It is hard to know at first glance how to spend your time in Laos because it all looks so stunning… but don’t worry, we’ve spent months doing all the planning and researching so we can advise just how best to spend your precious weeks or days.
No visit to Laos would be complete without visiting Luang Prabang – this delightful Unesco-heritage protected town has some of the finest architecture, food and temples of all of Laos (as well as lots of cute boutique shops!) You could spend days in this delightful town, which has two rivers running through it, whilst exploring nearby caves, waterfalls and elephant camps.
If your time is limited and we had to choose just one more place for you to visit in Laos we would probably recommend heading down to the charming south which is home to the impressive coffee region (the Bolaven Plateau) and the charming 4,000 Islands (called Si Phan Don). This is the perfect place to hire a bike, take a river boat ride, admire plentiful waterfalls or just relax in a hammock and turn your watch to ‘Lao time’!
The country has so many other highlights including its historic and colonial capital Vientiane (surely the best place to wine and dine here), Vang Vieng with its idyllic rural charm, and the Plain of Jars; a megalithic archaeological landscape of thousands of stone jars that are scattered around a vast plain.
We know, it’s a little daunting, and hard to know where to start. But that’s what we’re here for – and our advice and expertise is completely free! Take a peek at our online itineraries to see how some of these places are connected – or just give us a call 0207 112 0019 .