Laos Tour Packages

Laos Tour Packages

Laos tempts all holiday makers by its incredible nature and unlike culture. The country is home to picture-perfect waterfalls, amazing elephant camps, timeless pagodas and the Mighty Mekong River. This article shows you the best options for Laos Tours as well the best experiences you should soak in Laos. 

Best Laos Tour Packages 2023 – 2024

To find out the best Laos travel itinerary for your own, here are some interesting suggestions:

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The best of Luang Prabang 4 days

If you have to select 1 destination to go to for a short Laos Tour then we recommend you Luang Prabang. This tour is also recommended to immerse in all that Luang Prabang has to offer. After exploring the key attractions like Wat Xieng Thong, Pak Ou cave, and Royal Palace, you`ll be invited to see Luang Prabang`s life more than its surface.
Day 01: Arrive in Luang Prabang
Day 2: Alm Giving Ceremorning and City Tour
Day 3: Pak Ou Cave and Kuang Sii Waterfall
Day 4: Elephant Camp visit. Departure.

Southern Laos Adventure 5 days

Explore the exotic allure of Southern Laos with this itinerary that showcases the region's stunning nature. From cascading waterfalls to picturesque islands, charming villages, historic ruins, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you`ll be amazed of what you can enjoy for 5 days tour.
Day 1: Arrive in Pakse – Boloven Plateau – Taldo Waterfall
Day 2: Tadlo - Wat Phu Temple - Khong Island - Don Khone 
Day 3: Khone Island And Four Thousands of Islands 
Day 4: Khone Island - Don Daeng
Day 5: Don Daeng - Pakse Airport 

Laos Discovery 7 days Tour

Embark on a seven-day adventure to discover the breathtaking natural landscapes, cultural treasures, and warm hospitality of Laos. The tour encompasses must-visit destinations such as the charming capital city of Vientiane, the charming Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the lush Xieng Khoang area. Along with beautiful culture exploration, this Laos Tour promises chances to sample the best Laos cuisine.
Day 1: Vientiane Arrival
Day 2: Vientiane - Vang Vieng 
Day 3: Vang Vieng - Xieng Khoang 
Day 4: Xieng Khoang - Luang Prabang 
Day 5: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfall 
Day 7: Departure 

Best of Laos 11 day Tour

One of the most intriguing itineraries that exhibits Laos`s wonders in style. From time-forget pagodas to astonishing waterfalls, from the exciting trek to fantastic cultural visits, the Best of Laos takes all the country`s beauty into its itinerary.
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang Waterfalls
Day 3: Luang Prabang heritage sites
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Muang La
Day 5: Muang La Trek to Ban Phavie Day 6: Muang La – Nong Khiaw
Day 7: Nong Khiaw – Luang Prabang
Day 8: Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
Day 9: Vang Vieng
Day 10: Vang Vieng – Vientiane
Day 11: Vientiane City tour. Departure

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Laos Adventure 14 days Tour

Explore the hidden treasures of Laos on this journey that showcases the country's stunning paddy fields, fertile valleys, and magnificent mountains, as well as the mighty Mekong River. Discover the enigmatic sites of the Plain of Jars and remote caves adorned with Buddhist icons.
Immerse yourself in thought-provoking community projects and witness the wonders of nature. With a focus on every facet of this captivating country, this trip promises to uncover the hidden charms of Laos.
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2: Explore the iconic landmarks of Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang beautiful nature
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Phonsavan
Day 5: Phonsava adventure
Day 6 : Phonsavan – Xieng Khuang – Hin Boun
Day 7: Hin boun – Kong Lor Cave
Day 8: Thakek Explorer
Day 9: Thakek – Savanakhet – Tad Lo Waterfall
Day 10: Tad Lo – Bolaven Plateau – Tad Lo
Day 11: Tad Lo – 4000 islands – Khone island
Day 12: Khone island – Wat Phou – Champasak
Day 13: Champasak
Day 14: Champasak departure.

Customize Laos Tours

There are many reasons you should take a personalized holiday to Laos:
- A personalized holiday tour package allows you to do things your way.
-Travel at your preferred pace with your chosen airline, and we'll arrange everything you desire.
- Hotel selections and cuisine preferences are entirely up to you, so you can enjoy the foods you love and feel at home in the accommodations.
- We prioritize your choices, whether you prefer a personal car or to join other international travelers on a seat-in-coach facility.
- Select the variety of places you wish to visit and explore the world with your loved ones.

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Best things to do on a Laos Tour

Here is a short list of top things you should do in Laos :

Get to Know Vientiane

Vientiane, as a former French colony, still showcases its French influence through its cuisine and architecture. Strolling along Mekong Boulevard is a delightful experience, with a plethora of charming restaurants, cafes, and a bustling night market to explore.
The city has several noteworthy sights, including the stunning victory arch known as Patuxai and the significant Wat Si Saket Buddhist temple. The Buddha Park, located 25 kilometers from the city, features 200 Buddha statues and makes for an ideal day trip.
Recommended reading: Why you should visit Laos?

