Tiger Trail Travel
While the town of Luang Prabang
is hugely appealing with its temples, pretty riverside setting, and gentle, unhurried pace of life, the surrounding countryside is also worth exploring. Outside the city, visitors can look forward to terraced rice fields, jagged limestone karsts, and forests filled with teak, longan, and bamboo trees. Tiger Trail Travel, one of the more renowned operators in town, leads excellent half- and full-day hikes through the countryside and its small tribal settlements. Also on offer are extended trips, which include the option to spend the night at a homestay and get an authentic feel for the agricultural life that’s such a dominant aspect of Lao culture.