Discover the best of Laos with our range of escorted group tours and bespoke tailor-made holidays with handy travel guides to help plan your dream trip.

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. Visiting Laos is a truly special experience bound to stay with you forever and we hope to welcome you on an unforgettable holiday to Laos soon.

Top Laos Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Laos to Vietnam - 16 Days Vientiane 08 Jul 2018 USD $3,736 was $4,395 15% off Laos to Vietnam - 16 Days Map
Inside Indochina - 21 days Vientiane 12 Aug 2018 USD $4,756 was $5,595 15% off Inside Indochina - 21 days Map
Bangkok to Saigon - 18 days Bangkok, Thailand 06 Jul 2018 USD $5,895 Bangkok to Saigon - 18 days Map
Bangkok to Laos - 9 days Bangkok, Thailand 06 Jul 2018 USD $3,795 Bangkok to Laos - 9 days Map
Bangkok to Angkor Wat - 23 Days Bangkok, Thailand 06 Jul 2018 USD $6,895 Bangkok to Angkor Wat - 23 Days Map
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Laos Group Tours

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You'll see plenty of Buddhist monks on our tours to LaosHighlights of Laos - 7 days Map

Highlights of Laos

7 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Mekong River | Thailand & Laos | Southeast AsiaBangkok to Laos - 9 days Map

Bangkok to Laos

9 days | FROM USD $3,795

Sample the delights of neighbouring Thailand and Laos on this...

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Laos to Vietnam

16 Days | FROM USD $4,395

Take an unforgettable journey through the beautiful landscapes and...

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Bangkok City Buildings | ThailandBangkok to Saigon - 18 days Map

Bangkok to Saigon

18 days | FROM USD $5,895

Kicking off in bustling Bangkok, discover the highlights of Thailand...

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Inside Indochina

21 days | FROM USD $5,595

Take an exciting journey through Indochina. Discover enchanting Laos...

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Row boat on Halong Bay | Vietnam | Southeast AsiaBangkok to Angkor Wat - 23 Days Map

Bangkok to Angkor Wat

23 Days | FROM USD $6,895

Join us on a journey through the incredible countries of Indochina...

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

Our tours to Laos include arrival and departure transfers, all transportation, sightseeing visits, the services of experienced local tour guides and a number of your meals, making it easy for you to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.

Our carefully planned itineraries are an ideal way to explore the highlights Laos, either by itself or in combination with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Staying at comfortable 3-4 star hotels and guided by our local tour guides, you get to see the sites with your tour group and there's free time for you to relax or independently explore on your own.

Laos Trekking Holidays

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Trek Vietnam & Laos

15 Days | FROM USD $2,465

From Hanoi take a unique trekking adventure in North Vietnam and Laos....

Our trekking holidays in Laos and Vietnam allow you to get off the beaten track, staying in remote hill tribe villages and hiking through beautiful landscapes, with plenty of local interaction. Accommodation is very simple and traditional, with only basic facilities, and you'll travel in a small group, escorted by a local guide. You'll be walking for 5-6 hours a day over 6 days, so a good level of fitness is required and a great sense of adventure is essential.

Laos Private Tours

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Reclining Buddha | Vientiene | LaosBeautiful Laos - 8 days Map

Beautiful Laos

8 days | FROM USD $3,035

Explore the splendours of this intriguing country and discover the...

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Temple in Vientiene | Laos | Southeast AsiaTreasures of Indochina - 15 days Map

Treasures of Indochina

15 days | FROM USD $5,425

Uncover this vast, spectacular region of contrasts in comfort on a...

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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Tailor-made Holidays

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. Our team of travel consultants will aim to combine their expertise of the region with your travel requirements to create a bespoke holiday to Laos just for you.

Laos Day Tours and Excursions

Try your hand at Laotian cuisine, bathe in the beautiful waters of Kuang Si and see the highlights of the city with our day tours in Luang Prabang.

Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour

10 hours
FROM USD $104.00

Uncover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Laos on this day trip from Luang Prabang, taking...

Luang Prabang City Tour with Kuang Si

8 hours
FROM USD $83.00

Spend a day uncovering the highlights and hidden gems of Luang Prabang and then head out of town to...

Private Day Tour to Kuang Si Waterfall

10 hours
FROM USD $63.00

Spend the morning browsing Phosi Market and visiting ethnic minority villages before heading to...

Half-Day Cooking Class in Luang Prabang

7 hours
FROM USD $82.50

Learn how to prepare traditional Lao cuisine with this half day cooking course which takes you from...

Laos tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.63 out of 5 based on 16 recent reviews — See All Laos Reviews

Hello On The Go Tours, My husband and i recently did your Bangkok to Cambodia tour, just the BKK to SGN part which was great. Good tour leaders throughout, in particular Quin in Vietnam who is a bit of a rockstar.

