Laos – the hidden gem of the region is after years of unrest and uncertainty like a chrysalis slowly emerging from its cocoon - revealing its stunning beauty. It’s a country overflowing with spectacular sights, glorious scenery, mouth-watering food and truly delightful people. Wandering mists drift slowly across high mountain peaks. The silence of the dawn is broken by the sound of chanting, as Monks leave their morning prayers and go in search of alms in the towns and villages. Their saffron robes shimmer, in the suns first rays. Mysterious plains are scattered with ancient relics. Mighty rivers, with small isolated villages dotting the banks, constantly fight back the verdant jungle, encroaching, on their already fragile ecological existence. Life is slow. Life is traditional. No mad rush here – the Laotians are laid back. Laos is still unspoilt – a gentle country with an ageless charm– and, relatively speaking - still ‘off the beaten track’ of mainstream tourism. However, for many, this lack of sophistication is the attraction of Laos, with the genuine warmth and hospitality of the people.
Need to know
Laotian weather is influenced by the annual Southeast Asian monsoon cycle. The best time for visiting most of the country is between November and February/March with cooler temperatures. The monsoon rains are heavy coming in brief bursts. Then the glorious sun shines! November is best time for cruises as January to June the water levels are low.
Vientiane & Luang Prabang
Flying time 13 hours approx in-direct
Required for British Passport holders. Can be obtained on arrival.
GMT + 7 hours
The national language is Lao. English is spoken in main tourist areas.
Our Tours in Laos
Ancient Kingdoms of South East Asia
14 days from £3,650.00
Bangkok – Sukhothai – Bangkok - Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh
Discover South East Asia’s fascinating history on this World Heritage circuit tour visiting highlights of early Siam, Lao and Khmer Kingdoms.Read more
Grand Tour of Indochina
21 days from £6,750.00
Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise– Hue – Boat trip on the Perfume River – Hoi An – My Son - Ho Chi Minh City – cu chi Tunnels – Mekong Boat ride - Phnom Penh - Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields - Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temples – Tonle Sap Lake - Luang Prabang – River Cruise – Pak Ou Caves – Elephant and Bamboo Raft rides
This journey captures the amazing diversity of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In Vietnam explore the ‘Paris of the East’, Hanoi, then take an excursion to the stunning Halong Bay.Read more
Secrets of Laos
14 days from £3,215.00
Luang Prabang - Baci Ceremony - Cookery Class - Mekong River Cruise- Pak Ou Caves – Elephant Trek - Vientiane - Bolaven Plateau - Tad Lo Waterfalls - Champasak - Wat Phou - 4000 Islands (Si Phan Don) – Pakse
The perfect itinerary for discovering the very best of Laos. Marvel at the majesty of Luang Prabang, cruise the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers – perhaps glimpse the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins.Read more
What our clients say
John Ashworth - Kashmir Holiday
Just setting back after another splendid Indus trip. Many thanks for your help with this and also to Yasin for his guidance and input. Tell him the Trout Kebabs were one of the highlights!! You were quite right there was no problems in Gulmarg or anywhere else, probably helped by a considerable army presence. Please also convey our thanks to Fouzia who kept in constant…