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The Boat Landing

The Boat Landing Guest House and Restaurant is the premier ecotourism lodge in Luang Namtha, Laos' northwestern most province, with access to the Nam Ha Protected Area, the Namtha River and Lao hill tribe villages for rafting, trekking, and handicraft trips. The restaurant serves local Lao food with a large selection of vegetarian choices. It is located about 6 kms from the provincial town and just 1 km from the airport.

After a day out and about you can come back and relax in comfort and style. On the banks of the Namtha, enjoy genuine Luang Namtha cuisine in the open verandah restaurant while watching life by the river.


The bungalows are constructed with local materials in a local Lao style adapted for your comfort and pleasure.

Lounge on your verandah in a grassy acacia grove, watch locals fish for their evening meal, butterflies alighting on the flowers, children swimming and boats passing up and down the river.

The rooms aspire to tastefully combine local tradition while providing the guests the comforts of home.

Each room has a modern bathroom outfitted with solar hot water. Go to your nightly rest soothed by the evening breeze and the night sounds of the river.


In the open verandah restaurant enjoy the surrounding nature and savor the flavor of northern Lao cuisine - tastes and flavors that you may not find on any other menu. Here you can sample the traditional dishes of the people of Luang Namtha. It also has an extensive vegetarian menu.

Things to Do

There is more to see Luang Namtha than your guide book may tell you. From the Boat Landing you can discover the nature and peoples of Luang Namtha.Here are some activities that you might enjoy:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Boat cruises on the Namtha River
  • Fishing
  • Trekking to ethnic minority villages
  • Rafting and Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching

Luang Namtha has a large and diverse ethnic groups, many of whom still live traditional life styles. The main ethnic groups in the area are Tai Yuan, Black Red and White Tai, Tai Lue, Khmu, Rok, Akha, Lanten, Mien and Hmong. Most of the ethnic handicraft traditions are alive and well.


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