Join us in Laos to experience breathtaking scenery and immersive service projects. Many of our programs visit the villages our local staff call home, taking students off the tourist path. Our leaders help students make the connection between Laos’ complex past, developing present, and hopeful future. Every year students fall in love with this little-known country and leave with a better understanding of its distinct culture.
Even the most well-traveled students find themselves entranced by the Laos landscape. Golden temples gleam against dirt roads. Vast, rolling hills spotted with palm trees and rice fields create a backdrop of limitless shades of green. Remnants of the country’s French colonial past are woven into the fabric of tribal life. Laos will delight you at every turn.
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Explore Laos and all the wonders it has to offer—visit ancient Buddhist caves, hike to the top of a waterfall, and participate in a traditional Lao cooking class! Spend a few days at the Lao Elephant Conservation Center where you’ll learn all about these magnificent creatures including their diets, how to asses their health, and proper communication techniques. End the trip with a scavenger hunt in Luang Prabang and a final dinner in Bangkok, Thailand!
Prepare for the ultimate adventure of climbing, hiking, and exploring the natural beauty of Thailand and Laos. Discover beautiful waterfalls and keep your eyes out for monkeys and birds as you trek through the dense rainforest outside a hill tribe village. Go on a scavenger hunt by bike to temples, walk across a bamboo bridge, zip line in the forest canopy, and enjoy a swim at the beach, rock climbing, and snorkeling in this jam-packed, adrenaline-filled program.
The perfect adventure for students seeking meaningful service work and cultural immersion in Laos. Stay in a homestay in a rural village where you will work on construction projects at the school. Then, explore more of the country as you take a road trip to the beautiful town of Luang Prabang and visit the awe-inspiring Kuangsi Waterfalls. With our local staff you’ll get to know more of Laos than most tourists ever see!
Embark on this classic backpacking trip through unique and off-the-beaten path locations throughout Southeast Asia. You will have the opportunity to experience rural village life in some of the most beautiful corners of Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand. Remember, this is a highly-rewarding, travel-intensive itinerary, so pack light and get ready.
Combine four fascinating countries into one spectacular adventure featuring amazing attractions and premier hotels. In Thailand, visit jaw-dropping temples, enjoy ringside Muay Thai seats, and ride elephants through the jungle. In Laos, explore UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. In Cambodia, marvel at Angkor Wat and tour the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. In Vietnam, lose yourself in the wonders of Old Hanoi and cruise Ha Long Bay.