The riverside capital of Laos is home to some of the country’s finest restaurants, spas and cafes, not to mention a fantastic collection of boutique hotels… it is the perfect place to indulge your tastebuds and senses for a day or two. Nearby there are a number of impressive temples and cultural sights which are ideal to explore by bicycle. Take a peek at some of our favourite boutique options below (all tried and tested by us).
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.
Si Phan Don (4,000 Islands)
This cluster of islands caught in the middle of the mighty flowing Mekong is the perfect place to chill for a couple of days. Cycling to waterfalls, spotting rare river dolphins, chilling in hammocks and watching the sunset over the Mekong are all in the order of the day here.
Champasak & The Bolaven Plateau
The Bolaven Plateau is not to be missed by any die-hard coffee fans! This idyllic, hilly region is where the finest coffee in Laos grows and we have some wonderful day tours on offer here - you can even spend the night at a family home on a traditional coffee plantation. Nearby Champasak has some wonderful luxurious riverside accommodation (some of the best in Laos) and a sunrise trip to Wat Phou Temple must not be missed.
The riverside capital of Laos is home to some of the country's finest restaurants, spas and cafes, not to mention a fantastic collection of boutique hotels... it is the perfect place to indulge your tastebuds and senses for a day or two. Nearby there are a number of impressive temples and cultural sights which are ideal to explore by bicycle.
Something of an outdoor lover's paradise, Vang Vieng, which is set on Nam Song River, is the perfect place for anyone seeking nature based activities - as well as some more adrenalin-seeking adventures. It's backdrop of serene cliffs and vibrant green paddy fields, coupled with an excellent selection of boutique hotels, make it the ideal place to chill for a day or two.
Vieng Xai Caves
This fascinating wartime cave hideout is set in beautiful gardens backed by delightful karst scenery. It is ideal for those who are travelling onwards to Vietnam and crossing at the land border - or vice versa.
This mystical country is packed full of rich, vivid landscapes with forested mountains and sweeping rivers - beautifully contrasted by the brightly-dressed monks in their orange robes. Fondly known as the "Land of a Million Elephants', Laos is certainly one of the best places in Southeast Asia to connect with nature; whether you're feeding and washing elephants, spotting rare river dolphins in the south or simply lying in one of its many riverside hammocks with a Beer Lao in hand. The kind-hearted locals have a reputation of being some of the world's most laid-back people and we think it's contagious!
The Unesco-heritage town of Luang Prabang is an unmissable highlight of any tour to Laos, and we love the sleepy south which is home to a scenic mountainous coffee region and the pretty 4,000 islands of Si Phan Don, which are surrounded by the mighty Mekong River as it flows through southern Laos.
We can organise anything from zip-lining experiences over tree tops to off the beaten track coffee tours in vintage jeeps and romantic riverside sunset cruises. We've personally hand-selected our favourite boutique hotels up and down the country and have lots of ideas on how to combine Laos Holidays with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. So come pick our brains, by emailing or calling on 0207 112 0019 for free advice on our favourite places to stay and how to make the most of your holiday in Laos.
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Itineraries on Iphones!
Today we officially launch our new system whereby all our customers have the option to have their travel documents delivered to their phone or tablet using the Vamoos app. It includes interactive maps, real time weather forecast plus of course our famous destination guides. Currently available on iphone and ipad and soon to follow on other devices. If you are travelling this summer don’t forget to ask us
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Guardian Travel Awards 2014
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