Category: Projects

EXPLORE LAOS

ECO Bungalow Project in Nong khuay

Eco Bungalow

  Fair Trek ECO Bungalow Project Luang Prabang, Second Village Construction.   Community tourism project under way in Luang Prabang Province. Building with Clay/Earth and with the help of Volunteers. This initiative for sustainable tourism is unique. Our mission, “tourism benefiting communities” is carried out…     After the successful construction of a beautiful ECO-Bungalow

An unexpected homestay in Laos

Nongkhuay children

An Intern’s Unforeseen Adventure in Laos…. It all started off as a typical day here in Laos, Luang Prabang…. A colleague, and me (a Tiger Trail intern) drove to Nongkhuay to deliver some clay bricks for our ECO Bungalow being built there. After picking up the bricks, we drove about 40 minutes away from Luang

Elephant Baby – Elephant Conservation Center.

Elephant Conservation Center Laos

  The Story of Noy – an orphan baby Elephant in Laos. The Elephant Conservation Center is located in Sayaboury, in Northwestern Laos. This area is home for most of the domesticated elephants in the country. It has been chosen to establish the first elephant hospital in Laos, as well as an Eco touristic camp.

Kajsiab Foundation – Bokeo Province, Laos

The Kajsiab Foundation Bokeo Province, Laos

  The Kajsiab Foundation Bokeo Province, Laos The Kajsiab Foundation offers support to locals in the far north east of Laos. This update encourages to give help to this great initiative. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” Mother Teresa     Do you want

Bamboo Playground Volunteer Project

little lao girl on bamboo swing

Bamboo Playground for Ban Noonsavath Primary School! A community project in Luang Prabang with Tiger Trail / Fair Trek / Reach Out Volunteers Some of the fondest memories I have of elementary school were not inside the classroom, but outside, on the playground!  I loved jumping on the swing and kicking my legs to get

Innovating CBT In ASEAN

Community Based Tourism in ASEAN Countries   As part of their commitment to social responsibility, Tiger Trail sent me as a Fair Trek representative (as well as a representative from Laos) to join a two day conference in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.    The conference included researchers, community representatives, government,

Bear “brain surgery”at Laos Bear Rescue Center

  No Beers for Bears…   A story about an amazing bear brain surgery at the Luang Prabang bear rescue center.     The donations that go to Free the Bears have helped create a variety of initiatives in South East Asia that maintain rescue projects and build sanctuaries for those bears that are rescued

Way of the Mahout – Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury

Laos Elephant Interaction Program

Laos Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury   – Video release “Way of the Mahout” – We are happy to share with you this wonderful video about Lao elephants in Sayaboury. A short film showing the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury in Northern Laos in full HD quality. Laos used to be famous for large amounts

Teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos

School children in Laos

  Volunteering and teaching in Laos & Luang Prabang   There are a number of organisations bringing English to the residents and novices of Luang Prabang.  Ranging from highly organised ‘voluntourism’ with all the bells and whistles, through to more low-key set ups, and a drop-in center for students, local Lao wishing to learn English have

Elephant Conservation Center – A Lao travel highlight with Elephants

Laos Elephant Center

  Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center

Life in a Hmong Village

Laos, Hmong

In many ways, Laos is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are three major ethnic minority groups in Laos: The Lao Lum, The Khmu and the Hmong. The history of the Hmong people is hardly researched. Most scientists believe the Hmong people used to migrate from the steppes of Mongolia across

Eco Bungalow Clay Adobe Project – Video Release

Eco Bungalow Village Stay Project Laos

  The Luang Prabang Eco Bungalow project is a milestone in community development through tourism.   The partners involved in this Luang Prabang based project have created a great example for new forms of home stay / community stay business and income generation in local Lao communities. The project coordinators from Fair Trek, Tiger Trail

Momobooks, Books for Laos

momobooks, books for Laos, Lao Education

  Books for Laos, Momobooks Helping improve the quality of education in Laos, DONORS WANTED   Hello, my name is Martin, and I first came to Laos in 1999 and was instantly charmed by the country. Everywhere I went, I met young people who were so eager to learn. Looking back, things haven’t changed that much.

Project: Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities TAEC

Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities through Culture, TAEC Luang Prabang.   – DONATE TO PROJECT NOW –   This project supports Laos’ rural ethnic communities in the revitalization and sustainability of their traditional arts through livelihoods development, outreach, and diversity awareness education. TAEC, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center in Luang Prabang is facilitating and managing

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

Volunteer in Laos…makes a change

CBT, home stay Laos

  Volunteer in Laos Explore Laos in depth   Volunteering in Laos is something you will probably never forget! Our visitors in Laos who engage in community projects take home more then a diary full of memories, or pictures…for most of our students and senior volunteers it becomes a life changing experience that inspires them

Eco Building Community Project, Luang Prabang

Eco Bungalow Project Laos

  Eco Building Community Project in Laos “Living, learning and sharing moments in our lives!”   Every year Tiger Trail and Fair Trek works on projects to help develop remote areas around Luang Prabang. These projects focus on community cooperation and alternative income generation. We integrate actively tourism activities to benefit local villagers.   After

Volunteer in Laos, Kajsiab Project

Kajsiab Laos Project, Explore Laos

  Volunteer in Laos   Leave More Than Just Footprints Volunteer in Laos at Daauw Home, Kajsiab Project, Hauy Xai, North Laos Early in the year of 2004 Nzoua Vue’s family was beset by tragedy. His beloved sister, Kajsiab, died a preventable death due a minor infection and inadequate health care. She was thirteen years

Fair Trek Training

fair trek team, tiger trail, training

  Fair Trek Project: TRAINING in Luang Prabang Community-based tourism projects in Laos, and for the world… FairTrek is an innovative tourism project that aims to assist in the development of communities in need. Adventure is the heart of our activities, yet fairness is the key of our vision. Working with communities, local partners, NGO’s and

Lao OLYMPIC flag coming to Luang Prabang

LAO OLYMPIC FLAG IS COMING HOME! LEOT project Luang Prabang acquired the Olympic flag   The Lao national flag which was recently carried before Lao’s top athletes at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies in the recent London Olympics has been acquired by the newly opened LEOT English Learning Centre (LELC) in Luang Prabang.   The