Laos Tours & Travel Packages

Best Laos Tours & Holidays Packages 2022 - 2023

Chiengkhong > Pakbeng > Luang Prabang > Vientiane > Pakse > Champasak
10 Days/ 9 Nights
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Luang Prabang > Xieng Khouang > Vientiane > Pakse
10 Days/ 9 Nights
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Luang Prabang > Xieng Khouang > Vang Vieng > Vientiane > Pakse
12 Days/ 11 Nights
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Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong - Da Nang - Hoi An
15 Days / 14 Nights
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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 to visit Laos 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 GO TO LAOS

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

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.

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, visit Laos 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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