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
In anticipation of increasing numbers of tourists in 2022, today guides from Tiger Trail Travel are completing their Lao Safe COVID-19 training. Under the current COVID guidelines governing international tourism to Laos, tour guides and drivers constitute one of the major points of contact for tourists and great hygiene standards at all times is a
If you are lucky enough to have made it to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos (travel is now possible again after a 2-year border closure) make sure you discover all the treasures of this UNESCO heritage town and unlock secrets and fascinating history with the help of a local guide. Here is a one-day itinerary.
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
Muang Khua is a quaint town used for transit between Muang Khua and Dien Bien Phu and Muang Ngoi by boat over the Nam Ou river.
The place to go for ethnic tribes and culture, particularly the Khmu. Often overlooked there are some hidden gems to see if you are passing through.
Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos COVID-19 Update – March 2021 Let us all remember:“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” For now, all self-sustainability activities at our project are closed. We have no income to feed 46 people at Kajsiab
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
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Jungle Jar will provide communities with income to help develop village infrastructure and provide money to the participating families to send a child to school or higher education.
The Solidarity Food Canteen was started in 2020 during COVID-19. They serve 120 free meals every weekday.
A team of Lao (and one expat) ventured to a village 3 hours from Luang Prabang, by motorbike, to donate roof iron and clothes for a remote country-side village just in time for the cold season.
FairTrek’s latest program, Mushrooms for the Masses, brings sustainable agriculture to rural Lao villages. Mushrooms contribute nutrition & wealth building in a sustainable way.
The Luang Prabang Deaf & Mute Community Training Center has been providing education to differently abled students from Northern Laos for 11 years.
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The free exhibition at Friends Gallery in Luang Prabang on February 14th from 5pm – 7pm where the selections will be revealed.
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.
Huay Fai is a beautiful village near Luang Prabang Many tourists pass through as it is close to the popular Tad Sae waterfalls. The village has a homestay program providing revenue to the community and now a shared community space will run tourist workshops providing further income for local families.
Garavek is a small theatre based in Luang Prabang, promoting and preserving local traditional myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 6.30-7.30pm, they present a selection of traditional Lao stories (in English) in an intimate thirty seat theatre.
Up to a third of the bombs dropped did not explode. In 2008, 300 people a year were injured or killed and today that figure is closer to 50. Uncleared land still poses a threat to farmers and villages and sadly people still suffer injuries today, often lost limbs or eyesight.