Learn what it is like to live in Laos by visiting Rivertime Ecolodge Resort. Our rural location is an hour outside of the city of Vientiane in the mountainous Phou Khao Kwai National Protected Forest Area. This hidden oasis gives an authentic Laotian experience of countryside, people and culture that you can’t get anywhere else in the city. As an ecolodge, we maintain a protective focus on nature and indigenous culture. We work in harmony with the area villages, employ local staff and support education and community development.
The management, owners and partners of Rivertime Resort and Ecolodge have 4 main aims:
To provide visitors to Laos with a genuine experience of Lao nature, Lao culture and the Lao people which will be educational, rewarding and memorable.
To play a significant role in the protection, preservation and promotion of the Lao natural environment.
To provide opportunities to underprivileged Lao children and improve the educational environment both locally and nationally.
To provide a reasonable rate of return on investment for the initial shareholders in the resort, without whose contribution the building of the resort would not have been possible.
Fun at the Resort
The resort offers a variety of day trips and activities!
Local village tours (Hmong and Lao Loum ethnic groups)
Lao cooking classes
Traditional Lao massage
Floating swimming pool on the river
Above-ground swimming pool... coming this summer
Tubing and Kayaking on the Nam Ngum river
Hmong dance performances
Boules (Theet Boon) area
Boating trips and Long-boat rides
Trips to other local attractions, such as the Ban Keun Zoo, Buddha Park, area Waterfalls, Patuxay, That Luang, and Elephant rides
Overnight trips to farther locations, such as Kong Lor Caves (subject to availability... ask for details or to arrange a special trip)