Green Discovery (Eco-Tourism) Louang Namtha Reviews
The best for eco-tourism in Laos Nov 10, 2009
One of the things I liked best about Laos was the diversity of activities that are possible in this country. Besides your normal sight-seeing there's loads of places where you can go trekking, caving, rafting, cycling, rock climbing and kayaking. Laos' nature is absolutely beautiful, so a trip to this country isn't complete without some of the eco-tourism activities.
During our trip a trekking and kayaking trip was serviced by Green Discovery, Laos' number one specialist in eco-tourism. They have offices in all the major tourist destinations like Luang Namtha, Lunag Prabang, Pakse, Vang Vieng and Vientiane. In each city they offer a wide range of one to several day activities. For each region they have widely available brochure with all of the possibilities, but I'm pretty sure they can also offer tailor-made services if you visit one of their offices.
On our trekking a kayaking trip we were accompanied by skilled staff and a guide who spoke decent English. Tasty unches were included and were prepared on the spot, in local villages and with improvised BBQs.
The company is run by local staff and experts from Australia, New Zeeland, USA, UK and Germany. More than half of the money you pay go directly to the local people (food, accommodation, trail maintenance, drivers, guides, etc).
Part of the Laos 2009 travel blog
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