Why travel to Laos?
Surrounded by our five Asian destinations, Laos is located on the border between Thailand and Vietnam, etc. As a country starting with L according to Countryaah, Laos is the only country in Southeast Asia that has no connection to the sea. The Mekong River, which flows through the land, is a lifeline that makes Laotian nature lush and lush.
In Laos, you get to experience something not found in other Asian travel destinations. Laos still represents a relatively untouched, traditional and authentic Asia. Here you will find fascinating nature and a wide variety of local people, whose way of life today is characterized by an increasingly rare reverence, silence and courtesy.
Our tour to Laos
Below you can find the highlights of the itineraries.
The charming Luang Prabang is a UNESCO-protected city located along the Mekong River in northern Laos. Luang Prabang is a unique combination of traditional Laotian architecture and colonial French charm.
There are hardly any modern buildings, instead colonial houses and active temples stand side by side on the city’s historic streets.
The rhythm of the city is a chapter in itself: living here with dignity and respect for silence. Every morning, hundreds of monks walk the streets of the city collecting alms. This daily ritual takes place in a time of silence, and it is impossible not to be influenced by it.
In the evening, the main street turns into a large evening market, where residents of the various tribes of the surrounding rural villages gather to sell their products. The market offers a huge selection of traditional handicrafts, with merchant stalls full of colorful textiles, pottery and even T-shirts from the Beerlao beer brand.
Other experiences in Luang Prabang and surrounding areas
- Explore Luang Prabang by bike and see the orange-clad monks in their chores, the legendary Wat Xieng Thong and the stunning views of the river and city from the top of Phou Si Hill.
- In the middle of the jungle south of Luang Prabang are the beautiful Kuang Sin Falls. At the waterfalls, you can swim in the natural pools or visit the Malay Bear Conservation Center, where a lot of work is done to save this endangered bear species.
- Sail along the Mekong River to Kamu Lodge, located in a valley amidst rice fields, small villages and lush nature. Explore the beautiful surroundings or get to know the life of the Kamu tribe by participating in the daily work of the members of the tribe, for example.
Connect Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia
One of our trips will take you through the entire former Indochina, which includes Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Vietnam is a very popular travel destination, offering both interesting and historical big cities as well as stunning, UNESCO-protected nature experiences.
Examples of attractions include:
- Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is a city filled with contrasts, combining colonial history with the pulse of a modern metropolis. For example, visit the Literature Temple, Ho Chi Minh Complex, and Ngoc Son Temple.
- Halong Bay mini cruise. The cruise will take you very close to one of Vietnam’s most unique natural areas, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- The colonial city of Hoi An, once one of the most important port cities in Southeast Asia. Visit the old district, which has left its mark on Japanese, Chinese and Indian sailors alike.
The attractions in Cambodia are among the most significant in the world.
See the fabulous Angkor Temple Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological ruins in Southeast Asia.
The huge temple complex of Angkor Wat is Cambodia most significant of attractions in s. The temple was the culmination and masterpiece of the architecture of the Khmer Empire. It took 37 years to build the temple, and it took about 300,000 people and 6,000 elephants to do the work.