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.
Kajsiab Family Project Initiative helping mountain village people in Bokeo Province, Laos COVID-19 Update – March 2021 Let us all remember:“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” For now, all self-sustainability activities at our project are closed. We have no income to feed 46 people at Kajsiab
The Solidarity Food Canteen was started in 2020 during COVID-19. They serve 120 free meals every weekday.
LPB Collective aims to bring together Luang Prabang businesses with the general public living in Laos to promote domestic tourism and local business.
Recently, Fair Trek teamed up with Peter Richards, an expert on Community Based Tourism, to help realize the need for local communities to have a larger voice and active role in the very projects they benefit from. Thereafter Fair Trek formed the Fair Trek Ambassador Team (FATeam) with tour guides in order to help bridge
The community of Houy Hear is 40 minutes away from Luang Prabang and it’s a Kasack community. Sometimes all the communities want is a little help that can go a long way and mean a big change. In this case, the village school needed a little touch up! This village partnered with Fair Trek to
The communities benefit from every visit done by a group of volunteers or students. One of the benefits that Fair Trek makes sure the communities get is the payment of the village fund. It is a communal bank account that the community gets to decide how to spend. Sometimes it could be helping a family
The village of Long Lao Gao is the neighboring village of Long Lao Mai where Fair Trek developed the Eco Bungalow project. Because of this, the village of Long Lao Gao was already familiar with the adobe technique. When the community of Long Lao Gao approached Fair Trek with the need to build a bathroom
– Tiger Trail Travel – a team that builds outdoor adventures in Laos. One of the perks of working at Tiger Trail in Luang Prabang, Laos is the awesome people that you get to work with. I had the honor of working with the wonderful staff who really run the show at Tiger Trail.
Rainy season in Laos can make life at the villages a little complicated. This was the case for Ban Kuchaluang, a Kasack village that is 1 hour away from Luang Prabang. This village has around 45 families that all share the school’s 2 classrooms but during the rainy season, the steep way up to the
During dry season the villagers of Kuchaluag had to travel many miles to get water for their daily needs. There were months at a time when this village would have no water. Fair Trek and several groups of volunteers partnered with the Kuchaluang community to build this water tank. It has helped the community have
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.
This project in Moud Village has a lot in common with the project developed by Fair Trek in Ponsavang village. These two schools are shared by many villages around them. This is the only secondary school around the area and around 5 to 6 villages use it. This takes a toll on the structure and
The village of Ponsavang is in a very strategic location since it is on the main street of the Xieng Ngern district. The 7 or 8 villages around this school only have pre-school or primary schools, making this a secondary school that is shared and used by many. On this occasion, Fair Trek partnered with
Tiger Trail, Fair Trek, and Partner Kickoff Grand Opening of the Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai Well, we did it! The Eco Bungalow in Long Lao Mai is officially open for business. On Friday, 31 January 2014, we celebrated the official opening of the Fair Trek Eco Bungalow community-based tourism project. We joined together
Fair Trek ECO Bungalow Project Luang Prabang, Second Village Construction. Community tourism project under way in Luang Prabang Province. Building with Clay/Earth and with the help of Volunteers. This initiative for sustainable tourism is unique. Our mission, “tourism benefiting communities” is carried out… After the successful construction of a beautiful ECO-Bungalow
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 to help the
Bamboo Playground for Ban Noonsavath Primary School! A community project in Luang Prabang with Tiger Trail / Fair Trek / Reach Out Volunteers Some of the fondest memories I have of elementary school were not inside the classroom, but outside, on the playground! I loved jumping on the swing and kicking my legs to get
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