Laos, often referred to as the “Land of a Million Elephants,” is a Southeast Asian gem that beckons travellers with its tranquil landscapes, ancient temples, and rich cultural heritage. Nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, Laos offers a serene escape for those seeking an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience. Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands as a testament to Laos’ historical significance, featuring well-preserved temples, French colonial architecture, and vibrant night markets. The revered Pha That Luang in Vientiane, a golden stupa considered a national symbol, showcases the country’s spiritual depth.
Nature enthusiasts find solace in Laos’s untouched beauty. The Mekong River, flowing gracefully through the country, presents opportunities for river cruises and encounters with traditional riverbank life. The Kuang Si Falls, with its cascading turquoise waters, is a picturesque spot for a refreshing dip. Adventurers can explore the dramatic limestone karst landscapes in Vang Vieng or trek through the lush Bolaven Plateau, known for its coffee plantations and ethnic villages.
Laos is also celebrated for its diverse ethnic groups, each contributing to the country’s rich tapestry. From the Hmong people in the mountainous regions to the laid-back atmosphere of the 4,000 Islands in the south, visitors can immerse themselves in the warmth and authenticity of Laotian hospitality.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The dry season is through our winter (October to March), with their official rainy season in our summer. Can get hot in the dry season.
Flight time will be around 15-16 hours, as flying indirect through Bangkok is the most standard route.
For those looking for an authentic Asian experience, which is off the beaten track.
HOW TO GET THERE
The easiest way to get to Laos is through the major international Asian hubs – especially Bangkok and Singapore. There are also flights to Vietnam.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Perfect to combine as part of a longer tour with nearby Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam.
OUR FAVOURITE LAOS DESTINATIONS
KUANG SI FALLS
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