Category: Nature

EXPLORE LAOS

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

My first week in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang, Boat Cruise

Internship in Laos, Luang Prabang   After a long night and tiring 12 hour bus ride from Vientiane I finally reached Luang Prabang, a charming small city nestled between the Nam Khan and Mekong River. As I got off the bus in Luang Prabang, dark clouds and a bit of rain were my first welcome

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

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