Laos

Visit Laos to discover a relaxed country with traditional values. Buddhism is still a part of everyday life here as evidenced by the numerous temples and active monks. It is also a land of beauty with verdant hills, sparkling waterfalls, and the meandering Mekong River which runs the entire length of the country.

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is our personal highlight of Laos. Situated on the banks of the Mekong River this relaxed town has countless temples and is thronging with monks wearing saffron and orange robes. Celebrate tradition as you join in the dawn alms ritual.

There is also much to experience outside of the town. A cruise along the Mekong will take you to Pak Ou Caves where there are hundreds of miniature Buddhist statues. Visit the beautiful Kuang Si Falls where the water cascades down the forested hillside and tumbles through turquoise pools. And see the traditional way of life as you explore the H’Mong village of Ban Na Ouane.

Plain of Jars

One of the strangest places in Southeast Asia is the Plain of Jars. Scattered around the plateau near to Phonsavan are numerous sites where large stone jars between one and three metres in height have been mysteriously located. The purpose of the jars is not known for sure but they may have been part of ancient burial practices.

While in the area you can also visit some of the local monasteries and pagodas and also learn about how this area was affected by the American War in Vietnam. The Plain of Jars can be accessed by a short flight from Luang Prabang or Vientiane and we recommend a two night stay to make the most of the area.

Vientiane

Vientiane is the capital city of Laos with much of historical importance. Pha That Luang is a large stupa with a golden spire and Wat Si Saket is an important Buddhist Temple built 200 years ago. The more recent Patuxai Victory Monument celebrates independence from the French.

Four Thousand Islands

Four Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don) is an area of the Mekong River in southern Laos. Stay on the largest island, Don Khong, and explore the river by boat. Discover more of this undeveloped part of the country as you walk through the local villages on the way to the Liphi Waterfalls.

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