Laos Travel Guide

Everyone needs a little help now and then, especially when planning a dream holiday so we're here to help with our travel guide to Laos. Find out more about the best time to go and the top sights you should see when you're there. Discover what plugs you'll need to take with you and how easily you'll find WiFi out there. We also cover the essentials with details on what visa you'll need and provide a round-up of the multi-country tours we offer to Laos and its neighbouring countries.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't visit Laos without seeing these top sights from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

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Best Time to Visit

Plan the perfect time to visit with our guide to the seasons and climate in Laos

Currency

Top Travel Tips

A crash course in the essentials from health advice to currency, food to shopping

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Laos and information on getting your visa before you go

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Multi-country Tours

Combine Laos with other Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia & Vietnam

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Traveller Reviews

See what our travellers say about our tours to Laos and what makes them so good

Get to know Laos

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
Did you know...?

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 for Canadian Travellers

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we closely monitor official travel guidance to Laos. We recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the Canadian Government Advisory before you travel.

Flying to Laos from Canada:

The average flight time between Canada and Laos is between 21 and 25 hours depending on whether you depart from the east or west coast of Canada. Several airlines fly indirect from Canada to Vientiane, the main international transport hub in Laos, with two transit stops made en route. From Vancouver one of the quicker options is with Eva Air via Taipei and Singapore in conjunction with China and Lao airlines. If you're departing from Toronto one of the fastest flight options is with Air Canada via Hong Kong and Hanoi in conjunction with Vietnam and Lao airlines. You can search on Travelocity for flight deals from Canada to Laos or speak to a local flight specialist.

Useful Online Resources:

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