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Luang Prabang
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One of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations

Landlocked between Thailand and Vietnam, the long forgotten backwater of Laos is startlingly beautiful with mist-shrouded mountains, jagged limestone cliffs, brooding jungles, remote tribal villages and the mighty snaking Mekong River. Until 1988, Laos remained largely hidden from the world so tourism is still very much in its infancy, with centuries-old traditions still in tact, a slow pace of life and wonderfully welcoming people.

Why visit Laos?

  • Traditional Buddhist culture
  • Wondrous scenery
  • Friendly people
  • Cruise the Mekong
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Step back in time experience

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The facts:

Flight duration: Luang Prabang is approximately 13.5 hours from the UK (via Bangkok).

Recommended airlines: There are no non-stop flights from the UK to Laos.

Local time: GMT +7 hours.

Currency: Lao Kep, although US$ also accepted in some places.

Language: The official language is Lao; however many tribal languages are also spoken.

Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.

Health: Vaccinations are required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.

Best time to travel: Laos is a year-round destination, although there are two distinct weather seasons. The dry season is October to late April and the wet season May to September. However, within each season there are variations and November-January are the coolest months while February-May is drier and very hot.