Monthly Archives: July 2014

Travel blogs by Boesabroad

It's time to go off grid for a while. Part of our trip to Laos includes an overnight stay in the Kamu village: a purpose built lodge resort adjacent to the dwellings of an indigenous Laotian tribe namely the Kamu's. This meant a 3 hour trip on the Mekong in a long, but quite speedy,...

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 Traditional Kamu Massage

Traditional Kamu Massage in a hut overlooking the Mekong river. The Kamu people have relied on the curative powers of traditional massage for centuries. Today, visitors to Kamu Lodge can partake of the healing power of Laotian massage in our open-air pavilion on the banks of the Mekong. Relax under the hands of...

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Opened in 2004, Kamu Lodge is a private eco-lodge engaged with low-impact travel, seeking for a balance between tourism and conservation of local culture and ethnic heritage. Settled on the banks of the Mekong River, in a remote valley of paddy fields, between small villages and forested mountains, Kamu Lodge is located 2h30 hours upstream of Luang Prabang. It is accessible only by boat. Developed by Apple Tree group, Kamu Lodge has been a pioneer of responsible tourism in Lao PDR. Involving inhabitants of one the surrounding villages, it is still a good example of integration within local life and natural environment.