Less visited than neighbouring Thailand, Laos is still something of a find -if you like pristine countryside, charming cities and a culture that feels centuries old.
There are fewer and fewer genuine ‘finds’ left in this world. Laos, however, does still qualify, so visit before everyone else catches on. You could easily find yourself experiencing intriguing glimpses into a way of life that doesn’t appear to have been changed with the passage of time.
Talk to Zelie Lewis or Rob Kent – just two of our Laos team of experts – and they will build you a tailor-made itinerary that will help you experience the best that Laos has to offer.
They will take you, via an enchanting river cruise from the north, to Luang Prabang, a sleepy UNESCO Heritage town that has the atmosphere of being frozen in the 1950s. Luang Prabang is a religious centre where you can wander, open-mouthed, around astonishing Buddhist temples and glimpse great processions of saffron-robed monks moving from monastery to monastery.
Our team will also recommend you cruise slowly south along the majestic Mekong River from the disarmingly picturesque markets of towns like Pakse, to where the river opens out to encompass Si Phan Don – the Laos name for Four Thousand Islands; each one a photo opportunity in itself.