Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
Ban Lao Pako is an eco-lodge located on an ancient temple site on the banks of the Nam Ngum river, about 50 km from Vientiane. It is the perfect place to relax and experience the Lao countryside. Also on offer is a range of activities such as jungle trekking, cultural excursions and monthly events.
We start the day with a drive to Lao Pako and stop in Ban Somsamai village to take a traditional long-tail boat trip downstream towards the lodge. While navigating the Nam Ngum, we’ll be able to appreciate the wild nature and rural life along the banks of this magnificent river.
We’ll stop to make a short jungle walk in a high-forest conservation area. Our experienced guide will impart his extensive knowledge of the area’s flora and fauna while we head to the lodge.
After arriving at Ban Pako, we’ll enjoy a tasty lunch in the restaurant.
The afternoon begins with a ‘Jungle Bath’, and short forest walk from the lodge. You’ll be able to relax in the herbal sauna and go for a refreshing dip in the small spring water pool. You can also have a traditional Laotian massage.