By Eliot Stein September 15, 2016 At the Gibbon Experience in northwest Laos, zip-lines connect some of the tallest treehouses in the world. (Felipe Rodríguez Vasquez) During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle
Tag: North Laos
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 and truly unique scenery that could out of the dream of most photographers. Yet, it is astounding that so many travelers
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
The community-based eco-tourism project at Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is one of the few opportunities in Laos to view rare wildlife. It is designed to support alternative livelihoods for local villages and generate community support for the conservation of tigers and other rare wildlife species. Explore Nam Et with Tiger Trail Travel.
– Luang Prabang Motorcycle Adventure with MOTOLAO – “A One Day Motorbike Tour in northern Laos” Traveling to Luang Prabang for a week didn’t give me much time to see everything I wanted so I scrapped a lot of my plans and took a one day Motorcycle tour with Motolao to see more
Adventure Travel in Northern Laos – to Udomxay and the Nam Kat Yola Pa Protected Area, surprisingly “fantastic”… DAY 1 of our northern Laos Adventure Trip to “Nam Kat Yola Pa”: Here I am sat in the Tiger Trail Local Sales shop in Lung Prabang, Laos, feeling frustrated… The Green Season is an amazing time
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.
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
Exploring northern Laos and the Muang La Resort This exceptional resort is in the heart of northern Laos where roads from Vietnam and China lead through unspoiled countryside. The MUANG LA RESORT is situated on the edge of a small traditional village with just about 100 inhabitants. Surrounded by dense forests and on the banks
Spend 5 days in Laos Enjoy the luxury, beauty, and bliss of the Muang La Resort and the Nam Ou River in Northern Laos Have you heard of the Muang La Resort in Laos? It’s one of the best and most unique resorts you will find in Northern Laos. Muang La Resort promises
Nong Khiaw – One of the most beautiful and chilled out places in Laos The night before I left for Southeast Asia I was at my friend’s warehouse for a housewarming party. I met a girl who had just returned from Asia and she told me she had really liked Laos, but
Night Bus Adventure in Laos What’s that you say? You’re coming to Laos? And you want some adventure? I can see your Google search increasing exponentially, curly wisps of smoke rising from the rubble of your keyboard as you blaze through posts…rock climbing, kayaking, trekking, village stays, mahout training, mountain biking…. Whoa whoa whoa,
One Day Trekking Luang Prabang one day three villages, landscapes and a true adventure hike through the Lao hinterland… A Tiger Trail van scoops us up from a curiously bustling Luang Prabang city street to deliver us to our starting point for our trekking tour. A slim, tiger-striped wooden boat appears from upstream to
Mandala Ou – Opening Weekend! Magical Scenic Memories on the Nam Ou River in Nong Khiau Congratulations to Mandala Ou!! After two years of planning and construction, their long-awaited grand opening happened at the start of November. Nong Khiaw is located about 130 km North of Luang Prabang. As an expat living in
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, 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
Volunteer in Laos Leave More Than Just Footprints Volunteer in Laos at Daauw Home, Kajsiab Project, Hauy Xai, North Laos Early in the year of 2004 Nzoua Vue’s family was beset by tragedy. His beloved sister, Kajsiab, died a preventable death due a minor infection and inadequate health care. She was thirteen years
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