A rainbow of colors, 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 vacation in Laos is unlike any other.
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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 vacation destinations, and one of our personal favorites.
With so much to see and do, a private tour of Laos’ most remarkable cultural and historical sites is a must. Traveling 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.
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.
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.
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. Traveling 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.
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 colorful 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.
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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