Must Things to Do in Thailand
The Laos bicycle tours are most popular among the tourists as cycling holidays. Laos is an amazing, peaceful country, still comparatively undamaged by western values. This journey starts from the capital city Vientiane. This place is located on the banks of the River Mekong and has a different elegant charm. This unique cycle journey continues through the Mekong. You can enjoy the rural scenic beauty during the entire journey and finally you have to back from where you’ve started.
Local people are very helpful but it is better that you should carry your necessities. Always follow the instructions of your guide, otherwise this journey will become little difficult for you to continue. Avoid June to September time because, in this time you might face difficulties for rain. Carry some protections which can help to stay away from harmful insects in the forest area during your trekking journey.
Whiskey Village (Ban Xang Hai)
Pulling up in a boat, along a shore and sipping from bamboo straws and learning about the whole fermentation procedure is a good idea. Visitors get the opportunity of buying this alcoholic creation, but those preferring water instead of whisky can watch locals weave Lao silk or go on a spree to buy locally made paper and fabrics. The only negative aspect about Ban Xang Hai is that jars of Lao-Lao may contain wildlife. A visit to the Whisky Village is often followed by a trip to the Pak Ou Caves since these two popular spots are located beside one another on Mekong River.
Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang
The popular time for visiting Mount Phousi is in the late afternoon, to watch the sunset over the Luang Prabang and surrounding countryside. For a much awaited peaceful experience, the sunrise view is worth catching, especially from the hill top. The Thanon Phousi staircase is comprising 355 steps zigzagging up till the summit, is well paved, offering several resting spots all along. The Wat Tham Phousi shrine, featuring a huge-bellied Buddha nestling in a grotto and reclining Buddha can be spotted halfway up on the hill. The golden Wat Chomsi, built in 1804 sits on top of Mount Phousi.
White Water Rafting On The Nam Song River
You can take help of professionals too, if you want. Some people visit Laos only for this water sport. So you will easily find some expert partners for rafting journey. Rafting will be included in the package with other adventurous sports. For these adventures Laos is an ideal holiday destination. River rafting or kayaking will take 6-7 hours to complete the whole session. So go and enjoy the river sport experience.
Some local people who collect fish try to use different kind of nets or blasts or some other bad techniques to catch fish. So dolphins are struggling hard to live here. As a tourist your job is not only enjoy this beautiful view, but also help this innocent and lovely species. This journey will take you from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. You’ll be also able to see some dolphin activities here, which you’ll never forget in your life.
Take a hot air balloon ride in Vang Vieng
This hot air balloon will cover almost 800 meters area. This is the easiest way to see the beauty of the mountains & greenery of Laos. You’ll get the opportunity to float over the river, Nam Song. This hot air balloon experience will mesmerized your eyes. You need to spend around 75-80$ this hot air balloon ride, so don’t miss this outstanding opportunity of Laos.
The Gibbon Experience
You can easily get all stuffs- torch, gloves, water and other essential things before you start, from Huay Xai Gibbon Experience office. Make sure your camera and flash light will be fully charged. This package will cost around 190US$. You can extend this Gibbon tour if you want, because you won’t be able to leave the green forest. Then you need to pay little more extra.
A Slow Boat Down The Mekong
In the rainy season, this river might not be so friendly to float. So it is better to avoid the rainy season, so you can enjoy the beautiful green scenery of Laos. Start your journey around 11:30 in the morning. You’ll get your snacks and meals over there. This boat journey gives you a different feeling and you can’t forget this memory in your life. So make a plan for slow boat tour.
That Luang, Vientiane
Luang had been through a lot. So this stupa has been reconstructed several times because of damage. Finally, a new design and art of the stupa was created by an architect from France in 18thcentury. Pha That Luang is so large that you need to have lot of time in your hand to explore the whole temple. This Lao culture will definitely impress you.
During this session, you need to wear a towel. This massage will help your body tissues to work properly and give your mind a refreshment. Laos massage will cost around 50,000-65,000 kip for an hour. A different type of oil body massage is also there, which is little costly. If you want this oil massage, then you need to pay more than 80,000 kip for an hour.
