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What You Should Know More About Tours in Laos
Laos is a wonderland, with a 'back-in-time' feel to it and with a truly friendly population combined with atmospheric Buddhist temples, places of interest and enigmatic heritage sites, you are guaranteed a roller coaster of a cultural ride in exploring this country.
When you want something quick, cheap and portable, Vientiane street food is for you. Here are the best places to get it.
When having a journey, visitors take care of not only exciting activites, awesome spots but also attractive places for shopping. The capital of Vientiane is a tourist paradise and also has many interesting shopping sites. these following are 6 fascinating markets and stores for shopping in Vientiane. Laos is an excellent destination for anyone interested in picking up elaborate handicrafts. Hill-tribe silks, arts, crafts, home-furnishings, jewellery and couture quality textiles dominate the market. Although many of these products are available in Thailand, some of the things listed above are unique to Laos and its hill-tribes.
Vientiane is not only a vibrant and bustling city during the day but at night, it is also incredibly exciting and interesting. Walking around Vientiane at night, you will be impressed by this warm and beautiful capital. Here are a few attractive places we recommend you to experience the nightlife in Vientiane:
The night market is one of the most things to see Vientiane at night. All activities of life seem to move towards the market.
SinBuaHuong Street is best known for barbeque foods and its best price. Barbecue is the popular dining trends in Laos. Enjoying foods and sipping a beer bottle on the street, tourists will have a great night with awesome feelings about the vibrant nightlight of people here.
walking on the dams along the Meking River and breathing the cool air from the river are wonderful experiences. This is also a favorite place to play the night of Laotians.
Vang Vieng nightlife offers drinking and lots of it. While the infamous ‘shroom special shakes’ can do the job without any help from synthetic stimulants, more experienced travellers tend to chill out with beers or drinks that they are familiar with.
Bokeo is the smallest province in Laos and visitors might have a difficult time looking for a decent large and busy bar to drink in. Bokeo's spotlight is focused more on its traditional ways.
Laos nightlife has had quite a paradoxical character: From the extremes of the opium culture that infiltrated the country during the late sixties and early seventies, to the enforced curfew into the late seventies and beyond. Now, perhaps it has it found its equilibrium as the 'sleepy town' of the region yet with Southeast Asia's best beer.
Explore the beauty of Laos’ culture and natural wonders where small group tour offers you a chance to be engaged in the real countryside life, a chance to experience rural farming, discovering all there is to know about Laos textiles, experience Almsgiving ceremony and visit morning market, former Royal Palace, and get to know the Baci ceremonies that are performed to commemorate life events like births, marriages and deaths.
You’ll find lots of small and friendly bars and pubs, often serving specialties from their original country. The best way to explore is simply to just walk around downtown until a place calls your name
Day 1: Vientiane
Day 2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang
Day 3: Pak Ou Caves
Day 4: Luang Prabang
Day 5: Luang Prabang
DAY 1 Luang Prabang
After arrival at the airport pick up by our local guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
For the next day you may discuss with your guide about the possibility of an early start. Each morning at about 05.30 the monks will go for the alms round “Tak Bat”. If you are interested, you can observe and partake in this for Buddhist important ritual. There is also the possibility to visit the lively fresh market before returning to the hotel for breakfast.
DAY 2 City Tour
After breakfast the tour starts with the Royal Palace Museum, giving you an overview of the local past. The next stop is by the Wat Xiengthong. This gorgeous temple is built in classical Luang Prabang style and has a roof which is almost touching the ground. Continue to the Wat Mai with the unique 5 tiered roof and the watermelon shaped Wat Visoun.
Early afternoon visit the interesting Arts and Ethnology Centre where you get the knowhow about the culture and ethnic mixture of Laos. Next is a stop at Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, known for their superb textile-weaving products. In the later afternoon visit Mt. Phousi. The view over the Mekong River and the city of Luang Prabang is fantastic as well as the sunset. Transfer back to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 3 Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall
Follow breakfast short drive to the silk weaving center Ock Pop Tock. All the different process steps of silk weaving will be shown and explained. On the way to the Kuang Si Waterfall is an option to visit the villages of the Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum ethnic groups. After reaching the stunning waterfall, you can relax and swim in the clear pool or take a walk along the jungle trails. Before returning back to the hotel, stop by the nearby Bear Rescue Centre. Their main task, besides protecting the rare Asiatic Black Bear, is to rehabilitate them, after rescuing the bears from poachers. Afterwards transfer back to your hotel.
The afternoon is at your leisure.
