within the Upland Communities of Laos


Support local communities with your travel

Uplao provides various ecotours throughout our network of Uplao Communities. This allows direct support of these communites. Your travel can help provide sustainable and ecofriendly alternatives to rural communities and help Uplao's projects.


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Local Guide Laos

Only Local

We substantially support local communities by working only with local people and by keeping the money in the local economy. We hire English speaking guides from the Luang Namtha Area and assistant guides from local villages. We pay villagers close to the Nam Ha National Protected Area (NPA) to create and maintain our trails, as well as to build and maintain our remote jungle retreats. In the case of homestays, the minority villagers are compensated generously.

Jungle Accomdations

Unique Experience

We have over 5 years experience in Laos and know how to get off the beaten path. Perhaps even too far off the tourist route. Every trip we offer is custom created and unique every time.  

We offer trekking, kayaking, motorbike tours, agrotourism trip and many more. How we can do this? We work with the local tour companies, we merely point you in the right direction. We know that you want to experience the real Laos with Lao guides. That is why we step back and let the experts teach you and show you proudly their country.                        

Be part of something special

It costs less than you think

NOrthern Laos Discovery Tour


Per Person - Per Day

  • 12 days
  • Luang Namtha, Phongsali, Muang Ngoi, Luang Prabang
  • Private Mini-van & Riverboat
  • All-Inclusive
  • Handpicked Guesthouses &  Restaurants

Northern Laos Experience VIP Tour


Per Person - Per Day

  • 11 Days
  • Luang Namtha, Muang La, Nong Kiau, Luang Prabang
  • Private Mini-van & Riverboat
  • All-Inclusive
  •  Handpicked Guesthouses & Restaurants

Custom Tailored Tour of Uplao/Laos


Starting at

  • 2 - 20 days
  • Your choice of locations across Laos
  • Choose your focus: Photography, Motobike, Hiking, Agrotourism, Minorities, Rural, City....
  • Make a unique one-of-a-kind experience
  • Local Guide 

Uplao is a not-for-profit organziation
All profits from Ecotourism trips directly benefit the local communities and Uplao Projects

All Tours include:


Each tour includes an English speaking guide and local assitant guides. These are the true experts of the region.


All transportation is included in every tour, both a pickup and return, all on board a clean, A/C mini-van.


Whether you choose a homestay at a jungle village or guesthouses during a Lao tour, all accomodations are covered.

Meals & Water

All food and water are provided the entire time, enjoy local delicacies prepared in the jungle over a fire.

Park Fees & Tax

With every trip, part of the fee directly goes to the operation and protection of the NPA

Community Support

Each guide, homestay and trip helps support the local communities in Northern Laos. 

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Provide a Sustainable Future

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Directly Support Local Communities

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