Laos' gentle culture and stunning countryside will prove utterly charming for those seeking a reviving, rural escape
Landlocked Laos is the least visited out of its Southeast Asian neighbours, but its small, enchanting cities, gentle culture, and lush, unspoiled scenery should definitely not be overlooked. Let us take you there with all the style, luxury and local expertise that Jacada can bring; your bespoke itinerary can feature as much or as little as you like, and you can easily combine Laos with Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and beyond for a well-rounded trip.
Tranquil Luang Prabang is set on the banks of the Mekong River and captures the heart of every traveller that visits the old French-influenced city; visit its gilded, picturesque Buddhist temples and rise early to witness the daily procession of saffron-clad monks collecting alms from the local residents. Venture out into the jungle on an elephant trek, and head off the beaten track into the north to stay in one of our favourite rainforest lodges, set in a village by some hot springs. In the sleepy capital Vientiane, spend time wandering past French colonial mansions and watch a fiery sunset over the Mekong. Pre-Angkor ruins draw travellers to Don Daeng and Champasak in southern Laos, while the Four Thousand Islands of the Mekong offer the ideal setting in which to truly unwind and maybe spot the rare pink dolphin.
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Laos is still slightly under the radar for many travellers compared with its Indochina neighbours, but it’s a real hidden gem. Ancient Buddhist temples sit alongside elegant colonial buildings, set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty. Kayak up the Mekong River and trek to spectacular waterfalls one day, then while away the hours sipping the superb local coffee and watching the world go by the next. Laotians are the most relaxed people you’ll ever meet, so anything goes!
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Where to go
Need to Know
is the local time
Lao Kip is the local currency
Vientiane is the capital city
Laap is Laos' national dish
When to go
This is a year-round destination but the months of November to April are best for warm days and cool nights.
The most important thing for us when we made our booking was trust. From our first phone call with Kate, we knew that we were going to have a fantastic trip. Which we did! Kate and Gilda both planned everything out with great detail so that all we had to do was relax and enjoy our trip. This was our…
This is our 3rd trip with Jacada Travel and certainly will not be our last. From start to finish Jacada provided us with the best service, recommendations and information for our 6 week South East Asia trip. Keith, our excellent travel adviser, took all the time we needed to help us plan our awesome adventure. Attention to detail is what…
We had Jacada plan our trip to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Every step of journey was flawlessly planned and executed by Jacada. Our drivers and vehicles were great. They greeted us at each airport. Hotels were fabulous. The special events planned by Jacada were great fun, and I can't imagine us trying to plan all that Jacada put together for…
My wife and I have had the good fortune to travel the world. Our choice to use Jacada Travel to help plan and implement our trip to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia proved to be a stroke of good fortune. From the planning of the personalized itinerary to its implementation, the process was flawless. Our accommodations were each unique and special.…
Sarah (Travel Designer) really listened to what we were looking for and designed a fantastic trip! Everything was seamless and she even caught an issue with flight timing on the one flight we had booked on our own. The activities and sights we were able to see because of Sarah’s careful planning were absolutely incredible! Her suggestions to include Laos…