In May, Fair Trek hosted 144 students and teachers from Hwa Chong International School in Singapore. They came to Laos with Fair Trek’s partner, World Volunteer, a Swedish-based service-learning organization, to support the Eco Bungalow.
The UXO Laos Visitors Center is easily one of the most important places to visit in Luang Prabang. It features a simple, but highly informative exhibit that details some of the more disheartening consequence of being heavily bombed during the Vietnam War. This important museum in Luang Prabang features an extremely informative exhibition on the
The Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang The Living Land Farm is a Community Enterprise in Luang Prabang, run by local staff for the sole benefit of Lao people. They are probably most well-known for their exciting ’Rice is Life’ tour, where visitors get to experience first-hand what it takes to grow and cultivate rice.
While the Kuang Si Waterfalls are one of the top attractions in Luang Prabang, you should not miss the Bear Rescue Center and Butterfly Park located nearby.
The Green Season in Laos offers many enticing benefits for visitors looking to explore this vast and vibrant country. We present our top 10 reasons for coming to Laos during the wet season — which we prefer to call the Green Season.
Luang Prabang Artisans Café Located right next to the Heritage House in the city center, the Luang Prabang Artisans Café boasts a one-of-a-kind environment for relaxing with an ice-cold tea paired with a local Lao snack. Take a seat in one of their countless wooden chairs and small tables right in front of an ancient
Trekking in Laos – Fair Trek Go trekking in Luang Prabang, the Fair Trek way! One of the most common activities that travelers seek to participate in when they come to Laos is trekking. While there are plenty of your standard, run-of-the-mill travel agencies offering a basic trek, Tiger Trail offers a trek
MOTOLAO is proud to welcome Mr. Hardus as their new manger. Hailing from South Africa, Hardus has enough motorcycling under his belt to take on the wild frontiers of Laos. They have also recently launched MOTOLAO.fr for customers looking to book in France or access MOTOLAO via the French language. Please contact Mr. Damien, their
Kayaking the Rivers in Northern Laos Kayaking around Luang Prabang is the perfect way to escape the scorching heat in town and explore the winding rivers of Northern Laos. For some, kayaking through Laos is about finding peace in nature and enjoying the sensuality of the environment. For others, it is the greatest combination of thrilling
ELEPHANTS IN LAOS For centuries Laos was famed as the kingdom of a million elephants. Now there are fewer than 900 living in the country. While it is unknown whether a million elephants once roamed freely in Laos, elephants are a practical part of everyday Lao heritage, culture, agriculture and livelihood. Elephant are highly respected
In the Hmong village of Long Lao Mai, you can stitch textiles, enjoy traditional music, or sit by the campfire listening to folktales. Volunteers and local people have built the Eco Bungalow to allow visitors from Laos and abroad to experience life in this fascinating Hmong village. Slow down your pace of travel and spend
Exploring northern Laos and the Muang La Resort This exceptional resort is in the heart of northern Laos where roads from Vietnam and China lead through unspoiled countryside. The MUANG LA RESORT is situated on the edge of a small traditional village with just about 100 inhabitants. Surrounded by dense forests and on the banks
Hmong women in Phonsavan | Photograph by Cyril Eberle This is a remarkable story about the third largest ethnic group in Laos — the Hmong people — celebrating their biggest festival of the year. This colorful event showcases the fascinating culture and history of this group of people expressing their unique identity. Phonsavan market and
On any given day at the Tiger Trail bike shop, Noah and his Lao team members will be outside fixing up the new fleet of bicycles. These bikes will then be quickly sent off with riders touring in and around Luang Prabang. If possible, make an effort to book a tour with Tiger Trail and take the
Coffee has been a staple of Laos ever since it was introduced by French colonialists in the early twentieth century. Coffee is currently the largest agricultural export commodity, and the Bolaven Plateau is one of the most fertile regions to grow coffee. In Lao, coffee is pronounced “khaafeh” (similar to how you would say café). If you want real Lao coffee, you
This past weekend I took a silk dyeing class at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre. The day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, and the skies were the brightest blue. As I walked into their cafe to wait until the class began, I was handed a complementary fruit tea. I was told that it was some snake
Just last week we decided to go out for a ‘work lunch’ at Ock Pop Tok and sit by the majestic Mekong. A placard that was propped up in the center of each table had advertised their special of the month: Brunch Set featuring Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce. Although we decided on having a
Ock Pop Tok’s Silk Road Cafe is a tranquil place to come for either a brunch or lunch and gaze out at the slow and mighty Mekong. It is also a place where you can find traditional Lao food infused with Western favorites that will surely excite anyone’s taste buds. As we quickly grabbed a
One of the harder transitions I am having here in Laos is eating a heavy meal for breakfast. I still dream about eating my giant bowl of chilled almond milk poured over a mound of crunchy granola that I was so used to in the United States. I asked someone what Lao people eat for
It was extremely hot and sunny during my first two weeks here in Luang Prabang, a rarity during the ‘rainy season’. For my first weekend, I decided to cool off from the mid-day sun and experience some cultural diversity by visiting the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. While some may think that the TAEC is