Laos Tours & Travel Packages for 2024/2025

Best Laos Tours & Holidays Packages for 2024

Luang Prabang > Vientiane
5 days 4 nights
from
US $583 p/p
Saigon - Mekong - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap
14 Days / 13 Nights
Luang Prabang - Phonesavanh - Vientiane
3 Days / 2 Nights
Luang Prabang - Kuang Si - Pak Ou
4 Days / 3 Nights
9.8 Excellent - 1 reviews
My wife and I love this tour so much. Thank you, Alex and IDC Travel for your support!
Christopher L. Chastain
Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Pakse - Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat
13 Days / 12 Nights
Luang Prabang - Oudomxay - Luang Nam Tha - Vientiane
8 Days / 7 Nights
Chiang Khong - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Pakse
8 Days/ 7 Nights
from
US $925 p/p
Vientiane - Pakse - Don Khone Island
6 Days / 5 Nights
Luang Prabang - Phonsavan - Vang Vieng - Vientiane
9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights

  • The ancient capital of Luang Prabang blends French architecture with aquamarine waterfalls and Buddhist temples.
  • Vientiane, the national capital of Laos, mixes French colonial architecture and Buddhist temples.
  • Pak Ou Caves: One of the most popular sites in Luang Prabang, these limestone caves are well known for several Buddhist sculptures.
  • Xieng Khouang: a flat mountain plateau which is famous for a unique archaeological landscape “The Plain of Jars”.
  • Khong Island (Don Khong): the largest of the Mekong islands with a peaceful town Muang Khong.
  • Don Khon and Don Det: small islands with picturesque landscapes, beautiful waterfalls and local specificity.

 

Tips

  • The best time for Laos tours is from November to January, when the weather is cool. Avoid March and April when it’s peak summer time.
  • Keep cash: credit cards are accepted in some hotels and restaurants. The local currency of Laos is the kip, and have a few US dollars on hand just in case.
  • If you want to use your cell phone in Laos, buy a prepaid phone card from convenience stores or phone shops for around $10. The main providers are Tango and Laotel.
  • Dress appropriately, never wear shorts and skirts and remove your shoes when visiting religious sites.
  • Show respectful manners to monks. Remember that women are not allowed to touch monks.

 

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LAOS - LAND OF A MILLION ELEPHANTS

Laos attracts tourists from all over the world due to its natural beauty. Laos is also known for its diverse culture, which combines elements from different Asian countries, such as China and Thailand.

Laos

Laos

BEST TIME TO PLAN LAOS TOURS

Like any tropical country, Laos has a dry season and a rainy season, with  variations in temperature at night and especially in the mountains or on the high plateaus. which can be very pleasant for those who want to escape the humid heat of the rainy season.

Best time to go to Laos

Best time to go to Laos

The rainy season

Between April and October, take out the umbrellas! And stay in your T-shirt, as temperatures in the beautiful month of May can soar to 30˚. The South, in particular, is affected by these heavy rains, while Vientiane is drier, with showers falling only at the end of the day. It gets more complicated from May/June, when the rains intensify, always accompanied by stifling heat, with a paroxysm in August/September. If this is not the ideal place to visit the Land of Millions of Elephants, it is still an opportunity to take advantage of the festival season.

The dry season

It is from October to March with very pleasant temperatures, although at altitude they tend to remain cool. Thus, during December/January, it is not uncommon to see the mercury confined to a small 5˚. If you want to enjoy the mountains without suffering too much from low temperatures, wait until March or May to enjoy a pleasant climate. The dry season is the ideal time to discover southern Laos. stable temperatures all year round, but the time slot between November and March, with its pleasant sunshine and the absence of rain, makes the discovery of the famous 4000 islands really very comfortable. Also, in the South, you will avoid April to October because of the fairly heavy rains that could spoil your stay.

The cool season

From November to February, it settles for three months in what some call the cool season. It is characterized by a cooler climate, with little rain. Temperatures should not exceed 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. It is a very popular period for tourists.

TOP DESTINATIONS IN LAOS FOR 2024/2025

Pha That Luang

Stupa Pha That Luang - Vientiane

Stupa Pha That Luang – Vientiane

The most important monument of the kingdom of millions of elephants, located in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, the tower of Pha That Luang represents the splendor, the pride of the Laotians. At an altitude of 45 meters, it embraced 30 small towers to signify 30 years of Buddha Shakyamuni practice. The tower of Pha That Luang, the national emblem, takes you into an impressive Laotian architectural universe. As night falls, the tower dons a brilliant mantle of sunset and nightlife.

