Emilie Persijn

Laos Travel Expert

If there is anywhere on the planet that we encourage you to live as the locals do, it’s Laos. Days begin early as you rise to give alms to the monks who pass by in saffron-hued robes. Up in the hillsides, hidden temples and traditional Buddhist ceremonies reveal themselves whilst on longtail boats down the Mekong, day-to-day life plays out before you. Unique and immersive, a luxury holiday in Laos is unlike any other.

Emilie Persijn

Laos Travel Expert

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Laos Highlights

A rainbow of colours, Laos is dazzling to behold. Take in the natural beauty of the gushing waterfalls and admire the glittering Buddhist temples. This exotic land is just waiting for you to discover it.

Luxury Holidays in Laos


Saffron-robed monks, passing along the edges of lush fields in the early sun; the gentle passage of longtail boats along the serene Mekong; and the strange hexagonal cave pearls of the Xi Bang Fai river caves. Laos – beautiful, beguiling, and incredibly easy-going – is a feast for the senses, where exquisite temples and the delicate tracery of French colonial buildings festoon a landscape of rich river deltas, brooding mountains, and verdant fields. Welcome to Laos – one of Southeast Asia’s best luxury holiday destinations, and one of our personal favourites.

Private Tours in Laos


With so much to see and do, a private tour of Laos’ most remarkable cultural and historical sites is a must. Travelling to Luang Prabang and its picturesque surrounds, you’ll join an expert on UNESCO World Heritage sites, taking in a fascinating walking tour of the area’s exquisite architecture before joining a private river cruise along the mesmerizing Mekong – while sipping on a cocktail and dining on delicious canapes.

Best Hotels in Laos


The residences and hotels of Laos offer sumptuous comfort, calm pools, and exceptional service – right in the heart of this bucolic and magical country. From private lodges hidden high in the lush canopy of Luang Prabang to the French-Laotian fusion of Belmond’s La Residence Phou Vao, featuring a boutique spa and phenomenal views – the perfect way to experience luxury in Laos.

Luxury Honeymoons in Laos


Romantic, mystical, and culturally vibrant, Laos is a natural choice when planning your luxury honeymoon. Song Saa – a private island paradise – is a natural destination after the heritage of Luang Prabang and Siem Reap, where warm sapphire waters, gently folding waves, and tropical reefs contribute to one of the most tranquil and romantic spots anywhere in the world.

Laos Highlights

A rainbow of colours, Laos is dazzling to behold. Take in the natural beauty of the gushing waterfalls and admire the glittering Buddhist temples. This exotic land is just waiting for you to discover it.

Luxury Vacations in Laos


Shady huts, world-class spas, and boutique hotels on the very lap of the ocean. The hotels of Laos have a natural flair for luxury, whether you’re in search of pristine isolation of being pampered like a royal.

Luxury Hotels in Laos Forest


Hidden among lush jungle and fed by a meandering river, Rosewood Luang Prabang is this mesmerising region’s ultimate bucolic paradise - with the residences lifted high on the misty mountain sides. Dotted along the riverbank, a former elephant bridge serves as a cocktail bar offering up drinks made with the property’s own organic garden. Literally, you can drink in the scenery.

Luxury Hotels in Laos Luang Prabang


Blending natural beauty, regal history, and calm spirituality, this boutique resort in the north of Laos sits among the historical centre of Luang Prabang. With views of the temples and Mount Phousi on the distance, Amantaka Resort enjoys a large garden and graceful French colonial building which serve up a luxury yet elegant atmosphere, perfect for kicking back or exploring the history of this stunning part of the world.

Luxury Hotels in Laos


Garden pagodas in the sun, the Belmond La Residence Phou Vao promotes utter calmness and serenity across its European colonial-style rooms - with a little bit of traditional Laotian design thrown in. From its incredible Mekong Spa down to its proximity to the town’s oldest Buddhist monastery of Vat Xieng Toung, you can strike out on sunset cruises down the Mekong River or else drench yourself in natural light, before diving into the hotel’s infinity pool - perched on the edge of a striking cliff.

  • Population Population 6,400,000
  • Capital Capital Vientiane
  • Currency Currency New Kip
  • Language Language Lao
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT + 7 | ET + 12
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