Definitely not for the beachaholic, landlocked laos is an unspoiled paradise that delights in its leafy quietude, beautiful landscapes and untouched natureA land of mountains, countless temples, plateaus and rivers, this wonderful country is one of the least developed of the popular southeast Asian destinations, but what it lacks in sparkling sands and designer shopping, it makes up for in enchanting wildlife, forests, waterfalls and mountains.

Eco tourism and touching the soul of its venerable culture are the principal appeals for today’s traveller to Laos, with wonderful opportunities to explore its largely unspoilt landscape.

Arriving in the capital, Vientiane, the smallest of Asia’s capital cities, the visitor will quickly grasp that Laos, despite also being in pursuit of the economic ambition of many other southeast Asian countries, is a much sleepier place than its neighbours. 

Amongst its leafy French colonial thoroughfares are clustered its many impressive Buddhist temples and sculptures.

Further north, Luang Prabang, the country's former capital and UNESCO World Heritage site, provides an immediately tangible echo of the quiet reverence of Southeast Asian life of old, set in a remarkable verdant landscape on the shores of the Mekong River.

You can also soothe your soul with the unforgettably scenic caves and waterways around Vang Vieng, which offer kayaking, rafting, rock climbing and trekking opportunities in great abundance.

Fans of the surreal may enjoy a visit to the Plain of Jars near Phonsavan, where large and strange stone-carved jars lay in mysteriously in their unfathomable enigmatic past, offering little clue to their origin or date.

The south of the country is dominated by the mighty sweep of the Mekong River at its widest, and home to the area of 4000 river-islands, beautiful waterfalls and rare Irrawaddy river-dolphins.

Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Classic, Heritage
Destinations: Vientiane, Northern Laos
Duration: 6
Guideline price: US$ 662     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This short tour of the cultural highlights of Laos visits the capital, Vientiane, and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, and is a perfect addition for travellers visiting neighbouring countries to discover the unique delight of Laotian life.

Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Classic, Heritage
Destinations: Vientiane, Northern Laos, Southern Laos
Duration: 12
Guideline price: US$ 1954     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 12 Day tour visits the Laotian capital, Vientiane, and the charming UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, and a sojourn to the 4,000 islands of the Mekong River. In harmony with the relaxed Laotian pace of life, the tour features plenty of free time to explore your surroundings and imbibe the unique ambiance of this remarkable country.

Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Heritage, Cruising
Destinations: Northern Laos, Vientiane, Southern Laos
Duration: 9
Guideline price: US$ 2424     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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A combination cruise and overland tour of Lao’s highlights, with visits to the unique atmosphere and scenic countryside of historic Luang Prabang, Vientiane, and an exploration of the waterways and river-islands of the Mekong River in Champasak province.

Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Adventure, Trekking
Destinations: Vientiane, Northern Laos
Duration: 13
Guideline price: US$ 2673     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 13 day tour takes you trekking through the ethnic villages and upland forests of Luang Namtha in the far north of Laos, before heading south to Pakbeng and the beautiful former Laotian capital of Luang Prabang, before some mountain biking and cave exploration in the rugged landscape around Vang Vieng.
Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Classic
Destinations: Vientiane
Duration: 3
Guideline price: US$ 247     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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Stroll the quiet streets of one of Southeast Asia’s most picturesque capital cities, visiting temples and museums, viewing remnants of French colonial times, browsing the friendly markets and enjoying the laid-back vibe on the bank of the Mekong River.
Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Classic
Destinations: Northern Laos
Duration: 4
Guideline price: US$ 378     (per person for Superior accommodation)
Highlight: This short excursion to the gilded, sleepy former capital of Laos offers markets of local and ethnic minority products, magnificent temples in Luang Prabang’s classic architectural style, an invigorating climb to the stupa on Mount Phousi, the solemn early morning alms-giving ritual, a waterfall and weaving village outside of town, and of course, time for a walk along the Mekong – don’t miss it.
Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Classic
Destinations: Vientiane
Duration: 6
Guideline price: US$ 953     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This 6 Day Laos adventure tour immerses you in the impressive waters and rugged landscapes of Vang Vieng, the home of adventure activities in Laos, and includes thrilling activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and caving among the stunning mountainous scenery. Due to the range of activities available in Vang Vieng, this tour template is highly adaptable either as an add-on to other tours of Laos or neighbouring countries, or expansion into a longer adventure holiday within Laos.
Country: Laos
Type of holiday: Adventure
Destinations: Vientiane, Southern Laos
Duration: 10
Guideline price: US$ 1785     (per person for Superior accommodation)
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This relaxed 10 day tour of southern Laos begins with an exploration of the country’s capital, before heading south to the quietude of the ‘4,000’ islands of the Mekong River in southern Laos, visiting its remarkable waterfalls and staying on Don Khone island, followed by plenty of free time to enjoy a stay at the Kingfisher Ecolodge, perhaps taking advantage of its range of activities such as an elephant safari or mountain biking.
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