Laos

LAOS

Traces of war and isolation although still existent, Laos is now becoming a popular tourist destination for its rich history and culture, pristine environment and the interesting tradition and way of life still preserved despite the country’s development. The historic city of Luang Prabang and the simple village life and riverfront life in Vientiane appeal to many visitors hungry to know more about this unique country. Exploring places outside the city, Laos offers the forested mountains of Northern Laos, the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khuang Province, the gothic limestone formations around Vang Vieng – the backpacker’s favorite, and in the deep south, is Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), past the market town Pakse, where the mighty Mekong spreads out.

Nature and adventure lovers who go to Laos will enjoy the wilderness where kayaking, rock-climbing, rafting and biking are must-try activities. The greatest thrill may be experienced in community-based trekking where guests can have real interaction with the Laos village homestay. Laos can be explored via bus and train, car, motorcycle, boat, river taxi and bicycle. Traveling can be uniquely fun, thanks to the people you meet, wrong turns made, chickens you share seats with in the bus, and the lào-láo you drink with the smiling Laos family in one of your village explorations.

 

Featured Hotels

  • Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang -   Hotel de la Paix, a sleek, spacious and elegant boutique hotel is built on a UNESCO heritage site in Laos’ former royal capital, within a French colonial fort. Hotel de  More Info »
  • Mandala Hotel Vientiane Mandala Boutique Hotel Vientiane -   Mandala Boutique Hotel was originally built as a private residence for a French family in the 1960s. Years have transformed the residence into a school catering to about 500 children  More Info »
  • Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane -   The charming Salana Boutique Hotel is centrally located in Vientiane in Laos. The hotel is half a mile from Chaofu Ngum Statue and one mile from Talat Sao Shopping Mall.  More Info »

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  • Sala Cafe Laung Prabangx Sala Cafe Luang Prabang -   Opened in 2008, Sala Café in Luang Prabang is a restaurant located along the Nam Khan river.  Nice view from the terrace & Friendly staff CUISINE: Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, and French. AMBIANCE:  Intimacy, Elegant RANGE PRICE: From US$  More Info »

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