National Geographic has named Laos one of the top destinates to visit in 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders of many tourism-dependent countries, such as Laos. But the Southeast Asian country known for its emerald-green vistas of the Upper Mekong River got a boost in domestic travel with the December 2021 inauguration of a Chinese-financed and -constructed
Tucked away in the Laos Jungle, the cascading tiers of the Kuang Si Falls captivate tourists worldwide who come to marvel at the scenic vacation spot. This destination in Luang Prabang’s beautiful countryside has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor fun. Tourists at Kaung Si Falls can swim, hike, picnic, or simply enjoy
Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
With travel opening up again and the expectation that from July 2022 tourists can enter with ease, have you wondered how you can travel more responsibly? Tourism can benefit local people and places, leading to much richer experiences for us travellers; but we all have a part to play. As well as benefitting communities, we
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.
As Travel.com reports, Laos is one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations to visit in 2022. The lovely landlocked Laos is, more often than not, overlooked by Southeast Asia vacation hunters in favor of tropical beach destinations like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. But this alluring Southeast Asian republic can rival the rest of the
The Nam Nern Night Safari is a totally unique experience that you can only do in Laos.
Muang Hiem is a small town and the gateway to the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area – home to a number of endangered species. Muang Hiem means town-beware.
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Only a 3-hour drive north of Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw is a popular destination due to it’s accessibility, dramatic scenery and small-town atmosphere. Nong Khiaw is packed of adventure, kayaking, trekking, mountain climbs, great restaurants and places to stay.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, Tiger Trial employed over 25 full-time guides. The only company in Laos to employ guides permanently all year round. Unfortunately, when Lao borders were closed in March 2020, many of these employees retreated to their home villages to return to subsistence farming providing for their families. The tourism industry
The village home stay is built from clay bricks and provides a little bit of luxury where sensitive and culturally interested travellers can enjoy an ethnic interaction responsibility while staying in ecologically built accommodation that supports the community with ongoing income.
15 days cycling with Elephants, Villages Waterfalls in Laos
Student group completes mud-brick house in rural ethnic village to generate income
High in the mountains of Laos lives a minority society, a group of people with a clan system strong in cultural traditions, forged by centuries of animism and ancestral worship and working the land, that they have survived war, desolation and years of oppression. This is the home of the Hmong.
Family relationships form the true heart of Lao culture. To many Lao people, these connections far supersede anything else in importance.
Hiking in beautiful limestone mountains to a Khmu Village
My name is David Allan, 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 into the 2-day experience we provide to travellers. We started off at the Tiger Trail bike shop in town where we met up
A socially responsibly business bringing exciting foods to Luang Prabang and income to communities
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
Fair Trek’s work with many groups of volunteers result in the village of Houy Fay having a beautiful primary and preschool and now, they also have safer grounds! The pre-school was totally redone, changing the mud floor and bamboo construction to a concrete and cement construction. The primary school was repainted and now the structures