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.
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Hiking in beautiful limestone mountains to a Khmu Village
My name is David Allan, the Short Tours Manager at Tiger Trail Travel. Recently I enjoyed some customers on a two-day Fairtrek out of Luang Prabang into the countryside for an overnight adventure and insight to the 2 day experience we provide to travellers. We started off at the Tiger Trail bike shop in town
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Hopineo present Fair Trek in partnership with Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures. Fair Trek is a community-based tourism initiative that works with local communities to create authentic travel experiences that leave a positive impact.
Jonathan Look of LifePart2 travels to remote villages of Phongsali with a member of Soap4Life to help train rural women in soap-making.
The Nam Nern Night Safari in Laos The Nam Nern Night Safari is a 24-hour, boat-based adventure tour into the core of the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area in north east Laos. The highlight of the trip is the nighttime wildlife-spotlighting, when long-tail boats drift down the Nam Nern River looking for wild and endangered animals before
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 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.
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
A New Pediatric Hospital Opens up in Luang Prabang Khou is an eight year-old girl from the village of Nong Khuay, a Khmu community two hours away from Luang Prabang. Ostensibly like other kids her age, she actually suffers frequent seizures and shows signs of a development disability. Because access to quality healthcare in Nong
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 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
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
One Blogger’s Tiger Trail Laos Trek Experience in Luang Prabang “Will there be chicken for dinner?,” one person asked. “No,” our guide replied. “Chickens are very hard to catch.” With those words of wisdom, I thought our village home stay was off to a great start. The city of Luang Prabang serves as a great
Tree Tent Overnight Tours, Tiger Trail Tree Tent Tours to be launched Take your jungle adventure in Laos to a whole new level. Searching for that truly one of a kind adventure? Dream of camping in the jungle, but wary of all that creeps and crawls? We have you covered. Snooze suspended in
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
Hmong Village Highland Trek, A New Trekking Destination in Luang Prabang A Luang Prabang 2 or 3 day trekking tour Trekking in Laos is one of the best ways to go and explore the great secrets of the Lao countryside. This newly surveyed and established trekking tour combines several exciting highlights such as
The Living Land Farm a community Business in Luang Prabang An interview with the project and business founder, Mr. Mark Schnebli The Living Land Farm was created some 7 years ago by combining the rice fields of 9 farmers into a community project. Some of the owners were elderly and found it difficult to
Bamboo Playground for Ban Noonsavath Primary School! A community project in Luang Prabang with Tiger Trail / Fair Trek / Reach Out Volunteers Some of the fondest memories I have of elementary school were not inside the classroom, but outside, on the playground! I loved jumping on the swing and kicking my legs to get
Akha Culture Experience Tour in North Laos Laos Travel tip on cultural home stay adventure with an Akha community in remote northern Laos, a 4-7 day cultural interaction program. The question has to be asked: Is the drive and all the ‘roughing it’ worth it? I’d have to answer an emphatic YES! The