Vang Vieng

With an ideal location, facing the river and leaning against the mountain, the city of Vang Vieng on the banks of the Nam Song fascinates with its strange calm and wildness.

The splendid landscape of the town of Vang Vieng.

The splendid landscape of the town of Vang Vieng.

Located between majestic mountains and a gentle blue river, you will immerse yourself in a peaceful and poetic landscape of a stopover to disconnect from the urban tumult. The small town of Vang Vieng will certainly be an ideal stopover for tourists in Laos.

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

Kuang Si Falls

About 7 km from the city of Vang Vieng, this swamp is accessible by tuk-tuk, bicycle or public transport. Blessed by nature, Kuang Si Falls is like a romantic painting with its emerald water, small deep swamps, and small tiered waterfalls in the middle of a green hill. This site is an ideal stopover for lovers of adventure games.

Tad Fane Waterfall

An excellent choice for lovers of disconnecting from the hubbub of modern city life and wild nature.It will satisfy your passion. Against the green background of the forest, the waterfall is remarkable for its flowing water.

Tad Fane Waterfall

Tad Fane Waterfall

This majestic waterfall is difficult to access, so you can only see it from a distance. Around Tad Fane are a number of resorts and cafes, allowing tourists to enjoy the stunning natural beauty.

Buddha Park

This famous mystical site in Vientiane is home to 200 sophisticated and majestic statues of Hindus and Buddhas of all sizes. Located on the banks of the Mekong, Buddha Park is about 25 km from the center of Vientiane. The 40m long giant reclining Buddha stands in the center of the garden. By the way, this place also has statues of gods, mascots, demons, people…

Buddha Park

Buddha Park

This site is not only a stop for Buddhists, but also for visitors to feel the peace and warmth of the land of Buddha. Visitors will experience the unique culture of the Kingdom of Millions of Elephants and send wishes to this holy land.

Wat Xieng Thong temple

The Wat Xieng Thong temple is located in the heritage town of Luang Prabang in Laos. It was built in 1560 by King Setthathirath, under the patronage of the Royal Kingdom of Laos.

Wat Xiengthong Temple

Wat Xiengthong Temple

The complex of Wat Xieng Thong preserves unique Lao cultural architecture with a long curved roof. The walls around the pagoda are unique works of art that tell the story of the Buddha.

Mekong River

The Mekong is the largest river in Southeast Asia, with a length of around 4,350 km. It is a famous tourist destination in Laos.

Mekong River

Mekong River

International tourists often enjoy the scenery, the life of Laotians on this famous river during a boat cruise. During its journey along the Mekong, travelers will discover the mysterious Pak Oucave, with its thousands of golden Buddha statues.

 

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Our 12 in Vietnam was an enchanting odyssey filled with love, discovery, and unforgettable moments. From the bustling streets of Saigon to the serene beauty of Halong Bay, every day brought new adventures and cherished memories. Your attention to detail and thoughtful arrangements of the honeymoon package enhanced our experience. It struck the perfect balance between cultural immersion, relaxation, and romantic moments. We left Vietnam with our hearts full of love and gratitude, knowing that this was a honeymoon to remember for a lifetime. Once again, thank you so much!

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Emma Lord

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for our incredible tour. The organization was top-notch, and everything ran seamlessly, with drivers and tour guides always punctual. Their pleasant demeanor and generally good command of English greatly enhanced our experience. The hotels we stayed in were excellent, offering delicious food at all times and situated mostly in convenient locations. Once again, I am grateful for such an enjoyable holiday. A special thanks to you for your invaluable advice and endless patience with my continuous stream of questions.

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John R. Henry

March 17, 2022

The first trip after covid 19 pandemic, 2nd time I worked with Alex, he was always great with everything we needed in Vietnam. The staff at IDC Travel always go the extra mile to please their customers. I would not hesitate to book with them again and definitely recommend the company.

Well looked after

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Paul

May 1, 2022

We were well looked after by Alex from the start. He built the itinerary, organised hotels, transfers, trips and then during the trip his team was excellent.  

Very well organised tour!

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Iwan Hudyono

June 11, 2022

We contacted Alex a few months prior to our travel to organise a private tour to the Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong, etc). As we neared the date, we had to make some changes as pandemic has caused some changed on our travel plan. Alex is always very responsive and very flexible with our queries. Our trip was very well organised and everything went very smoothly. All the accomodation was booked according to our preferences. The driver and tour guide was very courteous and experienced. If I have to nit pick, I would probably say that the tour guide could do more with giving us more information about our activities. For example, when we did bike tour, it would be great if he warned us that we will be passing through the major road and sharing traffic with cars and trucks. Or how long the walking tour through the village going to be. Overall, we are very satisfied and I do think the tour is value for money, very well organised, and the staff are more than happy to cater for our needs.  

