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Laos: why you should go in 2019

Laos might not be the first country that springs to mind when thinking of Southeast Asia. However, in this video, Laos specialist Dan explains why expert guides, few visitors and undeveloped landscapes make this the place to visit in 2019.

Travel ideas for Laos

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    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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    Laos, Asia away from it all

    Laos is often overlooked: and therein lies its beauty. You can travel to isolated regions that really are remote and fall into an unhurried pace of life that has changed little in centuries. Our specialists have journeyed to outlying national parks, far-flung caves and secluded villages to find the best places to visit.

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    Laos walking holidays: Indochina's remote backwaters

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    Exploring the far north of Laos

    Visiting Laos is an opportunity to escape from the fast-paced lifestyle of the developed world, especially northern Laos. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere and admire the picturesque scenery of this little-visited area.