Imagine Laos

Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw, Vientiane & Champasak
9 nights private tour from GBP £3,400 per person

A fully immersive trip taking in the highlights of Laos, from the charming town of Luang Prabang, to the spectacular scenery of Nong Khiaw. You will head off the beaten track in the south taking you away from the mainstream tourist spots, exploring the dramatic Bolaven Plateau and picturesque 4,000 Islands known as Siphandon. You will get to experience some of the best that Laos has to offer, combining stunning scenery, adventure and plenty of culture.

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Imagine Laos
At a glance
  • Cultural encounters at every turn as you travel throughout the unique and explorative country of Laos

  • Leap into the gorgeous countryside, beautiful temples and wonderfully peaceful atmosphere that awaits you in Luang Prabang

  • Perfect for adventure lovers, Nong Khiaw in one of the most beautiful areas of the country with the winding Nam Ou River framed by dramatic limestone mountains

  • Head off the beaten track and experience the lesser known region of Bolaven Plateau, home to dozens of hilltribes, farms, tea and coffee plantations and mesmerising waterfalls

Journey highlights
  • Cultural encounters at every turn as you travel throughout the unique and explorative country of Laos

  • Leap into the gorgeous countryside, beautiful temples and wonderfully peaceful atmosphere that awaits you in Luang Prabang

  • Perfect for adventure lovers, Nong Khiaw in one of the most beautiful areas of the country with the winding Nam Ou River framed by dramatic limestone mountains

  • Head off the beaten track and experience the lesser known region of Bolaven Plateau, home to dozens of hilltribes, farms, tea and coffee plantations and mesmerising waterfalls

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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In general, the best time to visit Laos is from October through to April, although it can start to get very hot from March onwards. The rainy season is from May to September, with the wettest months being August and September, particularly in the south of the country. The north of the country tends to be drier, but the higher elevations can make it much cooler, especially in the winter months. Whilst still pleasant during the day it can drop to around 10 degrees Celsius at night, and so it is worth bring layers. 

Itinerary

Fly to Luang Prabang
Day 1-5

Luang Prabang, Laos

Leap into the cultural capital of Laos, Luang Prabang. This lovely town is UNESCO protected, with beautiful temples, gorgeous surrounding countryside, and a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. 

There is so much to see and do here, from visiting the stunning Kuang Si Waterfall, to taking a boat ride up the Mekong to venture in the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Spend some time exploring the town, visiting sites such as the dazzling Wat Sensoukarahm temple, learning about Laos’ ethnic minorities at the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, or climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi to watch the sun set across the hills. 

Embrace the spiritual side of Luang Prabang by participating in Tak Bat, the traditional alms giving to the monks which takes place each morning, or the Baci, an Animist and Buddhist ceremony which is believed to harmonise the body’s spirits. 

Accommodation: Le Sen Boutique ( 4 nights )
Day 5-6

Nong Khiaw, Northern Laos, Laos

Head from Luang Prabang and take a scenic three-hour drive to Nong Khiaw. Relax after your drive to the sound of the lapping water at the ‘Nong Kiau Riverside’ perched on the banks of the Nam Ou River.  This is one of the most beautiful areas in the country, with the winding Nam Ou River framed by dramatic limestone mountains. 

Spend your days trekking, cycling and kayaking, as well as venturing into the extensive caves hidden away in the mountains, perfect for adventure lovers. Take time to visit the Pathok Cave, which was used as a bomb-shelter during the America-Vietnam war.  Whilst we have currently only suggested one night here, this can easily be extended for those who want to spend more time exploring.

Accommodation: Nong Kiau Riverside ( 1 night )
Day 6-7

Vientiane, Laos

Submerge yourself in the stunning French-colonial architecture you will find once you arrive in Vientiane, Laos’ capital city with its laidback atmosphere and delicious street food.  Take a private tour of some of the city’s cultural sites, including the Patuxay Monument, which is reminiscent of the Parisienne Arc de Triomphe, and That Luang, which has a gold-covered stupa and is one of the holiest sites in the country. Otherwise you may simply wish to take a relaxing stroll along the Mekong, soaking up the wonderful atmosphere.

Accommodation: Settha Palace Hotel ( 1 night )
Day 7-10

Champasak, Southern Laos, Laos

Time to head off the beaten track and experience the lesser known region of Pakse.  Southern Laos is relatively undeveloped in terms of mass tourism, and so this is a great opportunity to explore the impressive sites and scenery.  Take a guided tour to the extraordinary Bolaven Plateau, which is home to dozens of hilltribes, farms, tea and coffee plantations and mesmerising waterfalls.  We highly recommend you take a half a day tour to explore this expansive temple of Wat Phou, which pre-dates the temples of Angkor and is surrounded by serene countryside.
 
Another special experience is to take a day to explore the 4,000 Islands region, known locally as Siphandon. Visit one of the islands, travelling around by bicycle or tuk tuk, passing through sleepy villages and farms. Stop off to admire the Lippi waterfalls and take a short boat trip to try and catch site of the elusive Irrawaddy dolphin.  

Accommodation: The River Resort ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Pakse
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3918 3595 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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November 2024 GBP £3,800 GBP £600 plan your trip
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April 2025 GBP £3,800 GBP £600 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £3,400 GBP £500 plan your trip
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  • July 2024
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,400
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    GBP £500
  • August 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,400
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    GBP £500
  • September 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • October 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £600
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £3,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £500
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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

In general, the best time to visit Laos is from October through to April, although it can start to get very hot from March onwards. The rainy season is from May to September, with the wettest months being August and September, particularly in the south of the country. The north of the country tends to be drier, but the higher elevations can make it much cooler, especially in the winter months. Whilst still pleasant during the day it can drop to around 10 degrees Celsius at night, and so it is worth bring layers. 

Imagine Laos
Imagine Laos

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3918 3595 to start planning your holiday.

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