Beautiful lodge on the banks of the Mekong
Sitting on the banks of the Mekong, the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is midway between the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang, and Huay Xai, the main border crossing between northern Thailand and northern Laos. Both towns are reachable by boat, within a day.
The Lodge is an ideal starting point for walks into the forest, for a few hours or the whole day, to see villages which are off the main tourist trail. The Lodge also faces the Mekong Elephant Park, which is dedicated to the protection of elephants and offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the life of an animal important in Lao culture.
The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge suggests that you stay a few days in this protected area off the beaten track. You will enjoy the comfortable atmosphere, the picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong, and the comings and goings of the different boats that dock near the Lodge's beach.Your visit will be one of relaxation but also of unusual encounters and an immersion into traditional Lao life.
The Lodge has 20 superior rooms, in two buildings bordering the Mekong, the Deluxe Rooms are perched on a hill facing the Mekong, and provide a spectacular panoramic view, the Suites are located on the upper building of the lodge, facing the Mekong. Situated at the top of a hill, the Suites offer an incomparable view of the sunrise.
The sala overlooking the Mekong houses the restaurant, bar, reception, and lounge area. The bar and lounge are positioned to make the most of the landscape and the comings and goings of the boats below, while you enjoy a glass of wine and a chat with friends. As evening falls, you can watch the elephants from the camp situated across the river, or the herd of water buffalo that come to drink and bathe in the cool waters of the Mekong.