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Some late availability bike adventures in Southeast Asia

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Looking for a great mountain bike trip over the next few months? Check out some of these late availability trips below. C is for classic tour, M for mountain bike and R of road bike tour CAMBODIA May 10 - May 12: Angkor Explorer (C) Jul 4 - Jul 10: Cambodia Heritage ...

Late Availability Cycling Adventures in South East Asia

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Looking for a last minute cycle tour that departs within the next few months? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart now. CAMBODIA Mar 13 - 19: Biking Bangkok to Angkor Wat (C) Mar 20 - 28: Wilds of Cambodia (M) MALAYSIA April 3 - 13: Untamed ...

Late Availability Cycling Adventures

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Looking for a last minute cycle tour that departs within the next few months? We have an exciting and varied selection of tours that are guaranteed to depart now. Get rolling and join a group TODAY! Road Bike Tours Feb 14 - Feb 24: Cycling Chiang Mai to Bangkok  Mar 13 - Mar 22: Bicycling Bangkok ...

Some Cycle trips in South East Asia confirmed to go

Friday, November 13th, 2015

BURMA  Dec 20 – Jan 2: Cycling the Burma Road (C) Dec 20 - Jan 2: Burma Adventure (C) Dec 31 - Jan 6: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 11 - Jan 17: Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Jan 10 - Jan 23: Biking from Bangkok to Yangon (C) Jan 17 - Jan 30: Burma Adventure (C) Feb 8 - Feb 14 : Burma Heritage by Bicycle (C) Feb 14 - ...

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Monday, November 24th, 2014

To those of you in the UK, please watch this - Pailinesque travelogue with lots of useful, insightful knowledge about the wonderful Mekong River and the dangers it faces from over exploitation. Watch on iPlayer

Mountain Bike rides for 2015

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Check out dates for next year's great bike rides all around South East Asia. Go to the Home page, above, select a country of interest at the top of the page, then click "sports & adventure" and "mountain bike tours". More to come too!

Community Project, Laos – The Eco Bungalow!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Eco Bungalow is a perfect retreat for families and travellers looking for a soft adventure that combines a visit to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall near Luang Prabang, with an overnight stay among the Hmong community which is supported by this FAIR TREK project. Contact Symbiosis to start planning ...

Meet Wild Elephants in Laos

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

The Elephant Conservation Centre (ECC) in Sayaboury, Laos, is a program dedicated to helping protect the endangered Asian elephant, helping to preserve this endangered species. Launched in connection with the NGO ElefantAsia, the ECC is creating an elephant nursery, offering access to veterinary care at a permanent hospital and training ...

New Chiang Khong ~ Houei Xai Bridge opens

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

The 4th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River is to open tomorrow, 12 December, significantly easing travel between northern Thailand and northern Laos. The new bridge spans the river between Chiang Khong in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, and Houay Xai in Bokeo province, Laos. For anyone joining a river cruise ...

Luang Prabang Half Marathon, Laos, Oct 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A half-marathon in the UNESCO World Heritage destination of Luang Prabang will take runners on a route inspired by the daily procession of monks who walk through the town at dawn to collect offerings. Limited to 500 international runners to reduce congestion, the race on October 5 is titled “La Procession”. ...

Cambodia pressures Laos to halt work on Xayaburi dam

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

By Radio Free Asia Cambodia has called for an immediate halt to the construction of the Xayaburi dam in an official protest note to Laos, officials said in a statement last week, as opposition to the hydropower project gained momentum in Thailand. Full story at Asia Times Online


Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Psychedelic gecko, “Elvis” monkey in new Mekong finds

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A wildly-coloured gecko, a fish that looks like a gherkin, and a monkey with an Elvis-like hairstyle are among the more than 200 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region last year. The area's diversity is so astonishing that a new species is found every two days, but regional cooperation ...

Mekong River Cruise, Laos – Summer special

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Great "green season" deal on this deluxe river cruise on the Mekong River amongst the 4,000 islands of Si Pan Don, Southern Laos. Check out the Vat Phou for more details. Contact Symbiosis to book this and to plan a full holiday itinerary in Laos.

Laos New Years – Special Offer @ Luang Say Residence

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Special discount is on offer for stay at the Luang Say Residence to celebrate Laos New Year ( Pi Mai Lao). Special rate of USD $150/per night/Pioneer Suites, including breakfast in the 'La Belle Epoque' restaurant (included taxes and service charge). Discount conditions: Non-refundable, booking needs to be made 21 ...