Many argue that it’s either nature or nurture when it comes to the perfect vacation; however, somewhere in between lies a sweet spot: an earth-friendly and sustainable, enjoyable vacation. Luxury and relaxation are very personal choices, and what might seem luxurious and relaxing to you might not at all seem the same to your neighbor. The Boat Landing Lodge & Guest House just might cause you both to agree that luxury and relaxation can certainly be found in the arms of an earth-friendly atmosphere.
Rich in culture and heritage, the Luang Namtha Province of Laos is the perfect backdrop for The Boat Landing. When you visit, be prepared for immersion in local culture. The Boat Landing enjoys sharing the heritage of the nearby ethnic cultures via excursions to neighboring settlements. These nearby communities work together to hold various shows of art and music, as well as craftsmanship. It is the commitment of The Boat Landing to share its financial benefits with the region’s farmers and craftsman.
Known for its ecologically-friendly practices and atmosphere, this resort is located very near to the protected area of Nam Ha. At Nam Ha, visitors can experience first-hand the very species that are so important in today’s conservation efforts. One of the region’s adventure companies, Green Discovery, takes guests on fishing or rock climbing excursions throughout the tropical forest that surrounds the property.
There are bird species here that are both indigenous and rare, for which conservation efforts abound. Species such as Silver Pheasants and Greentailed Sunbirds are just a couple of the more than 300 species native to the province. Tigers, leopards, guars, and elephants can be viewed in their natural habitat. The paradise of The Boat Landing is able to support their significant mission by operating in a completely sustainable manner.
There is nothing used at The Boat Landing that doesn’t come from the local area, including the bungalow building materials and all of the food and ingredients at the onsite restaurant. All waste gets recycled or becomes fertilizer, and any purchases made concentrate on a low environmental impact. Staff is trained in sustainability, as are guests via guidelines to enjoying this natural wonderland.
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