La Folie Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Beautiful views across the Mekong
  • Delightful food and wine
  • 24 comfortable rooms with balconies

A&K Top Tip

Take one of the lodges bicycle to explore the traditional riverside life meeting the friendly locals.

Guest Testimonial

In Laos, the guide added trips to the morning market and an opportunity to attend a shaman ceremony she heard about when we were in the village. I've seen some events, but I'll never forget that. I gather it's pretty rare to see it - the guide had only seen it once before.

- AF, London



Located just 35km from Pakse airport, La Folie Lodge sits on the banks of the Mekong River on the tranquil island of Dong Daeng. Facing the ruined Khmer temples of Wat Phou, the area combines cultural interest with natural beauty and unspoilt charm.

Each of the large 24 rooms, housed in 12 bungalows, is set in magnificently landscaped tropical gardens with balconies overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Mekong. The lodge's swimming pool is the perfect spot to cool off after basking in the hot sun.


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Best time to be there

The cooler part of the dry season, November to February is when Laos is at its best, avoiding the torrential rains of the summer months, and the sweltering heat of April and May.

Fly to

Luang Prabang or Vientiane via Bangkok

flying time

13 hours via Bangkok

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Issued on arrival

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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