Laos

Laos remains Southeast Asia's most enchanting destination that's carpeted in luminous jungle and dotted with crumbling colonial towns and hill-tribe villages. Laos moves at a slow pace so tourism and development is very much in its infancy; this has helped preserve the most pristine landscapes, shimmering temples and authentic villages ripe for exploring on foot, by bicycle or by boat.

Stuck in isolation for many years, Laos is a country often overlooked in favour of its more popular neighbours Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. This has left a country undiluted by tourism and one that is rich in culture and the most glorious jungle-clad mountainous scenery. For many its old fashioned charm and mighty Mekong river make it the highlight of Indochina. Despite a tiny population, the country is hugely diverse with half of the population living in small hill-tribe villages. These are at their best in the undulating hills of Northern Laos; its here you'll find some of Southeast Asia's most untouched communities colourfully adorned in their unique dress. This part of Laos also offers some of the best trekking opportunities in Indochina. A little further south is Luang Prabang, Laos' undisputed highlight that's brimming with gilded temples, colonial villas and monks wrapped in deep saffron robes. Along the quiet walkways you'll find chic French cafes, quirky boutiques, and within a short drive there's elephant experiences and cascading emerald waterfalls. Travelling further south the landscape becomes flatter but no less beautiful. Here you'll find Vat Phou Temple, the rare Irrawaddy dolphin, the Bolaven Plateau and sleepy island life. Laos really is one of the most bewildering, diverse and welcoming destinations we know of and now is the time to go.

Less More

We’ve found 29 holiday ideas for you

Filter
What would you like to do?
Where would you like to go?
When are you free?
WHAT: Anything
WHERE: Anywhere
WHEN: Anytime
SORT BY
There are no holidays

Highlights of Northern Thailand and Laos

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pakbeng, Luang Prabang, Bangkok

This journey begins in the glorious Golden Triangle in Thailand, exploring the temples and markets of Chiang Mai before heading into the jungle to meet Asia’s most famous and largest inhabitants. Cruise up the mighty Mekong river to Laos, heading for beguiling Luang Prabang, home to the glistening temples and saffron robed monks. Finish with two...

Best for: Couples, Cruise, Culture, History
Imagine Travel

Don't see an itinerary that fits your budget?

Take a look at our sister company Imagine Asia for tailor-made holidays to Laos starting from £2,400pp.

Honeymoon to Indochina

Bangkok, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Krabey Island

Escape from the rest of the world with an exclusive two-week trip around Indochina, soaking up all the romance and adventure of the Orient as you journey together from the electric city of Bangkok to Vietnam and Laos, and to see the abandoned Angkor temples, before finishing off with a luxurious stay on a private island resort in Cambodia.

Best for: Honeymoon

Laos and Thailand for Families

Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Khao Sok & Koh Lanta

This is a wonderfully varied family journey through Laos and Thailand, taking in the sleepy streets of picturesque Luang Prabang, spending some time at a family friendly resort in Bangkok, then walking with elephants in Khao Sok National Park before finishing on the beach in Koh Lanta. This trip is perfect for the December and March school...

Best for: Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Teenagers

Indochina and Thailand for Teens

Chiang Rai, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Koh Russey

Taking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, this active itinerary is crafted with teenagers in mind. Get off the beaten track deep in the heart of Laos, as well as visiting the more well-known highlights of Thailand and Cambodia, it suits those looking for a holiday brimming with new experiences and exciting activities, all suitable for slightly older...

Best for: Culture, Family, History, Off the beaten track

Off the Beaten Track Indochina

Vientiane, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Mai Chau, Tam Coc, Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap

This compelling itinerary is our most in-depth route through Cambodia and is ideal for those who want to blend historic and cultural Cambodia with its glittering coastline. Explore the temples of Angkor, the colonial lanes of Battambang and coastal Kep.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Beach, History

Boutique Laos and Cambodia

Luang Prabang, Champasak, Siem Reap & Kep

Explore Laos and Cambodia in this wonderfully unique 12-day journey that's perfect for both couples and families who really want to get under the skin of the two countries and stay in the most authentic yet luxurious properties. It takes in Luang Prabang, the scenic 4000 Islands in Champasak, the temples of Angkor and Cambodia's unspoilt coastline...

Grand Tour of Indochina

Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Hoi An

This enchanting journey takes in the best of Indochina, in style. Spend four nights cruising along the Mekong for a unique perspective of Vietnam and Cambodia, explore Angkor Wat with our finest guides, unwind in idyllic Luang Prabang and end up on Vietnam's glorious coastline to relax and unwind near the authentic town of Hoi An.

Best for: Couples, Culture, Family, Teenagers

Indochina in Ultimate Luxury

Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hoi An, Vinh Hy Bay

Take a journey through some of the most evocative parts of Indochina, exploring the ancient temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, the charming small town of Luang Prabang in the heart of Laos, and the stunning central coast of Vietnam, staying at the most spectacular properties in each destination.

Best for: Adventure, Beach, Couples, Honeymoon

To start planning your holiday to Laos

To start planning your holiday to Laos

It looks like you are in United States

Would you like to: