Thabok, Thaphabat District, Bolikhamsai Province
T: (054) 53 0087;
Built in 2005, T&M is a clean, simple guesthouse in the centre of bustling Ban Thabok. Located on Route 13 South and built in the style of a Thai concrete villa, it has none of the charisma of Tiger ... Read the full review of T&M Guesthouse.
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