Laos is a leafy paradise that’s known for its gilded temples, outstanding scenery, some of Asia’s most magnificent waterfalls, remarkable paddy fields and so much more. Life here moves more mindfully and it cherishes many ancient traditions that have either disappeared or carried on through generations. It’s one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Southeast Asia and has over 40 different ethnic groups; from Lao Loum (meaning lowland Lao) that mostly live along the Mekong river plains, to Lao Sung who are primarily Hmong and Mien tribes living higher up in the mountains.
Explore Laos’ capital and largest city, Vientiane, and discover some of its most monumental landmarks and temples such as the Patuxai Victory Monument, That Luang, Wat Ho Phra Keo and Wat Si Muang. Fancy a dip? Embrace the turquoise waters of the Kuang Si Waterfall whilst you take a dip and watch a swarm of butterflies surround you, making this place even more magical. Wander through the cobbled streets of Luang Prabang, which offers stunning views of the Mekong River, and rise at dawn to watch tak bat, where Buddhist monks walk the streets for the morning alms giving. Retreat to Vang Vieng, perfectly hidden among the jungle, and embark on unforgettable kayaking, zip lining, white water rafting and cave exploring experience.
Laos is a place where adventure seekers can lose themselves in a plethora of activities, nature enthusiasts can take a walk on the wild side with elephants, culture lovers can indulge in the true meaning of Lao spiritual life whilst exploring the countries most ancient temples, foodies can be taken on a tantalising culinary journey through spices and cooking classes, and yogis can truly regenerate their minds, bodies and souls.