Destination

Laos Holidays

Saffron-robed monks, unexplored treasures

Long called the forgotten country, Laos offers a complete contrast to Western culture, offering Asian traditions and culture with complete authenticity.

See saffron-robed Buddhist monks silently walking down cobbled roads in sleepy villages, or share a seat on a tuk-tuk with a chicken. Internet access is slow and mobile phone coverage practically non existent, but this simply way of life is endearingly refreshing. Switch off from the frenzy of everyday life, sit back and enjoy the sincerity of the famous Laos smile. The best thing about a holiday here is not what you see, but the journey itself.

Why stop there? Combine your Laos adventure with a trip to Cambodia, famous for its plethora of stunning temples, or step back in time in Myanmar

Destination Highlights
  • Dark Pak Ou Caves
  • Take a journey on the Mekong River
  • The most magnificent temple of Luang Prabang Wat Xieng Thong
  • Morning market of Vientiane
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT + 7 hours
  • Currency LAK - Lao kip
  • Visa Information Irish citizens are required to purchase a visa upon arrival.
  • Language Lao
  • Flight Time Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Hanoi and Bangkok.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Laos.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gina

Destination Specialist

“While you’re staying in Luang Prabang make sure to check out the night market on Sisavangvong Road. Every night it’s closed to traffic, as the whole area turns into a shopping street where you can pick up handicrafts and sample the tasty street food.”

George

Destination Specialist

“Luang Prabang is quite simply the most peaceful town I have ever been to. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Sitting on the Nam Khan and the Mekong River, you have to take a river cruise to see how the locals live and work. If cooking is your thing, book a cooking class at Tamarind restaurant. You'll become a pro at making sticky rice.”

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“Laos is a hidden wonder of the Far East and is overlooked by many. What I loved most about this fascinating country was the authentic Asian traditions, as well as the unspoilt towns and villages.”

Our Laos destinations

Laos

Vientiane

Vientiane

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Types of Laos holidays

Vat Xieng Thong Luang Prabang Laos

Laos Tours

Tours

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Laos take around 13 hours and 30 minutes, exclusive of stopover time. There are currently no direct flights from UK airports to Laos. However, you can find indirect flights to Luang Prabang and Wattay international airports via Bangkok, Dubai, Amsterdam, Doha, and other international airports. 

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