Development studies, ethnic minorities, human geography and rural exploration

Slow down on a school trip to laid-back Laos. Immerse your students in traditional lifestyles, reflect on new social and spiritual customs, and receive good luck for your journey with a Laos baci blessing ceremony.

Despite being surrounded by five mightier neighbours, land-locked Laos has respectfully resisted the outside world’s influence. Travel happens at a peaceful pace and opens up everyday interactions with the country’s gracious Buddhist people. Contemplate stillness at every turn – from tranquil rice paddies and lazing longboats, to orange-robed monks moving gently by.

Laos’ undeveloped infrastructure also makes it an ideal place to practise learning through community service. You’ll make a lasting impact as you work directly with villagers on a community-led project and see it become part of their lives.

I’ve initiated a number of student trips throughout Asia with Student Educational Adventures, most recently in Laos. Their operational staff are excellent, with a terrific knowledge of the countries and communities with which they liaise. Their trips are consistently enjoyable for my students, owing to their creative itineraries and attention to detail. I’m happy to recommend this company to schools seeking a professional operator with student-focused trips and flexible, authentic itineraries.

Ben HinvesPrincipal, Berlin Metropolitan School

Design your own unique curriculum

Every trip we run is customised to your school’s curriculum, budget, student needs and educational goals. Here are just a few of the exciting ways your students can learn in Laos.

Connect with Lao culture to learn the local way of life

Taste the fresh flavours of Laotian cuisine in a hands-on cooking class. Stay overnight in a rural temple and learn Buddhist rituals from novice monks. Explore French colonial town Luang Prabang through a fast-paced scavenger hunt, then bargain for silks, scarves and handicrafts at its bustling night market.

See development through the eyes of capable communities

Visit a rural school, meet local students and collaborate on a school improvement project. Set up new soccer goals for a community and play a celebratory match with their team. Bike through dusty back-roads to reach remote villages, where ethnic minority groups live a traditional, subsistence lifestyle.

Learn outdoors in Laos’ diverse natural environments

Encounter underground ecosystems inside Vang Vieng’s limestone caves. Kayak low-grade river rapids on Nam Song River under the guidance of qualified, experienced instructors. Meet a mahout and learn how to protect the natural habitat of Lao’s endangered elephants.

Add extra insight with student-led learning

By letting your students co-design their Laos tour, you’ll give them ownership over their activities and agenda. You’ll also make sure your school trip meets their specific strengths, interests and knowledge gaps.

In Laos, your students can choose from a range of fun local activities like:

Trekking, cycling or yoga

Zip-lining or kayaking

Overnight cruises up the mighty Mekong River

Exploring temple ruins

Village homestays

Sample Itineraries

Whatever your students want to learn, we’ll help you create the perfect program. Check out our sample itineraries to get a taste of your school’s next adventure.

Note: Remember, these sample itineraries can be modified to suit your learning objectives and budget. The prices are guides only and subject to change.

Laos: Week Without Walls


6 Days

Cost Per Student

Laos Discovery Trip


8 Days

Cost Per Student

Thailand & Laos – A River Journey


12 Days

Cost Per Student

An epic adventure – Vietnam to Laos Overland


12 Days

Cost Per Student

Custom itinerary

Our sample itineraries are an example of what’s possible, based on trips we’ve previously run. For a custom itinerary that caters to your school’s unique needs, please get in touch by completing the form below.

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