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EXPLORE LAOS

Ride for a good cause – Motorcycles in Laos

Laos motorbike adventure

Motorcycling in Laos, for a good cause!   Riding Laos on a motorcycling holiday last year was a real eye opener for me. The scenery is nothing short of stunning the trails are hidden and follow through rugged mountains forever. We were humbled by what we saw, the people, poor as they are, are warm

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

Tamarind Cooking Class: an insight into Lao Cuisine

Last week we took the Tamarind cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos. We started the Lao cooking day at 9am and we were whisked off to Phosy Market where Joy the chef taught us about what kind of herbs, vegetables and other Lao food you use in Lao cuisine. The stands sold a lot of

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.

A Motorbike is the best way…

motorbike tour in laos

  Riding a motorbike in Laos is the best way to explore the true Laos… You’re free to travel at your own pace and speed, you can stop anywhere you like without arriving in a vehicle as big as someone’s house, and in a country like this, with so many remote places to explore, a

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

Introducing Hanna – Our new Intern…

Hi my name is Hanna and I am from Sweden.  I am working as an intern at Tiger Trail in their Fair Trek Responsible Tourism Division.  I will be here in Luang Prabang, Laos for three months. During this time I will put up a post once a week where I tell you about different

Investing in Sustainable Tourism!

From 8 -12 June, two Tiger Trail staff attended a workshop on community based tourism in Chiang Mai, Thailand! Thailand has been developing sustainable communities in remote areas for a longtime. With all the knowledge that they have to share, the Community Based Tourism Institute and the Community Based Tourism Network put together this great training

Laos Adventure Guide Training

Laos Biking Tours

Tiger Trail has been leading the way for unique and exhilarating adventures in Laos.  Part of the Tiger Trail mission is to encourage the development of skills for all of their guides so that they continue to improve their service.  This means offering specific training with professionals who can challenge the guides to learn new things.  Here’s

Concrete spirits in Vientiane

Image by www.jeffreyalanmiller.files.wordpress.com Once upon a time, a mad monk swam veillée across a river. Well, “mad” is in dispute, and certainly impolite. And actually, he wasn’t technically a monk, though he is respected as a religious man. Let’s call him a visionary. Bunleua Sulilat is responsible for two of the coolest sights in Lao