Laos

Population

6,75 Millions

AREA

237,955 km2

Language

Lao

Currency

Kip (LAK)

Weather

Tropical

Timezone

GMT +7

Inspiration

LAOS – AUTHENTIC ASIA

Laos with its completely landlocked and largely mountainous topography offers incredible mountain land ways and waterway to get you close to the people and nature of this beautiful hidden land, where greenery and poetic rivers are spread endlessly. Being the most sparsely populated country of Asia, Laos is obviously apart from noise and boisterousness. 

This is the old Asia ''once upon a time'' of elephants, jungle, falls, rivers, lakes, fresh fishes, raw vegetable, and superb ancient temples. Upon arrival in the most exciting townships like Vientiane or Pakse, we are pleasantly amazed by their orderly traffic with no car horn, quarrel or fuss on streets. Here dominates absolutely an ideal tranquility if we choose a boutique lodge located by a lake or hillside. This is simply an authentic lifestyle of the Laos people, leisurely and placidly, making your holiday a perfect getaway.  

Laos is also a promising place for adventure-seekers. With jungles and national parks, mountain ranges and Mekong powerful tributaries, the country offers a wide range of adventurous activities of different challenging levels such as kayaking, rafting, mountaineering, motor biking, canoeing and elephant riding. Tree top sliding and tubing are other experiences that are rarely found in neighboring Indochina countries. You may primarily plan a trip to Laos as a detour from Vietnam or Thailand, but after a few days, you may wish to come back promptly for longer discovery. Amongst the three countries of Indochina, Laos is recorded with the biggest number of Threeland’s repeated guests, and it’s such an impressive accomplishment as the leisurely Laos people have earned the compliments it without having to exert too much effort or deviating from their traditional values.

Activities

Our Pick: Cultural tours in Luang Prabang (Northern Laos) and Champasak (Southern Laos), with excursions by land or riverway to their surrounding prefectures.

  • Culture and Historical sites

    Visiting ancient Theravada temples, shrines and mysterious historical vestiges in Northern Laos, especially at Luang Prabang, the Plain of Jars and Vientiane. 
  • Natural sites

    Visit Khmer & Laos civilization traces in Southern Laos, with some days staying at Si Phan Don River islets. 
  •  River cruises

    Two-way river cruises from the Golden Triangle to Luang Prabang and Vientiane; short boat trips in their suburb to numerous vestiges and villages.
  • Adventure

    Adventure from moderate to expert level: mountain biking, hard trek, easy hiking, rock climbing, river rafting, zip lining, kayaking, caravan and motorbiking.
  •   Theme

    Photo tour, wildlife expedition, elephant riding, meditation and yoga, agriculture tours throughout the country. 

Festival

For those who are deeply interested in cultural and spiritual events, choosing tours and taking part in festivals will be one of the best ways to enjoy holiday.

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