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Adventure

Adventures in Laos abound, along with the quiet and friendly nature of Lao life, there are adventures to be had for all tastes.

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River rafting, Kayaking, Tubing, Fishing and more. Laos is permeated with river and there's so much to do, a water lover's paradise.

You can climb sheer rock walls and precipes, whether it's a 20m rock outcrop or a small mountain, opportunities are everywhere. Caving is very popular, as Laos abounds with natural limestone karst formations which are riddled with spectacular caves.

Trekking and cycling are the best ways to get to know the landscape, people and culture. Tours are many and bike hire is easy.

Laos is a nation of minorities, and they all have cultures and traditions that are distinct form each other. Ethnic villages are popular tour destinations and you will meet very interesting, friendly people with much to offer in history and culture.

Elephant treks and tours are beneficial activities that help fund the care of these majestic animals, once used for logging and haulage. There are several conservation groups dedicated to the preservation what is now a rare animal.

We have many adventures featured here from leading ecotourism and outdoor adventure tour operator  Green Discovery Laos

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Elephants

Elephants, Laos was once known as the land of a million Elephants. Once these majestic animals were the mainstay of travelling, hauling long distance and logging. Even as recently as the Vietnam...

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Climbing

Climbing is a fairly new activity in Laos. So far, the only officially opened areas for climbing are in Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. With the spectacular limestone landscape in Vang Vieng, north...

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Cycling

Cycling is a great, way to get around Laos. The main roads North and South and East and West are paved. The subsidiary and rural roads are more suitable for Mountain Bikes...

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Rivers

Rivers in Laos offer many exciting opportunities for adventure. Flowing through jungle, gorges and caves, they can be wildly exciting and soothingly quiet in equal measure. There is ample scope for both...

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Trekking

Trekking is a great way to explore the mountains and forests of Laos. You can journey to waterfalls and caves, visit remote ethnic villages, investigate remnants of ancient cultures and temples and...

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Tom and Gaeng

Tom and Gaeng - soups, There are tom and there are gaeng, both are ‘soups’ in English whereby gaeng is misleadingly translated into ‘curry’. Tom - “to boil” or “boiled” - are...

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Buffalo Skin Snacks

If, like me, you've wondered what the strips of dried animal hide, being sold at markets and by the side of the road, are for... They are dried Buffalo Hide...

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Chicken Lahp

Chicken lahp with vegetables and variations - lahp gai pak gap Ingredients for a Lao raw or cooked meat lahp are extremely variable reflecting a cuisine which is prepared with whatever...

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Lao Cucumber Salad

1 large cucumber5 -8 cherry tomatoes2 lime wedges5 -9 Thai chiles1 garlic clove1/4 teaspoon shrimp paste1/4 teaspoon crab, paste1 -2 tablespoon fish sauce1 teaspoon sugar1/8 teaspoon msg (optional, can use...

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Chili Dips

Chili Dips - Jeow, there is jeow, and there is jeow. Sauces and dips are called jeow as long as these contain chillies. The classic jeow is either fairly dry or...

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Muang La Resort

During the search for the perfect location for his project, the founder of the Resort came across this “lost” village in the North of Laos and it seemed somehow predestined...

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Gaeng Bawt

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Popular Attractions

Royal Palace Luang Prabang

The Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") in Luang Prabang, Laos, was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The site for...

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Wat Phou

Vat Phou or Wat Phu (Lao: ວັດພູ [wāt pʰúː] temple-mountain) is a ruined Khmer temple complex in southern Laos. It is located at the base of mount Phu Kao, some...

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Si Phan Dong

Si Phan Don (Lao: ສີພັນດອນ; meaning The 4000 islands) is a riverine archipelago located in the Mekong River, Champasak Province in southern Laos. Si Phan Don is characterised by numerous islands...

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Patuxai

Patuxai (Lao: ປະຕູໄຊ, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, known by the French as Monument Aux Morts) is a war monument in...

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Bolivan Plateau

The Bolivan Plateau is an elevated region in southern Laos. Most of the plateau is located within Champasak Province of Laos, though the edges of the plateau are also located...

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 Elephant Conservation Center

The Elephant Conservation Center hosts Laos' first hospital dedicated to elephants that are victims of logging accidents or affected by diseases. The center is staffed with an international team of elephant vets and offers free veterinary care services, an emergency unit, a breeding center, a mahout vocational center and the most extensive elephant information center in country. 
Click here to visit the Elephant Conservation Centre

foundation

This organisation was set up by a former fire-fighter and nurse who worked for the Red Cross on emergency assistance. He gathered around him a team of 34 dedicated people from Lao and trained them in first aid. It is registered under the Lao Foundation to assist the poor and was established in 2006.

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Choice Hotels Laos

Selected Hotels, Resorts, Ecolodges and Cruises, each destination is a tourist attraction in its own right. The Individualist’s Guide to Discover Laos along National Route 13 from China to Cambodia coordinated...

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I had the best time in Lao Pi Mai, awesomesauce amazeballs! Jazza.
F. White.