Explore Laos on a cultural tour as you interact with the local people, hike through the breathtaking scenery, and get a taste of what makes this nation such a hospitable and warm place to travel. As you get to know this region of the Indochina Peninsula, you will surely visit Luang Prabang, the spiritual capital of Laos. This fascinating city is home to Buddhist temples and the monks that enjoy the serenity of the colonial streets and lush forests that surround it. Another popular destination nearby is a hike to the Kuang Si falls, a three-tier cascade that leads to a 50m drop & features naturally turquoise pools great for a refreshing swim. The Pak Ou caves are an awe-inspiring natural & historic wonder you can explore as well. You can even help save the threatened orchids on a trek through the capital of Vientiane.
Between its French colonial history and the rich Buddhist culture that is engrained into the very nature of this country, Laos is a truly enchanting destination. Its convenient location on the Mekong River means that it also couples well with cruises through Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam – although they all share the Indochina Peninsula, their cultures, histories, and national identities are beautifully distinct & diverse. A trip to Laos might include:
Swimming & hiking around waterfalls, like the crystal clear, cerulean three-tiered Kuang Si falls, or the Li Phi Falls, where Irrawaddy dolphins can be seen.