During French colonization, you could hear the colons say, “The Vietnamese plant rice, the Cambodians watch it grow and the Lao listen to it grow.”

 

Laotians are inherently carefree and festive. They are always happy with what nature gives them and they know how to be generous in return, to win the merits of Buddha. The country comes alive every full moon during major festive gatherings that combines popular beliefs and religious fervor.

 

A country of mountains and rivers, Laos was for a long time inaccessible, reserved for shipments by elephant or canoe along the Mekong River and its many tributaries. The rugged North is populated mostly by Tibeto-Chinese origin tribes practicing cultivation of upland rice. Farther south, are the plains and rice fields along the Mekong, “the mother of the waters”.

Excursions that make Solidarasia journey special. Combine them and create your own tour (minimum 7 days)

Venturing beyond the Khouang Si waterfall

We’ll venture beyond a simple visit of the famous Khouang Si waterfalls of Luang Prabang. Together with inhabitants of Tha pene, a village below the falls, we’ll walk in their forests to gather seasonal plants to cook.

From 80 EUR

1 day

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Meet the Khamu in Pavie village

Make a stop in Pavie village while discovering the mountains of northern Laos. Meet the inhabitants, discuss with them over meals and stay overnight with a village family. You will experience some of their daily life and seasonal activities.

From 115 EUR

2 days

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Traders of Mekong River

This is much more than a cruise on the Mekong river. On this journey you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a boatman-merchant family and learn about their lives on the waterway connecting Luang Prabang with Pakbeng.You will also meet...

From 130EUR

2 days

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Cooking with a local of Vientiane

Visit one of the popular market of the Laotian capital with a local housewife. Go to her home to cook and share a Laotian meal with her family or friends. An excellent opportunity to experience the everyday life of a...

From 85 EUR

1 day

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Around the Nam Ngum Lake

This is the first hydro-power reservoir built in the history of Laos. Impressive in size, it’s the sea Laotians don't have. A fish sanctuary, the lake quickly became home to fisherman populations who arrived from all regions in Laos. We’ll...

From 170 EUR

2 days

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