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Come with us and discover Laos, in Asia, one of the wildest countries in Indochina, its nature and culture still appearing untouched. If you are willing to leave your everyday city life behind for a while and rediscover a slower pace, more relaxed human relationships and untame nature, then this is the vacation for you. This isolation from the modern world has allowed Laotians to keep their customs intact, so much so that those who travel to Laos perceive the impact of the local culture even more deeply.
What will surprise you at first is the local population: about 49 ethnic groups live together, each with different traditions and languages. Although Lao is the official language of the country, only a small percentage of the population is able to speak it, this is why the different ethnic groups prefer to use their own idioms.
The slow pace and quietness of this population, which fascinates those who take a trip to Laos, is also felt in the silent natural environment flanking the Mekong River, along the path leading up to Ho Chi Minh, or even in the unusual Plain of Jars, but also in the urban areas that still maintain the tranquillity of the past, such as Luang Prabang, which still shows few signs of modernity, or the capital city, Vientiane.
Let our travel experts guide you and discover Laos: you won't be disappointed. Design your tailormade tour with them and you'll see a land that will be able to surprise you at every step.
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5 things you didn't know about LaosA very interesting destination for visitors who travel in Laos is the Plain of Jars, or plateau of jars. It is located in the province of Xieng Khuan and is so named because 250 giant stone jars were found here: their origin and function is still a mystery.Read more
Vientiane: what to seeIf you have chosen to visit Laos, the wildest country in South East Asia, you have made an excellent choice: it will be a life-changing experience! Your tour will probably start in Vientiane, the capital city on the banks of the Mekong. Sorrounded by a great plain of paddy fields, this huge city of 200 thousand inhabitants incorporates also the sorrounding metropolitan areas. Here is a mini guide in order not to get lost!Read more
Luang Prabang: what to see and what to doLuang Prabang is an important city in Laos, located in the north central part of the country, and deserves to be included in your travel itinerary due to its great attractions. Overlooking the Mekong, Luang Prabang has become a tourist destination in the mid Eighties thanks to its natural and artistic beauty.Read more
Why visit Laos
Laos, in Asia, is one of the wildest countries in Indochina, its nature and culture still appearing untouched. It's a landlocked country, whose capital city is Vientiane. If you have chosen to visit it, you'll surely run into the Mekong river, whose fertile valley is the heart of the country. Another important river is Nam U, flowing into the Mekong near Luang Prabang. Nam Ngum also flows into the Mekong, near the capital city, Vientiane.
Laos is a real paradise for nature lovers, mainly covered by mountains and plateaus, whose highest peak is Phou Bia (2820 m). It boasts a lush vegetation with monsoonal tropical forests and bamboo in the undergrowth. The flower symbol of Laos is frangipani. The climate is tropical monsoonal with three seasons, one hot and dry from March to April, the wet season from May to October and a cool dry season from November to February. There are 500 bird species, including the rare green peacock, several species of snake and lizard, the black gibbon, Java mongoose, Siamese hare, wild cats and raccoon dogs. In the south, near Khong island, it's possible to view the rare Irrawaddy dolphins in spring.