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NEW “War Memorial Trail” discovered in Laos

By: Tiger Trail Posted: August-17-2009 in
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For those who like would to learn more about the history of Laos, about America’s involvement in the secret war in Laos and see first hand unexploded bombs and craters. This is a half-day trek amongst nature in the forests. It is and interlectual and educational hiking trip only thirty minutes outside Luang Prabang.

Forty years ago Laos was a victim of a war that was called the “Secret War” an unequal and unfair fight for the ideology of the West (USA). Can you imagine living in Laos in small wood houses and huts experiencing bomb sheds not understanding why these bombs actually dropped on you and your family? Can you imagine that just outside Luang Prabang battles were fought and still today many craters remain as a silent memory from the time, which is well known as the “secret war”?

A new trail and historical hike has just been discovered and will lead you out into the hill sides that were used as secret military bases. Though overgrown today, you can still grasp the feeling of the silent scene of war that took place here just a few decades ago.

A visit to the UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) Information Center will give you the opportunity to learn more about the background and shocking numbers that outline this chapter of history that still has new victims of unexploded bombs today here in Laos.

You will enjoy beautiful vistas, rice field visits and a jungle style lunch in the forest. After your descent from the hills you get the chance to relax on the banks of the Mekong river. Close by an Elephant Camp offers optional elephant rides which you can join right on spot (not included), another option is the visit to the Pak Ou Caves that we offer for you (Buddha Caves, not included).

Depending on activities you arrive back in Luang Prabang in the mid afternoon.

Hike easy but hilly, the total hiking time is only two-three hours. The distance covered is about 6,5 km with an option of an elephant ride or Pak Ou Cave visit with on spot payments.


Fair Trek

Yes this is part of the Fair Trek project and for more info go to and you will find contact information. Don't forget to mention Expat Advisory and the staff will know what trek you are referring to.

user avatar Anonymous

War in Laos - Tour in Luang Prabang

I did not know it was so close to Luang Prabang...can you actually send more bombs and relicts? Is this part of the Fair Trek project that what Tiger Trail was doing there? Where can I book this?


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