Personalized Tour – Organized, Responsive, and a Great experience!

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Avila Samantha

July 17, 2022

I found IDC travel online because of the good reviews, and after a day of inquiring, Sir Alex responded right away with a detailed itinerary tailored to our preference! He is very responsive and accommodating with our needs, especially during our travel. Our trip in vietnam was organised, smooth, and really enjoyable! Even the organization of the itinerary and payments went smoothly. Some few comments would be agreeing to the previous review, like having the tour guide give us advices/tips about maybe the weather, what to wear, what to expect during the tours or anything important to bring if necessary so we could prepare better in terms of outfit, what to bring, etc. The drivers are very nice, but it would be even better if they greeted/welcomed us once we arrive. One driver did not have proper signage so we were waiting for quite awhile. Nevertheless, Sir Alex listened to our concerns and came up with solutions right away. Overall, we are very satisfied and it was great value for our money too. We booked another tour with them for Thailand this August. We cannot wait to book with them again in the future.

Beyond satisfied

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Michelle Hou

July 17, 2022

We spent 15 days in traveling around Vietnam and Alex and his team organized a very well planned and detailed itinerary for us. Alex was very professional, very responsive and the tour guides were knowledgeable. Well done, thank you and kudos to Alex and the IDC team!    

Amazing 8-day trip from South to North Vietnam

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Keith Turner

August 12, 2022

Alex helped me organize a wonderful trip for my family! He helped me a lot, from choosing locations and activities to shopping and dining details. Our trip was amazing. The tour guides were so enthusiastic. Our hotels were booked in the middle of crowded streets in the downtown areas, which allowed us to explore at night and enjoy the lively local lifestyle. In addition, the trip was reasonably priced and customized to meet our needs. We are grateful to you, Alex, and we can't wait for our next visit.  

Over my expectation

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Lupe Skiles

August 14, 2022

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who travels alone and just has a short-day trip like me. It was so well-organized with 10 days traveling from North to South Vietnam and visiting all the typical places here : Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Everyone I met was so nice: my guides, all the new friends that I made, and local people. The service was excellent. I'm really happy with my hotels during the trip, so clean and lovely. Thanks for a great tour!  

Great time in Vietnam

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Owais Ram Mishra

September 3, 2022

I had a wonderful trip thanks to Mr. Alex Duy who was so nice and supportive. IDC Travel's services were amazing and both of us had a great time in Vietnam. We love this itinerary, it was so well organized and so interesting. We will book again with your team if we plan to come back to Southeast Asia again.

 

Laos is a largely safe country, where thousands of tourists spend trouble-free holidays every year. There are, however, no-go areas that contain unexploded wartime bombs. Adhering to these limits is crucial to protect yourself from potential bombs.

In all destinations around the world, tourists are generally seen as easy targets for robbery, purse snatching, and other petty crimes. And in Laos, it’s no different. It is therefore wise to take the usual precautions to protect your property and your personal safety.

Take a camera strap and a money belt (or a small bag) to carry your money, passport, and valuables, and don’t leave valuables in your hotel room.

Stay vigilant about your belongings, especially in crowded places.

 


If you are a citizen of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, South Korea, Russia, or Switzerland, you can travel to Laos without a visa. Other nationalities must obtain a tourist visa.

Currently, the tourist visa on arrival is available to citizens of most countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It can be obtained at all international airports and most international border posts in Laos, and generally allows a stay of 30 days. To obtain it, you must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry and which includes at least two blank visa pages, a photo ID, name of a hotel and visa fees of 30 to 42 USD in cash, depending on your nationality.

Note: Visa requirements may change from time to time, so it is advisable to check with the Lao Embassy in your home country for the most up-to-date information.

 


As for the best time to visit, it depends. If you want the best weather, arrange Laos tours during the dry season, especially from November to February, which is the coolest part of this season. However, since the dry season is the best time to visit, there are also more travelers, it can get crowded, and prices can go up. It is advisable to plan and make reservations in advance.

If you want to visit Laos at a quieter time, the wet season is ideal. Even if it rains a lot, it usually only lasts an hour or two a day. You will then find that everything is greener after the return of the sun.

 


The national currency of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is the kip (LAK). 1 euro is worth more than 15,200 kips. However, exchange rates may change over time. 

It is possible to go to Laos with euros in your pocket since the European currency is converted at most of the financial establishments present in Vientiane and in the major tourist cities. However, this is not the case in the most remote parts of the country. It is therefore advisable to have enough kip with you in case of an expedition in these less frequented areas.

 


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