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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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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Bangkok to Laos - 9 days Bangkok, Thailand 10 Feb 2017 USD $2,556 was $3,195 20% off Bangkok to Laos - 9 days Map
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Laos Group Tours

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Highlights of Laos

7 days | FROM USD $1,535

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

Bangkok to Laos

9 days | FROM USD $2,875

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Laos to Vietnam

16 Days | FROM USD $4,299

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18 days | FROM USD $4,875

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Inside Indochina

21 days | FROM USD $4,685

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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 Private Tours

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Beautiful Laos

8 days | FROM USD $2,695

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Treasures of Indochina

15 days | FROM USD $5,215

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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.

Laos tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.44 out of 5 based on 9 recent reviews — See All Laos Reviews

What an amazing experience. Laos has been high on my list for many years and this tour did not disappoint. I just happened to arrive during the end of Buddhist Lent which I feel quite honoured to have been able to observe the local people in the temples as they were all still open to the public. The atmosphere was so festive in Vientiane! Vang Vieng was beautiful, would have loved the opportunity to go hot-air ballooning. An early morning spent on the Nam Song river was so peaceful. Luang Prabang was a wonderful way to end the tour. Exploring on foot, and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Our guide Xang, for our tiny tour of 2 people, was very personable and not only enjoyed sharing his knowledge of the country and culture, but it was a joy to watch him seeing new things in his own country. His passion for his home was very evident.”  

Jessica Cassidy • Submitted 2 Nov 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Laos. Our guide Lee was very knowledgeable and controlled his 6 senior travelers very well. Laos is a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. The only criticism I would have is the description of this being a 8 day tour, we thought it was really more of a 6 day tour but had a lovely time anyway. Thank you.”  

Jayne Whiting • Submitted 22 Feb 2016

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”  

Rick Smith • Submitted 23 Apr 2015

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Small but mighty
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:

Luang Prabang

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Temple | Luang Prabang | Laos

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Places on our must-see list of any visit to Laos

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Information on climatic and weather conditions in Laos

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Tourist Visas

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Multi-country Tours

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Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Laos

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Recommended Reading

  • The Coroner’s Lunch
    by Colin Cotterill
  • Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos
    by Brett Dakin
  • Bamboo Palace: Discovering the Lost Dynasty of Laos
    by Christopher Kremmer
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Facts about Laos

  • In Laos the New Year is a big deal and is celebrated for three days from April 13th-15th.
  • The oldest modern human fossil was found in Lao and is estimated to be 46,000 years old.
  • Laos is home to the Khone Papeng waterfall, the largest waterfall in the entirety of Southeast Asia.

Laos Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Laos and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online travel resources for Laos:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Laos Tourist Organisation site and the latest Laos Weather Updates from the BBC.

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.

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