Join the ride to Laos, a land of opulent nature, contagious smiles and delicious Khmer cuisine
Sunrise from the Bangkok – Nong Khai sleeper train. The BEST train experience ever!
Nam Khan flows through Luang Prabang.
Swimming in the azure natural pools of Kuang Si surrounded by the lush tropical jungle.
‘Tat’ means waterfall, ‘Kuang’, means deer and ‘Si’ means ‘dig’.
Welcome to the No Entry Zone.
Overlooking Nam Khan river from the Elephant Lodge pool. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Kuang Si (Xi) Waterfall with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools.
Van Vieng lies on the Nam Song River.
Van Vieng featuring the karst hill landscape surrounding the town
Taking the boat across the Nam Khan River to reach Tad Sae waterfalls
The Tat Sae Waterfalls are located in Luang Prabang Province, Laos.
Tad Sae falls pour over beautiful limestone formations
A limestone cave carved by nature.
Sarika Guesthouse – budget friendly and amazing hospitality – don’t let the picture discourage you
As of 2015, the tubing and party scene in Vang Vieng is absolutely nothing like it used to be.
Renting a motorbike in Luang Prabang will cost around US$20
To explore the rural area in Van Vieng you can rent a semi-automatic scooter for a half day.
A mahout is an elephant’s keeper and trainer and was once a highly-respected position in Lao society.
Located in Luang Prabang, Laos, Kuang Si is a breathtaking waterfall you shouldn’t miss.
The weather at the waterfalls is noticeably cooler.
Elephant Village supports local communities working toward the survival of the elephants in Laos.
Crashing a Laotian wedding and trying to blend in.
Over the bridge trying to reach the Elephant Cave
Riverside Garden Bungalows is located in Vang Vieng
The walk up to the Phaboun Cave is steep. Make sure you have a torch as it’s very dark inside
At a traditional Laos wedding the date has to be scheduled according to the lunar calendar.
To enter the Kuang Si Park everyone must pay an entry fee.
The Kuang Si Waterfall is about 30 minutes outside of downtown Luang Prabang.
Lao Buddhist beliefs help them to find happiness through a simple life.
Did you know you can zip line over the blue lagoon III?
To reach Blue Lagoon III takes a very bumpy ride for about 14 km but it was definately worth the drive.
Building, organic farming and teaching English projects are always looking for volunteers.
Ethical elephant riding howdah (elephant seat) free!
The site is well maintained with walkways and bridges to guide the visitors.
The Nam Khan River winds through a valley rich with villages, wonderful views and smiling children.
A single large cascade tumbles from the jungle feeding a series of falls creating natural swimming pools.
Founder of the Elephant Village, Markus Peschke, dreamed of establishing an elephant sanctuary.
Laotian kids are always friendly with your camera
This is the 5th night in a row we are sleeping under a different roof.
Kuang Si Waterfall is one of the main attractions of Luang Prabang.
How we crashed a wedding in a rural area in Laos!
Just a short walk from town are many ethnic Lao, Kmou, and Hmong villages.
Vang Vieng also offer some peaceful places like several 16th and 17th century monasteries
Where the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers meet, with stunning limestone cliff and jungle scenery.
Blue Lagoon: Tourism is sometimes a double-edged sword
Blue Lagoon is seven kilometres from Van Vieng.
To volunteer in Vang Vieng, you can visit its two organic farms or teach English to rural kids as well
Exploring the area around Tham Poukham – Blue Lagoon by motorcycle
Sarika guesthouse is located on Khem Khong road, overlooking at Mekong river.
Vang Vieng is a riverside town in Central Laos.
After a reafreshing dive inside the Blue lagoon III, trekking to reach the Phaboun Cave
Cheapest breakfast ever . Not a touristic spot and heavenly tasty.
Vang Vieng’s best little swimming hole, the Blue Lagoon III
Overlooking the Shah Albros mountain peak while flying over Iran.
Put on your trekking shoes and don’t miss the breathtaking views of the waterfall from above.
Morning coffee at our hut’s balcony at the Riverside Garden Bungalows.
Dinner at Luang Prabang night market. BEST mini coconut pancakes in the world!
Some of the pools are considered sacred. There are appointed areas where visitors can swim.
Blue lagoon opening hours are daily from 8 am until 6 pm.
Locals believe that tubing is destroying the town’s culture as well as the area’s tranquility
Otherside Restaurant – Friends are playing on the big screens non stop
Elephant Village is an elephant sanctuary from 2001 in Luang Prabang.
Well this no name logement we stayed was a small heaven for us. since it was the last room in town!
Phsar Chas also known as The Old Market is located between Pub Street and the riverside.
Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) Theravada Buddhism is the primary religion of Laos.
Van Vieng is known as a destination for outdoor-oriented activities.
For quick eats and late night snacks, numerous pancake and sandwich stalls dot the streets of Van Vieng
Tad Sae can only be reached by boat, making it quite an opportunity to retreat into nature.
Our own little room in Riverside Garden Bangalows
The Blur lagoon III is located at the foot of one of the steepest mountain cliffs you could see.
The Elephant Village’s is providing a peaceful, safe home and sustainable future for elephants.
Besides pork, chicken and beef, you can see a whole frog on the skewers of barbecue carts, which is actually a renowned street food in Cambodia.
Please do no litter
Due to the influx of backpackers, Vang Vieng locals have seen drastic changes in their community.
Luang Phabang, literally meaning: “Royal Buddha Image”, is a city in north central Laos
Blue Lagoon III Admission to the lagoon is 10,000 kip.
Tad Kuang Si / Kuang Si Waterfall flows year round.
Only 262 km long, the Nam Khan River acts as a vital resource for lowland communities