After years of political isolation and war, Laos is earning cult status amoungst travellers for its pristine landscapes, intriguing archaeological sites, ornate temples and unspoiled culture. Despite increasing traveller interest and a bounty of remarkable sites it is still one of Asia's most beautiful secrets.
Traditional ways of life continue in the face of our rapidly changing world as hill-tribes retain their age-old customs and the scene of the devout Buddhist monks collecting alms is a daily event.
Our group tours to Laos are peppered with lots of fun local experiences - cruise along the Mekong in a traditional longboat, tuck into a traditional Laos style BBQ, give alms to Monks during their sunrise ritual, explore Vang Vieng by bicycle and wander through the night market at Luang Prabang
The timeless appeal of Laos can be felt throughout the country from the tranquil French colonial town of Luang Prabang to the unassuming capital, Vientiene, which holds the allure of a provincial town, while the Plain of Jars outside of Phonsavan is a remarkable archaeological site where thousands of puzzling stone jars dot the grassy plains. In the south, the sleepy rural villages of Pakse and the riverine island of Don Khong are perfect places from which to explore the 4000- Islands region of the Mekong.
When travelling through Laos with us you'll head out on expertly guided tours of Vientiene, including the oldest Buddhist monastery temple in the country, Wat Si Saket, and the former royal temple of Haw Pha Kaeo. When in Vang Vieng we explore this beautiful area surrounded by mysterious caste mountains on bicycle and visit some of the waterfalls dotted through the area. On the way back to Luang Prabang, there's plenty of opportunity to walk around the caves, including the Pak Ou caves which are crammed full of Buddha images of all shapes and sizes.
As one of Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets, Laos remains a land of pristine landscapes, age-old traditions and friendly locals and is a wonderful place to catch a glimpse of life from a simpler time.
The laidback capital of Vientiane and colonial Luang Prabang are classic stops for a flying visit, while the Plain of Jars and the island of Dong Kong in the Mekong River are excellent places to visit on a longer holiday. Our team of tailormade consultants will aim to combine their expertise of the region with your travel requirements to create a bespoke holiday to Laos just for you. You might also wish to visit neighbouring Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam on your holiday, and if you do just let us know and we’ll tweak your itinerary to suit.
If you prefer not to travel as part of a group to Laos, our private tours allow you to get off the beaten track and travel at your own pace on a holiday tailored exclusively for you. Enjoy a slower pace of life in Laos on one of our private tours as you relax by the riverfront in laidback Vientiane, marvel at the incredible sculptures of the Buddha Park outside of the capital or observe saffron-clad monks as they collect their daily alms in Luang Prabang.
Very professional guide and driver - both went out of their way to help. Nice clean vehicle, safely driven and a guide who was both knowledgeable and possessed a sense of humour. Would happily tour with these guys again! Especially liked the Grand Hotel and the elephant crossing. ”
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