Deeply spiritual and predominantly Buddhist and known as the “Land of a Million Elephants”, it is a country providing a beautiful backdrop with a landscape dominated by mountains, passing terraces of rice, pagodas, dense jungles and friendly villages united by the mighty Mekong River.
MUST-DO LAOS EXPERIENCES
Experience overland travel through rugged mountainous terrain and the cultural and ethnic diversity of the region as you cross borders from Vietnam to Laos ending with a cruise down the Mekong River to the royal capital Luang Prabang.
Journey through landlocked Laos travelling north from the capital Vientiane passing through small Hmong and Khmu villages, terraced rice paddies and cascading waterfalls on a small group tour.
Take a walking tour of Vientiane, a spacious laid back city set in a curve of the Mekong River, or join a day long trek into the mountains and jungles with an orchid expert and be amazed at their abundance. Waking to the sound of bells, gongs and drums from local temples as monks and novices collect food offerings will be a lasting memory of this beautiful former royal capital with its gold roofed temples and pagodas set against rugged mountains.