A leading educational tour operator in Laos
We create educational travel experiences for students without compromising the unique cultural, social and environmental heritage of Laos.
Fair Trek has been leading student groups on service-learning projects and outdoor expeditions since 2007. Our long-standing relationships with local communities and team of expert local tour guides allow us to develop engaging travel experiences throughout Laos.
“We provide on-the-ground expertise to create a safe learning environment for students and local communities”
Our service-learning programs bridge the gap between locals and volunteer. Together, they have collaborated on community development projects such as construction of new schools, village meeting houses and the Eco Bungalow, a community-based tourism initiative.
We have developed a Project Management process to help maximize the impacts of your service-learning experience. Projects are typically planned 3-6 months in advance.
- Field site inspections and surveys with villagers to determine community needs.
- Follow-up meetings with villagers to establish volunteer project work and estimated project time frame.
- Review of project construction logistics by Fair Trek Technical Advisor.
- Confirmation of proposed project and financial assistance from customer.
- Project facilitation and oversight by Fair Trek Technical Advisor.
- Post-project evaluation.
Volunteers from all over the world have helped remote villages build new community infrastructure and encourage sustainability. We’ve worked with a diverse range of local villages and continue to foster our relationships with these dynamic communities.
It has been an intense and very authentic experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed staying with the villagers and working at the construction project.
Being able to contribute to the Eco Bungalow was an experience like no other. It’s a memory that will last forever.
My favorite part was working with the children at the school and interacting with the community.
Student Expeditions range from short adventure tours of 3-4 days to country-wide month-long journeys.
From swimming in the azure waters of the famous Kuang Si waterfall to living with a host family in a remote village, students will learn firsthand about Laos’ stunning biodiversity and multi-cultural heritage.
Our experienced Fair Trek tour guides have been trained to lead student groups and are always eager to show students – and group leaders – what makes Laos so unique.
Whatever your goal, we will work with you to create an itinerary that suits your needs.