Going on holiday in Laos means discovering a country with many facets. The tourist guide of Laos takes you to discover exceptional historical sites such as Vat Phou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Champassak province, but also the capital, Vientiane, which is certainly less frenetic than Bangkok, and which nevertheless reserves its share of surprises and entertainment. Laos also has many other assets that make it an exceptional destination: the landscapes, first of all, preserved and of extreme beauty, the mountains to the north, the Mekong River that flows peacefully through the country, the lush rice fields, the small villages and ethnic minorities, a still unexploited tropical forest, the magnificent Nam Ha reserve and the magnificent Kuang Si falls. So many wonders waiting for you.

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When to go to Laos?

The best time to travel to Laos is from November to March. The temperatures are pleasant, it doesn't rain and if you go to Laos between these two periods of the year, you can attend many festivities. In Laos, the high and low tourist seasons coincide with the dry and rainy seasons. The high tourist season therefore extends from early November to late April during the dry season. While the tourist low season falls in the middle of the monsoon season in Laos, from April to the end of October. Even if the dry season has its advantages, going out in the middle of summer (European) can be just as attractive. The landscapes are different, from a bright green from north to south, some fruits and vegetables only appear during this wet period

How to go to Laos? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
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Laos is a destination offered by most tour operators. To really enjoy the destination, we recommend a tour of at least ten days otherwise you risk flying over the country too quickly and not really soaking up the destination. You can easily make a grand tour of Laos in 12 days or opt for a thematic stay along the Mekong River or in immersion with the Laotian ethnic groups.

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Although reserved, Laotians remain open and welcoming towards foreigners. Laos is one of the safest countries in the world. In principle, there is no violence against foreign tourists. It is a peaceful destination where it is good to travel. Be careful if you rent a vehicle, accidents are frequent so check the insurance clauses when signing the contract

Domestic flights serve the country well and are generally cheap. With 4,600 km of waterways, Laos can also be visited by boat, but with the development and improvement of road networks, this picturesque mode of transport is disappearing. Long-distance buses are cheap and fast.

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    When to travel?

    The best time to travel to Laos is from November to March. The temperatures are pleasant, it doesn't rain and if you...
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    Weather forecast

    Laos has a tropical climate with 2 seasons: the rainy season (monsoon) from April to the end of October. The temperat...
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    Budget

    In Laos, it is becoming difficult to find cheap accommodation but comfort remains below international standards, pric...
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    Formalities

    A visa is required to travel to Laos (except for Swiss nationals: no visa is required for a stay of less than 15 days...
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    Health

    In Laos, no compulsory vaccines are required, however, it is advisable to be up to date with vaccinations against dip...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    Although reserved, Laotians remain open and welcoming towards foreigners. Laos is one of the safest countries in the...
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    How to get organized?

    Laos is a destination offered by most tour operators. To really enjoy the destination, we recommend a tour of at leas...
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    Getting around

    Domestic flights serve the country well and are generally cheap. With 4,600 km of waterways, Laos can also be visite...
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