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 the sound of the boat’s motor slicing through the water, glistening as it rushes past us. Steep
Kamu Lodge Laos The Tented Camp Adventure (families welcome) As we were planning our tour through Laos with our children, we took on the quest to arrange each single night in a truly special place. Sure you may agree, in the end of the day, the place you sleep in is just as important as
From the glorious twin falls of Tad Fane, to the voluminous amount of water passing over Khone Pha Pheng falls, here are the top 5 waterfalls in Laos that you must see!
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 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
MOTOLAO is proud to welcome Mr. Hardus as their new manger. Hailing from South Africa, Hardus has enough motorcycling under his belt to take on the wild frontiers of Laos. They have also recently launched MOTOLAO.fr for customers looking to book in France or access MOTOLAO via the French language. Please contact Mr. Damien, their
Mountain biking in Laos, Luang Prabang Mountain biking off-road through Laos is the perfect way to discover hidden places, encounter new cultures, and experience the unbelievable landscapes in the countryside. Traveling through this country on two wheels gives greater access to places not possible in most vehicles, and allows a slow pace of travel to appreciate
Kayaking the Rivers in Northern Laos Kayaking around Luang Prabang is the perfect way to escape the scorching heat in town and explore the winding rivers of Northern Laos. For some, kayaking through Laos is about finding peace in nature and enjoying the sensuality of the environment. For others, it is the greatest combination of thrilling
As much as I love to find cheap food stalls and search for local spots to eat during my stay in Luang Prabang, I cannot help but enjoy the occasional splurge. Prepared by a new chef with an incredibly attentive staff, this five-course meal at “Kitchen by the Mekong” was a luxurious experience all to itself. Held at Victoria Xiengthong Palace, which is
This past weekend I took a silk dyeing class at Ock Pop Tok’s Living Crafts Centre. The day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, and the skies were the brightest blue. As I walked into their cafe to wait until the class began, I was handed a complementary fruit tea. I was told that it was some snake
Ock Pop Tok’s Silk Road Cafe is a tranquil place to come for either a brunch or lunch and gaze out at the slow and mighty Mekong. It is also a place where you can find traditional Lao food infused with Western favorites that will surely excite anyone’s taste buds. As we quickly grabbed a
After stumbling across a few recommendations of this Lao coffee place online, I thought it may be too good to be true. Boy was I wrong. This local spot is known as “Pasaneyom Coffee Shop”, and it is very popular among local Lao. It is conveniently located near the banks of the Mekong, and it is
After I exited Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok to catch my flight for Luang Prabang, nothing could prepare me for what I was about to experience. The company slogan for Bangkok Airways, “Asia’s Boutique Airlines”, could not have been more fitting . The plane that I rode to Luang Prabang was a small turbo-prop aircraft, which came complete with
Discover Southern Laos… A Few Days in 4000 Islands, Don Khone, Don Det and Don Khong. A Southeast Asia Visa Run Vacation My first three months in Laos just came to a close which meant a necessary trip out of the country for a visa run. It just so happened that my best friend from
Upscale New Hotel Breaks Ground in Luang Prabang The latest in the Laos tourism boom is the beginning of construction on the Anantara Resort and Spa. The operator already has branches in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Qatar, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. The design of the new five-star hotel will follow the operator’s model
A Lao Adventure, on the kayak, the walls and the majestic Nam Ou and Mekong river A visit to Luang Prabang comes with a great amount of adventure and activity opportunities. This last addition of fun-action-adventure was tested by our former GM Tad Williams and stands out as a (slighly dangerous) ultimate Lao adventure.
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
Travel South Laos, the new River Resort will host you well. Traveling Laos extensively over the last few years we have stayed in uncountable places, but this place truly IS outstanding. The River Resort in Champassak brings together the old ancient ruins of Wat Phou and a contemporary design Resort along the Mekong. Truly,
Yesterday I took a muddy walk. The mountains around Luang Prabang are too beautiful to simply look at—I have to get out into them. Even when the sky hangs low and grey and the jungle around the city has that glow that says rain is coming. So my walk in the hills between two villages