After years of isolation, Laos is emerging as a popular destination to visit and the jewel at the heart of Indochina. For first time visitors it's a fascinating country with stunning natural beauty and friendly people.
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 including the far south where riverside hamlets are shadowed by the remarkable hillside ruins of Wat Phou, the UNESCO recognised town of Luang Prabang and the remote mountain retreat, Muang La.
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.
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 along the way.