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Be blown away by the staggeringly beautiful karst hill landscapes of Vang Vieng.

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Experience an early morning alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang, an ancient Buddhist tradition. As the sun rises, stand alongside locals as they line the streets donating food to orange-robed monks.

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Gaze at the intricately gilded bas-relief facade of Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, or Wat Mai, the largest temple in Luang Prabang.

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Laos La Residence

Located just outside Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao has an infinity pool to die for with awesome views over the surrounding landscape.

LAOS Villa Maly Nightmarket

Go to town at one of Luang Prabang's many night markets, famous for local textiles and intricate jewellery.

LAOS Vientiane Temple

While in Vientiane, Laos's capital city, visit Si Saket Temple, a fine example of Siamese Buddhist architecture and the oldest temple in the city.

LAOS Traditional Huts Countryside

A large part of Laos' charm is her rural hinterlands which boast some utterly ravishing nature and friendly local villages.

LAOS Muang La Woman In Traditional Garb

Discover Laos's many indigenous hill tribes from your base at Muang La Resort, located in the north of the country.

LAOS Muang La Massage

Relax with a traditional massage at Muang La Resort, an idylic rural boutique hotel.

Laos Luang Prabang Temple Monks Palms

Explore Luang Prabang's many UNESCO World Heritage temples, especially those within the Royal Palace complex.

LAOS Luang Prabang River

Luang Prabang is located between two rivers, the Mekong and Nam Khan meaning that tranquil river views are never far away.

LAOS Luang Prabang Monks

Appreciate Buddhism in action in Luang Prabang. With over thirty living temples, groups of orange-robed Buddhist monks walking down the city's many scenic streets will be a daily sight.

LAOS Luang Prabang Market Chilis

Feast on an array of chillies and local vegetables at one of Luang Prabang's many colourful street markets.

LAOS Luang Prabang Golden Temple

Marvel at Luang Prabang's Golden Temple, Wat Xieng Thongm, one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Laos.

LAOS Luang Prabang Bridseye View

Climb to the top of Mount Phu Si in Luang Prabang for impressive birdseye views of the city.

LAOS Kuangsi Falls Luang Prabang

Explore the picture-perfect Kuang Si Falls, just a few miles from Luang Prabang.

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Go for a refreshing dip in the many pools that gather below the Kuang Si Falls.

LAOS Boats On The Mekong River

Cruise along the Mekong River in a long tail boat, the traditional sailing vessel of the region.

LAOS Amataka Swimming Pool

There is nowhere nicer in Luang Prabang to while away an afternoon than by the poolside at Amantaka, the city's most exclsuive hotel.

LAOS Amantaka Khan Suite Pool

Stay in one of Amantaka's Khan Pool Suites in Luang Prabang. With their own private pools and outdoor lounge areas, you can be guaranteed a perfect stay.

LAOS Amantaka Khan Pool

Admire one of Luang Prabang's spectacular sunsets from your base at Amantaka.

LAOS 3 Nagas Exterior Dusk

Nestled in the heart of leafy Luang Prabang, the Three Nagas is a charming boutique hotel. Stay in one of the hotel's three UNESCO World Heritage Buildings, all of which are over a century old.



LAOS Best Vang Vien River Sunset

Gaze out over the calming and picturesque Nam Song river in Vang Vieng. 




In French-colonial Laos, expect a high standard of accommodation coupled with an excellent can-do service from the friendly Laotian people. Many hotels take advantage of existing colonial architecture to provide distinctive and unusual places to stay, like La Residence in Luang Prabang, which also serves outstanding local cuisine. Browse our portfolio of hand-picked Laos hotels, lodges and resorts, listed alphabetically by location:

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3 Nagas ,
Luang Prabang

3 Nagas Luang Prabang Laos

Restored in 2003, the 3 Nagas is an elegant boutique hotel located in the heart of Luang Prabang. It is...

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Amantaka ,
Luang Prabang

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A quiet hit with peace-seeking Aman-lovers, Amantaka is set on a garden estate and housed in graceful 19th century French...

