Why should you travel to Laos with us?

A rainbow of colours, Laos is dazzling to behold, and hard to leave behind.

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. As evening falls, tuck into freshly prepared Laotian dishes like mok pa and khao niew, before bedding down at lavishly decorated abodes. Unique and immersive, a luxury holiday in Laos is unlike any other.

Key facts

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

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Laos & Cambodia: A Cultural and Coastal Odyssey

This culturally immersive 10 night trip around Laos and Cambodia put together by our S.E Asia experts is sure to invigorate the senses and open your eyes to new cultures and practices. With our expert guides you'll visi...

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Thailand and Laos: A Peaceful Escape

Immerse yourself in the spiritual and isolated side of South East Asia on this 15 night luxury holiday, where you'll experience the cultures and landscapes of Thailand and Laos. Head north and unlock the secrets of tradi...

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What to see & do in Laos

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Luxury Holidays in Laos

MORE ABOUT LAOS

Saffron-robed monks, passing along the edges of lush fields in the early sun; the gentle passage of longtail boats along...

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.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

A TOUR OF LUANG PRABANG

With so much to see and do, a private tour of Laos’ most remarkable cultural and historical sites is a must. Travellin...

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.

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Best Hotels in Laos

COMFORT AND CALM

The residences and hotels of Laos offer sumptuous comfort, calm pools, and exceptional service – right in the hear...

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.

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Luxury Honeymoons in Laos

A HONEYMOON IN LAOS

Romantic, mystical, and culturally vibrant, Laos is a natural choice when planning your luxury honeymoon. Song Saa ̵...

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.

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Top Locations in Laos

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Laos, we’d go for these.
Monks in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Saffron-coloured robes and golden temples.

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, and take a fascinating walking tour of the area’s exquisite temples. Venture into the rainforest to meet with monks at Wat Hat Seo, and recieve a private blessing ceremony at Wat Sene Temple before winding up at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao for a candlelit 7-course dining experience next to the orchid pond.

Oudomxay Province, Laos

Oudomxay Province

Thermal baths and deep valleys.

Perched on the Nam Pak River in northern Laos, is Muang La Lodge. Utterly remote with no TV in sight, the charming wooden villas are tastefully decorated with paintings, sculptures and colourful fabrics from local Lao artists, creating a truly authentic feel to your stay. Enjoy strolls through picturesque rice-fields, bathe in hot spring water and head out in 4x4s to meet the locals of Hmong village.

Champasak, Laos

Champasak

Pre-Angkorian ruins and traditional rice baskets.

Lying next to the borders of Thailand and Cambodia is Champasak in the southwest of Laos. Met with verdant green jungle, incredible golden ruins and towering waterfalls, there’s lots to fill your time with here. A short boat ride south from the capital, and you’ll lay eyes on the quaint island of Don Daeng. Enjoy a rural cycle around the island, stopping en route to visit traditional Buddhist temples, admire the protected forest and sample some sweet sugar cane juice.

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