Laos Travel Guide

Laos has spectacular nature and scenery, the country is also relatively untouched from globalization so you will not see the large international fast food chains for example so you are guaranteed an authentic experience. Expect friendly locals, spectacular waterfalls, tasty cuisine and lots of activities. Whether you would like to get ideas for traveling in Laos or explore the country on a small group holiday - we have trips available to book all year round where you can get taken to the very best places in the country.


 
 

Things to Do & Travel Packages in Laos

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Laos.

Laos Travel Guide

Laos Travel Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Laos.

  • Capital: Vientiane (population 700,000 approx)
  • Currency: Kip (LAK)
  • Population: 6,690,000 (approx)
  • Language: Lao + French + local languages
  • International Dailing Code: +856
  • Country Area: 236,000 km2

 

How to Get to Laos

Laos is landlocked by ThailandMyanmarChinaVietnam and Cambodia and there are lots of border crossings making getting there easy. Most people book flights into Thailand or Vietnam and then either cross by land or an internal flight.

 

Top Places to Visit in Laos

  • Vang Vieng
  • Vientiane
  • Luang Prabang
  • Bokeo Nature Reserve 
  • Nong Kiau 
  • Tham Kong Lo 
  • Luang Namtha
  • Wat Phu 
  • Si Phan Don 
  • Phonsavan

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Laos

Laos is also less touristy than it's South-East Asian neighbours which means there are more opportunities to get off the beaten track and escape the crowds. Laos may look tiny on a map but this country packs quite a punch. Laos is one of the most popular destinations in Asia and rightly so, if you visit you will leave with fond memories of the people, culture and sightseeing attractions. 

If you are planning a holiday to Laos our unique trips will appeal to you. Whether you are a solo traveller, departing with friends or your family we have incredible vacations where you will be able to experience the vesy best places in the country. We have Laos holidays from the leading local and international specialist travel operators where you will get an authentic experience like no other. 

One of the must-see destinations in Laos is the beautiful town of Luang Prabang which was named the ‘best preserved city in South East Asia’ by UNESCO. There are many amazing sights in the area, such as the thousands of orange clad monks and their huge number of ornate temples and monasteries. 

You could travel overland, go in search of adventure, go sightseeing, join local activities, learn more about the culture or book a special interest break. One of the best things about Laos is you will get a much more authentic experience than other places in this continent - there are less tourists than going to visit other destinations in the region and big multinational companies do not operate within Laos. 

 

 

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