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Laos Join in: 5,6,7 days Akha Village Service Community Program in Northern Laos - Voluntourism project in minority villages

Are you seeking a very different travelling experience? Do you want to help out and learn about traditional ethnic communities in Laos? Do you want to do all that in a really remote, off-the-beaten-track place? This project and volunteering program gives you the rare opportunity to be a visitor with a purpose. We hope you can stay for a few days, as it is less disturbing and more beneficial to the community. We (Tiger Trail, UNODC and the Lao government) co-operate to generate alternative income to former Opium growing communities. You will live in an Akha ethnic minority village, located in Phongsali Province, the northernmost, remotest and poorest region in Laos.

A meaningful holiday in Laos, from USD 428.00

Travel No. 32465

You can find these and other travels under the following categories:

 

The Akha Village Experience,
A Fair Trek initiative

6 day voluntourism opportunity
New Village Based Home Stay Project in Northern Laos

Volunteer/Voluntourism program in North Laos...

 

voluntourism Laos, volunteer, Akha experienceBe more than just a visitor and tourist! Add a meaning to your visit and tour in Laos! Become a responsible traveler by enjoying the benefits of being part of our VolunTourism project with minority villages. Help to generate income and support some of the poorest in Laos! You can make a difference on your travels with us! This project tour is made possible through the Fair Trek Laos project.

 

ARE YOU seeking a very
different traveling experience?

 

DO YOU want to help out &
learn about traditional ethnic life?

 Akha Village Project Tour Fair Trek Laos

DO YOU want to come to a really
remote, off-the-beaten-track place?

 

 

Location of the project

The village is based in Muang Khua in Phongsali Province, the northernmost, remotest and poorest region in Laos. You will live in an Akha ethnic minority village, a quiet, peaceful hillside location, reachable only on foot on two to three hours scenic walking trail through stunning landscapes. > Read more on Muang Khua and Fair Trek project

 

Sample Voluntourism itinerary:Akha Village Project Tour Fair Trek Laos

Day 1 Transfer from Luang Prabang to the Project destination in local public bus
in Muang Khua by minivan (7 hrs+), orientation session, briefing, overnight at Hotel

Day 2 Trek to your village (2-3 hrs) introduction to the village, start of your activities

Day 3 Daily life activities in Akha ethnic minority village (field work, cooking, handicraft )

Day 4 Ridge walk trekking, forest "food hunting" collect your own food evening ceremony

Day 5 Basket making, gardening, local cultural activities, farewell dinner in host community

Day 6 Hiking to the road (2 hrs), transfer back to Udomxay (2-3 hrs.), Luang Namtha (7 hrs.), Luang Prabang in local bus (6 hrs)


voluntourism in laos, Akha project

 This sample itinerary of 6 days includes all meals, public transfers, guides, local fees, taxes and donations, local village guides and activity charges.

 

Program info : need to know!

The min. stay of this program is 3 nights/ 4 days as it more beneficial and less disturbing for the Akha host community. Extended stays with volunteering are very welcome, please contact us.

The program has been established as a pioneer project in Dec. 2009 and is still, and will remain, a novelty and very experimental experience for all involved. The community is restricted to a max. number of visitors to protect them from mass tourism. Changes from the sample itinerary might be possible at any time in order to enhance the experience for the traveler and to maximize the positive impact on the village. Your Tiger Trail guide and interpreter will be informing you and give regular briefings about any program details or possible changes.

 

Accomodation and Food

You will be sleeping at a Family Home or at the simple, but beautiful  Akha Nature Lodge  with amazing views over the lush surrounding mountains. At night you will be eating traditional Akha meals prepared in local fashion. A small personal bathroom was established to guarantee basic hygiene needs. The equipment, mattresses, blankets and others are 100% natural and hand made in another project target village helping to preserve the culture of weaving and embroidery.

 

Voluntourism in laos, Akha community

The Akha Village PROGRAM

Your stay at the village will give you the rare opportunity to be a visitor with a purpose as you will partake in day-to-day activities and immerse yourself in ethnic Akha community life. During the day you will be busy supporting villagers within their work on the fields and at home which may include collecting forest products, carrying water, planting rice, harvesting, feeding chicken, as well as housing chores such as preparing daily food supplies, cooking or looking after kids, teaching English while learning Lao and Akha language, but also learning traditional ethnic handicraft like waving or basket making. All depends on the specific needs and circumstances.

A local, experienced guide/interpreter will be with you throughout your stay to facilitate communication and interaction and to provide support at any time.

 

YOU can be more than a normal tourist and visitor! YOU can actively help to generate income and support to some of the poorest communities in Laos! You can actually make a difference!

 

Learn more about Fair Trek here

 


Join our Voluntourism programs and dare to experience Laos differently!

 

 

North Laos, Voluntourism, Ecotourism project

Dates & Prices

5 Days: Volunteering/Voluntourism Village Service Project in Akha community in north Laos, min. 2 persons, Join In

5 day package program from/to Luang Prabang, with min 2 persons,Join In

01.07.2012 - 01.07.2014Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Tuesday, 1. July 2014
Continuous Date

MKA-VOL-5

430 USD

 

5 Days: Volunteering/Voluntourism Village Service Project in Akha community in north Laos, min. 2 persons, private program

5 day package program from/to Luang Prabang, with min 2 persons, private tour

01.07.2012 - 01.07.2014Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Tuesday, 1. July 2014
Continuous Date

MKA-VOL-5

468 USD

 

6 Days: Volunteering/Voluntourism Village Service Project in Akha community in north Laos

Price per person for a 6 day package program from/to Luang Prabang, private VIP tour (3 persons)

01.07.2012 - 01.07.2014Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Tuesday, 1. July 2014
Continuous Date

MKA-VOL-6 VIP

419 USD

 

Price per person for a 6 day package program from/to Luang Prabang, private VIP tour (2 persons)

01.07.2012 - 01.07.2014Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Tuesday, 1. July 2014
Continuous Date

MKA-VOL-6 VIP

518 USD

 

6 Days: Volunteering/Voluntourism Village Service Project in Akha community in north Laos, min. 2 persons, Join In

6 day package program from/to Luang Prabang,

01.07.2012 - 01.07.2014Sunday, 1. July 2012 - Tuesday, 1. July 2014
Continuous Date

MKA-VOL-6 JOIN

469 USD