Ban Pako Eco-Lodge
Lives up to its billing as an eco-lodge
What we say:
Ban Pako is set on the Nam Ngum River, some 50 kilometres from the centre of Vientiane. Constructed from local materials using traditional techniques and powered by solar energy, it lives up to its billing as an eco-lodge. Built in 1995, the Swedish-operated lodge is spaced out to ensure a feel of seclusion and at the same time, safety. The focal part of the lodge is the spacious river view terrace with its attractive garden, sunset river views and authentic, if undersized, bamboo hammocks. European and Asian food is served on the terrace. The Lao food incorporates wild vegetables and bamboo gathered locally. It's a great place to relax, with sauna, spring pool, meditation platform and herbal tea all on offer. If tuning in doesn't turn you on, trekking and wild elephant spotting at nearby Ban Na are available. The six bungalows are airy, have ensuite bathrooms and river views. The five double rooms are aligned in a longhouse, away from the river. The rooms lack privacy and have shared bathroom facilities. It's back-to-nature, so no hot water, fans or air-con. Book ahead for weekends, when Vientiane expats are in residence. A rather pricey escape from Vientiane, there are better value, more interesting eco-experiences to be had in other provinces. All rates include breakfast.
Contact details:Ban Nabong, Pak Ngum District, Vientiane Province T: (021) 45 1841, (030) 525 7937
Email them at: email@example.com
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan private b'room||7 USD||10 USD|
|Family room||40 USD||50 USD||Only one - bungalow|
|Bungalow fan private b'room||20 USD||25 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 20th February, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 23rd November, 2013
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