Laos is a classically ‘outdoorsy’ destination, with trekking opportunities aplenty and white water rafting a particular highlight of any stay in Vang Vieng. However, for real adventure lovers, we offer an incredibly unique, multi-day, kayaking trip in the remote north where each night you’ll experience a different homestays and guest lodges to get an insight into local life.
To learn a little more about Lao traditions, head to the Old Quarter in Luang Prabang. It’s one of Indochina’s most beautiful towns. You’ll discover many examples of interesting, old architecture (an enticing blend of French and Chinese styles), as well as famous temples such as Wat Xieng Thong.
Despite being Laos’s most famous destination, Luang Prabang is tiny and best discovered on foot, with a leisurely stroll through town. You’ll find markets selling local crafts, and a museum or two that will tell you about local history.
The capital, Vientiane, is the closest Laos comes to having an urban area. But when compared to its urbane cousins in neighbouring countries, Vientiane feels more like a laid-back town. Which is a truly fitting comparison for Laos in general.
Laos’ capital, with its Lao-French architecture, cute cafes and little known landmarks, is well worth a day or two.
Despite being landlocked, Laos still provides beach lovers with a place to unwind. Once you’re done exploring the gorgeous north and lesser known central region around Thakhek, head to Champasak in the deep south for some R&R and to explore the staggeringly beautiful ‘4000 islands’ area.
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