There are three accommodation options in Ban Khiet Ngong which we recommend: Kingfisher Ecolodge, Kiat Ngong Wetland Bungalows and the homestays. There are other guesthouses, but conditions are a big step down.
Thanks to some initial legwork done by some development organisations, a community-managed homestay system has been set up in Ban Khiet Ngong and it’s a way to experience life in rural Laos while providing families with some tourism income. You’ll smell the woodfire and steamed sticky rice wafting from the basket. You’ll see curious faces of children popping into the doorway—teach them... Read our full review of Homestays.
If Kingfisher Ecolodge’s rooms are out of reach budget-wise, Kiat Ngong Wetland Bungalow three wooden bungalows are the ticket. This guesthouse is located on the road into Khiet Ngong village, 500 metre shy of the centre. The bungalows boast a surprising amount of comfort inside. There’s a big bed with a nearby electrical outlet, one light, overhead rotating fan, a glass window that can be... Read our full review of Kiat Ngong Wetland Bungalow.
At Kingfisher Ecolodge, guests can soak up the tranquil beauty of Xe Pian NPA’s wetlands. The lodge played a large part in establishing tourism in this once off-the-beaten-track destination and it remains the primary accommodation option. Their bungalows are comfortable but the lodge mishandles some aspects of hospitality and for those seeking an experience greater than just a nice room in... Read our full review of Kingfisher Ecolodge.