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GIVE - Laos

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GIVE - Laos - Growth International Volunteer Excursions
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Ahnalin "I learned so many amazing life lessons through GIVE, like how a simple smile or an open heart can make someones day. You become so immersed in the community and among your local volunteers that people from all walks of the world become a family, not only for those two weeks, but also after you leave. I've met the most amazing people and have made some truly incredible friends through GIVE and it..."
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Starts
Luang Prabang
Laos Highlands
Ends
Muang Ngoi Neua
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Start in Luang Prabang and end in Muang Ngoi Neua! With the volunteer/community tour GIVE - Laos, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Luang Prabang, Laos and Muang Ngoi Neua. GIVE - Laos includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • S
    Written on June 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did not have any expectations going into the trip. I just knew I wanted to travel and make a difference. As I looked into ways of doing this, Give seemed to have a way for me to satisfy my travel bug while helping others. The trip was truly life changing. The guides were knowledgeable, upbeat, and passionate.
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  • V
    Written on June 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I can honestly say this trip was one of the best experiences of my life. The village of Sop Chem really became a second home to me and the guides were absolutely outstanding. By the end of the trip I knew I had lifelong friends in the village, in the guides, in the other volunteers and most of all in the children of Sop Chem. Going on this trip was one of the best decisions I could've ever made. It has honestly changed my life and I couldn't think of a better organization to go with! I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone who wants to travel and make a change. GIVE Laos will always hold a special place in my heart after this trip.
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  • H
    Written on June 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This program changed my life in SO many ways. Laos is one of the most special places I've ever had the pleasure to see. Whether it is the unbelievable views, the wonderful food, or the incredibly humble and genuine people, this program has IT ALL. All the local guys Chuey and Good in particular made this program extra special. I also really believe this program would not be what it is without Carly, the main guide. Her passion, enthusiasm, and attitude as a person and guide in Laos really made a difference for me. She constantly pushed me to always do my best, work the hardest I can, and inspired me to be the greatest version of myself. The food was amazing, the accommodations were good as well, and our activities were all fun and super beautiful. I am truly changed by this experience and it is VERY overlooked as one of the great GIVE trips. I will recommend this trip until I am blue in the face :)
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  • TA
    Written on June 5, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I went on the SE Asia package deal and I am so happy that I did. This trip is a once in a life time experience. Not only do you learn more about the communities that you are in and how to be a better global citizen. You also learn more about yourself. Seeing the impact that you have on the community, whether it be in the classroom or on the construction site. The accommodations were very nice and the staff was incredible. I would encourage anyone, if they have the chance, to go on any of the GIVE trips.
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  • CT
    Written on October 29, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Not a day goes by where I don't think about my experience with GIVE in the magnificent village of Sop Chem, Laos. From the beginning until the end, volunteering in Laos was a beautiful experience. I could not believe how integrated the volunteers are within this village, and the extremely positive, transparent bond that the GIVE community has with the villagers. It was clear that the work done by the volunteers was very well thought out, and the guides always knew very well what they were doing. Not to mention, the guides are some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet. It was always so much fun with them around. Each day was always filled with something different, whether it began sunrise yoga and meditation on the beach, followed by an afternoon of hard work building the water tank alongside the villagers, or waking up for an early morning hike through the dark, cool caves across the river, followed by an afternoon of tutoring the local children in their school. One of the most memorable moments of my trip was when we had the Baci Ceremony, where at the end of our trip the entire village community would come out in the center of Sop Chem to celebrate the accomplishments made by the volunteers with the help of the villagers. There was not a dry eye in sight. The location of Sop Chem is absolutely breathtaking with rice paddies as far as the eye can see surrounding the community, and with hundreds of beautiful butterflies fluttering along the river banks... You will not be disappointed with the food either, in fact, it was incredible to see that with such little recourses the villagers have, how tasty they can make their food. At one point, I was even able to help prepare a meal for the other volunteers one day with Bo, one of the local guides who was with us. I sincerely appreciated the villagers of Sop Chem, and their desire to work with us on a multitude of projects. They are truly some of the kindest people you will ever meet. I hope to go back to Sop Chem, for it offered one of the most wonderful experiences of my life that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and truly meaningful experience. You'll only understand what I mean once you're there, so get out there and do it! You will not be disappointed. Sabaidee :)
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  • IF
    Written on October 19, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    When I was in college I took what was then my first trip out of the country with GIVE to Nicaragua. It inspired me to be the best person I could possibly be. It also inspired me to go to Laos with GIVE after graduating. Laos has such a huge peice of my heart that I get emotional every single time I speak about it; and trust me, I talk about it A LOT. I left Sop Chem feeling like I'll always have a home there, and I'll always have a family there. I think about my other home and family every single day. I think about the smiles that we shared as well as the tears. I think about how much they taught me, although I was their to assist them. I'm tearing up right now just writing this because I miss them so much. I didn't even know that I could dream this big, and I've never been more happy to stray from the beaten path. This was the best decision I've ever made, and it wouldn't have been possible without the amazing opportunities that GIVE affords. To all the amazing staff, and to all of the unforgettable people that I've met through this experience, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You've given me a love and appreciation for the world that can't be had any other way.
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  • KD
    Written on August 29, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was the best two weeks of my life. Everyone should go on a trip with GIVE and change their perspective of the world
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  • N
    Written on August 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been on three give trips and each have been the most amazing trips! They are very different trips and unique in their own way! Although I would recommend each one and loved them all, Laos is my favorite trip due to the connections I made with the community! In Loas you stay in the middle of the village and get to connect with all the locals! You get the chance to become a local yourself and have sop jam a home away from home!
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  • TV
    Written on August 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This past month, I have been given the amazing opportunity to travel abroad to Thailand and Laos. Thanks to GIVE Growth International Volunteer Excursions, I was able to help make a difference to lives half way around the world. While I was in Thailand, I taught English, helped build a water tank, pour concrete for a road in a remote village, and learn about the Mahoots (Traditional Thailand Elephant Handlers) and create connections with the communities we visited. This was the start of my global citizenship. I felt so touched by each of the lives we came across. The people were compassionate and kind. It made me feel so welcome in a place so different. In Laos, we stayed in one village for almost the entire trip. Sop Chem started to become my home as we developed relationships with the villagers. In Laos, I taught English and completed the water tank for their village. Since we stayed in the village and were constantly with the people, I got to learn a lot about them and create friendships and connections with these truly amazing people. These trips have inspired me. They have inspired me to not only help those around me, but those all around the world. A quote that I have lived by has never meant more to me now. "We cannot give the world all the world the good it needs, but the world needs all the good we can give." I plan on giving it everything I got until the day I die. GIVE has given me a new avenue to be apart of the Roots of Change and I cannot thank everyone apart of it enough. A special thanks to Tyler Wilfley for getting me to go on this trip. I would not have been able to see the amazing things that a group of people can do in a place like Thailand or Laos.
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  • AB
    Written on August 1, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I learned so many amazing life lessons through GIVE, like how a simple smile or an open heart can make someones day. You become so immersed in the community and among your local volunteers that people from all walks of the world become a family, not only for those two weeks, but also after you leave. I've met the most amazing people and have made some truly incredible friends through GIVE and it had been the best moments of my life!
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    Typhoid
    Recommended for Laos. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
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    Recommended for Laos. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Laos. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Laos. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Luang Prabang is the starting point and Muang Ngoi Neua is the endpoint.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1750 for GIVE - Laos, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 113 km.
    • Luang Prabang (Laos)
    • 113 km
    • Muang Ngoi Neua (Laos)

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