The bullet train, named Lane Xang, opened on 2 Dec 2021. The streamlined “China-standard” bullet train, or the Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train, designed and built by Chinese companies, can run at 160 km/hour. It is operated by the Laos-China Railway Company. The express train is named Lane Xang and is equipped with snack and
Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
Like many countries, Laos is in lockdown during this time. Laos had a rapid response to Coronavirus making it a safe place to travel.
As a true plant lover, I remember well the first time I experienced the Laos Orchid Trek in Phou Khao Khouay, near Vientiane, with Bertrand, about a year ago.
In anticipation of increasing numbers of tourists in 2022, today guides from Tiger Trail Travel are completing their Lao Safe COVID-19 training. Under the current COVID guidelines governing international tourism to Laos, tour guides and drivers constitute one of the major points of contact for tourists and great hygiene standards at all times is a
If you are lucky enough to have made it to Luang Prabang in Northern Laos (travel is now possible again after a 2-year border closure) make sure you discover all the treasures of this UNESCO heritage town and unlock secrets and fascinating history with the help of a local guide. Here is a one-day itinerary.
With vaccination rates much higher in populations around the world, advances in medical technology, and faster testing systems, the public health system in Laos is no longer being overrun.“This has meant that the world is now able to better cope with Covid-19, which has transitioned from a pandemic to endemic disease, or a seasonal disease
For decades, discovering South-East-Asia with a Motorcycle or a Scooter has been the choice of alternative travelers and those usually who ride motorbikes at home. One could simply rent the bikes, head off to explore and get yourself lost in the landscapes, cultures and potholes along the way… Often roadside invitations, or (unwillingly) overnight stays,
The caves sheltered the Pathet Lao officers during the second indo-china war in the 1960s. The United States believed Laos was crucial in the prevention of communist expansion, so became caught up in the conflict between the US and the North Vietnamese, known as the Secret War.
The Nam Nern Night Safari is a totally unique experience that you can only do in Laos.
Only a 3-hour drive north of Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw is a popular destination due to it’s accessibility, dramatic scenery and small-town atmosphere. Nong Khiaw is packed of adventure, kayaking, trekking, mountain climbs, great restaurants and places to stay.
LPB Collective aims to bring together Luang Prabang businesses with the general public living in Laos to promote domestic tourism and local business.
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The village home stay is built from clay bricks and provides a little bit of luxury where sensitive and culturally interested travellers can enjoy an ethnic interaction responsibility while staying in ecologically built accommodation that supports the community with ongoing income.
Biking-Laos has the largest and highest quality bike fleet in Luang Prabang making your experience hassle-free and the most enjoyable.
15 days cycling with Elephants, Villages Waterfalls in Laos
A magical experience hot air ballooning in Laos
Hi. I’m Tom, the newly appointed Biking Manager at Tiger Trail Travel and I have a confession to make. I am not really a cycling guy, I have spent 42 years avoiding Lycra and skid lids*, but I love adventure, the wind in my hair and the sense of achievement you get when you
The Luang Prabang film festival (LPFF) rocks to a different beat than others. Not only do they screen amazing talent from South East Asia but they are on a mission – a social mission. Started by one man about 6 years ago simply because there was no theatre in Luang Prabang, it has grown to one
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