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Wildlife in Laos

Animals Programs

Wildlife in Laos Programs

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Quick Facts
Name: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Population: 7 million
Capital: Vientiane
Language: Lao
Currency: Kip (LAK)
Time zone: ICT +7:00

Wildlife in Laos

Country Information

Once known as the ‘land of a million elephants’, Laos is the only landlocked country in Asia, bordered by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. It became a French protectorate in 1893 and finally became an independent country in 1953 with a constitutional monarchy. This monarchy, however, was shortly ended by a long civil war. Today Laos is a single-party socialist republic whilst remaining strongly influenced by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Vietnam People’s Army. The Laotian people make up roughly 60% of the population whilst indigenous groups and hill tribes account for 40% of the Laotian population.

It is a country that has a lot to offer whether it’s the underground river caves, the white-water rapids and jungle zip lines for thrill-seekers, the beautiful forests for trekkers and nature lovers or the wonderful cuisine for the foodies!

Elephant Conservation

LA (1) Sayaboury – Laos – € 600 Euros Per Week 

Set in an untouched environment away from the tourist-trail, come and interact with the majestic “gentle-giants” in their natural habitat.


Elephants and participants swimming in the lake