Wat Phu Temple in Champasak

The very first destination you should see in Laos is the Wat Phu Temple located in the province of Champasak, a well-known temple complex in Laos that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Although a few ruins date back more than a millennium, the majority of the structures date back to the 11th to 13th centuries.
Take a stroll through the six terraces that are situated on three different levels, connected by a staircase lined with frangipani trees. This will lead you up the mountain to the primary shrine located at the peak.

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Soak up the nature of Bolaven Plateau

Laos is very famous for its rich forest, picturesque valleys, and many natural heritages. Bolaven Plateau is one of these beautiful sites that you should have for any Laos Tours. Enveloped by the highlands are numerous safeguarded national parks and exceptional coffee plantations.
The Suay (or Kui) ethnic group is an expert in handling elephants through animistic-shamanistic practices, while Alak, Katu, and Laven women are easily distinguished by their facial tattoos. This unconventional escapade is undeniably one of the top things to experience in Laos.

Do caving in Kor Long

If you are after a caving adventure then Kor Long is your ideal travel spot in Laos. This remarkable cavern, situated close to the charming village of Hin Boun, spans 7.5 kilometers in length. Upon safely navigating through the cave, you can explore the breathtaking stalagmite gallery on foot. Upon reaching the opposite end of the cave, take a brief stroll to visit the remote Ban Pom Ngam village.

See Alm Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Witness the alms-giving ceremony in the historic royal city of Luang Prabang during the early hours of the morning. Every day, hundreds of monks dressed in vibrant-colored robes participate in this age-old custom.
This majestic city, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and imbued with rich historical culture, was also governed by the French colonialists during the 18th century. Take in the blend of traditional crimson-roofed Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture that embellish the city.

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Uncover the highlights of Luang Prabang

Apart from the traditional rite of Alm Giving, Luang Prabang has so many things to seduce its visitors. To start, you should enjoy a trip to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you can take a morning excursion, and then mystical Pak Ou Caves, which are massive caves adorned with almost 4,000 Buddha figures.
Luang Prabang also boasts so many Laos Waterfalls that you can plunge into its natural pool or get some best photo shoots. People who love to see elephants in their original habitat could also get some exhilarating experiences in Luang Prabang too. 

mekong river

Take a Mekong Cruise to Pakse

Embark on a Mekong Delta cruise from Pakse and experience the many wonders along the way. After touring the Wat Phu ruins and the hidden forest temple of Oum Mong, you will travel through the captivating "4000 Islands" to the spectacular Pha Pheng Waterfalls, a truly magnificent sight and one of the top things to do in Laos!
The Mekong River is brimming with delightful sights to discover. Along with the Si Phan Don or "4000 Islands," a riverine archipelago situated in southern Laos, you can also explore the remains of Laos' first railway line. You can also catch a glimpse of freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins, and marvel at Khone Phapheng Falls – all of which are must-see attractions on your visit here.

tad tayicsua waterfall

Go off beaten to Nong Khiaw

Nestled amidst towering limestone cliffs, the scenic town of Nong Khiaw is the perfect base to explore its fascinating village or do a boat trip along Nam Ou river. Cross the charming bridge that links the two parts of Nong Khiaw and admire the breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding landscape.
Explore the nearby villages and catch a glimpse into the daily lives of Laos' ethnic minorities.
Read more: Best Laos Travel Experiences

Check the Xe Pian National Protected area

Located in the provinces of Champasak and Attapeu, the vast and secluded Xe Pian National Protected Area (NPA) spans from the Mekong plain to the Cambodian border in the east. This remarkable natural reserve boasts 29 diverse ecosystem types, harboring globally endangered species of birds and mammals.
Besides the majestic Asian elephants, Xe Pian National Park is also home to tigers, Collar and Malay bears, as well as rare animals such as the Malayan Shire and the Indian otter, along with a wide array of bird species.

Is it easy to plan a trip to Laos independently?

You will find it very easy to plan a tour of Laos on your own. When you check the tourism map of Laos, there are 2 clear zones that you should travel: north with Luang Prabang as a base and south with Vientiane capital. Northern Laos has more Laos adventures to delve into.
Laos hotels and transportation are available to book online Laos in many places. Restaurants are not difficult to find either. 
The only thing you should consider is the guided tour since Laos people do not speak much English, except for the tourist destinations. 

Laos Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Best time to visit Laos

The ideal period to visit Laos is between October and April, as the weather is typically warm and dry during this time. For the Mekong River cruise, November to January is arguably the best option. For the best festival of Laos: the waterfall festival, plan a Laos Tour in April.

Do I need a visit to Visit Laos? How much is that visa?

