Laos, with its lush landscapes, mystical temples, and rich cultural heritage, beckons travellers from around the world. Yet, as visitors, we carry a responsibility to preserve this enchanting land for future generations. This is where sustainability in travel comes into play. Why Sustainability Matters: Sustainability is vital for preserving the natural beauty and cultural richness
Tag: Community Based Tourism
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FairTrek’s latest program, Mushrooms for the Masses, brings sustainable agriculture to rural Lao villages. Mushrooms contribute nutrition & wealth building in a sustainable way.
The village home stay is built from clay bricks and provides a little bit of luxury where sensitive and culturally interested travellers can enjoy an ethnic interaction responsibility while staying in ecologically built accommodation that supports the community with ongoing income.
Huay Fai is a beautiful village near Luang Prabang Many tourists pass through as it is close to the popular Tad Sae waterfalls. The village has a homestay program providing revenue to the community and now a shared community space will run tourist workshops providing further income for local families.
High in the mountains of Laos lives a minority society, a group of people with a clan system strong in cultural traditions, forged by centuries of animism and ancestral worship and working the land, that they have survived war, desolation and years of oppression. This is the home of the Hmong.
The village of Houy Peng has 48 Khamu families, around 233 people. It is approximately an hour away from Luang Prabang. Fair Trek teamed up with the villagers and several groups of student volunteers to rebuild this village’s community meeting house. Because of growth in the population of the village, the existing meeting house was
Fair Trek’s work with many groups of volunteers result in the village of Houy Fay having a beautiful primary and preschool and now, they also have safer grounds! The pre-school was totally redone, changing the mud floor and bamboo construction to a concrete and cement construction. The primary school was repainted and now the structures
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The community of Houy Hear is 40 minutes away from Luang Prabang and it’s a Kasack community. Sometimes all the communities want is a little help that can go a long way and mean a big change. In this case, the village school needed a little touch up! This village partnered with Fair Trek to
The communities benefit from every visit done by a group of volunteers or students. One of the benefits that Fair Trek makes sure the communities get is the payment of the village fund. It is a communal bank account that the community gets to decide how to spend. Sometimes it could be helping a family
The village of Long Lao Gao is the neighboring village of Long Lao Mai where Fair Trek developed the Eco Bungalow project. Because of this, the village of Long Lao Gao was already familiar with the adobe technique. When the community of Long Lao Gao approached Fair Trek with the need to build a bathroom
Rainy season in Laos can make life at the villages a little complicated. This was the case for Ban Kuchaluang, a Kasack village that is 1 hour away from Luang Prabang. This village has around 45 families that all share the school’s 2 classrooms but during the rainy season, the steep way up to the
During dry season the villagers of Kuchaluag had to travel many miles to get water for their daily needs. There were months at a time when this village would have no water. Fair Trek and several groups of volunteers partnered with the Kuchaluang community to build this water tank. It has helped the community have
This project in Moud Village has a lot in common with the project developed by Fair Trek in Ponsavang village. These two schools are shared by many villages around them. This is the only secondary school around the area and around 5 to 6 villages use it. This takes a toll on the structure and
The village of Ponsavang is in a very strategic location since it is on the main street of the Xieng Ngern district. The 7 or 8 villages around this school only have pre-school or primary schools, making this a secondary school that is shared and used by many. On this occasion, Fair Trek partnered with
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
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