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Living Land Farm in the Green Season

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.

10 Reasons to Travel to Laos in the Green Season

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.

New Heritage Café in Luang Prabang

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 Luang Prabang | Fair Trek

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

Mountain Bike Across the Mekong River

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Mountain biking in Laos, Luang Prabang Mountain biking off-road through Laos is the perfect way to discover hidden places, encounter new cultures, and experience the unbelievable landscapes in the countryside. Traveling through this country on two wheels gives greater access to places not possible in most vehicles, and allows a slow pace of travel to appreciate

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

Muang La Resort Tour

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    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 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

MOTOLAO | Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride.

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This film coincides with the recent launch of the new MOTOLAO website. MOTOLAO provides exclusive on-road and off-road motorcycle or 4×4 tours in Laos. Their customised tours provide a chance to journey on a road of self-discovery and encounter life-changing moments along the way. Exploring Laos by motorcycle or 4×4 is the perfect way to

Top 10 Coffee Spots in Luang Prabang

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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

Silk Dyeing 101 at Ock Pop Tok

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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

East meets West for lunch at Ock Pop Tok!

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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

Is this the best Pho in Luang Prabang?

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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

TAEC: Help Preserve Cultural Diversity!

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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

The Finest Lao Breakfast: Khao Piak Khao!

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I usually go far away from the city center to find both delicious and authentic Lao food at a fair price. Though after passing this place everyday on Sisavangvong Road during my commute, I knew I just had to take a seat and order a bowl of khao piak khao (boiled rice soup). For only

The Best Lao Coffee Experience in Luang Prabang

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After stumbling across a few recommendations of this Lao coffee place online, I thought it may be too good to be true. Boy was I wrong. This local spot is known as “Pasaneyom Coffee Shop”, and it is very popular among local Lao. It is conveniently located near the banks of the Mekong, and it is

11 Things I Love About Laos

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Random things that are awesome about living in Luang Prabang, Laos   I’ll be moving out of Laos in a week or two (or three…) and I have grown to love this country more than I ever imagined. It surprised me how quickly Luang Prabang has come to feel like home. Here are some of

Viajes a laos – Tiger Trail Laos Representative for Spanish Speaking Travelers

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Hi everyone. I’m Jordi, the new Tiger Trail representative for Spanish-speaking clients.   A little info about me: I fell in love with Laos back in 2006, when I entered the country for the first time. On that first trip to Laos I travelled every province of the country with my friend Ferran, with the

GUEST BLOG: Cycling in Laos – Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

One group’s experience biking from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng with Tiger Trail’s help! In our research on Laos, Tina had read some time ago of a special experience, which is to ride a bike from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. This route is considered by many cycling enthusiasts from all over the world as

Project Kajsiab – Helping Women and Children in Bokeo Province Laos

Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos History The Kajsiab Family Project is a grassroots initiative in the Bokeo Province of Laos aiming to help the local mountain people of that region. The word kajsiab means ‘a flower that blooms, a heart that opens, a love that suddenly springs’. But the