Foreign visitors need to have a valid visa to enter Laos for travel purposes. You can do it online or through a Laos Embassy overseas. To obtain a visa on arrival in Laos for a 30-day period, the cost is approximately $50 per person. You can pay this fee at all international airports and international border crossings.

How much does it cost for a Laos Tour?

The Laos Trip cost depends on how long you travel and your travel style. For budget travel, you can spend about 35/per person including accommodation, food, and transfer. Luxury travelers with hotels with 4 to 5-star ratings should expect to pay more than $100/ night. If you plan a private, personalized Laos Tour, feel free to contact us for a free quotation and tailor-made itinerary.

Is Laos a safe travel destination

Laos is a very safe travel destination in Asia. From the big cities to the rural enchanting villages, people are very nice ( they are well known for this).
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Is there any good beach in Laos?

Laos has no coastal line. It does not have any beach or real island. The only waterway in the country is the legendary Mekong River.

How long should I spend on holiday to Laos?

To ensure that you visit all the significant locations in Laos, it is recommended to plan a trip for at least 7 to 10 days. During your stay, you will explore beautiful colonial cities, stunning mountain ranges, and mighty rivers, and enjoy the unique travel sites.

What is Laos`s currency?

The official currency in Laos is the Lao Kip (LAK. LAK is the most commonly used currency for transactions, but US dollars and Thai baht are also accepted in popular tourist destinations such as Luang Prabang and Vientiane.

What is Laos Foods?

Laos, like many other Southeast Asian countries, is renowned for its delectable cuisine that features a delightful blend of herbs, spices, and chili peppers. The food is both vibrant and flavorful, offering a complex range of tastes that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Should I book a tour to Laos in advance?

We strongly recommend you book as early as possible for the best experience. For those traveling during the high season, it is especially important to book at least 3 months in advance to ensure that your preferred hotels are still available.

Can I drink Tap water in Laos?

Tap water in Laos is not good to drink directly. It is better to take bottled water from the hotel or buy it from supermarkets. Boiled waters at restaurants or local houses are fine to drink.

Should I bring cash to Laos? Are there any ATMs?

Major hotels and a few high-end shops in Laos accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and Amex. However, it's important to note that a 4% surcharge is typically added to credit card purchases. If you need to withdraw cash, ATMs are available in Vientiane and Luang Prabang, but they dispense Lao Kip only. If you can bring cash, you`ll cut some of the mentioned fees.

Is it easy to access Wifi/ Internet in Laos?

Yes, it is easy to connect to the internet in Laos nowadays. Free wifi is available in many hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites. You can also buy a sim card to make sure you have a strong connection all the time.

Can I travel from Laos to Vietnam?

It is very easy to travel from Laos to Vietnam. By air: flights between Luang Prabang or Vientiane to Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam are very frequent. By road: border crossing from Laos to Vietnam is not difficult provided you have a valid Vietnam visa. Expect a suggestion for the best Vietnam travel experience?
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Is it possible to cross the border from Laos to Thailand?

From Luang Prabang, you can travel up north to Huay Xay, which is the main gateway to enter Thailand from Laos. Thailand has a very welcoming visa policy and you can enter the country easily here.

Can I travel to Myanmar from Laos?

Unfortunately, the Friendship bridge which links Laos and Myanmar is still not open in 2023. This means you are not able to cross the border to visit Myanmar from Laos. The alternative way is to take a flight to Bangkok and then connect with another flight to Yangon.
For other options, please view Myanmar Border Crossing Tour 

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What Laos Foods I should Try?

Laos has a rich culinary tradition, with many delicious dishes that reflect its unique culture and history. Here are 10 of the best Laotian foods to try:


A spicy minced meat salad made with ground meat (usually pork or chicken), lime juice, fish sauce, and herbs.

Khao soi

A spicy coconut curry noodle soup that's typically served with chicken or beef, egg noodles, and topped with crispy noodles and herbs.

Tam mak hoong

Also known as green papaya salad, this dish is made with shredded green papaya, tomatoes, green beans, peanuts, fish sauce, and lime juice.


A spicy minced meat salad made with ground meat (usually beef or pork), lime juice, fish sauce, and herbs.

Sai oua

A type of sausage made with ground pork, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and other spices.

Mok pa

A dish made with fish that's wrapped in banana leaves and steamed with lemongrass, galangal, and other herbs.

Khao jee

A Laotian-style baguette sandwich filled with pâté, sliced pork or chicken, fresh herbs, and pickled vegetables.

Or lam

A spicy stew made with vegetables, meat, and herbs, cooked in a clay pot over an open fire.

Ping gai

Grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of garlic, lemongrass, and other spices.

Khao piak sen

A comforting noodle soup made with chicken broth, and rice noodles, and topped with shredded chicken, herbs, and crispy garlic. 

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