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Trek & Hike Tours in Laos

Trekking and hiking is still the best way to explore Laos its ethnic diversity. Trekking indeed is the best way to meet people, to see their rural lives and experience how the Laotian people manage their day to day life. Most places in Laos are far away from modern civilization. It means you also travel back in time! If you join our trekking tours you will need to reduce your needs and turn on your expectations. But please do not expect crowded touristy village trails and European living standards... We will provide you only a true adventure.

Laos "Trek & Hike Tours" COLLECTION

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Magical Northern Laos

Magical Northern Laos

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Magical Northern Laos
Trek & Hike / 28 days / fr. $3,640

Exploring the magical northern Laos on feet. Meeting plenty of colorful hill tribe villages. Immerging into the evergreen nature of Laos. Finding yourself in the most remote areas. Fulfilling your... More

Laos Adventure Trail

Laos Adventure Trail

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Laos Adventure Trail
Trek & Hike / 23 days / fr. $2,990

Laos Adventure Trail is part of our Laos Adventure tour collection. The journey throughout Laos from the North to the South, from river to river, from mountain to mountain. The journey of culture e... More

Northwest Laos Experience

Northwest Laos Experience

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Northwest Laos Experience
Trek & Hike / 13 days / fr. $1,950

Lao is famous for its beautiful green virgin nature, which attracts nature lovers all over the world to come, and explore. 13-day Northwest Laos Experience brings you to the remote areas of norther... More

Northeastern Laos Adventure

Northeastern Laos Adventure

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Northeastern Laos Adventure
Trek & Hike / 15 days / fr. $1,397

Indulge yourself in the rich culture and nature of authentic Laos from vibrant temples to lush jungle. Luang Prabang offers you plenty of chances to take great photos and enjoy great food. Head to... More

ACTIVITIES FOR "Trek & Hike Tours" IN Laos

Here is the list of activities for trekking lovers looking for authenticity, moments to share and revitalization in Laos
Immerse yourself in Kuang Si waterfalls
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Immerse yourself in Kuang Si waterfalls

An icon just outside the city, Kuang Si Waterfalls are stunning and SO worth seeing it in person (the water really is that blue!). If you are fairly confident and comf...

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Coffee trail experience by jeep car in Bolaven Plateau
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Coffee trail experience by jeep car in Bolaven Plateau

The Bolaven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley and famous for its sprawling coffee plantations and many waterfalls....

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Trek your way through Phongsali
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Trek your way through Phongsali

If you thought you didn’t need to pack a coat for Laos, think again. At an altitude of 1,626m, mountainous Phongsali gets cold, but it’s worth bracing it f...

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Gibbon Experience in Huay Xai
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Gibbon Experience in Huay Xai

If spending your nights sleeping in sky-high treehouses alongside gibbons, and days ziplining from tree to tree is your idea of jungle heaven, then you’re in luc...

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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw
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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw

One of the best visual perspectives of the natural landscape in Laos is from the Viewpoint at Nong Khiaw in the northern part of the country. If you are up for the 1.5...

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Marvel at the Enigmatic Plain of Jars
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Marvel at the Enigmatic Plain of Jars

Plain of Jars’ thousands of mysterious megalithic jars are scattered throughout Xiang Khuang Province in northeastern Laos. Dating from the iron age, the oldest...

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Hike Among the Hill Tribes in the Nam Ha Reserve
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Hike Among the Hill Tribes in the Nam Ha Reserve

The northern town of Luang Nam Tha is close to the Chinese border and the perfect gateway to hike through pristine rainforest and meet Laos’ hill tribe communiti...

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Gorge on Khao Piak Sen, Laos' Noodle Soup
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Gorge on Khao Piak Sen, Laos' Noodle Soup

Every traveler should try one of Laos’ simplest but tastiest foods, khao piak sen. This savory tapioca noodle soup served in chicken broth is sold at every resta...

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Drink a Beer Lao
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Drink a Beer Lao

Laos’ namesake beer is as popular and widespread as water. In fact, sometimes it is easier to find than bottled water as you really can find it anywhere …...

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Zip Over the Country’s Biggest Waterfall
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Zip Over the Country’s Biggest Waterfall

The twin waterfall of Tad Fane in the Bolaven Plateau is breathtaking enough when approached on foot, and even more so when experienced from a zipline perched at more...

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Eat Traditional Lao Street Food
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Eat Traditional Lao Street Food

Laos’ main cities are filled with a plethora of international dining choices and fine cuisine, but to truly enjoy the zesty flavors of Lao cooking, it’s be...

