Laos is a country of great beauty, full of history and ancient rhythms. It is traditionally known as the ‘land of a million elephants’.
The capital city of Vientiane maintains a laid-back charm with its faded French colonial architecture juxtaposed with ornate, gilded Buddhist temples.
At the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan river valleys, lies the ancient capital of Luang Prabang. This city offers a medley of rich cultural history with centuries old wats (temples) and relatively recent royal influence. Nearby waterfalls and mountains make it a great base for outdoor adventure. Hiking and mountain biking to the Hmong villages to gain an insight and understanding of local culture. The traditional lifestyle of the unique hill tribe people continues today.
The Laos countryside is a patchwork of inviting mystery highlighted by the Plain of Jars and spectacular natural beauty of Champassak Province. It is home to ancient temples, rice paddy fields, coffee plantations and unspoilt natural landscapes.