- find out more
Once the royal capital and still considered the spiritual heart of the country, Luang Prabang is a vibrant, colourful and charismatic old town with an astonishing depth of tradition. These traditions are still evident in everyday life; from the monks in their distinctive amber robes serenely collecting alms at dawn to the beautiful Baci (or 'calling of the soul') ceremonies which are integral part of Lao culture. Wandering the pretty streets of Luang Prabang you can find cosmopolitan cafes, quirky galleries, delightful architecture and learn about the town's fascinating history before finishing the day watching the sunset over the Mekong.
Beyond Luang Prabang lies an astonishing diversity of geography and culture. Cruise along the majestic Mekong or head north to discover untouched hill tribe communities, spectacular jungle-clad hills and excellent trekking. Travelling south you will encounter mysterious megaliths, jagged limestone mountains and winding rivers before reaching charming Vientiane, which still retains its laid-back atmosphere. Tranquil and serene, the islands in the far south of Laos are sparsely populated and are the perfect place to explore meandering waterways and ancient civilisations without the tourist crowds. There really is something for everybody.
Life here is all about taking your time so slow down your pace and soak up the vibrant kaleidoscope of colours and cultures Laos has to offer.
OUR HOLIDAYS TO LAOS
Treasures Of Laos
Secrets Of Southern Laos
Hill Tribes & Scenic Rivers
Highlights of Indochina
Highlights of the North: Thailand to Laos
Cycling in Laos
WHERE TO GO IN LAOS
Plain of Jars
The Mekong River
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN LAOS
Sofitel Luang Prabang
Muang La Resort
La Folie Lodge
THINGS TO DO IN LAOS
Luang Prabang by Bike
Trek to Kuang Si Falls
Spiritual Awakening in Luang Prabang
Therapeutic Trek with Elephants
Vientiane's Street Food by Night
Vang Vieng Caves & Kayaking
When is the best time to visit Laos?
Speak to a Travel Expert
We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.
Laos Fast Facts
Flight Time to Laos
For stays over 30 days only
£20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.
Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.
Trailfinders Travel Insurance
Enjoy comprehensive cover in Laos from just £65 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.
Climate for in
YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ALWAYS TO HAND, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME - YOUR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Our free Viewtrail App stores your essential travel information in one secure place, ensuring we are with you from start to finish.
- View your travel plans on or offline, wherever and whenever you wish
- Live flight notifications - real time information as you travel
- Online check-in links and pre-tour notifications
- Luggage allowance
- Mapped places of interest - restaurants, shops, stations...plus route guidance back to your hotel
- View e-vouchers and export them to your Apple wallet
- Secure access to booking history, profile and insurance contact information
- One touch emergency contact 365/24/7
- Add to calendar function
- Countdown to travel
- Local time, weather, translator and exchange rate calculator
Don't Miss Out
Sign up for our Email and be the first to hear about our Red Hot Offers and Travel Inspiration.
Order a Brochure
Our full range of 2020 brochures and the latest edition of the Trailfinder magazine are out now - get ahead of the rest and start planning your next escape.
Submit An Enquiry
If you can provide a few more details we can look at the best available options before we call you.