Mekong River

At a glance

  • Lush emerald landscapes and forested mountains
  • Friendly, laid back villages
  • French colonial architecture

Laos holidays

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

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +7 hours

Capital:

Vientiane

Currency:

Lao Kip

Flying time to destination:

13½ hours

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When to visit Laos

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Recommended

Good time to escape

May

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jun

Recommended

Good time to escape

Jul

Recommended

Good time to escape

Aug

Recommended

Good time to escape

Sep

Could be Recommended

might be time to escape

Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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Kuoni Insider

In Laos half the fun of travel is in the travel itself – the people you meet, the chickens you share seats with, the wrong turns you take and the lào-láo you share with the smiling family at the end of the road less travelled.

A remarkably relaxed country considering it's bustling neighbours, Laos constantly surprises, from meandering sedate village life where you are seemingly accepted as a local simply by being there and offering a smile, to the action/adventure sports available in the North, from it's incredible history both ancient and recent and the feeling that history is happening all around you. Easy to travel around, easy to be affected by and almost impossible to forget, Laos is remarkable.

Robin Griffiths
Assistant Store Manager, Kuoni Liverpool