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Bow to the Giant Golden Buddha at Wat Phou Salao
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Bow to the Giant Golden Buddha at Wat Phou Salao

Have you ever been to Pakse if you haven’t taken the time to climb the staircase to the top of Wat Phou Salao?  Doubtful. A moderate half-hour climb brings...

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Elephant Conservation Center in Xayaboury
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Elephant Conservation Center in Xayaboury

The Elephant Conservation Center hosts Laos’ first hospital dedicated to elephants that are victims of logging accidents or affected by diseases.
Located...

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Stay at Kamu Lodge in Luang Prabang
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Stay at Kamu Lodge in Luang Prabang

The Kamu Lodge is a beautiful eco-lodge in a remote location on the banks of the majestic Mekong River in northern Laos. Access to the lodge is by a private boat - a t...

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WHERE FOR "Trek & Hike Tours" IN Laos

Discover the best places to visit in Laos with your trekking team. Discover as far as you can on the unnamed roads to the hidden gems that are barely explored by other tourists
Nong Khiaw

Nong Khiaw

Phongsaly

Phongsaly

Muang Xay

Muang Xay

Bolaven Plateau

Bolaven Plateau

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Easy excursions combined with unique experience making the long-lasting romantic memories

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The combination of some must-see experience and the cruise tour along the mighty rivers

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Reveal off-the-beatentrack routes, least explored destinations, and unknown tribe groups

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Laos BLOG ARTICLES

On June 7th, 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than a hundred countries and territories, including Vietnam and Laos in the list of "safest to travel".

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Bucolic Wat Phou (Wat Phu, Vat Phou, Vat Phu) sits in graceful decrepitude, and while it lacks the arresting enormity of Angkor in Cambodia, given its few visitors and more dramatic natural setting, these small Khmer ruins evoke a more soulful response. While some buildings are more than 1000 years old, most date from the 11th to 13th centuries. The site is divided into six terraces on three levels joined by a frangipani-bordered stairway ascending the mountain to the main shrine at the top.

Visit in the early morning for cooler temperatures (it gets really hot during the day, and on the lower levels there isn't any shade) and to capture the ruins in the best light. Make sure to grab a map at the entrance as there is little to no signage here.

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Buddhist Lent Day (Thailand Wan Khao Phansa, Laos Boun Khao Phansa) is the start of the three-month period during the rainy season when monks are required to remain in a particular place such as a monastery or temple grounds. Here, they will meditate, pray, study, and teach other young monks. In the past, monks were not even allowed to leave the temple, but today, most monks just refrain from traveling during this period. You will still see them out during the day.

It is said that monks started remaining immobile in a temple during this time because they wanted to avoid killing insects and harming farmland. Apparently, traveling monks were crossing through fields, thus destroying the crops of villagers and farmers. After catching wind of this, Buddha decided that in order to avoid damaging crops, hurting insects, or harming themselves during the rainy season, monks should remain in their temples during these three months.

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Initiated in 2006 by an NGO working for years with the elephants, this annual meeting of Laos Elephant Festival became one of the big festivals of Laos, followed by thousands of Laotians who move to attend a number of exercises, parades, and elections of the most emblematic animal of Laos. Fifty elephants are walking around for 3 days in the streets of the small provincial town. A large market takes place for the occasion with all kind of local (or Thai) products.

Home to the country’s largest pachyderm population, Xayabouly Province is the natural choice to host this growing event that also aims to raise awareness about the need to protect the endangered Asian elephant, which has played such a vital role in Lao people’s livelihoods, culture and heritage.

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The highlight of the year in Wat Phu Champasak is the three-day Buddhist festival, held on Magha Puja day on the full moon of the third lunar month, usually in February. The ceremonies culminate on the full-moon day with an early-morning offering of alms to monks, followed that evening by a candlelit wéean téean (circumambulation) of the lower shrines.

Throughout the three days of the festival Lao visitors climb around the hillside, stopping to pray and leave offerings of flowers and incense. The festival is more commercial than it once was, and for much of the time has an atmosphere somewhere between a kids' carnival and music festival. Events include kick-boxing matches, boat races, cockfights, comedy shows and plenty of music and dancing, as bands from as far away as Vientiane arrive. After dark the beer and lòw-lów (Lao whisky) flow freely and the atmosphere gets pretty rowdy.

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When the three months of Buddhist Lent come to an end in October, it is the perfect time to visit temples and celebrate the end of the rainy season. In Laos, this is called Boun Awk Phansa (Sometimes translated as Boun Ok Phansa or Boun Ock Phansa) and various religious and local traditions can be observed during this time. Moreover, there are plenty of festive activities are organized throughout the country with floating flower boats, candles, fireworks, lavishly decorated wats and an old-time carnival … all make for a magical Boun Awk Phansa festival in Laos. 

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