Meet the ORLA TOURS Team at Luang Prabang
Our Philosophy of sustainable tourism
Our quality approach to develop fair, eco-responsible and innovative tourism in Laos.
The know-how of our local international team guarantees you an authentic trip perfectly organized by specialists, adventure enthusiasts in this magical little country.
Laos is still a little-known country which intrigues travelers with its mystery, its serenity, its authenticity, its tribes and its landscapes. Our role as designer of fair tours is to share with you our experience in the field made of 20 years of tracking, organizing trips to the confines of Laos and far from tourist places.
Each request is handled in detail by a member of our team in order to control, organize and create, year after year, unforgettable tailor-made tours. Our goal is not to become a mass tourism travel agency, but to be able to handle all requests in the most personalized way to meet and even exceed your needs.
I grew up in the world of tourism in Asia. It was in 2000, at the age of 22, that I started working for my parents in Laos for the family tour agency as a tracker of new itineraries meeting the tribes. These trips were back in time intended for French travel catalogs.
Following their retirement and looking to personally put together all my professional experiences, it was in the early 2010s that I started to create "my baby" Off Road Laos Adventures - Tours (ORLA TOURS).
Now, as a team, we put all our knowledge at your service to create unique and tailor-made trips.
I started my career in tourism in 1999 after graduating from the French department of the National University of Laos in Vientiane.
First as French speaking guide then time after time as leader of a guide team, my role was to guarantee the cohesion between your expectations and the important role of the guides so that exchanges with ethnic groups are beneficial for everyone. My experience has brought me now knowing the country in every corner which today allows me to create with our team, unique tours far away from mass tourism.
After a career in finance in France I decided to reconnect with my origins. Since I am visiting my family in Laos since my very young age, I decided to come to live in Laos and settle here to share with you my both French and Laotian culture.
Fluent in both languages and knowing my country perfectly, each time I travel, I keep putting myself at your place, to develop the itinerary that will meet your every expectation. Thanks to my constant tracking on the fields I will be able to create with you your tailor-made trip.
VAN DE MOSSELAER
After a first trip in 2016 as a journalist in Laos throughout the north but as a traveler for ORLA TOURS at the time :) I fell in love with the country and its people.
I admit that I was surprised by the quality of services of the agency that I came to inspect to write an article for a Belgian newspaper. To date, I have join the team and my only objective is to share with you my travel experience in Laos to realize the trip of your dreams.
Born in Thailand and living in Laos since 2010, I joined the ORLA TOURS family since its creation.
I am in charge of all the logistics of your trip but also of the agency's accounting.
I am the person you will see the least :) But my role is decisive for the good daily realization of your adventure.
Holding a diploma in tourism management, I manage the reservations section of ORLA TOURS. I am also in charge of the legal part of y our tours.
In fact, all our departure has to be declared to the local authorities and the guide have to carry the official travel documents during your adventure so that you can travel legally and meet ethnic groups in the most remote corners of Laos with complete peace of mind.
High level sportsman in Triathlon and more particularly in mountain Trail races, I have been passionate about Asia since my first trip in 2005.
Later on, I have joined the team almost 10 years ago as itinerary’s tracker. I track path, discover now areas and also guide some group as Tour Leader from North of Laos to South of Cambodia..