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Laos Tours and Holidays

Discover the best of Laos with On The Go Tours

After years of political isolation and war, Laos is earning cult status amongst 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 and best kept 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.

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Upcoming Laos Trips

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Go local in Laos
Longboats cruises to sunrise Buddhist Rituals

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

Laos Group Tours

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. read more

You'll see plenty of Buddhist monks on our tours to LaosExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Highlights of Laos

8 days | FROM USD $1,799

From Vientiane - the remarkably relaxed capital, to enchanting Luang -...

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Laos to Vietnam

17 days | FROM USD $4,299

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Bangkok to Saigon

20 days | FROM USD $5,739

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Inside Indochina

22 days | FROM USD $4,989

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Bangkok to Angkor Wat

25 days | FROM USD $6,479

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Laos Private Tours

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.

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Beautiful Laos

8 days | FROM USD $2,599

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15 days | FROM USD $4,829

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Laos tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews — See All Laos Reviews

Our trip was truly amazing! We felt that all the guides opened up about their experiences growing up in their respective countries. We felt like we were well looked after. Practically all the rooms were above our expectations especially the one in Pakbang Laos where we had an incredibly view of the Mekong River.

Mr. Paiboon was our guide in northern Thailand. We felt that in addition to being our best guide that he also became a friend. Kim in Vietnam was very very close! It was a tough call.

We would and have already recommended On the Go to other people. Thanks for a incredible experience! Rick and Deb”  

• Submitted 23 Apr 2015

We found Chenda to be very dedicated to her guide position in her home town of Siam Reap. Chenda's local knowledge and ability to impart that knowledge to us was exemplary. Not only did she impart fact, Chenda also told her own personal stories with humour and sincerity. Chenda's kindness was the quality that really stood out, in the way she assisted people around the various sites.

The only negatives were that the flight from Hoi An to Saigon was far too early ( had to get up at 3am) and the next days travelling was far too long. Don't think anybody enjoyed the next day. The free time on the last day was also severely reduced. We think that this was caused by the delay in the flight to Siam Reap however we were looking forward to free time for buying gifts etc.”  

• Submitted 27 Feb 2015

We had five guides over the course of our trip, all were great, but one was beyond exceptional. Pom (our guide in Laos) was really outstanding. Every aspect of the tour that he picked was perfect - the boat had an amazing chef, our van had wifi, and we always managed to get to the sites just before or after other tour groups arrived. He also went out of his way to help us find things we were missing from home (like wine and chocolate), and even got everyone's laundry done.

The tour was great with one exception - by coincidence (and ease of scheduling) we visited the Vietnam War Museum, Chu Chi Tunnels, Genocidal Museum and Detention Centre back to back. It was hard to visit all four sites in three consecutive days. In addition the two sites in Vietnam had some pretty anti-American messaging (things like repeatedly honoring "hero American killers"); nearly every member of our group told us how sorry they felt for us hearing that (we were the only American's in the group) and most of the group was offended by it. It would be good if some kind of alternate free afternoon was available for that day - it was a real low point in the trip for us.

The hotel we had in Hoi An was also exceptional. I have a lot of food allergies - the staff there walked me through the buffet at every meal to tell me what was safe for me to eat, they even made me gluten free bread for the box breakfast! There were lots of details that made our time there exceptional - all of which were a result of the exceptional staff. ”  

• Submitted 10 Feb 2015

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Some highlights of our tours to Laos

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.

Our Top Picks For Laos

Our Top Pick for Laos
#1 Luang Prabang

Once an ancient capital of northern Laos, the UNESCO World Heritage listed site of Luang Prabang is the very essence of charm and tranquillity. Set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Mekong and Khan rivers, is...

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Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

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On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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