Journeys Within offers customized independent tours in Laos including highlights such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, the mysterious Plain of Jars, the Pak Ou Caves and Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, and the capital city of Vientiane. With expert advice and English-speaking guides to help you get the most out of your visit.
Picture the Saffron-robed monks peacefully gathering morning alms as the first rays of sun spill out onto the Mekong, the reds and blues of a hand-woven silk scarf flapping gently in the breeze, the vivid green jungle stretching as far as the eye can see, the golden hues of sunrise and sunset, and the glistening Wats sprinkled everywhere in between. Come experience the colors of Laos!
Trek through the least populated 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 your breath away.
Discover the sleepy little French colonial town of Luang Prabang – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which offers visitors a chance to slow down and enjoy a sunset or two. Once revitalized, 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?
The capital, Vientiane, is a timeless city with a slower pace than its neighbors that retains a peaceful and charming quality. Stroll along the river front and explore the various Wats before heading out for fabulous French dining or a cultural show.
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 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. As soon as the rainy season ends, usually around March and April, the local farmers burn their rice fields to clear away any diseases and pests and the smoke can be irritating.