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Welcome to Laos

Land-locked and utterly alluring, Laos has a laid-back pace and some of the friendliest faces in Asia. In Luang Prabang, ribbons of orange-robed monks receive alms at dawn whilst the far south centers around the mighty Mekong Delta with its remote fishing communities and dense jungle, only disturbed by crashing elephants and trilling birds.

Only open to foreigners since 1990, the small nation of Laos is one of the most charming countries in South East Asia. Much of the country is made up of rugged highland areas with most of the population living in river valleys. The Mekong river is the country's life line and is a popular way of entering Laos from Thailand as well as exploring the Four Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don) area of islets, rocks and sandbars to the far south of the country. The most evocative Khmer ruin outside Cambodia, Wat Pho, is also along the southern banks of the Mekong. Vientiane is possibly the most modest and laid back of the South East Asian capitals and has a number of impressive Wats and a large market. The enchanting former royal capital of Luang Prabang is full of gilded temples, elegant monasteries, French colonial houses and saffron robed monks collecting alms. Tucked into a loop of the Mekong, surrounded by hills, Luang Prabang is the perfect place from which to explore off the beaten track ethnic villages, to haggle in local markets, take a boat trip on the Mekong or just sit in a cafe enjoying Laos coffee and watching the world stroll by.

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Price is per person based on 2 people travelling and includes international flights from London and any specified domestic flights / trains / private car transfers, Bed & Breakfast accommodation (unless specified as Half or Full Board), and all sightseeing excursions with a private guide and any park entrance fees.

Laid-back Luxury... From Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort

11 days from £5,420 per person

Ampersand Travel Bestseller

In less than two weeks combine Laos and Cambodia to experience the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor and one of the world's most stunning new beach properties: the all-inclusive but ultra exclusive Song Saa Private Island Resort. 

Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

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This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries – Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam – to get the full flavour of the Mekong’s romance. Experience not just the river’s natural beauty, but also the culture surrounding it, the mountains of Chang Mai and the history of Saigon.

Travel East Asia in Luxurious Style with Aman Resorts

18 days from £7,955

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Experience the beauty of Southeast Asia on this 18 day tour while staying exclusively at Aman proprieties. Observe the brand’s exquisite service and ability to sensitively interact with the local surroundings, and explore the culturally rich countries which they complement. Perfect for those seeking all indulgent luxury, this tour combines local experiences with extravagant comfort in some of the most exclusive hotels in the world.

Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

17 days from £5,650

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This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one of the world’s most extraordinary beach resorts – the Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. Stay here on a perfectly timed beach break sandwiched between historic Hanoi and cultural Siem Reap.

The Ultimate Laos Adventure Tour

17 days from £2,795


This is the ultimate way to experience Laos – ideal for people who have already begun their love affair with Laos and really want to get their fill of it. Highlights include: the stunning La Folie lodge on the southern ‘4,000 Islands’, the colourful capital, Vientiane, and the best of Laos’s Mekong and mountains.