Every year rocket festivals explode across Laos This month has brought rocket festivals to fields just outside of villages and towns all over Laos and eastern Thailand. The festival is called Boun Bang Fai and it takes place during the 6th lunar month of the year as a way to call the gods to send the rain.
Next time you’re in Laos have an easy-going stay at the Ibis Hotel in Vientiane When you head to the Lao capital, you should be sure to check into the Ibis Vientiane Nam Phu. This affordable and family-friendly hotel provides a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Ibis Hotel is conveniently located in
One Blogger’s Tiger Trail Laos Trek Experience in Luang Prabang “Will there be chicken for dinner?,” one person asked. “No,” our guide replied. “Chickens are very hard to catch.” With those words of wisdom, I thought our village home stay was off to a great start. The city of Luang Prabang serves as a great
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
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
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,
An evening on top of phousi Mountain in Luang Prabang “You’re going to sweat from places you never dreamt you’d sweat from” – That was what our friends, who’d already visited the temple on the Phousi mountains summit, told us about the “climb”. Therefore we prepared ourselves for a hard walk. With 6 litres
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
Motorbike Adventure Tours in Laos. Get your Laos motorbike tour tailored, a Lao specialist offers individual services. Sit down (or email) with a Lao motorbike expert, and plan your unforgettable motorbike adventure tour through Laos. Guaranteed adrenaline and a plenty of dust and mud comes along with it…there are plenty of roads
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.
A charming visit at the Le Sen Boutique Hotel in Luang Prabang. Le Sen Boutique Hotel is a very recent addition to the mid-range collection of charming boutique hotels in Luang Prabang. Opened in December 2012, and located on Mano it’s not too far from the town; 5 minutes on a bicycle
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
Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center
Vang Vieng Cycling Adventure, a beautiful day out in Laos. During my stay in Vang Vieng I had a great opportunity to explore the Lao outdoors on a “lot-thiip” (bicycle). Cycling Laos is truly a great way to explore Laos in a very calm and exciting way. There are plenty of different cycling
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,
Motorcycling in Laos, for a good cause! Riding Laos on a motorcycling holiday last year was a real eye opener for me. The scenery is nothing short of stunning the trails are hidden and follow through rugged mountains forever. We were humbled by what we saw, the people, poor as they are, are warm
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
Laos may not be a huge country, but its remoteness and rugged terrain mean that different regions, though they may not be all that distant from each other as the crow flies, can have different languages, different customs, and very different atmospheres. There’s a lot of good exploring packed into this one, green, mountainous country.
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
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