Category: Nature

EXPLORE LAOS

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,

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,

Veterinary Elephant Adventures

A Lao Elephant Adventure in HongSa Cast of Characters: betadine, gauze, hope, trust, a bicycle, a scalpel, a very deep hole, and an elephant. The rainy season has made lots of the roads in Northern Laos nearly impassible. Petra and Marlies could have taken a boat up the Mekong to Luang Prabang, but they wanted

One Night in a Home Stay

Last week, I together with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang, Laos went to the village Long Lao Mai to show them how to make clay bricks for the ECO Bungalow. We spent the night at the village; for me it was a wonderful and peculiar experience, all in the same time. The first

Charming Champasak

Laos Temple Ruins

Laos may not be a huge country, but its remoteness and rugged terrain mean that different regions, though they may not be all that distant from each other as the crow flies, can have different languages, different customs, and very different atmospheres. There’s a lot of good exploring packed into this one, green, mountainous country.

Mahout Experience at Elephant Village

An Elephant Adventure in Luang Prabang at the Elephant Village A story from Fair Trek team intern in Luang Prabang, Laos. Last Saturday I went on a tour and my time was mostly spent on an elephant’s back and it was great! The day started with a bumpy, but fun tuk tuk ride to the Elephant