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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 neighbors 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 colorfully 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. Traveling 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.

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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

Authentic Indochina

Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau & Siem Reap

Experience local life in the cultural heart of Laos, discover new delights on the back streets of Hanoi and delve into an unspoiled part of rural Vietnam to enjoy cycling and hiking to colorful hill tribes. Finish off by heading to Cambodia to experience Asia's most famous ancient civilization, Angkor, and meet the people living there today.

Best for: Couples, Culture, History, Family

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 vacation brimming with new experiences and exciting activities, all suitable for slightly older...

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

Grand Tour of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Mandalay, Irrawaddy River, Bagan & Yangon

Combine the fantastic highlights of Asia from the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, sleepy Luang Prabang in Laos, the adventurous delights of Chiang Mai in Thailand before hopping across to Myanmar and soaking up the magic of the Irrawaddy River and Bagan. This Grand Tour of Asia provides a brilliant combination of countries and a chance to tick...

Best for: Couples, Culture, Adventure, Beach

Grand Tour of Southeast Asia

Hong Kong, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Towering skyscrapers, winding rivers and intriguing temples combine on this non-stop itinerary through the dramatic and changing scenery of Indochina, taking in five exciting countries in three weeks. Experienced guides and one-of-a-kind experiences make this enchanting tour a firm Scott Dunn favorite.

Best for: Off the beaten track, Adventure, Cruise

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

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

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