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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.

Classic Laos tour


  • 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.

Laos Past & Present


  • Cruise along the Mekong on the Vat Phou boat.

  • 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.

Mountains & Mangroves: Laos and Cambodia tour


  • 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.

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 £3,305pp

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


  • 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

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 £3,445pp

with international flights from a choice of 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.

The Hidden Heart of Laos

  • 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 £3,480pp

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


  • 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.

Northern Laos Explorer

  • 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 £3,870pp

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

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Northern Laos Explorer


  • 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.

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 £4,900pp

with international flights from a choice of 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.

Grand tour of Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

  • 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 £6,890pp

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

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Grand tour of Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia


  • 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.

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