Photo: We're on a road to nowhere.


Ban Khiet Ngong

There are two main ways to stay in Ban Khiet Ngong: there's the tourist-friendly Kingfisher Ecolodge, which is the obvious choice for most travellers. But homestays in the village are also available if you ask at the elephant platform.

Kingfisher Ecolodge
Midrange - US$20 to 50
Ban Khiet Ngong
T: (020) 5572 6315

This nature retreat is in the middle of nowhere and you'd expect a venture such as this to be an abject failure. Who on earth would come here? Well, many people do and they have a truly special experience in a remote part of Laos, eight kilometres from the main highway and miles from the nearest city. The eco rooms here are made of wood and thatch -- they have dormered windows, high ceilings,... Read our full review of Kingfisher Ecolodge.

Backpacker - Under US$10
Ban Khiet Ngong

Homestays can be arranged in the village by asking around at the elephant stand -- one of the English-speaking guides will help set it up for you. It will be necessary to consult with the village chief for permission before settling in somewhere. Accommodation will be in a traditional-style Laotian house, and you're unlikely to get a private room. But then, the whole point of a homestay is to... Read our full review of Homestays.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ban Khiet Ngong? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Laos.

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