Category: Adventures

EXPLORE LAOS

Bamboo Playground Volunteer Project

little lao girl on bamboo swing

Bamboo Playground for Ban Noonsavath Primary School! A community project in Luang Prabang with Tiger Trail / Fair Trek / Reach Out Volunteers Some of the fondest memories I have of elementary school were not inside the classroom, but outside, on the playground!  I loved jumping on the swing and kicking my legs to get

Akha Culture Experience Tour in Laos

Laos Akha Minority Volunteer Tour

  Akha Culture Experience Tour in North Laos Laos Travel tip on cultural home stay adventure with an Akha community in remote northern Laos, a 4-7 day cultural interaction program.   The question has to be asked: Is the drive and all the ‘roughing it’ worth it?  I’d have to answer an emphatic YES!  The

Beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos Travel Tip, Vang Vieng Things To Do

Vang Vieng Laos Travel Tip

  Vang Vieng has changed… Vang Vieng Travel Information Things to do in Vang Vieng The crazy reputation of Vang Vieng once has made it one of the most touristy towns in Laos with more than 100,000 party hungry visitors per year. Also the riverside “party” has become the principal activity of the once peaceful

Chom Ong Cave Udomxay : Explore Laos Expedition

Chom Ong Cave Laos Udomxay

  Chom Ong Cave, an Explore Laos Expedition to Udomxay, North Laos.   Exploring the second largest cave system in northern Laos, an exclusive exploration and Laos adventure tour.   Every great Laos adventure has obstacles, and there was no exceptions with our weekend expedition to the Chom Ong cave, the second largest cave system

Way of the Mahout – Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury

Laos Elephant Interaction Program

Laos Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury   – Video release “Way of the Mahout” – We are happy to share with you this wonderful video about Lao elephants in Sayaboury. A short film showing the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury in Northern Laos in full HD quality. Laos used to be famous for large amounts

Travel Tips: Kuang Si Waterfall – Daytrip from Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfall Luang Prabang

Travel Tips Luang Prabang: Kuang Si Waterfall visit. Everyone who takes a visit to Luang Prabang needs some nature, we all agree, but before you head out to explore the Kuang Si waterfalls, here is some tips, ideas and suggestions for your day out. Most likely the Kuang Si waterfalls are the biggest attraction in

Elephant Conservation Center – A Lao travel highlight with Elephants

Laos Elephant Center

  Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center

Life in a Hmong Village

Laos, Hmong

In many ways, Laos is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are three major ethnic minority groups in Laos: The Lao Lum, The Khmu and the Hmong. The history of the Hmong people is hardly researched. Most scientists believe the Hmong people used to migrate from the steppes of Mongolia across

Eco Bungalow Clay Adobe Project – Video Release

Eco Bungalow Village Stay Project Laos

  The Luang Prabang Eco Bungalow project is a milestone in community development through tourism.   The partners involved in this Luang Prabang based project have created a great example for new forms of home stay / community stay business and income generation in local Lao communities. The project coordinators from Fair Trek, Tiger Trail

Elephant Village visit in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang, Ban Xang

Elephant interaction in Luang Prabang, a tour and visit at Elephant Village The original name of Laos is “Lane Xang” or “The land of a million elephants” In the past and even until today, most of these impressive animals were used as labor to carry heavy loads in logging. Many of the Elephants in Laos

Tad Thong Waterfall, Luang Prabang Travel Tip

Explore waterfalls in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Travel Tip Tad Thong Waterfall Tour   Luang Prabang Travel Tips – Best waterfalls to visit   Visiting Luang Prabang without seeing one of the beautiful waterfalls is considered a sin! But seeing only the crowded Kuang Si or day-time amusement-park-like Tad Sae waterfall with its Ziplines and Elephants could count as such

Home Stay Experience

home stay, Laos

Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village   I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes

Volunteer in Laos…makes a change

CBT, home stay Laos

  Volunteer in Laos Explore Laos in depth   Volunteering in Laos is something you will probably never forget! Our visitors in Laos who engage in community projects take home more then a diary full of memories, or pictures…for most of our students and senior volunteers it becomes a life changing experience that inspires them

Eco Building Community Project, Luang Prabang

Eco Bungalow Project Laos

  Eco Building Community Project in Laos “Living, learning and sharing moments in our lives!”   Every year Tiger Trail and Fair Trek works on projects to help develop remote areas around Luang Prabang. These projects focus on community cooperation and alternative income generation. We integrate actively tourism activities to benefit local villagers.   After

Hillside Resort NOW OPEN in Luang Prabang

Hillside Resort Luang Prabang

Hillside Resort is a “lifestyle” hotel in the countryside of Luang Prabang     We recently enjoyed a family day, just 20 min. drive from Luang Prabang. We indulged in some easy activities for the adults, while the kids-crew took a car and awaited us at the swimming pool. Be assured, in this magic place,

Laos Adventure – Jeep Tour

Explore Laos Jeep tour in Laos

LAOS 4X4 EXPLORE LAOS – JEEP ADVENTURE   Exploring Laos with a Jeep may well be an adventure by itself and  tough enough for most. But not knowing mechanics and under-estimating (cold) temperatures in the Lao wilderness will eventually make such an endeavor a real lifetime memory, good or bad… –:– We started our Laos

Lao Orchid Tour Vientiane

As a true plant lover, I remember well the first time I experienced the Laos Orchid Trek in Phou Khao Khouay, near Vientiane, with Bertrand, about a year ago. Bertrand is an orchid specialist working for Vientiane Orchidées in Laos, a Vientiane based company dedicated to the preservation and the knowledge of Lao orchids (of

Trekking and Kayaking in Luang Prabang

I went on a one day “Fair Trek” Hiking and Kayaking tour with Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang. Trekking in Laos really is a great opportunity to explore the country in depth. We were dropped off by the tuk tuk near the location of the Elephant Village and first we took a short boat ride,