The most off-the-beaten-track destination we offer in South East Asia.
Laos, the ‘Land of a Million Elephants’, is like a children’s fairy-tale set in a far-away jungle, where flashes of exotic wildlife filter through the misty greenery and jagged limestone karsts. Journey to this quiet, serene country and travel back in time, for modern life seems to have forgotten this landlocked wonder. From the North’s mountainous terrain and indigenous hill tribes, to the South’s sparkling paddy fields and traditional markets, Laos is sure to spark your imagination as one of Asia’s last untouched destinations.
Why travel with us ?Sandwiched between Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, you might expect more visitors. However, Laos is a real hidden gem - boasting spectacular temples, remote tribes and beautiful islands. We work closely with our local partners to take you to the most remote and untouched parts of this intriguing and scenic destination.
We offer small group Laos tours in two flavours - a classic and an off-the-beaten-track tour (which can be combined) as well as combined Indochina tours that also cover Vietnam and Cambodia.
For a private tour, an extension or a tour fully tailored to your needs, please do get in touch and one of our travel specialists will be more than happy to help design a programme for you.
ActiveLaos boasts a wide range of trekking and cycling options to suit every level and taste. It also offers a wealth of other activities including rafting, kayaking, zip-wiring, tree-top canopy walks, mountain biking, climbing, caving and river trips.
ArchaeologyDominated by the vast expanse of the Mekong River the temple ruins of Wat Phou, estimated to date back as far as the pre-Angkorian Chenla kingdom which ruled the area in the 6th to 8th centuries, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
The Plain of Jars is one of Southeast Asia`s most misunderstood prehistoric landscapes. Across the fields of Phonsavan, peculiar monuments, believed to be a part of an ancient society`s burial rituals, dot the landscape. Some of these jars are decorated with carved images of monkeys, tigers and frogs, related to ancient animistic beliefs. The area is also the most heavily bombard in the World after intense and lengthy carpet bombing during the Vietnam War and local architecture betrays traces of this in its choice of materials.