Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
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
Taking on a family travel through Laos with your children is exciting and challenging – We prepared some travel tips from the Lao travel specialists perspective.
Muang Hiem is a small town and the gateway to the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area – home to a number of endangered species. Muang Hiem means town-beware.
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Only a 3-hour drive north of Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw is a popular destination due to it’s accessibility, dramatic scenery and small-town atmosphere. Nong Khiaw is packed of adventure, kayaking, trekking, mountain climbs, great restaurants and places to stay.
Travelling as part of a larger Northern Trip, we travell from Muang La to Muang Ngoi down the Nam Ou river.
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.
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.
Named after the last ruler of the Kingdom of Vientiane, the ‘Anouvong’ embraces traditional Laotian artwork fused with French-colonial elegance.
Heritage Line brings to life untold stories with the right mix of comfort, adventure, culture, history, luxury, and tradition.
Student group completes mud-brick house in rural ethnic village to generate income
The annual Half Marathon Weekend is coming soon with many activities from Oct 19-Oct 23rd in the beautiful and historic UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, Laos. This is an opportunity for locals, expats and tourists to have a great time while supporting the Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The charity race takes place on Sunday,
The first Luang Prabang Gentleman’s Ride Riding motorbikes in Laos for a good cause. Written by Juliana Guttierrez The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a worldwide event held annually to campaign and raise money for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. This year was the first time that the Gentleman’s Ride
Exploring the stunning beauty of Vang Vieng. Riverside Boutique Resort recommendations for taking a tour up to Vang Vieng. Vang Vieng in central Laos, 3 hours north of Vientiane capital, has plenty to offer and truly unique scenery that could out of the dream of most photographers. Yet, it is astounding that so many travelers
Discover Laos through textiles When I first mentioned that I was traveling to Luang Prabang, I had received a few recommendations from my friends in Vientiane to visit Ock Pop Tok, a very popular textile shop in Luang Prabang. With great reviews listed on Tripadvisor, I made a mental note to stop by their
Cruising the mighty Mekong in style Here I am, lounging in the shade, avoiding the hot, mid-morning sun along the Mekong as we slowly wind our way downriver to Luang Prabang. All is quiet and peaceful except for the sound of the boat’s motor slicing through the water, glistening as it rushes past us. Steep
Lao-run restaurants and local eateries are increasingly flocking to The Mark to earn international certification on food and hygiene.
Kamu Lodge Laos The Tented Camp Adventure (families welcome) As we were planning our tour through Laos with our children, we took on the quest to arrange each single night in a truly special place. Sure you may agree, in the end of the day, the place you sleep in is just as important as
We are excited to announce the 3 Nagas, MGallery by Sofitel’ opening in Luang Prabang MGallery dedicates its collection of unique hotels to all lovers of secret locations, unusual destinations and hidden havens. And Laos, especially Luang Prabang perfectly suits into this promise. Each hotel from the MGallery collection is inspired by a story,
As much as I love to find cheap food stalls and search for local spots to eat during my stay in Luang Prabang, I cannot help but enjoy the occasional splurge. Prepared by a new chef with an incredibly attentive staff, this five-course meal at “Kitchen by the Mekong” was a luxurious experience all to itself. Held at Victoria Xiengthong Palace, which is
Tucked away down a quaint, little road near the UNESCO certified Manorom Temple, Hotel de la Paix is one of the upmost luxurious places to spend a few nights here in Luang Prabang. In a town where there is stunning architecture and continued traditions to be observed around every corner, it is rare to find