Why travel to Laos
Laos is the country in Southeast Asia where traditional lifestyles remain most to the fore. Isolated for decades by war, its people clung stoically to the old ways of the past – subsistence farming, religion and family – which makes a journey here very special.
This is the place to come to see monks in vivid saffron robes filing past stone-carved Buddhas and resplendently gilded temples; or to take a ride on an old bicycle through rice fields ploughed and planted by hand, by villagers dressed in old-style sarongs.
Experience the heady atmosphere of the ancient riverside capital, Luang Prabang, whose exquisitely painted monasteries and temples are home to a thriving community of monks; the tree-lined boulevards of the Indochina’s most relaxed capital, Vientiane; bucolic Si Phan Don (‘Four-Thousand Island’) region, where the Mekong River flows through a tangle of tributaries; or the extraordinary Plain of Jars in Xien Khuang province, whose grassy expanses are dotted with enigmatic ancient pots.
Wherever you travel in this enchanting country, however, one thing’s guaranteed: a smiling welcome from the Laotians themselves. Laos redefines the term ‘laid-back’. The pace of life here is noticeably slower than any other country in Indochina. People rarely seem in any kind of hurry, especially when it comes to the important business of eating and meeting.
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11 days from £3600 per person
It’s hard to think of any tour in Asia cramming so many exotic sights and wonderful experiences into such short a time as this 11-day tour of Laos. You’ll get to sample the laid-back colonial-era charms and beautiful gilded temples of the capital, V...
21 days from £5000 per person
If you’ve three weeks to devote to exploring Laos, this route starting in Luang Prabang and ending in the far southeast is without doubt the most varied and interesting. All of the country’s main sights are covered, from the enigmatic ‘Plain of Jars...
Pandaw: The Laos Mekong
11 days from £2500 per person
This expedition traverses Laos to touch Thailand and Burma at the once notorious Golden Triangle. The cruise stops for two nights at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, with its dazzling wood carved monasteries and then ventures deep in...
Laos and Angkor Wat
14 days from £4200 per person
The highlights of Laos combined with the Angkor temples of Cambodia. A journey to the highlights of Laos: Luang Prabang, Vientiane, an unforgettable cruise on the ‘Vat Phou’ down the Mekong where you get to see the Vat Phou temple, a precursor of th...
Laos & Cambodia Explorer
13 days from £1669 per person
Laos and Cambodia, neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, are known for the World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat and for their shared rich French colonial past. On this exploratory tour fly into Vientiane, the capital city of Laos...
18 days from £2335 per person
From the grand temples of Angkor and the laid-back town of Hoi An, to the islands of Halong Bay, vast stretches of the Mekong Delta and ancient monasteries of Luang Prabang, our Discover Indochina tour promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Take in ...
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