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Laos Holidays

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

Time Zone

GMT + 7 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights are available from Ireland via Hanoi and Bangkok.

Currency

LAK - Lao kip

Visa Information

Irish citizens are required to purchase a visa upon arrival.

Language

Lao

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Laos.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
21ºC
17mm
Vientiane
21ºC
6mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
23ºC
19mm
Vientiane
23ºC
16mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
32ºC
25mm
Vientiane
26ºC
32mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
28ºC
99mm
Vientiane
28ºC
83mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
29ºC
156mm
Vientiane
28ºC
234mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
29ºC
171mm
Vientiane
27ºC
261mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
28ºC
234mm
Vientiane
27ºC
251mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
28ºC
295mm
Vientiane
27ºC
337mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
28ºC
171mm
Vientiane
27ºC
305mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
26ºC
79mm
Vientiane
26ºC
83mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
24ºC
28mm
Vientiane
24ºC
11mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Luang Prabang
21ºC
14mm
Vientiane
21ºC
3mm
  • Gina, Destination Specialist

    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

    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

    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

Wat Xieng Thong

Laos

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Laos

Vientiane

Vientiane

Types of Laos holidays

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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