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Sustainable Tourism


"Laos will become a world renowned destination specializing in forms of sustainable tourism that, through partnership and cooperation, benefits natural and cultural heritage conservation and local socio-economic development, and spreads knowledge of Laos' unique cultural heritage around the world."

Every day, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) and international stakeholders work towards realizing this vision, and we invite you to visit this beautiful country and experience for yourself the splendid biodiversity and cultural heritage that makes Lao Ecotourism so special and unique.

Laos has a low population density; unspoiled, diverse ethnic lifestyles and traditions; and perhaps the richest, most extensive network of ecosystems on the Indochina Peninsula. More than 800 species of birds and 100-plus large mammals have been identified in Laos, with new species being discovered every year. Some of the more charismatic species include Tigers, Clouded Leopards, Douc Languar, Gibbons, the Irrawaddy Dolphin, Hornbills, Peafowls, Ibis, Crested Argus' and Silver Pheasants. more...

 

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Ecoutourism laos

is purpose of this website is to provide travelers with information on nature and culture-based Tourism Activities in Lao PDR to help generate income for local communities, support natural and cultural protected areas, and minimize negative impacts on Lao's culture and environment.

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Responsible Travel

As a traveler, you can assist with the sustainable development of the Lao PDR and help alleviate poverty by supporting community-based tourism. Below are five actions you can take to help make a difference while traveling in Laos...

Elephant Riding

Explore the mountains and forests of Laos on a 1- to 3-day trek or longer, and visit remote ethnic villages, journey to hidden waterfalls and caves, spot birds and other wildlife and investigate ruins of ancient civilizations.

The treks featured by Ecotourism Laos are mostly operated by provincial guide services and the villagers along the trail, all of who have received training. A significant portion of the trekking fees goes to local guides and villagers for home stays and other hospitality services as well as to support ongoing training, trail and facility maintenance and community development funds.

Resident guides have intimate knowledge of plants, wildlife and local culture, and hiring one through a tour operator or guide service will make your trek much more fulfilling. Booking a trek is the best way to visit a Lao National Protected Area.

Embark on a journey of a lifetime...take an ecotourism trek through the nature and culture of Laos.

THE BEAUTY OF SOUTHERN LAOS

Southern Laos has won the PATA CEO Challenge Top Tourism Destination 2016 award. The prestigious award, presented by ...

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Be in the loop

The Loop is a 3-4 day journey through Khammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces in south central Laos. Discover how the mountains, rivers and caves were made millions of years ago.

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Pak Ngum - Thaphabath Circuit

Destinations nearby the capital

A recently opened organic farm and several destinations nearby Vientiane City, the capital of Laos. 

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Nam Et-Phou Louey NPA

The Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is the second largest protected area in Laos and has the greatest wildlife biodiversity in the country. 

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