DAY 4 Luang Prabang – Pakse – Champasak
After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight to Pakse in the southern part of Laos. After arrival drive with the local guide to Champasak. Continue further to the Wat Phou temple, one of the outstanding highlight of Laos. The Khmer temple, built in the 5th century, predates the world famous structures at Angkor in Cambodia. After the extensive visit transfer back to Champasak. Check in at the hotel for overnight.
DAY 5 Champasak – 4,000 Islands – Champasak
Early morning breakfast, then drive south to the boat pier at Ban Hatsaikhone and private cruise to the 4,000 Islands. At Don Khone you have time to relax and eat something. Then easy bicycle ride along the old French built railway, passing old Colonial buildings, then stop at the picturesque Liphi Waterfall. After back to the boat and return to the mainland. You visit the most powerful and one of the largest waterfalls in whole Southeast Asia, the Khone Phapheng Falls. In the later afternoon transfer back to Champasak with overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 Champasak – Pakse Airport
After breakfast spend the remaining hours till the transfer to the airport at your own leisure.
If you desire to get immersed in wild nature, truly. The laid-back country owns the pristine and friendly national parks including precious wildlife, unspoiled rivers, dreamlike lakes, charming waterfalls, and more. The “Land of A Million Elephants” offers the best ecotourism that you’ve ever found in the world. Discover its untouched corners now. Laos embraces the intriguing history, culture, and nature for travelers worldwide to cherish. Being the single landlocked region in Southeast Asia, the country of Laos is gifted with diverse terrains and picturesque mountains, caves, and rivers for all-season ecotourism. This might be the most pristine and stunning country for your nature-friendly escapade. The Lao Government has created 20 National Protected Areas, which cover 14% of the country’s land area. Eco-tourism is on the rise, and offers local tribes a sustainable livelihood instead of logging or poaching.
As a destination wedding location, there are fewer places in the world more exotic than Laos. Better yet, this tropical wonderland doubles as the perfect honeymoon destination after your wedding! From hidden bays and gorgeous beaches to lively, night-lit street vendors selling all kinds of textiles and every type of seafood you can imagine, from mountaintop temples to edgy nightclubs, Laos is a paradise equally perfect for adventurers and luxury seekers alike.
Here are some of our favourite amazing things to see and do during your post-wedding honeymoon adventure in beautiful tropical Laos.
Backpacking Laos using public transport is an adventure in itself! There is a lot of really cheap local transport around in Laos. Something strange happens with time in Laos; seemingly short rides can take hours as tired vehicles slow to a crawl in their uphill battle against muddy, mountainous roads. But don’t let this put you off, I met the best people while travelling around Laos on a bad bus ride. The scenery is truly spectacular as well so you will have plenty to keep you entertained. Hitching in Laos is relatively easy and a viable way to save money. The main highway, Route 13, stretches from Luang Prabang to the Cambodian border and is a popular hitch-hikers route.
Laos, like it’s neighbours is easily accessible for the majority of nationalities. Most of us will be able to get our visas on arrival, whether that is by land, boat or plane the process is the same. On arrival typically you will receive 30 days to travel and explore Laos which is usually long enough to get a taste of Laos. The visa on arrival costs roughly $35 so make sure to have cash on you!
Laos is a beautiful place to go backpacking and relatively safe. You will fall in love with the people and the culture fast, thirty days can go very quickly when you’re having fun and, if you have the time, it’s worth planning for more than thirty days backpacking in Laos.
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Laos is all about heritage. Even its modern capital Vientiane has a sleepy charm about it that is hard to miss even if you are sitting in a sleek little cafe. While Luang Prabang gives you a one-street town with a colorful market and a dazzling golden temple to explore, Phonsavan gives you pre-historic mysteries to ponder over with its UNESCO Heritage Site of Plain of Jars. Our Laos heritage tour takes you on an unforgettable journey of a country that is still pristine and untouched by mass tourism.
With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.
A solo traveler describes Laos as “mystic, rugged and beautiful”. Pack your bags and take the next flight to Laos.
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Cycling through Laos is the perfect way to discover places far from the tourist trail. Meet villagers at work in their fields, children getting home from school, or even strike up a conversation in a local dialect. Pedal along single track terrain or tarmac roads that are as diverse as the myriad of ethnic cultures living together in Laos.
Laos where most of the park’s tigers, bears, leopards and singing rare white-cheeked gibbons live. Immerse yourself in pachyderm preservation at the Elephant Conservation Center.
Explore the beautiful rural landscapes around Luang Prabang in style.
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