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Laos trip ideas

Laos trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

Our specialists’ unrivalled knowledge of Laos means they’re well placed to advise you on creating a tailored holiday in this fascinating country. Their itinerary ideas act as a starting point when planning your route and are intended to be personalised to reflect your interests, whether you wish to wander the backstreets of Luang Prabang, relax by the water’s edge in the rural south, or admire the scenery on a sedate river boat journey. The country's laid-back atmosphere and colourful traditional culture is fuelled by the wonderful Laotian people, and each bespoke tour will include opportunities to learn about their traditional way of life.

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Ideas for your trip to Laos

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Laos, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

Northern Hills of Vietnam and Laos

  • 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 £3,745pp

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

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The Hidden Heart of Laos

  • Soak up the charming atmosphere of Luang Prabang.

  • Discover the strange giant stone jars of Phonsavan.

  • Explore the 4,000 Islands area in depth and interact with locals in the region.

  • Visit the hidden caves of Kong Lor.

17 Days from £3,935pp

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

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Off the beaten track Laos and Cambodia

  • Soak up the culture in Vientiane; one of Southeast Asia's sleepiest capital cities.

  • Explore the stunning scenery of central Laos, including caves of Kong Lor and Xe Bang Fai.

  • Enjoy an unforgettable experience, camping under the stars in Nam Theun National Protected Area.

  • Follow the old 'Angkor Road', taking in the temples of Wat Phou, Preah Vihear, Banteay Srei and of course, Angkor Wat.

16 Days from £3,995pp

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

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Discover Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia tour

  • 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 £4,255pp

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

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Northern Laos Explorer

  • Trek in a remote National Park.

  • Stay in Laos' very first eco-lodge.

  • 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 £4,420pp

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

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Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

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

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.

  • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.

  • Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

22 Days from £5,670pp

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

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What to do in Laos: our highlights guide

What to do in Laos: our highlights guide

Still very much untouched by mass tourism, Laos offers the visitor much to see and do, from watching monks perform daily rituals or taking a night safari in a national park, to learning to cook Laotian food or taking a relaxing cruise down the Mekong River.

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