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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

Long Lao Trek

Take this great 4- to 5-hour alternative walking route to Kwang Si Waterfall, and trek to Hmong and Khamu villages, green forests and mountain tops before arriving at the falls. Village guides are available to enhance the experience by explaing the natural and cultural sites along the way.

Supported by the LNTA-ADB Mekong Tourism Development Project

Itinerary

Depart Luang Prabang in mid-morning for a 30-minute drive to Ban Nong Heo, a Khamu village where the village guide joins the group to lead the trek.

Hike through community forests and farming fields for 1.5 hours to Ban Long Lao, a Hmong village, to rest and enjoy a family-style Lao lunch prepared by the villagers.

After learning about traditional Hmong textile production, trekkers climb through thick forests to the top of a mountain offering excellent views of the surrounding area.

Descend from the hills to a natural spring for a brief rest and afternoon swim. The trail then arrives at the famous Kwang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang's most popular natural site. Return to Luang Prabang by car in the late afternoon.

Booking

  • Contact any tour company
  • For additional information contact the Luang Prabang Provincial Tourism Office at (+856-71) 212-487 and ask for Vongdavone.

Food

  • Family style Lao meal. Typical meal includes chicken, soup, sticky rice, vegetables and chili.
  • Vegetarian food is available upon request.

Level of Difficulty & Safety

Easy - Moderate: Moderate climbing involved. Trekkers must be in good physical shape. Total of about four hours of walking.

What to Bring

Good shoes for hiking, bathing suit and towel, sunscreen/hat, camera, money to purchase handicrafts. It is advised to wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves to protect against shrubs, insects and sun.

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