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Lisu Lodge

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- Beautiful & peaceful countryside location
- Down-to-earth accommodation
- Immersion in local culture and community
- Wide variety of activities available

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Lisu Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand about an hour and a half’s drive north of Chiang Mai. It’s named after a local tribe that lives nearby and offers a much more authentic and genuine experience than other places to stay in the area. Developed as part of a community project, the lodge offers guests the chance to get to know the local villagers and their way of life, with an exciting range of trips, activities and experiences available.

All four of the guesthouses are designed to be eco-friendly. They’re built in a traditional way and resemble the village huts seen nearby since they’re fashioned with wood and bamboo, though they’re outfitted with modern conveniences to make guests comfortable. There are 20 guest rooms and two studio rooms across the four guesthouses, each of which has captivating views of the lush natural scenery of the Thai countryside. Amenities such as complimentary bottled water, a ceiling fan and complimentary toiletries are provided. All guest rooms have an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Guest rooms are very modest and although rooms are comfortable, you should not expect luxury. Rooms are cooled by fans (there is no air conditioning).

Meals are freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients. The specialty here is Thai cuisine, with guests able to sample a range of local and national delicacies. Aside from the restaurant, the lodge doesn’t offer much in the way of facilities - the emphasis is more on exploring the surrounding area and taking part in the many activities that are available, including mountain biking, rafting, hiking, birdwatching, trips to the waterfall, cooking classes and visits to the fields where various crops are cultivated. Children are welcome here, though for trekking programmes there’s a minimum age limit of 10 years old and cycling activities are suitable for over 9s.

One of the key perks of staying at Lisu Lodge is the immersion into the local culture that few other places offer. Guests staying here aren’t treated as mere hotel guests, but as members of the local community. They’re encouraged to get involved and enjoy new sorts of experiences that benefit both themselves and the wider community. It’s a great way to learn about a different way of life and much more rewarding than staying in an average hotel.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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