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Why You Need To Start Cycling Laos

Laos is fast becoming a popular cycling destination in southeast Asia. Here are five reasons why Laos is the best place to go cycling in Southeast Asia, and possibly the world! 1. The Amazing Views Laos has some of the most inspiring and varied landscapes in the region. For a small trip, we will take

Best Baci Ever!

village chief family dinner

Laos Baci Ceremony, a Lao cultural encounter from the heart of the Lao people. Spending four nights in a very remote village in Laos is in many ways challenging, but even more rewarding. My colleague and I joined one of the World Volunteer groups in the village Ban Nongkhuay, in order to help them with

Fair Trek’s Largest Volunteer Group

Fair-Trek-World-Volunteer-Largest-Student-Group-Eco-Bungalow-Laos

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.

Rice is Life – Living Land Farm in Luang Prabang Laos

Laos Luang Prabang Living Land Farm Rice is Life

Rice is Life Learning how to grow sticky rice at the Living Land Farm near Luang Prabang Living Land Farm The other morning I went to the Living Land Farm just outside of Luang Prabang to experience the Rice is Life program. It was fantastic! Our small group met with Mr. Laut Lee – a phenomenal farmer and

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

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

An unexpected homestay in Laos

Nongkhuay children

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

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

Chom Ong Cave Udomxay : Explore Laos Expedition

Chom Ong Cave Laos Udomxay

  Chom Ong Cave, an Explore Laos Expedition to Udomxay, North Laos.   Exploring the second largest cave system in northern Laos, an exclusive exploration and Laos adventure tour.   Every great Laos adventure has obstacles, and there was no exceptions with our weekend expedition to the Chom Ong cave, the second largest cave system

Life in a Hmong Village

Laos, Hmong

In many ways, Laos is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are three major ethnic minority groups in Laos: The Lao Lum, The Khmu and the Hmong. The history of the Hmong people is hardly researched. Most scientists believe the Hmong people used to migrate from the steppes of Mongolia across

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

home stay, Laos

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

Eco Building Community Project, Luang Prabang

Eco Bungalow Project Laos

  Eco Building Community Project in Laos “Living, learning and sharing moments in our lives!”   Every year Tiger Trail and Fair Trek works on projects to help develop remote areas around Luang Prabang. These projects focus on community cooperation and alternative income generation. We integrate actively tourism activities to benefit local villagers.   After

Fair Trek Training

fair trek team, tiger trail, training

  Fair Trek Project: TRAINING in Luang Prabang Community-based tourism projects in Laos, and for the world… FairTrek is an innovative tourism project that aims to assist in the development of communities in need. Adventure is the heart of our activities, yet fairness is the key of our vision. Working with communities, local partners, NGO’s and

One Night in a Home Stay

Last week, I together with the Fair Trek team in Luang Prabang, Laos went to the village Long Lao Mai to show them how to make clay bricks for the ECO Bungalow. We spent the night at the village; for me it was a wonderful and peculiar experience, all in the same time. The first