Shopping In The Night market
This market gets crowded at night and becomes the busiest shopping area of Laos. You can easily get something beautiful and unique to buy as a memory of Laos. The interesting part of this riverside market is, it appears after evening time and disappears before it gets morning light. Things are not that expensive here, so you can buy anything for gifting purpose. So don’t miss the chance to visit the riverside night market of Vientiane.
Si Phan Don (4000 ISLANDS), Champasak
Make sure to look at the biggest waterfall in Southeast Asia, and have discussions with the inviting local people. Outside of the visitor town, one can get a look at nearby individuals, rice ranches and a lot of homestead creatures, particularly cows.
Highlights – Dolphins, Tham Phu Khiaw, Tat Somphamit, Khon Phapeng Falls, Wat Phu Khao Kaew
Location - Champasak, Laos.
Opening Hours: 7:30AM–9PM
Rock Climbing in Vang Vieng
Try to follow all the instructions of your trainer and your guide. After September, start your journey for Thakhek climbing. You’ll get place to take rest when you climb the rocks of Vang Vieng. June to September is the rainy season and won’t be that climb friendly weather. So try to avoid this time of the year.
Mountain Biking in Laos
You can apply for some more days as well. Your guide will give you a list for useful things you have to carry during your climb journey. Try to follow all the instructions of your trainer and your guide. After September, start your journey for Thakhek climbing. You’ll get place to take rest when you climb the rocks of Vang Vieng. June to September is the rainy season and won’t be that climb friendly weather. So try to avoid this time of the year.
Caving in Laos
These caves are completely natural and undeveloped. Rarely there will be steps, or lights, or guiding ropes. Travel companies won’t help you in this, so you have to arrange this all by yourself, and for that your little extra effort will be needed. Hire a mountain bike or a cycle and ride to these beautiful Vang Vieng caves.
The Plain Of Jars, Xiangkhoang Plateau
Be that as it may, also intriguing than the jugs themselves is the secret of which civilisation made them. Surprisingly, no one knows. In the mean time, a whimsical legend guarantees that they were made to mix boundless amounts of rice wine to praise the neighbourhood individuals' sixth century freedom from unfeeling overlords by the Tai-Lao saint Khun Jeuam.
Highlights – Thong Hai Hin, Visit the MAG Information Centre opposite Craters restaurant, Stop at the excellent Plain of Jars visitor information centre.
Location - Laos
Entrance fee - US$ 1.30
Opening Hours - 9 am to 5 pm
Kuang Si Waterfalls
You might have to pay to visit this area. The money they collect from the tourists, use to maintain the whole area of Kuang Si. This place is maintained nicely for visitors. People often come here not only to enjoy the scenic beauty, but also for swimming. It gives you a pleasant experience and relaxation after a long adventurous journey of Laos.
Other Things to Do in Laos
21. Discovering ancient Khmer temple ruins
22. Trekking the '100 waterfalls'
23. Touring Vieng Xai’s bomb-shelter caves
24. Visit Dong Phu Vieng National Protected Area
25. Hike the '100 waterfalls'
26. Ziplining through primal forest
27. Eat at Doi Ka Noi
28. Taste the fusion of cusine at The State of Pasta
29. Visit Gecko Bar & Shop
30. Elephant Village Sanctuary
31. Go on a golden Triangle Tour on motorcycle
32. Visit T'Shop Lai Gallery
33. Enjoy a Drink at Icon Klub
34. Attend Garavek Storytelling show
35. Watch a movie at Moonlight Cinema
36. Experience the culture of Laos at Lao National Culture Hall
37. Visit the Blue Lagoon
38. Discover various Buddhist Temples
39. Witness atr famous Alms Giving Ceremony
40. Take Lao cooking class
41. Visit the famous Bolaven Plateau
42. Have someone perform a "baci" ceremony for you.
43. Try Lao Omelet
44. Groove in style at Utopia
45. Enjoy yoga classes on the bank of Mekong river
46. Gawk at the Views From Viewpoint Nong Khiaw
47. Venture Through the Underground River Caves
48. Tubing in Vang Vieng
49. Rest in a hammock and let time fly by
50. Stay at a homestay in a village