Lao new Year 14th to 16th April 2019
3 magical days in Laos for Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year)
Student group completes mud-brick house in rural ethnic village to generate income
Traveling with children just became a whole lot easier with the opening of Crazy Golf in Luang Prabang. This is a great opportunity to relieve some of the hassle that inevitably occurs during overseas travel.
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.
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.
Noodles are a way of life in Laos admired, critiqued, slurped and savoured all over the country.
Hiking in beautiful limestone mountains to a Khmu Village
A new street food tour is born in Luang Prabang and we check it out.
My name is David Allan, 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
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,
A socially responsibly business bringing exciting foods to Luang Prabang and income to communities
Fair Trek has had a relationship with Houy Fay village since the branch’s beginnings. It is one of the villages that Tiger Trail tours go often and because of this, Fair Trek decided to start working together to make sure tourism was used as a positive force and all the parties involved benefited. So after
The village of Houy Peng has 48 Khamu families, around 233 people. It is approximately an hour away from Luang Prabang. Fair Trek teamed up with the villagers and several groups of student volunteers to rebuild this village’s community meeting house. Because of growth in the population of the village, the existing meeting house was
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
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
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