Laos Travel Guide

  • Follow the Mekong River to Vang Vieng
    Follow the Mekong River to Vang Vieng
  • Luang Prabang is a highlight for any visitor
    Luang Prabang is a highlight for any visitor
  • Discover Wat Pha That Luang - the Reclining Buddha of Veintiane
    Discover Wat Pha That Luang - the Reclining Buddha of Veintiane
  • Kuang Si waterfalls, Laos
    Make sure you visit Kuang Si waterfalls just outside of Luang Prabang
  • Rice fields, 4000 Islands, Laos
    Life moves at a slow pace in Si Phan Don (The 4000 Islands), Laos
  • Alak tribeswomen, Laos
    The Alak tribe are just one part of the cultural mix of Laos
  • There's a distinctly French feel about Vientiane
    There's a distinctly French feel about Vientiane
  • Enjoy cheap and tasty street food
    Enjoy cheap and tasty street food
  • Golden Temple, Luang Prabang | Laos Travel Guide
    Laos is full of colourful cultural riches

Laidback and landlocked, Laos is covered in mountains and cloaked in forests, with cultural riches that range from the gilded monasteries to mind-boggling megaliths. But this Communist country is not without its hiccups, and meeting basic needs is a daily struggle for many. Following the Mekong River as it flows from north to south, crack open a Beer Lao and gaze at the paddy fields in Vang Vieng before continuing to the French mansions of Vientiane. Travel downstream to the Cambodian border and go kayaking, biking and dolphin spotting around the four thousand islets of Si Phan Don.

  • Population at last count:
    6,480,000
    Time Zone:
    GMT +7
    Currency:
    Lao Kip (LAK)
    Flight time from UK:
    12 Hours

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