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Laos tours

Our specialists’ unrivalled knowledge of Laos means they’re well placed to advise you on creating a tailored tour 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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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • River views, Mai Chau

    Northern Hills of Vietnam and Laos

    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 £3,805pp

  • Plain of Jars site one, near Phonsavan

    The Hidden Heart of Laos

    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 £3,995pp

  • Exploring Xe Bang Fai Cave

    Off the beaten track Laos and Cambodia

    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 £4,095pp

  • Fisherman, Hoi An

    Family Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia tour

    Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia
    • Take in five of Indochina's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    • Spend time with elephants outside of Luang Prabang.

    • Try your hand at traditional farming in Hoi An.

    • Kayak and bike surrounded by Lan Ha Bay's majestic scenery.

    • Explore the majestic temples of Angkor with a scavenger hunt.

    16 days from £4,685pp

  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

    Essential Laos explorer

    Thailand and Laos
    • Discover the secrets behind some of Thailand's best loved cuisine in Bangkok.

    • Visit the elephants of Chiang Rai.

    • Spend a day cruising down the upper Mekong.

    • Explore Muang La and learn about Laos' ethnic minority groups.

    • Explore Luang Prabang's old UNESCO Heritage town.

    15 days from £5,575pp

  • Mekong River views, Laos

    Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

    Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and 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 £5,785pp

  • Red Dzao Woman, Thanh Kim Valley, Sapa, Vietnam

    A tribal journey through northern Vietnam and Laos

    Vietnam and Laos
    • Explore the frenetic Vietnamese capital and sample some of the country's best loved street food.

    • Journey through the rarely visited and strikingly beautiful Ha Giang region of Vietnam. Here you will explore the history and culture of the Dao and Hmong minority people.

    • Trek your way through Hoang Su Phi and Sapa as well as taking a cable car to the highest point in Indochina - Mount Fansipan.

    • Wander through the old battlefields of Dien Bien Phu and learn about Vietnam's greatest ever military victory.

    • In Laos you will take one of the most rewarding river journeys in the region followed by some time in remote Phongsali.

    • End with some luxury at Muang La Lodge and some time in UNESCO recognised Luang Prabang.

    19 days from £5,800pp

  • Monk in temple grounds, Luang Prabang

    Intrepid Laos

    Laos and Thailand
    • 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.

    • Explore the enigmatic and remote Plain of Jars.

    23 days from £6,750pp

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