Family relationships form the true heart of Lao culture. To many Lao people, these connections far supersede anything else in importance. If you’re lucky enough to travel in the country during a festival time or holiday — such as Pi Mai, the Lao New Year, or the Fire Boat Festival — you’ll see for yourself
I’ve just come back from a 60km biking tour outside Luang Prabang. I was a bit worried about the distance, not being the most experienced or fittest cyclist, however it was a really fun day and a moderate cycling level. The route is a wonderful mix or on and off-road and took us through local
In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
The Queen of Vermicelli by Tom Partridge I have found an exciting little spot and i am going to let you know all about it, but don’t spread it around try to keep it hush hush just between the two of us. Vientiane is becoming a foodie zone. Cute Taquerias, Bistros, Trattorias, Minimalist industrial Al
The first one and a half months of our time in Luang Prabang have passed and we thought it’s time to find some new things to do. Luckily, we were able to join a hiking tour with Tiger Trail Travel near Luang Prabang recently. We learned a lot about Lao culture that we’d like to
From the glorious twin falls of Tad Fane, to the voluminous amount of water passing over Khone Pha Pheng falls, here are the top 5 waterfalls in Laos that you must see!
Imagine coming to Luang Prabang and not making the most of the street food. We can all be a bit scared to try things we have no idea what they consist of and sometimes we just don’t know where to go. Street food tours are popular in other destinations but were lacking in Laos’s heritage
Hi. I’m Tom, the newly appointed Biking Manager at Tiger Trail Travel and I have a confession to make. I am not really a cycling guy, I have spent 42 years avoiding Lycra and skid lids*, but I love adventure, the wind in my hair and the sense of achievement you get when you
My name is David, the Short Tours Manager at Tiger Trail Travel. Recently I enjoyed some customers on a two-day Fairtrek out of Luang Prabang into the countryside for an overnight adventure and insight to the 2 day experience we provide to travellers. We started off at the Tiger Trail bike shop in town where
The Luang Prabang film festival (LPFF) rocks to a different beat than others. Not only do they screen amazing talent from South East Asia but they are on a mission – a social mission. Started by one man about 6 years ago simply because there was no theatre in Luang Prabang, it has grown to one
Thailand is building up to what will be a historic period with final preparations under way for the funeral of the late King. The Royal Cremation Ceremony will be held in Bangkok from October 25-29. It will be a sad time for Thai people, but the country will remain as welcoming as ever for tourists
The annual Half Marathon Weekend is coming soon with many activities from Oct 19-Oct 23rd in the beautiful and historic UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is an opportunity for locals, expats and tourists to have a great time while supporting the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The charity race takes place on Sunday,
The Laos Buffalo Diary is an exciting socially-responsible business recently established consisting of a commercial dairy and production facility. They make products such as yogurt, cheese and ice cream for local and (eventually) overseas customers. How did 2 families ever start to milk buffalo? In 2014 two families travelled to Sri Lanka and loved the
By Eliot Stein September 15, 2016 At the Gibbon Experience in northwest Laos, zip-lines connect some of the tallest treehouses in the world. (Felipe Rodríguez Vasquez) During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle
Laos is fast becoming a popular cycling destination in southeast Asia. Here are five reasons why Laos is the best place to go cycling in Southeast Asia, and possibly the world! 1. The Amazing Views Laos has some of the most inspiring and varied landscapes in the region. For a small trip, we will take
Here’s a roundup of five best reasons why you should pack your bags and come visit Laos during the wet season — which we prefer to call the Green Season.
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Hopineo present Fair Trek in partnership with Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures. Fair Trek is a community-based tourism initiative that works with local communities to create authentic travel experiences that leave a positive impact.
Recently, Fair Trek teamed up with Peter Richards, an expert on Community Based Tourism, to help realize the need for local communities to have a larger voice and active role in the very projects they benefit from. Thereafter Fair Trek formed the Fair Trek Ambassador Team (FATeam) with tour guides in order to help bridge
Luang Prabang has long been a destination for elephant interaction and elephant riding. But since the world of tourism is re-thinking the way elephant tours should be conducted, also Luang Prabang has undergone changes in the various offerings for Elephant tours. As a leading travel management company in Laos, we promote companies who are innovative,
Just a few years ago, the Director of Tiger Trail, Mr. Markus N. has been traveling with Tony Wheeler, who now has received one of the highest honors to be found in the world of tourism. As Markus & Tony traveled to Nong Khiaw those days, they sat on the kayak for hours talking about