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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.
As part of Tiger Trails’ responsible travel and community initiative ‘Fairtrek’, we are expanding fundraising programs and efforts to assist rural communities on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.
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The free exhibition at Friends Gallery in Luang Prabang on February 14th from 5pm – 7pm where the selections will be revealed.
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.
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.
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
Fair Trek has had a relationship with Houy Fay village since the branch’s beginnings. It is one of the villages that Tiger Trail tours go often and because of this, Fair Trek decided to start working together to make sure tourism was used as a positive force and all the parties involved benefited. So after
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
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.
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
Here are the Top 10 Adventure Tour options in Luang Prabang, Laos for 2020! Short on time? 1 day is enough to find adventure in Luang Prabang!
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
Jonathan Look of LifePart2 travels to remote villages of Phongsali with a member of Soap4Life to help train rural women in soap-making.