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Alms giving by Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang

Laos holidays 2023 & 2024

Alms giving by Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang

Laos is one of the few destinations where, in some areas, visitors are yet to deviate from a few well-trodden sights. It’s Indochina’s final frontier, and our specialists have trekked through jungles, scouted out caves and journeyed up rivers to get to know it more intimately. They can help you plan your holiday to Laos to follow in their wake.

Only now emerging after years of isolation, Laos is a country of steep, jungle-robed valleys inhabited by resilient communities who live at a refreshingly unhurried pace. The former royal stronghold, Luang Prabang, is a mosaic of golden wats and Indochinese villas, its streets often filled with silent processions of monks. In the diminutive capital, Vientiane, you’ll find faded French-colonial mansions and coffee shops. The rest of the country is predominantly one blanket of green, carved with slow-flowing tributaries of the Mekong. As you explore, you’ll happen upon little-visited hill tribes, backwater towns and Cham temples that predate Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.

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Suggested tours for Laos

These tours give you a starting point for what your holiday to Laos could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for Laos

Whatever your interests, our specialists will build activities into your trip that connect to how you want to experience Laos.

  • Luang Say Cruise
    Pak Ou boat, Luang Prabang

    Luang Say Cruise

    Luang Say Cruise

    One of the best ways to enter Laos is by river from the Thai border. The journey takes you through surprisingly varied scenery, from remote 6,000 foot mountains to lunar rock faces and sandbanks.

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  • Kuang Si Waterfalls
    Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang

    Kuang Si Waterfalls

    Luang Prabang

    Kuang Si Waterfalls

    Kuang Si Falls are 30 kilometres from town. The excursion leaves Luang Prabang in the morning and heads toward Ban Ou by boat.

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  • 100 waterfalls trek from Nong Khiaw
    Ou river scenery

    100 waterfalls trek from Nong Khiaw

    Nong Khiaw

    100 waterfalls trek from Nong Khiaw

    Walking through small streams and rice paddies you arrive at the bottom of the 100 waterfalls which were only first explored by non-locals in late 2008. The next few hours you will encounter only water and jungle and hear the sound of the waterfall cascades as you physically work your way up through the various levels which stretch upwards for around 1.2 miles (2 km).

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Laos, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

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