Welcome to Champasak Province, the southern-most province of Laos, a place also known as the “Emerald Triangle” being the crossroad between Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, the newest travel destination in Indochina where it is still possible to see and feel the genuine local lifestyle and natural beauty of this enigmatic Country.
Kingfisher Ecolodge provides guests with a comfortable, intimate experience within exotic nature in a special environment facilitated by our unique location adjacent to the Beung Kiat Ngong Wetlands and the Xe Pian Natural Protected Area.
Our property is immersed in nature and in a peaceful location bordering the Xe Pian National protected forest overlooking the Ban Kiat Ngnong Ramsar protected wetlands. We are also perfectly located for a visit to the little known historical site of Phu Asa perched on a nearby hill a short walk away. Our access to some of the last remaining elephants in Southern Laos makes a visit all the more appealing.
Here at Kingfisher we are dedicated to making our operations as sustainable as possible with the resources we have available in this remote location. In recent times we have really made moves forward to become even more sustainable.
- Member of Refill not Landfill and have refillable bottles and a refill station in the lodge for all our guests
- Single use plastic free lodge, glass water bottles in all rooms
- Provide much needed jobs to local villagers
- Much of our produce is sourced locally
- Much of the lodge is powered by solar including hot water for showers and our boardwalk lighting
In addition to our sustainability efforts we are big proponents of responsible tourism and are currently working with the mahouts and their elephants in the village to eradicate riding providing them with a bright future. We are working towards setting up an elephant sanctuary to protect some of the last remaining elephants in Laos. Over the years we have helped out in the local village to assist them to have better lives. This began with the financial support of significant improvements at the local school, we have also undertaken road building projects and supported local festivals.
There are only a few places left in the region where you really can get away from it all and become one with the local environment. At Kingfisher, we go to great lengths to ensure that you have time to fully immerse your yourself in the tranquility of the nature that surrounds you, whether that is hiking up a mountain or through the jungle to see ancient ruins, cycling through local villages, taking a local dug out on to the wetlands or simply sitting back in your hammock and enjoying the peace and quiet. We invite you to come and join us.