With over 10 years of experience working in Laos, Rustic Pathways has developed programs that expose you to traditional culture and off-the-beaten path sites not accessible to the average tourist. Take an elephant conservation course, work in the sticky rice fields, and learn about the Hmong culture from the Na Som villagers. These programs range from one to three weeks, giving you plenty of time to learn, explore, and experience this beautiful country.
“Laos is magical. Without fail, each time I drive on deserted country roads or float down ancient rivers to secluded villages the stunning scenery takes my breath away. Traces of colonial history and war remain at every turn, but there is also a palpable, hopeful, momentum from the people for the future. Laos is at a crossroads, and now is the time to come explore.”
--Tara McCarney, Laos Country Director