The Team Behind Our Historical Adventure Tours
14 Day Adventure Tour – The Road To freedom-
My voyage started back in 2008, whilst I was in Thailand. The Ho Chi Minh Trail always fascinated me. When I was told that most of it ran through Laos, I knew I had to go to this mysterious land to discover history. I went back to the UK and started my research. Finally on Christmas 2009, I departed to take on the trail.
In 2012 I first came across Virginia’s work. Her publication A History of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, The Road to Freedom became my travel companion. About halfway through reading, I realized that her and her husband had walked the trail in the late 1990’s. Now, that is some feat. There can be no doubt that there is no better guide than Virginia for a historical adventure tour along the trail.
My journey with Chris started on social media. He reached out with a few questions about my book on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. I replied by return and am pleased that I did because he has achieved great things in Laos! Most notably, he is now quite an experienced tour operator.
The interest I have in the Vietnam War covers decades. I first went to Asia in 1991 and Vietnam three years later. In the late 1990s, I lived in Laos for two years where I walked the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In Vietnam and American, I interviewed many veterans of the conflict. One of the highlights of my time was being presented with a campaign medal from the Truong Son Army, one of the biggest sections of the Vietnamese People’s Army, as a sign of friendship between Britain and Vietnam, by the former commander of the trail Lieutenant General Dong Si Nguyen.
Today I am an author, explorer, and academic researcher specialising in military and political subjects. After working for years with the Ho Chi Minh Trail, I enjoy traveling with Chris and fellow trail enthusiasts to expose how Ho Chi Minh won Vietnam and changed world events.
About the Company
This Site is owned and operated by Lao Adv Tours. Established in 2015, Lao ADV has been active in the off road adventure space for a decade. Our team guarantees an unforgettable adventure in the stunning Lao landscape. The Lao ADV site holds additional information on us. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have or to book your historical adventure tour!