What I did want to mention though was my disappointment that (despite what I'd been told to the contrary, not by On The Go Tours) there were almost no big office style water bubblers where we could refill our own bottles. I had been told these were fairly common but only the Pak Beng and Luang Prabang hotels had any alternatives to the endless use of plastic water bottles. I try to limit my own plastic use and recycle wherever possible and am uncomfortable at being a classic privileged western tourist leaving a trail of single-use plastic bottles behind me in SE Asia. I hope you can take the lead in encouraging local hotels and on the tour buses to offer alternatives that are more environmentally sustainable.

All the best. ”  

Sarah Helena Klijn • Submitted 11 May 2018

Hello On the Go Tours My name is Maryanne Zahra and I've just returned from your Bangkok to Angkor Wat 23 days tour. I just wanted to say it was spectacular, I loved every minute of it, even though the train ride was a little bumpy and I didn't sleep. I want to compliment your tour guides,, they are outstanding and should be highly commended for their complete knowledge of the areas they toured. I also wanted to say thank you to your guides because I'm vegan and without them I would have had an enormous amount of trouble understanding restaurants, they all went beyond what they needed to do for me, even calling up in advance to speak to the restaurant. I cannot wait to attend another On the Go Tour, I wouldn't travel with anyone else, thank you so much.Also I would like to compliment Ashley Flanagan from On the Go who looked after me, I had numerous questions and he answered efficiently and more importantly nothing was a problem, he went beyond his duty to find out information for me. Thanks again On the Go Tours - this is my 2nd tour with you and won't be my last Maryanne Zahra”  

Maryanne Zahra • Submitted 22 Jan 2018

Our tour was awesome, the organisation was superb from the minute we arrived in Laos to leaving Cambodia for home. The company is aptly named as we were "on the go" for the majority of the tour which was great as there is such a lot to do and see in the countries we visited.

There was activities arranged in each country we visited that we would never have done if we had arranged the trip ourselves, from working in the paddy fields in Loas, spending the night on a luxury junk in Vietnam and visiting the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to others wanting to experience this part of the world.

Although all our guides were excellant and had a wide knowledge of their countries, I would like to mention, in particular, our Vietnamise Guide Mr Tran Tuan. He helped make this tour extra special with his memory (within half an hour he knew the names of the whole party of 19), his sense of humour and friendliness. He is a credit to his country and your company, therefore he is my nomination for a Tour Leader Award.”  

Alexis Girvan • Submitted 14 Dec 2017

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Southeast Asia's unsung holiday hero

With a winning combination of attractive colonial cities, sparkling waterfalls and remarkable caves, mysterious archaeological sites, incredible hill tribe trekking opportunities off the beaten track, warm and friendly people and plentiful temples and Buddhist wats, it comes as a surprise that the small nation of Laos receives less visitors than its popular neighbours but don't miss out on this bite-sized destination that has the best of what Southeast Asia has to offer.

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Recommended places to visit in Laos

From glorious temples to refreshing waterfalls, cave adventures to off-the-beaten track trekking and a number of charming cities to boot, Laos has plenty to entice travellers and to help get you started, we've pulled together a selection of our favourite places that deserve a visit:

French influenced Vientiane

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Although Vientiane is the capital city of Laos and the main centre for all of its business and commerce, it remains incredibly relaxed and peaceful. The city is still infused with the remnants of French culture left over from its days as a colony meaning that tourists can indulge in delicious French-Asian fusion food. In the evenings the Vientiane Night Market buzzes along the bank of the Mekong River as vendors showcase their home-made goods along with several food stalls serving fresh fish.

Vang Vieng

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Once one of Southeast Asia's most notorious party destinations, Vang Vieng has undergone a complete makeover and is now a thriving centre for eco-tourism. Travellers can float along the river in tubes taking in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a drink or two at the riverside bars. For those looking for adventure, there are several caves and swimming areas in the region to explore and guides lead a number of kayaking and hiking tours daily.

Luang Prabang

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Nestled between the majestic Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, Luang Prabang is entirely deserving of its UNESCO world heritage site status. The town is fringed with dramatic mountains offering up some spectacular views and still maintains an authentic, rustic atmosphere, having been left relatively unblemished by tourism. Visitors should definitely visit the glorious temples, which sit on virtually every street corner and the more active traveller shouldn’t miss the opportunity to climb up Mount Phousi.

Phonsavan

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The quaint town of Phonsavan is home to the mysterious yet breathtaking Plain of Jars, three large sites with ancient stone jars dotted through them. Although these fields are the main attraction, Phonsavan has a lot more to offer visitors, particularly some spectacular scenery and a welcoming but laid-back vibe, which is perfect for those seeking to unwind for a bit. For those with an adventurous palate, the morning market is a must as it serves up all kinds of unusual creatures for general consumption.

Pakse

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The beautiful town of Pakse sits at the mouths of the Mekong and Xedong rivers and enjoys some wonderful scenery, which includes the magnificent mountains draped in thick vegetation. Within the town are several glittering temples, which are well-deserving of some attention, as is the Champasak Provincial Museum. Pakse also makes an excellent base for exploring the ruins of Wat Phou and the Si Phan Don islands where the rare and beautiful Irrawaddy dolphins live.