Meet the ORLA Team
Our Philosophy of sustainable tourism
Our half international - half Lao team is getting close to its 20th year of collaboration in the sector of travels in Laos. Our experience and expertise will be a token of quality and a guarantee of a meticulous organization of your trip in this magical little country.
Each request is treated 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 industry, but to be able to handle all requests in the most personalized way to meet and even exceed your needs.
Year after year, we are constantly looking for improvement, discovery, and innovation, to perfectly handle all your requests, meet your needs, organize and manage unforgettable circuits. Our desire is to provide you the best balance of excellent quality of service and fair price in order to respect our local partners.
Human relationships with our travelers are essential for us. Each request is treated in detail with a personalized follow-up by a member of our team. Thus you are always in touch with the same person who advises you and answers your questions from your first email to your flight back to your country (or your next trip to Laos if you come to see us again !).
"In opposition to dehumanized and superficial mass tourism, we prefer a small team of passionate people close to you, to our partners and to local people. We involve lao communities in all our activities and we do everything to ensure that our travelers always feel in good harmony them. "
With us, you will share magical and authentic moments with local tribes. You will be guided by a flawless organization, respectful of the environment and local communities.
...and all our partners
on the field
CO-OWNERS & CLOSE FRIENDS
Charly & Phasouk
A FEW WORDS FROM CHARLY
At 21 years old I arrived in Laos in 2000 to work for my parents' travel agency based in Luang Prabang as Project Manager on several hotel construction projects and as tracker of new hidden treasures that Laos could offer to adventure travelers.
My adventure started with the opening of Laos to tourism around 1998, alongside with my Lao friend Phasouk working together since the beginning of this Lao adventure. It has been a succession of wild experiences between homestays in hill tribe villages, cultural discovery and field surveys in the most remote places of Laos! Our mission, at that time, was to discover new paths & itineraries to offer French travel agencies. In short terms, we were simple trackers, the last links of the distribution process of travel catalogs that we all referred to in term of travel plans back then.
"to all future travelers as hikers, riders, runners, cyclists or simply looking to discover a real Laos, we're listening to you to create the adventure matching with your expectations"
Here, from the heart of Luang Prabang, our team is at your full disposal to create the journey of your dreams across Laos.
Sincerely, from a passionate adventurer in Laos, Charly Renaudin
A FEW WORDS FROM PHASOUK
I began my career in tourism in 1999, right after graduating from the French University of Vientiane. Initially a French-speaking guide, accompanying groups all around Laos and then head of the guides for a larger company, I was in charge of training the guides and offering quality trips to French travelers.
My adventure with Charly began at that time, when we started surveying new tracks together across the country.
" My long years of experience, working off the beaten tracks all around Laos, now allow me to create unique tailor-made trips with our team for any type of travelers by staying as far as we can from the classic itineraries that any mass tourism agencies would offer ”
We propose you to discover Laos in a very unique way, far from the ordinary tourist circuits. We put all our expertise and knowledge together to create your ideal holidays and we remain at your service during the creation of your trip.
Sincerely, Phasouk VANSAVATH