Looking for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere? Then Laos is simply the answer for your holidays. The country was once the sleepiest backwater in South-East Asia and since then, little has changed.

However, more and more people are being drawn to the charm and beauty of Luang Prabang and the quiet capital of Vientiane is well worth a visit. But for a real change of pace set off to explore the rest of the country, the small towns and villages. Then you really will be taking a small step back in time to when the world moved at a slower pace.

Understanding Laos

Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King Fa Ngum. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina.

The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-centiry-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.

Some of our suggestions for holidays in Laos:

Laos Discovery – 6 Days

Embark on a beautiful journey to discover Laos in your own way with this trip that combines perfectly with any holiday in northern Thailand. We take you across the border at Chiang Khon to Houixay and cruise along the magnificent Mekong River. Disembark at the charming city of Luang Prabang and experience Laos’ unique culture and perhaps discover the secret of Laos cusine. Finish your journey in the French-inspired capital city of Vientiane, a small town of Vinh Long. This is only beginning of the holiday of your lifetime! Enquire

Laos Highlights – 5 Days

To say: “I’ve been to Laos” you need to visit two places. The capital city of Vientiane and the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang. Discover the beauty of Laos’ finest cultural sites and visit local handicraft villages as you cruise along the great Mekong River. Enquire

Mysteries of Laos – 9 Days

This is one of our favourite trips. Join us on a nine–day excursion to Vang Vieng‚ Laos’ Khao San Road in a beautiful rural setting. Explore one Asia’s most intriguing archaeological sites at the Plain of Jars. Cool down your exotic journey in the beautiful and tranquil city of Luang Prabang and discover what secrets the town has to offer. Enquire

Magic of the Southern Laos – 5 Days

An activity–packed five days to discover some of the best that Southern Laos has to offer. The ancient Khmer temple of Wat Phou‚ Khong Island and the 4‚000 islands of the Mekong‚ the Bolovens Plateau and the many ethnic minorities who inhabit this region. A five–day trip you will never forget. Enquire

Spirit of Laos – 7 Days

This seven–day journey takes you well away from the normal tourist trails. Nong Khiaw Adventure is the perfect choice for all those who what to get away from it all and cruise along the river in traditional boat‚ climb a waterfall and go trekking in the forest to meet ethnic minority peoples and learn about their way of life. Enquire

Laos Trekking Odyssey – 7 Days

This seven–day trip is specially designed for trekking lovers. We take you well off–the–beaten track deep into unspoiled countryside far from other tourists. Have the opportunity to meet with hill–tribe people and learn about their unique cultures and lifestyles
Trip Rating: Moderate – For those wanting a bit more of a challenge Enquire

Northern Laos Adventure – 12 Days

This twelve–day Northern Laos Adventure is packed with excitement and adrenaline. The trip will appeal to all those who are curious to see local villages full of ethnic minorities. Other highlights include cruising down the Nam Ou River and visiting some of the most important Buddhist temples.
Trip Rating: Moderate – For those wanting a bit more of a challenge Enquire

All our trips are operated by professional guides. We offer our trips not only with English speaking guides but also in German, French, Spanish and many other languages as well. Please mention your preferred language in your enquiry.

Prices for our trips are different depending to the number of persons joining the trip, the dates etc. Please contact us for a personalized quotation.