New Resort in North Laos
It used to be that the lack of good accommodations was the reason for many travelers to give anything North of Luang Prabang a miss while visiting land-locked Laos. Mr. Jean-Paul Duverge has seen to it that this is no longer a valid excuse. He opened the Muang La Resort, just 15-odd miles east of Udom Xai. This 6-room retreat is built along the banks of a river. The bungalows are in traditional Lao style, and have large balconies. The restaurant, facing the river, serves Lao specialties. A Lao welcome ceremony, or Baci, can be arranged on request.
There’s a natural hotspring on the grounds, which has been put to use as a natural spa and a sauna.
Count on Khiri Travel to place a couple of nights at Muang La into a great program. Khiri Travel can take you there from Luang Prabang, and include a couple of great sights along the way. Also, Khiri is one of the few organization that can make sure you have a seamlessly organised trip overland onwards to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam after your stay at Muang La.