Muang La Resort: Secret Retreat in the Jungles of Laos

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In the heart of Laos’s mountainous north, lies the small village of Muang La. Wooden and bamboo houses sit quietly here in the valley between the Nam Pak river and the wild, tropical rainforests. Hidden away in this village is a beautiful boutique hotel that is sure to be a highlight of your journey to Laos.


The Muang La Resort is a place to get lost in secluded corners of aromatic and colorful gardens or listen to the sounds of the jungle and the flow of the river from your private veranda. The resort’s villas, spa and facilities are inspired by local architecture and design and built using local materials.

Muang-La-Resort-gardenWe love the quality and attention to detail throughout and the way that Muang La so seamlessly connects visitors with their surroundings. You can easily spend two nights here or more, giving you ample time to enjoy the facilities and explore the area.

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Spa and Pampering

Muang La Resort has taken full advantage of the natural hot springs found in the region. They channel the warm water into 4m high elevated baths overlooking the river where visitors can swim or soak in the daytime or evening hours. muang-la-resort-elevated-bathsWhether you visit in the heat of the summer or the cool winter months the steaming, these baths are a perfect way to unwind. The resort also features a luxurious spa. Relax with traditional Lao massages and treatments on a wooden Sala or enjoy an aromatic, traditional Laos Sauna at your pleasure.


Culinary Delights
Enjoy the varied menu of fresh, crisp and unique Laos dishes on the peaceful dining terrace, over looking the river. For a hands-on experience, pick your own fresh vegetables and herbs from the onsite kitchen garden, and learn to cook mouth-watering dishes from   the resident chef.laos-cuisine-river-front


The wild, tropical forest is right at your doorstep in Muang La and there are a variety of half day and full day excursions to enjoy your surroundings.

raft-laosWalk the grounds with a medicinal herbs expert and learn about the many uses for the plants that surround the Muang La area. Spend a day on a trek to remote minority villages where you can learn local trade, craft and farming techniques.


Take a pilgrimage to the 400 year old sacred statues of Buddha in the valley of Pha Xack Temple. Or hop on a 4×4 and ride to the top of a nearby mountain for panoramic views of your surroundings.

At this secret retreat in Muang La you can find just the kind of getaway that will rejuvenate you. Whether you want to explore or relax, or do a bit of both, your stay at Muang La is sure to be a time you will treasure.

Begin your journey to Laos. Choose from our private journey to Laos, or our Laos small group trip in October.