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Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining in Laos

By Eliot Stein September 15, 2016 At the Gibbon Experience in northwest Laos, zip-lines connect some of the tallest treehouses in the world. (Felipe Rodríguez Vasquez) During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle

Fair Trek Eco Bungalow: Our 100th Visitor!

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The Fair Trek Eco Bungalow welcomes its 100th visitor! Today the Fair Trek team is proud to announce that the Eco Bungalow has just reached its 100th guest! With or recent listing on Airbnb, it is now easier to book the eco-bungalow than ever! We will strive to increase this number, connecting more tourists with

Fair Trek’s Largest Volunteer Group

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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.

FAIR TREK | Eco Bungalow Film

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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

Hmong New Year | A Celebration of Colors

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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

Laos Hotel Spotlight: Nam Ou Riverside Hotel and Resort

Nam Ou Riverside Resort

The new Nam Ou Riverside Resort outside of Luang Prabang is Gorgeous   The Tiger Trail team recently went out and explored the Nam Ou Riverside Resort and Nam Ou Elephant Farm. They’re located next door to each other, between a lovely little village and the Nam Ou River in the Pak Ou District, not far from

Relaxing in Southern Laos – 4000 Islands

Discover Southern Laos… A Few Days in 4000 Islands, Don Khone, Don Det and Don Khong. A Southeast Asia Visa Run Vacation My first three months in Laos just came to a close which meant a necessary trip out of the country for a visa run. It just so happened that my best friend from

Eco Bungalow Officially Opens in Long Lao Mai!

Tiger Trail, Fair Trek, and Partner Kickoff Grand Opening of the Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai Well, we did it! The Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai is officially open for business.  On Friday, 31 January 2014, we celebrated the official opening of the Fair Trek Eco Bungalow community-based tourism project. We joined together

ECO Bungalow Project in Nong khuay

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  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

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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