If you’re planning a trip to Laos, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the customs and culture of this beautiful country to ensure a pleasant and respectful experience. Scroll through the slideshow below of dos and don’ts. Laos is a fascinating destination, with a rich history and culture, and by following these guidelines, you can
Laos is still referred to as the country of a million elephants, but today there are only about 800 left in the country, of which only half still exist in the wild. The elephant is an iconic symbol of Laos and the animals are a big tourist draw, even though the population is dwindling rapidly.
Where to eat in Vang Vieng Vang Vieng offers a diverse range of dining options, catering to all budgets and preferences. Here are some recommendations Fine Dining: Local Lao: International Cuisine: Other options: Where to stay Vang Vieng, Laos is an incredible destination for travelers seeking an exciting and adventurous experience. However, finding accommodation can
Are you looking for a way to start the new year with a healthy and adventurous spirit? Do you want to explore the stunning natural beauty of Laos while enjoying the benefits of yoga and cycling? If so, you might be interested in our 7-day bicycling and yoga retreat in Nong Khiaw, Laos on 8
When it comes to choosing your next travel destination, there’s a world of options out there. However, if you’re seeking a truly authentic, unspoiled, and unforgettable experience, let us introduce you to the hidden gem that is Laos.
Explore the art of slow travel in 2023 with these captivating destinations as posted by Getaway! Laos, listed as the number one slow travel destination for 2023, is a hidden gem in Southeast Asia, invites you to embrace its serene landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in the charm of Laos and savor the
Uncover hidden gems and attractions that make Luang Prabang a must-visit destination.
Last week we journeyed from Vang Vieng to the south of Laos on an inspection trip. I’ll write about what we found and experienced in the coming months. Looking through the photos I couldn’t help but notice the beauty of Laos. The skies are blue and the lands are green, Laos holds a unique charm
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway in Laos, you might want to check out Nong Khiaw. This charming town is nestled among the limestone mountains and the Nam Ou river, and offers plenty of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Here are some of the things you can do in Nong Khiaw: Nong
Laos, with its lush landscapes, mystical temples, and rich cultural heritage, beckons travellers from around the world. Yet, as visitors, we carry a responsibility to preserve this enchanting land for future generations. This is where sustainability in travel comes into play. Why Sustainability Matters: Sustainability is vital for preserving the natural beauty and cultural richness
If you’re looking for a unique and adventurous destination, you might want to consider Laos in the green season. What is the green season, you ask? Well, it’s the rainy season that lasts from May to October, when the landscape turns lush and green, and the waterfalls are at their most spectacular. Sounds amazing, right?
by Dr Ingrid Suter, Asian Captive Elephant Standards, 19 Feb 2023 Elephant-based tourism is nothing new. The older backpackers among us will remember the streetwalking elephants of Bangkok, a common sight in the 1990s and early 2000s. Even then it felt uncomfortable, seeing this majestic animal amidst the backdrop of tuktuks, taxis and tarmac. The
Written by Amrita Paul The Xayaboury Elephant Festival is immensely popular with locals but has caused concern among international tourists who worry about the treatment of elephants. A major event held in the northwestern province each year, the Xayaboury Elephant Festival attracts thousands of people who gather to see the spectacle of captive elephants
National Geographic has named Laos one of the top destinates to visit in 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders of many tourism-dependent countries, such as Laos. But the Southeast Asian country known for its emerald-green vistas of the Upper Mekong River got a boost in domestic travel with the December 2021 inauguration of a Chinese-financed and -constructed
Tucked away in the Laos Jungle, the cascading tiers of the Kuang Si Falls captivate tourists worldwide who come to marvel at the scenic vacation spot. This destination in Luang Prabang’s beautiful countryside has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor fun. Tourists at Kaung Si Falls can swim, hike, picnic, or simply enjoy
Laos closed all borders in March 2020 and they only opened on 9 May 2022. People reliant on tourism went home and grew food or got other jobs in other industries such as construction. As if the pandemic didn’t cause enough hardship to this beautiful country of 7 million people, the current fuel crisis and
With travel opening up again and the expectation that from July 2022 tourists can enter with ease, have you wondered how you can travel more responsibly? Tourism can benefit local people and places, leading to much richer experiences for us travellers; but we all have a part to play. As well as benefitting communities, we
As a true plant lover, I remember well the first time I experienced the Laos Orchid Trek in Phou Khao Khouay, near Vientiane, with Bertrand, about a year ago.
This article was published last year by Garland Magazine and we wished to share the art of floral offerings in Laos with you. Linda McIntosh and Tiao Nith describe the floral offerings that are traditionally offered in Lao temples, which are changing now that they depend more on items purchased from markets. The floral offerings
As Travel.com reports, Laos is one of the most overlooked and underrated destinations to visit in 2022. The lovely landlocked Laos is, more often than not, overlooked by Southeast Asia vacation hunters in favor of tropical beach destinations like Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. But this alluring Southeast Asian republic can rival the rest of the