COSTS & VISA
Phamai is a non-profit organization, which means that all income and donations go 100 % directly to the local community in Laos and to cover volunteer expenses like wifi and food.
100euros per week
This includes a bed, unlimited wifi and two warm meals per day. We lowered our volunteer costs further because we have more volunteers joining us now (which means more people split the costs of renting our volunteer accommodation, wifi, water and electricity bill! Note that we charge €100 per week started.
Please note that we do not pay for airfare, transport to and from Phamai, visa, travel medical insurance or visa. Important Notice: We require that you have travel medical-insurance, including emergency evacuation throughout your placement.
Citizens of most countries can receive a 30-day tourist visa in advance from a Laotian embassy or consulate. The cost typically ranges from $50 to $150. Alternatively, a tourist visa can be obtained upon arrival at the Vientiane airport. The cost is approximately $35. The border into Laos is pretty straight forward; fill out an arrival card and pay a fee between 0-40 dollars depending on your home country.
We can write you a visa information letter upon request, but you are in charge of getting your Lao visa.