Mekong river Luang Prabang Laos Local market

Laos

Landlocked Laos is Southeast Asia’s least developed and least known country – and therein lies its appeal. The pace of life here is extremely laid back and has changed little for centuries, which makes it arguably the region’s most captivating destination.

Laos has stylish, elegant cities such as Vientiane and Luang Prabang, which combine French colonial architecture, stunning Buddhist temples and a sleepy atmosphere far removed from other Asian cities, to create an intoxicating mix for the visitor. The countryside is no less fascinating, with the mysterious Plain of Jars and the unusual Mekong River islands all contributing to Laos’ unique ambiance.

Add the warmth, kindness and amiably vague timekeeping of the Lao people, and you have an unapologetically old-fashioned travel experience. Make sure you book a return ticket on one of our Laos travel packages, because travelers often find it almost impossible to say goodbye.

Tailored Experiences

  • Sunset Cruise on the Amantaka Cruise

    Sunset Cruise on the Amantaka Cruise

    Depart from Luang Prabang town in the late afternoon on the luxurious Amantaka Boat for a cruise up and down stream. The Mekong River plays an intrinsic role in everyday life for those living along its shores. From the boat, observe the local villages and rural life along the tree-lined...

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  • Laos Textiles and Cocktail Reception in Vientiane

    Laos Textiles and Cocktail Reception in Vientiane

    Visit the home weaving studio of Mrs. Carol Cassidy, an American textiles expert who arrived in Vientiane in 1989 and was so impressed by the quality and diversity of weaving in Laos that she set up the Lao Textiles Studio which now employs over 40 local weavers who create naturally dyed...

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  • A Private 500 Candles Dinner

    A Private 500 Candles Dinner

    Take part in an intimate dining experience in La Residence Phou Vao’s Spirit Gardens. The entrance to the garden is lit by 500 glistening candles and the 7-course dinner which follows will leave you full and fulfilled with lasting memories of a special evening....

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