Saffron-robed monks peacefully gather morning alms as the first rays of sun spill out onto the Mekong, reds and blues of a hand-woven silk scarf flap in the breeze, green jungle stretches as far as the eye can see, the golden hues of sunrise, sunset, and the glistening Wats in between.
Experience the colors of Laos!
Trek through the most uninhabited country in Southeast Asia and meet people whose daily lives are nothing like your own.
Visit hill tribes not used to foreign guests. See countryside so beautiful it takes the breath away.
A sleepy little French colonial town Luang Prabang offers visitors a chance to slow down and enjoy a sunset or two. Once re-vitalized, spend a day exploring the local Wats or head onto the Mekong in a long boat and see Pak Ou Caves or the Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls.
The Plain of Jars is one of the world's great mysteries. How did they get there? Who put them there? And why?
A timeless city with a slower pace than its neighbors, Vientiane has a peaceful and charming quality to it. Stroll along the river front and explore the various Wats before heading out for fabulous French dining or a cultural show.
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Best Time to Visit
November to February is the cool, dry season in Laos, offering travelers the most freedom to explore without disruption from rain or heat.
The main rainy season, from July to October, cuts off many roads in Laos and restricts travelers to the main cities of Luang Prabang and Vientiane.
March to June is hot, but if you plan on exploring the higher elevations it can be bearable.