Laos Holiday Highlights
Discover Luang Prabang’s old world charm, tranquillity and temples situated on the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers
View the town and river at sunset from the temple-topped hill of Phousi
An evening at the Night Bazaar, full of handmade textiles and goods created by local and hill tribe people
A cruise on the Mekong River stopping at Pak Ou caves and local villages
Explore the temples and French colonial houses of the capital city of Vientiane
Visit to the studio of Carol Cassidy, who has done much to advance the Lao weaving traditions
Magnificent scenery, beautiful temples and a wonderful relaxed atmosphere are a few of the treats in store for any holiday around Laos. Sandwiched between China, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma and Cambodia, there is a marked contrast between the different areas of this unspoilt country but an unmistakable French influence permeates through the architecture, culture and food. Laos is famous for its wonderful textiles, with each area having its own special design and superb quality.
Start in Luang Prabang, the delightful, peaceful, little town situated on the Mekong River surrounded by rich forest. Wander the streets stopping at ornate temples or sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by. The little town is a dream and a favourite of everyone who visits and is rightly described as the jewel in Laos' crown. From Luang Prabang, spend time on the Mekong River exploring rural villages and the Pak Ou caves. Fly to the capital Vientiane and discover the French colonial houses and temples built by the Mogul Emperor Ashoka.
It is then possible to drive over the border into Thailand and fly back to Bangkok. For the more adventurous, the hill tribes of Northern Laos offers an exciting opportunity to travel into some rarely visited and very beautiful regions.
The below itinerary is just a suggestion of what you can do on your holiday to Laos, for more information and advice, please contact Paul, our Laos specialist on 01285 651 010.
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