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EXPLORE LAOS

Tag: Laos

Special Package at Hillside Lifestyle Resort near Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, Laos Hillside Lifestyle Resort special package Tiger Trail

Experience the Hillside Lifestyle near Luang Prabang A 2 day resort package with the Tiger Trail stamp of approval  – Your travel itinerary is surely packed with Southeast Asia’s must-see’s – but is it missing a refreshing mountainside retreat? If you’ve been spending a lot of time in the cities, it’s probably time to go hide

Fly in Style, Lao sport planes meets Lao Silk

Lao Fashion Ministry of Silk

Lao Society Lifestyle Magazine Fashion & Planes in Laos   Do you ever have the dream that you are flying; your stomach, heart, and mind intertwined in an aerial tango? Do you ever dream of Laos; the karst jagged limestone peaks giving way to the undulating terrain that caresses the Mekong River?     Now

Preparing for Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao) in Luang Prabang

Laos New Year Pi Mai Lao

Experience the Lao New Year in Luang Prabang   I arrived in Laos about a week ago to find the country buzzing with excitement for the upcoming Laos New Year – called Pi Mai Lao, Boun Pi Mai, the Water Festival, or Songkran, as it is known as in Thailand. Knowing very little about the

HMONG NEW YEAR in Laos

Hmong New Year Luang Prabang, Laos

The Lao Hmong New Year in Luang Prabang   “Easy.  Just follow the crowds in traditional dress,”  instructs Jua, one of my Hmong friends, when I ask how to find the Hmong New Year celebrations in Luang Prabang, Laos.  Turns out it really is that simple.  One crisp Saturday morning in early December I crest

Bamboo Playground Volunteer Project

little lao girl on bamboo swing

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

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,

A wedding in laos : cotton yarn and red rose

A wedding in Laos  Cotton yarn and red rose Legend says that there is a heavenly garden where each individual has a tree whose branches kiss those of their soul mate. The lovers are predestined by Nene (karma of love) and when the time came the couple is sent to earth, their wrists bound with a

My first week in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang, Boat Cruise

Internship in Laos, Luang Prabang   After a long night and tiring 12 hour bus ride from Vientiane I finally reached Luang Prabang, a charming small city nestled between the Nam Khan and Mekong River. As I got off the bus in Luang Prabang, dark clouds and a bit of rain were my first welcome

Awk Phansaw Festival, it’s like Christmas and the America’s Cup all in one

Lao Awk Phansaw Festival The Full Moon Festival of Lights   Thousand lights, merit making, boat race, decorated temples, banana-leaf boats – see Laos changed! Also known as Ok Watsa (Awk Watsa), this festival celebrates the end of the Buddhist Lent (Vassa). Lent lasts three month during rainy season. Monks focus on meditation, reviving their

Laos Adventure – Jeep Tour

Explore Laos Jeep tour in Laos

LAOS 4X4 EXPLORE LAOS – JEEP ADVENTURE   Exploring Laos with a Jeep may well be an adventure by itself and  tough enough for most. But not knowing mechanics and under-estimating (cold) temperatures in the Lao wilderness will eventually make such an endeavor a real lifetime memory, good or bad… –:– We started our Laos

Trekking and Kayaking in Luang Prabang

I went on a one day “Fair Trek” Hiking and Kayaking tour with Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang. Trekking in Laos really is a great opportunity to explore the country in depth. We were dropped off by the tuk tuk near the location of the Elephant Village and first we took a short boat ride,

Tamarind Cooking Class: an insight into Lao Cuisine

Last week we took the Tamarind cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos. We started the Lao cooking day at 9am and we were whisked off to Phosy Market where Joy the chef taught us about what kind of herbs, vegetables and other Lao food you use in Lao cuisine. The stands sold a lot of

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

A Motorbike is the best way…

motorbike tour in laos

  Riding a motorbike in Laos is the best way to explore the true Laos… You’re free to travel at your own pace and speed, you can stop anywhere you like without arriving in a vehicle as big as someone’s house, and in a country like this, with so many remote places to explore, a

Mahout Experience at Elephant Village

An Elephant Adventure in Luang Prabang at the Elephant Village A story from Fair Trek team intern in Luang Prabang, Laos. Last Saturday I went on a tour and my time was mostly spent on an elephant’s back and it was great! The day started with a bumpy, but fun tuk tuk ride to the Elephant

Introducing Hanna – Our new Intern…

Hi my name is Hanna and I am from Sweden.  I am working as an intern at Tiger Trail in their Fair Trek Responsible Tourism Division.  I will be here in Luang Prabang, Laos for three months. During this time I will put up a post once a week where I tell you about different