Laos, Luang Prabang and The North
Info : Laos Spirit
Laos Spirit resort is located 15 kilometres outside Luang Prabang in a glorious mountain setting.
Luxurious bungalows are mounted on stilts into the hilly landscape overlooking the river below. Each bungalow has varnished wooden floors, larger open verandas with river views and quality tiled bathrooms with bath and outdoor shower. Spacious and comfortable, they provide a great space to watch life float by on the river below while appreciating the views.
The resort is has its own small Elephant sanctuary on the opposite side of the river. Elephant riding is a popular activity. Most guests get quite involved with the centre and its five Asian Elephants, all of whom were previously employed in the logging trade. Cycling kayaking and trekking are offered through the resort and the surrounding countryside is ideal for all types of adventure activities.
The resort is committed to responsible, low impact tourism and has numerous policies in place.
Access is by vehicle along a rather bumpy road and takes about 40 minutes from Luang Prabang. Staying here you feel true isolation a real jungle experience. The resort would suit families and anyone interested in adventure and eco-tourism. It is also a good option for groups with mixed interests allowing some to take day trips to the historical sites in Luang Prabang if they wish, whiles others can head for the great outdoors.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
- Elephant Trekking
- Mountain Bikes
- River Tours
- Varied Local Excursions
- Walking / Trekking
The guides and drivers couldn't have been better, 10 out of 10. Dao was outstanding. He made the trip extra special for us. His knowledge of the area and the whole country, history etc. was fantastic. He was brilliant with the children too, he made the trip fun, exciting and safe. If ever he was talking to a local in Lao, he would always involve us in the conversation and explain what was happening. At the end of our 9 days with him we didn't want him to go.