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Indian Subcontinent, Far East & Australasia / Laos

Laos is a country bristling with ancient tradition – a place of primeval palaces and forgotten temples. This is a spiritual destination where the monks collect food in their alms bowls each morning and seductive Laos textiles fill the shops. Take a sunset cruise along the Mekong past oxen pulling ploughs in the fields, and marvel at the Pha That Luang stupa in sleepy capital Vientiane. Alternatively, head upriver to the charming market town of Luang Prabang, former Royal capital and now a World Heritage listed site. Two distinctly individual countries, but each one invades the senses and the soul.

Laos Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Bangkok: 11 hours 30 minutes/ London to Hanoi: 11 hours 30 minutes/ Laos is easily accessible via Bangkok and Vietnam, with flying times ranging from 1-2 hours.
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Laos Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in Laos.

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Best experiences in Laos

  • Participate in an ancient Lao Baci ceremony beside a lotus pond followed by traditional music and dance
  • Rise early in Luang Prabang to witness and take part in the Buddhist ritual of offering alms to the Monks
  • Enjoy a long-tailed boat cruise down the Mekong or Ou River 


When is the best time to visit Laos?

Laos is best visited from November to February when there is least rainfall and temperatures are comfortable. However the hot season from March to May and the early rainy season from June to July is also a good time to visit northern Laos.

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