These trip ideas are designed by our specialists, who’ve travelled the routes themselves and have a guidebook-like knowledge of Laos. Each trip idea highlights a route we’ve loved travelling, which showcases aspects of Laos we're passionate about, not just the run-of-the-mill tourist circuits. Use these ideas to give you a starting point, some inspiration, as you decide what you want to do on your trip to Laos. Then speak to us and we’ll start to bring your trip to life to suit your tastes.

  • Choose from characterful, hand-picked places to stay to suit your budget
  • Experienced, local guides will show you around

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Julie taking part in a Baci ceremony, Luang Prabang, Laos

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Classic Laos

Combining cities, river journeys, temples and hill tribes, this tour starts in the unassuming capital of Vientiane. From here you take in all the main sights in Laos before crossing the border to explore Thailand’s Golden Triangle region.

  • Three full days to explore the kaleidoscopic temples, colonial architecture and relaxed atmosphere of UNESCO protected Luang Prabang.

  • Explore the capital, Vientiane, with its museums, temples and fantastic cuisine.

  • Two day boat journey on the northern reaches of the Mekong.

  • Discover the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle.

11 Days from £2,820pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Laos Past & Present

A perfect trip for those with limited time or already based in Asia, giving a fascinating overview of Laos past and present. Visit Vientiane, the modern capital of Laos, before heading south to explore the ancient Khmer ruins of Wat Phou and the 4,000 Islands. End with a few days in the country's spirtual heartland of Luang Prabang.

  • Cruise along the Mekong on a converted rice barge.

  • Visit the world heritage site of Wat Phou at Champasak.

  • Sail around the beautiful 4000 Islands and perhaps spot the Irrawaddy dolphin.

  • Soak up the culture of Laos' spiritual heart in Luang Prabang.

10 Days from £3,085pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Northern Hills of Vietnam and Laos

Get off the beaten track, exploring the north of Vietnam and Laos on an overland journey through spectacular scenery.

  • Take time to explore the capital of Vietnam

  • Enjoy exploring Mai Chau by bike

  • Head out on a river safari in Nam Et-Phou National Park

  • Trek amongst beautiful scenery in Nong Khiaw

  • Relax in tranquil Luang Prabang

14 Days from £3,420pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Discover Indochina

A 16 day trip through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia taking in the 'must see' highlights of the region.

  • Take in five of Indochina's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Gain a new wardrobe in Hoi An with a visit to a tailor!

  • Learn about Cambodia's modern history in Phnom Penh.

  • Marvel at the scale and majesty of the temples of Angkor.

16 Days from £3,575pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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The Hidden Heart of Laos

This is a wonderful itinerary for those looking to delve a little deeper into Laotian life and explore some of the hidden gems that make Laos such a rewarding destination. Much of the travel is done by road in order to enable you to stray far from the madding crowd.

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Discover the strange giant stone jars of Phonsavan.

  • Explore the 4000 islands area in depth and interact with locals in the region.

  • Visit the hidden caves of Kong Lor.

16 Days from £3,600pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Northern Laos Explorer

Explore remote and beautiful northern Laos, taking in some of the little known highlights of this peaceful and enchanting country in this 14 day itinerary.

  • Trek in a remote National Park.

  • Stay in Lao's very first ecolodge.

  • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride through northern Laos.

  • Soak up the atmosphere of spiritual Luang Prabang.

  • Visit the Big Brother Mouse project.

14 Days from £4,020pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Mountains & Mangroves: A journey through Laos & Cambodia

See the highlights of Laos and Cambodia including the charming town of Luang Prabang and temples of Angkor before finishing with some time on the beach in Thailand.

  • Experience the varied flavours of Southeast Asian cuisine.

  • Take the road less travelled to Nong Khiaw in Laos.

  • Kayak through the Koh Kong conservation corridor on Cambodia's south coast.

  • Relax on a beautiful Thai beach.

22 Days from £4,575pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Following the Mekong

Travel the length of the Mekong with time on the water and time on land seeing the huge breadth of cultural highlights and magnificent scenery the area has to offer, whilst staying at some lovely hotels.

  • Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina

  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Luang Prabang, Wat Pho and Angkor Wat

  • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam

  • Take advantage of the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

21 Days from £5,105pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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A Journey through Indochina

Explore the main highlights of Indochina including a river cruise on the Mekong, Halong Bay Hoi An and the temples of Angkor, staying in superb accommodation throughout and experiencing the best that the region has to offer.

  • Discover buddhist culture in Luang Prabang.

  • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.

  • Explore the fascinating towns of Hoi An and Hue.

  • Barter at the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta.

  • Explore the incredible temples of Angkor.

24 Days from £7,215pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Luxury holidays in Laos

If you're planning a luxury holiday to Laos we have a wide range of accommodation available. Our specialists can recommend the best places to stay to ensure you have a trip to remember.

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