Laos is probably not a destination that immediately springs to mind when planning a meeting or incentive and its MICE potential remains largely undiscovered, usually being overlooked in favor of its more developed and sophisticated neighbors like Thailand, China and Cambodia. Nevertheless this tranquil, mysterious and mountainous country with its welcoming people and traditional culture offers a special opportunity for Meeting and Incentive planners who are seeking a truly unique location. Our experienced destination management team will design and deliver an event that will exceed all expectations.
Anyway, a trip to Laos is like a trip back in time. The “Land of a Million Elephants” offers a refreshing change from the modernity of more developed nations and has a diverse culture untainted by globalization. There are no trains to rush for and the landlocked country offers misty mountains, golden glittering Buddhist temples and sleepy French colonial towns lost in time.
May we give you some spoilers when planning an event that comprises less than 50 delegates? Concentrated in the UNESCO World Heritage center of Laos, Luang Prabang is THE destination in Laos for an unforgettable experience. Buddhist and local ceremonies such as the Baci ceremony in a private house and the spiritually-enriching early morning rise to give alms to hundreds of monks, slowly moving barefoot over the concrete walkways are merely some of the unique perspectives in this landlocked country. Stunningly beautiful handicraft, ranging from silk to wood carvings, make excellent corporate giveaways that will remind every delegate for those times in Laos. Fun-filled and more socially engaging events such as sunset cruises over the Mekong River or playing a game of ‘Petanque’ with the local community are merely a few options that takes your experience to a whole new level.
Off-the-beaten path and just outside Luang Prabang, northern Laos offers nature oriented activities and definitely a slower pace life on the Mekong banks. This is where the Kamu Lodge is located, 3 hours away from Luang Prabang by boat, and this is the only way to reach this lodge. The resort is home of 20 safari tents which allow to have the lodge all for yourselves. Team building activities and being one with nature is almost a given when arriving here. Back to the roots local activities such as fishing and rice planting and with the Mekong setting as a serene background, one can only wonder why events such as yours never touched base with this Asian Trails’ destination. Local folklore combined with a sky that is filled with sparkling stars as far as the eye can see is just something we add in for free.
Consider Laos for your next event whenever you look for authenticity, serenity and spiritually – even in combination with any other Asian Trails destinations.