Sitting on the Mekong Riverbanks, the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge is midway between Luang Prabang and the Lao-Thai border crossing, a day’s cruise from both ports. The Lodge is an ideal starting point for forest walks and village visits off the tourist trail. The Lodge faces the Mekong Elephant Park, , which is dedicated to the protection of elephants and offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the life of an animal important in Lao culture. Stay a few days, and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong. Your visit will be one of relaxation but also of unusual encounters and an immersion into traditional Lao life.