Laos Holidays

Mekong River

Indochina in - Depth

Highlights: A private tour of South East Asia’s highlights, Cruise to Luang Prabang on the Khan and Mekong River, Time to explore the sights and sounds of Hanoi... Read more ...


Laos

Highlights of Laos

Gems of Laos highlights * Local Hilltribe villages * Charming Vientiane and Luang Prebang * The plain of jars Read more ...


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Classic Laos

Highlights. Glittering golden temple spires of Vientiane. Monks on daily alms rounds. Observe daily life along the southern Mekong. Read more ...



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Best time to be there

The cooler part of the dry season, November to February is when Laos is at its best, avoiding the torrential rains of the summer months, and the sweltering heat of April and May.

Fly to

Luang Prabang or Vientiane via Bangkok

flying time

13 hours via Bangkok

time difference

GMT + 7 hours

Visas

Issued on arrival

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area



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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LAOS

Forget what the authorities tell you, goes the joke. Laos PDR doesn't stand for the People's Democratic Republic. Instead, so laid-back is this lush landlocked nation, PDR actually means Please Don't Rush.

Laos will undoubtedly give you one the more relaxed and tranquil holidays of your life. But that doesn't mean the hard-working A&K staff take it easy. Far from it. As part of a long-established, highly experienced and brilliantly connected regional team, they're on call 24 hours a day, pulling out the stops to perfect your journey.

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Just ask Richard and Sally. When their Mekong cruise was abandoned due to engine failure, preventing them reaching Kamu Lodge for a long-anticipated stay in Luang Prabang, A&K came to the rescue. Defying the tricky logistics of a remote region, we instantly chartered a private replacement boat.

Such service wouldn't surprise Alex and her party. After their guide promised an impromptu Baci ceremony - the celebratory ritual of tying strings around someone's wrist - they found themselves watching a lovingly rehearsed performance involving over half a village.

But this isn't just a welcoming country. As an Abercrombie & Kent luxury Laos holiday reveals, it's also beautiful. Startlingly beautiful. From the south's Bolaven Plateau with its elaborate thread of rivers, and the thundering Phapheng Falls, to the centre's haunting limestone karsts, to the north's mysterious Plain of Jars, fecund mountains, hill tribes and floating hotels, it's a photographer's dream.

We'll take you to the capital Vientiane, where the temples are good but the coffee and patisserie - a tasty legacy of French rule - and sunset Beerlao, are even better. And, perhaps most memorable of all, we'll show you Luang Prabang. The delicate morsel of a city, pinched between the chopsticks of the Mekong and Khan Rivers, has temples, night markets and the dawn ritual of saffron-robed monks shuffling through tranquil streets to collect alms.

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Suggested Laos Accommodation Offers

Amantaka

Set on a large garden estate, Amantaka is housed in graceful French colonial buildings in the UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang. Airy and elegant throughout, the décor and furnishings reflect the...


Ansara Hotel

Laos

Ansara Hotel combines a colonial style building with Lao and Asian contemporary designs. A team of attentive staff wait to welcome you to this exclusive hotel.


Hôtel De La Paix

Laos

Hôtel De La Paix resides in the World’s only World Heritage town, Luang Prabang, a melting pot of vibrant culture and spiritual harmony


La Folie Lodge

Laos

Facing the ruined Khmer temples of Wat Phou, the area combines cultural interest with natural beauty and unspoilt charm.


Vat Phou Cruise

Laos

Originally a ferry that carried teak wood between Vientiane and the south of Laos, the Vat Phou boat was lovingly converted in 1993 into a comfortable floating hotel that cruises the Mekong River...



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Guest Testimonial

I want to thank you for sending along such interesting and passionate subject matter experts; Jean Jac and Wilbert. Both had amazing depths of knowledge about Macchu Picchu, Peru and the Incas. We learned a tremendous amount from both of them!

- Mark Lewis


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Philanthropic Journey's Climate Change Challenge

Is the first departure aboard 'Le Boreal'.  Travelers will have the opportunity to present a remotely operated Hyperspectral Irradiance Sensor to Palmer Station to measure the impact of global warming on major types of phytoplankton that grow along the Antarctic Peninsula.



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