Visiting the Lao Elephant Conservation Center A visit to the ECC in Xayabouri is a very special travel experience in Laos. Follow us into this exciting Elephant interaction program with a personal video review on the 3 day exploration program. In just 3 days you can learn all you like to know about the Asian
New Beginnings: A Baby Elephant Excursion in Luang Prabang We at Tiger Trail Travel strive to engage in animal welfare and sustainable travel. We constantly look for ways to improve and increase the positive impact through tourism here in Laos. Now a new authentic therapeutic elephant interaction program has opened its doors to a
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 of Culture: From Living Plants to Handicrafts”. This exhibit features the Job’s tears (Coix) plant, indigenous to
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 to book the eco-bungalow than ever! We will strive to increase this number, connecting more tourists with
Laos showcases the strengths of its tourism potential at ITB Asia in Singapore. In a private and public effort, Laos successfully showcased the strengths of its tourism potential at this year’s ITB Asia in Singapore. The yearly trade show for the Asian travel market took place from October 21-23 in the Sands Expo
Jonathan Look of LifePart2 travels to remote villages of Phongsali with a member of Soap4Life to help train rural women in soap-making.
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.
In the Hmong village of Long Lao Mai, you can stitch textiles, enjoy traditional music, or sit by the campfire listening to folktales. Volunteers and local people have built the Eco Bungalow to allow visitors from Laos and abroad to experience life in this fascinating Hmong village. Slow down your pace of travel and spend
It was extremely hot and sunny during my first two weeks here in Luang Prabang, a rarity during the ‘rainy season’. For my first weekend, I decided to cool off from the mid-day sun and experience some cultural diversity by visiting the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. While some may think that the TAEC is
Last Thursday and Friday, Tiger Trail had a two-day tour guide training session at a local college in Luang Prabang. This was one of the few times of the year that all of our guides are together in one room! This training workshop was lead by both Peter Richards and Markus Neuer. Peter was an inspirational speaker and
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
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
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
Coffee Roasters in Laos serve delicious coffee and help communities One of my absolute #1 favorite things in the entire world is a good cup of coffee. When you arrive in Laos, it might seem that 3-in-1 packets of instant coffee are the only option, but let me let you in on a little secret
The Story of Noy – an orphan baby Elephant in Laos. The Elephant Conservation Center is located in Sayaboury, in Northwestern Laos. This area is home for most of the domesticated elephants in the country. It has been chosen to establish the first elephant hospital in Laos, as well as an Eco touristic camp.
The Kajsiab Foundation Bokeo Province, Laos The Kajsiab Foundation offers support to locals in the far north east of Laos. This update encourages to give help to this great initiative. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” Mother Teresa Do you want
The Living Land Farm a community Business in Luang Prabang An interview with the project and business founder, Mr. Mark Schnebli The Living Land Farm was created some 7 years ago by combining the rice fields of 9 farmers into a community project. Some of the owners were elderly and found it difficult to
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
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,
No Beers for Bears… A story about an amazing bear brain surgery at the Luang Prabang bear rescue center. The donations that go to Free the Bears have helped create a variety of initiatives in South East Asia that maintain rescue projects and build sanctuaries for those bears that are rescued