The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is an ideal launching point for walks of either just a few hours or the whole day into the forest to see villages well off the main tourist trail or to observe the everyday life of elephants.
mekong ELEPHANT Park
Designed as a pilot project for the ecotourism industry, the Mekong Elephant Park demonstrates the founders’ aim of promoting sustainable tourism and wishes to encourage travellers to raise awareness and to support the protection of the Asian elephants
Opening Hours: 9am to 5 pm
Privileged private instants possible with our pachyderms upon request.
WALKS / MINI TREKS
- Half-day Trek
- Full-day easy Trek
- Full-day challenging Trek
- Mini Trek
REGIONAL CUISINE LESSONS: 35$/PERSON
Discover the art of Lao cuisine at our organic farm, and the local market. Surprise your friends and family upon your return, with an exotic gourmet experience which will leave a lasting impression.
Our chef and his team will accompany you to the market, where you will learn to choose ingredients, and then cook the regional dishes that you'll enjoy during your stay at The Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge. Lessons can accommodate 16 people.
PETANQUE: FREE OF CHARGE
Nothing brings people together more than a game of "pétanque" and it provides an opportunity to mingle with the local population.
We therefore invite you to the "pétanque" field, which is the most popular in Pakbeng.
Good times are guaranteed but beware, the local Lao Lao (rice whisky) and beer are always flowing!
(08 person minimum. Duration 1h30)
Thirsty for tradition? We are offer a Baci Ceremony, organised as a welcome by the Chaman of Pakbeng and the people of the village.
Perfect occasion if the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is the first step of your journey in Laos. In this case we are going to put the spirits on your side!
According to Lao tradition, each person is looked after by 32 souls (khouan) and the Baci aims to bring these back to the body and attract beneficial influences. The Baci ceremony is performed at all important events in a person’s life.
THE TRADITIONNAL DANCE SHOW OF THE PRIMARY SCHOOL OF PAKBENG: 130$/GROUP
(during school period only - 08 person minimum)
These traditional dances developed in the 19th century, in the court for the Royal Ceremonies. These young dancers are happy to share one of their most important traditions and showcase the beautiful costumes of the various ethnic groups.