Home  arrow   Destinations  arrow   South East Asia  arrow   Laos

Laos Laos

Capital:   Vientiane
Currency:   Lao kip
Time Zone:   GMT + 7
Visa Info:  
UK passport holders must obtain a visa for Laos holidays, click here for an application pack.
View Hotels on MapView Historical Time-Line
Stefanie Studley
Stefanie Studley
A visit to the former home of Kaysone Phomvihane, the lead figure in Laotian politics from 1955 – 1992 is fascinating. In the suburbs of Vientiane this humble home, a bungalow on an old US military complex, is a great contrast to the luxuries that many world leaders enjoy, and gives a great insight into the little-known history of Laos.
 
 
 

Laos Holidays

Talk to a Specialist

South East Asia
020 7666 1244
Enquire Online
Laos holidays - City stopovers
Laos holidays - City stopovers

Laos holidays will give you no other choice than to kick back as the pace of life, even in the sleepy capital Vientiane, is languid. Mountains and the Mekong River dominate this sparsely populated country and most towns and villages have been spared modern development.

More of a large town, enchanting Vientiane is home to wide boulevards, faded colonial architecture, picturesque temples and riverside cafés. With an exquisite temple on every corner, saffron-clad monks silently collect alms in Luang Prabang, Laos' religious centre. From here cruise the Mekong to tribal villages and caves stuffed with Buddhist images.

Laos has a reputation as an eco-tourism destination so combine trekking with a home stay in the north and join in the daily activities of the villagers. Stay in a tree house in Bokeo and fly through the treetops on a zip wire looking for Black Gibbons.

Join in the adventure activities around Vang Vieng and ponder the mystery of the enormous stone jars littering the Plain of Jars near Phonsavanh. From the faded colonial charm of Pakse head out on elephant back across the Boloven Plateau, cruise the Mekong on a converted teak barge to visit Wat Phu and look for freshwater dolphins.

Add an extra element of relaxation to your Laos holidays with a river cruise. The might Mekong Delta is the lifeblood of the country and an ideal way to spend a day here is to take a boat trip down it, gazing at the ancient temples that dot the riverbank as you go.

For further information and to book Laos holidays with us, speak to one of our travel specialists today.

Read more about Laos

Click to filter by holiday type:

Total Holidays: 7      
Discover Laos
LaosLaos
Travel to the  the fascinating city of Luang Prabang and explore the friendly capital Vientiane on this nine-day tour in...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2405 per adult
9 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Laos In Depth Group Tour
LaosLaos
Journey to the peaceful land of Laos, where a compelling history, astonishing landscapes and a relaxed pace of life awaits....
  • Group Tours
From £2450 per adult
15 Day Tour
Departs: 14 Oct 2014
Flights included
Cambodia & Laos Discovery Tour
CambodiaCambodia
LaosLaos
Discover the Southeast Asian gems of Cambodia and Laos on this new Indochina holiday which combines comprehensive sightseeing in...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2725 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Explore Laos
LaosLaos
Explore Laos, one of South East Asia's most charming countries on this 13-day holiday and discover stunning landscapes, a...
  • Tailor-Made
From £3095 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Journey Along the Mekong
LaosLaos
CambodiaCambodia
Cruise along the magical Mekong River through spectacular scenery and encounter remote communities, become immersed in local...
  • Tailor-Made
From £3275 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Experience Northern Laos
LaosLaos
Explore the northern provinces of Laos, the 'Land of Smiles', and discover the traditional Laotian way of life on this...
  • Tailor-Made
From £3280 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Heritage of Indochina
LaosLaos
VietnamVietnam
CambodiaCambodia
This 18-day private tour takes in the highlights of this fascinating and colourful part of South East Asia. From the picturesque...
  • Tailor-Made
From £3495 per adult
18 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included