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Laos Nam Nern Night Safari

Cruise on Night Safari in Laos

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

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.

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.

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

Luang Prabang Welcomes New Hospital

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

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

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

GUEST BLOG: Trekking in Luang Prabang: The Most Fascinating Place I’ve Ever Been

Mountain trek with Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang Laos

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

NEW : Tree Tent Tours in Laos

Tree Tent Tours Laos

  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 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

NEW Trekking Route in Luang Prabang

Trekking Luang Prabang

    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

Living Land Farm Luang Prabang – Information

Living Land Farm Laos

  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 Volunteer Project

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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 Laos

Laos Akha Minority Volunteer Tour

  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

Innovating CBT In ASEAN

Community Based Tourism in ASEAN Countries   As part of their commitment to social responsibility, Tiger Trail sent me as a Fair Trek representative (as well as a representative from Laos) to join a two day conference in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.    The conference included researchers, community representatives, government,

Eco Bungalow Clay Adobe Project – Video Release

Eco Bungalow Village Stay Project Laos

  The Luang Prabang Eco Bungalow project is a milestone in community development through tourism.   The partners involved in this Luang Prabang based project have created a great example for new forms of home stay / community stay business and income generation in local Lao communities. The project coordinators from Fair Trek, Tiger Trail

Home Stay Experience

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Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village   I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes