Our team is made up of individuals who are passionate about Asian culture, particularly the Lao culture. They are all experts in their field with extensive experience in the tourism, events and customer service sectors enabling them to deliver first class comprehensive services. All team members either live or originate from Luang Prabang bringing a deep-rooted connection to the local culture.

Ken - Founder of Laos Experience Tours and Survivor Attitude (France) 

Born and raised in France, Ken is an ex-military soldier and former close protection bodyguard with a passion for adventure, there are few environments unfamiliar to him. 

During his 35-year career, he has travelled the globe, acquiring extensive knowledge in essential survival techniques which have subsequently led to the creation of Laos Experience Tours specialising in bespoke survival and adventure experiences. 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Licences - Motorbike, car, heavy goods vehicles, 4x4, boat, and sailboat.
  • Survival Skills Instructor
  • Independent Trek Organiser (all environments)
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
  • Coaching and Management
  • SIA BETEC Level 3 (close protection in hostile areas)
  • First Aid
  • Open Water Diving
  • CRR (comms operator and maritime mobile radio service)
  • Kite Surfing Instructor
  • Paragliding Instructor

Ken speaks French, English and Italian and is learning Lao and Russian

Ken’s motto is ‘wanderlust’ which simply means a lust for wandering

Thone- Co-founder of Laos Experience Tours

Born to Lao parents in Brittany, France, Thone’s extensive career in events management has given her the skills to craft unforgettable tailor-made experiences. Coming back to her Lao roots, she is now settled in Luang Prabang. Her passions include Thai Boxing and experiencing new cultures through travel.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Events Management
  • Graphic & Web Design
  • Open Water Diving 
  • Driving Licence 
  • Knowledge of Survival Techniques

Thone speaks French, English and Lao with a few words of Thai. 

Thone’s motto is ‘find love and passion and you will be happy’

Peng - Master Khmu Guide  

Born and raised in a Khmu ethnic community, in the mountains of Luang Prabang, Peng has an intimate understanding of the secrets held within the forest. 

He’s sure footed, intelligent and kind making him the perfect guide to share authentic insight about life in the Lao forest. 

Peng has a wealth of knowledge, myths and tales passed down through generations, he looks forward to sharing stories of his home country. 

Peng speaks Lao and English and is learning French.

Our commitment to supporting the underprivileged and the environment 

Over the course of 15 years in the travel industry, we have consistently strived to create a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

This has involved efforts in education, healthcare, and the conservation of beaches and sites visited during our excursions. 

Here we are in Luang Prabang, where the pressing needs stem from geographical remoteness and limited accessibility.

- Purchase of shoes for distribution to children in the desert
- Distribution of shoes and clothing to Berber communities in Tunisia
- Beach clean-up following a cyclone in the Caribbean
- Collaboration with nurses to administer treatments in the Moroccan desert
- Reconstruction of a bridge post-cyclone in a tropical forest
Donation of clothing for a Moroccan High Atlas village
- Distribution of clothing to Tuareg nomads
- Purchase of school supplies for children in the desert
- Clean-up initiative at a remote beach in the Caribbean

Christmas 2023

Our last action in favor of the children of a school, they had never received outside help, we offered to each of the children: a notebook, 1 pen, 2 pencils, an eraser, there were 150 students and 15 teacher who also received a beautiful notebook and a quality 4-color pen.

Support for the Khmu Villages

Every Excursion = A Contribution. 

On a monthly basis, we engage with the chief of the village to assess the needs of the village, with a particular focus on supporting the children of Laos by supplying clothing and essential school items such as notebooks and pens along with other educational material. We strive to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in enhancing the learning environment for under privileged families. 

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