Laos Travel Information and Inspiration
Thinking about a holiday in Laos? Here you will find a collection of our favourite Lao travel articles, videos and stories to give you an insight into what a holiday in Laos can offer.
From 8 – 11 December, Luang Prabang Film Festival will host filmmakers and fans of Southeast Asian cinema. Audiences can expect more than 20 feature films within the easygoing atmosphere for which the Luang Prabang Film Festival is well loved.
24 hours in Luang Prabang is just not enough time, so here is the sequel for how to maximise your time with the best things to do in Luang Prabang, featuring one of the most beautiful waterfalls in SE Asia, bears, butterflies and buffalos!
Jungle Jar in Luang Prabang is a partnership between a local Khmu village and Tiger Trail to handcraft these bamboo water bottles. These bottles can be ordered and tailor-made, and you can even visit the village where these are produced.
Laos is known for its temples, and nowhere is this more true than in Luang Prabang, the ancient Royal Capital. There are so many temples to choose from and all have their own stories and fascinating histories. To give you a start, here are our Top 10 Temples in Luang Prabang.
There is no better way to understand Lao culture than through the medium of Lao food. Join us on this culinary exploration of Lao food and insight into Lao culture. Better still, follow this up by visiting an enjoying a traditional Lao meal.
24 Hours in Vientiane is simply not enough, so check out our recommendations for your second day in Vientiane, with plenty to see, do and eat! Get ideas often overlooked by visitors and residents alike!
Laos is a spectacularly beautiful place for a holiday, and has some amazing places to capture those perfect instagrammable moments. Here's 10 of our favourite Instagram spots around Laos.
Get a great insight into how to spend 24 hours in Luang Prabang, Laos. From temples to sunset cocktails, beautiful botanical gardens and the finest in traditional art and crafts, this will give you an insight into a region of Laos with so much to offer.
With just 24 hours to explore Vientiane, what should you do? Vientiane has a wealth of hidden gems to discover for those wanting to get a real feel for this charming city. Read on for some great inside tips on what to do in Vientiane.
Laos is a foodie’s paradise, especially for those looking to add an experiential flavour into the mix. Ever had a yearning to milk a buffalo, plant rice in paddy fields or to harvest your own coffee beans while learning about and enjoying the fruits of your labour?
The Thakhek Loop, also known as the Kong Lor Loop, is a spectacular 3-4 day trip around the karst limestone peaks of Khammouane Province in central Laos. The 450km journey includes over 30 scenic sites to visit along the way including the 8km long Kong Lor Cave.
The annual Vang Vieng Music Festival is back with dates set for 18-19 December 2020, and if last year's event was anything to go by, this promises to be an amazing weekend of music, dancing and partying. If you are lucky enough to be in Laos at this time, then head on up for an amazing weekend!
The Cave of Teeth Hidden in the mountains of northern Laos, Tham Khieo (the Cave of Teeth) is shrouded in mystery and rarely visited even by the most adventurous of travellers. Thought to be a cave used by the Pathet Lao during the Indochina War, local folklore includes that it may have been used to
Laos offers a wealth of off-road biking opportunities all over the country. Check out this single track bamboo route from the Mekong plains to the Phou Phenang Plateau just north of Vientiane.
Tham Nang Aen Cave is a spectacular cave towards the beginning of the Khammouane Loop and just 18km from Thakek. Check out these photos and you're bound to make this a must-see stop as you head around the Thakhek Loop.
Tham Nam None Cave lies just a couple of km away from Spring River Resort and Khong Lo Cave and makes a great little outing when on the Thakhek Loop. Believed to be at least 15km long it may actually be much, much larger.
If you are doing the Thakhek Loop and looking for somewhere to cool down, then Cool Spring is your place. Just a couple of km of the main road, the drive into the base of the mountains is stunning.