Recently, Fair Trek teamed up with Peter Richards, an expert on Community Based Tourism, to help realize the need for local communities to have a larger voice and active role in the very projects they benefit from. Thereafter… Read More
The newly-opened Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden is a perfect half-day adventure out of town and it’s just a short, leisurely ride from Luang Prabang. After buying a ticket at their office in town, hop on one of… Read More
The first Luang Prabang Gentleman’s Ride – Riding motorbikes in Laos for a good cause – Written by Juliana Guttierrez The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a worldwide event held annually to campaign and raise money for men’s health… Read More
Vang Vieng Travel Tip Exploring the stunning beauty of Vang Vieng. Riverside Boutique Resort recommendations for taking a tour up to Vang Vieng. Vang Vieng in central Laos, 3 hours north of Vientiane capital, has plenty to offer… Read More
Cruising the mighty Mekong in style Here I am, lounging in the shade, avoiding the hot, mid-morning sun along the Mekong as we slowly wind our way downriver to Luang Prabang. All is quiet and peaceful except for… Read More
Lao-run restaurants and local eateries are increasingly flocking to The Mark to earn international certification on food and hygiene.
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center Luang Prabang, TAEC, announces internationally curated exhibition “Seeds of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts” The Luang Prabang based Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre (TAEC) has opened a new exhibit entitled, “Seeds… Read More
The Fair Trek Eco Bungalow welcomes its 100th visitor! Today the Fair Trek team is proud to announce that the Eco Bungalow has just reached its 100th guest! With or recent listing on Airbnb, it is now easier… Read More
Travel Laos with Children Travel Laos with kids information blog. Taking on a family travel through Laos with your children is exciting and challenging – We prepared some travel tips from the Lao travel specialists perspective. … Read More
Night train from Bangkok to Vientiane, Getting to Laos, the smooth way _____ 5 more recommendations for night train travel from our own travel experience: 1. Don’t worry on the train! Once you have left Hua Lamphong train… Read More
Night train from Bangkok to Laos, Leaving Bangkok the smooth way ___ 5 Thailand to Laos travel recommendations: There is good information out there helping you to get from Bangkok to Laos by night train, but let… Read More
Bangkok to Vientiane by night train Why is the sleeper train to Laos on of the best options to come to Laos in a relaxed way? There are several ways to get from Bangkok to the Lao capital…. Read More
We would like to introduce you to the Luang Prabang Artisans’ Cafe where we serve fresh, organic meals and drinks set in a garden of a 100-year-old house.
Motorcycle Adventure Tour in Laos – Motolao riding report to Long Cheng, formerly known as “the most secret place on earth”, a motorcycle diary from Laos – It’s hard to surprise those of us who… Read More
The annual Boat Racing Festival is a widely celebrated event in Luang Prabang where long boats race one another down the Mekong River. It is also a celebration of the spiritual Nagas (dragons) that help protect the country.
An incredible video captured by a drone shows the remarkable landscapes of a remote hill tribe village in Phongsali, Laos. Video courtesy of Jonathan Look Jr. of LifePart2.
Jonathan Look of LifePart2 travels to remote villages of Phongsali with a member of Soap4Life to help train rural women in soap-making.
In Laos, food is the most important activity throughout the day. In the local language, it is quite common for people to greet each other by immediately asking, “Have you eaten food?” (“Kin khao laeo bor?”). Food is often the topic of many conversations, especially when eating and sharing dishes between friends and family. Additionally, Lao people take great passion in sharing traditional dishes with curious travelers.
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 UXO Laos Visitors Center is easily one of the most important places to visit in Luang Prabang. It features a simple, but highly informative exhibit that details some of the more disheartening consequence of being heavily bombed… Read More