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Laos is poetically known as 'the land of a million elephants' and one of south-east Asia's most enchanting countries; eye-wateringly beautiful and boasts a rich embroidery of traditional culture and wondrous scenery. If you want to tread a path less travelled, this charming country is the perfect destination. Meet warm, friendly people, see fabulous sights and taste mouth-watering local cuisine. Laidback Laos is easy to explore but difficult to leave.
- Laos offers an easy-going, peaceful atmosphere and a pace of life unique to this region of the world
- We recommend spending three or four days in Luang Prabang to explore the stunning pagodas, palaces and colonial mansions
- Our four-day Laos experience from Luang Prabang ensures you get a deeper understanding of the culture, nature and history of this region
- The capital Vientiane doesn't feature quite as many captivating sights as Luang Prabang, but spend a couple of nights here to admire the French colonial architecture and magnificent Buddhist temples
- We recommend our Indochina Panorama tour to explore the main highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Best time to visit Laos
• Laos experiences two distinct seasons - a dry season followed by the annual monsoon.
• Between November and February the weather is cool and dry, making this the ideal time to visit either country.
• The months of March, April and May are dry but can be oppressively hot before the monsoon rains arrive in June.
• The rains are typically finished by early November.
Laos holiday highlights
If you want to tread a path less travelled, this charming country is the perfect destination. Meet find warm, friendly people, see fabulous sights and taste mouth-watering local cuisine. Laid back Laos is easy to explore but difficult to leave.
Laos Holiday Highlights
• Luang Prabang sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Discover its diverse architecture, historic temples and charming old French mansions.
• Sleepy capital city Vientiane is home to ornate temples and colonial-influenced architecture.
• The Plain of Jars is a fascinating area of rolling fields, where hundreds of huge stone jars lay scattered across the landscape.
• Visit the limestone caves of Pak Ou, many encased with images of Buddha.
• Laos' remote northern provinces lie close to the borders of China, Thailand and Vietnam, and are home minority groups still living traditional ways of life from centuries past.
Laos - The Essentials
• Never touch someone on the head or point with your feet, always remove your shoes before entering a person’s home and dress conservatively, especially when entering temples and sacred religious sights.
• In Laos smiles are often returned!
All of our Laos hotels make for stunning honeymoon settings. Marvel at majestic temples in sleepy capital city Vientiane, be mesmerised by the limestone caves of Pak Ou and their Buddha images, and tour historic landmarks in Luang Prabang.
Laos Tailor Made
Our experienced Personal Travel Experts are waiting to tailor make your dream Laos holiday. We can combine your choice of flights and destinations, hotels, tours and experiences as your bespoke trip springs to life. Simply:
• Look through our online portfolio or request your free copy of our Far East brochure
• Give us a call on 01306 747002
• Email us for a quotation
See more of the Far East by combining Laos with other exciting destinations such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Call us on 01306 747002 to discuss your options.