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Apsara Rive Droit ,
Luang Prabang

Apsara Rive Droit Luang Prabang Laos 1

The recently opened Apsara Rive Droit has just 9 spacious rooms each with private balconies offering superb views over the...

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Auberge de la Plaine de Jarres ,
Phonsavan (Plain of Jars)

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This simple but charming hotel is situated on a hillside overlooking the town, most of the 15 chalet style bungalows...

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Hotel de la Paix ,
Luang Prabang

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Hotel de la Paix fuses colonial charm with contemporary elegance. Built on a heritage site, against a backdrop of green...

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Inthira ,

Inthira Thakhek Laos 1

Opened in the summer of 2008, the Inthira Hotel is a comfortable, friendly boutique hotel located in the centre of...

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Kamu Lodge ,
Luang Prabang

Kamu Lodge Luang Prabang Laos

This authentic eco-lodge on the banks of the Mekong, is just three hours upstream from Luang Prabang. The unique eco-friendly...

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Kingfisher Eco Lodge ,
Xe Pian National Park

Kingfisher Eco Lodge Xe Pian National Park Laos

  Kingfisher Eco Lodge is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. This rustic family run eco lodge is situated in...

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La Folie ,
Si Phan Don

La Folie Si Phan Don Laos

Located on Dong Daeng Island, on the banks of the Mekong River, La Folie Lodge sits on a secluded beach...

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Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao ,
Luang Prabang

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  La Residence Phou Vao has one of Ampersand's Top 10 Swimming Pools This pretty hotel is set on the Hill...

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Luang Say Lodge ,
Luang Prabang

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The simple lodge is on the shores of the Mekong River and has been built in traditional Laos style with...

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Maison Souvannaphoum ,
Luang Prabang

Maison Souvannaphoum Luang Prabang Laos

Ideally located in the temple district, this former residence of a Laotian Prince is a stunning French Colonial Style property,...

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Muang La Resort ,
Muang La

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  Muang La Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. The delightful and intimate resort has just 8 spacious...

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Nong Khiaw Riverside ,
Nong Khiaw

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The Nong Khiaw Riverside stretches along the Nam Ou River and is surrounded by forests and limestone mountains. All 15...

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Pakbeng Lodge ,

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Pakbeng Lodge is a homely hotel built in a traditional Lao style with clay-tiled corridors, rosewood floors and beams. Rooms...

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Satri House ,
Luang Prabang

Satri House Luang Prabang Laos

Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, Satri House was built at the turn of the last century as a...

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Settha Palace ,

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This two storey colonial hotel was built in the 1930's and was recently extensively restored. High ceilings, large rooms and...

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Springriver Resort ,
Hin Boun

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The Spring River Resort is an idyllic little rustic property deep in lush greenery of a national conservation area, with...

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Tad Lo Lodge

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Tadlo Lodge is a simple rustic set of ensuite bungalows on stilts, beside the most impressive waterfall on the Bolaven...

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The Elephant Crossing Hotel ,
Vang Vieng

The Elephant Crossing Hotel Vang Vieng Laos

The Elephant Crossing Hotel situated on the banks of the Nam Song River, with breathtaking views of the limestone mountains...

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The Green Park Boutique Hotel ,

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This pretty resort draws on traditional local architecture with teak buildings and a framed roofs. The separate 2 storey blocks...

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The River Resort ,

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A series of eco-friendly riverside lodges on the banks of the Mekong River, this resort offers guests a 5 star...

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Vasana Hotel ,
Vang Vieng

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Located on the banks of the Nam Song River, this colonial style hotel is in landscaped gardens, and has spacious,...

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Vat Phou Cruise ,

Wat Phou Cruise Pakse Laos

The Vat Phou was converted from a steel hull barge into a 10 cabin teak floating hotel in 1993. All...

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Villa Maly ,
Luang Prabang

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The Villa Maly is a former noble's residence located a short walk from the heart of Luang Prabang amidst tranquil...

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Villa Nam Song ,
Vang Vieng

Villa Nam Song Vang Vieng Laos

This charming riverside residence has 16 simple rooms and is located in lush gardens with breath taking views over limestone...

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