7-10 days in Luang Prabang, Vientiane, and Vang Vieng
2 weeks, including remote areas
Lao Kip (LAK) Best Time
November to March (Dry and Cool Season)
Accommodation Costs (per night in USD)
$100 and above
Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD)
Visa on Arrival or E-visa available
Visa on Arrival or E-visa for many countries
Getting In Laos
Wattay International Airport (VTE) in VientianeLuang Prabang International Airport (LPQ) in Luang Prabang
Getting Around Laos
Buses, tuk-tuks, songthaews (shared taxis), rental bikesDiscover the Republic of Laos, a Southeast Asian gem with sparse population and breathtaking landscapes. Uncover its cultural richness, from remote tribal villages to ancient Buddhist caves, blending seamlessly with cosmopolitan cafe culture and elegant colonial architecture.
Best Time to Visit
Explore Laos between November and February for pleasant weather and vibrant festivals. However, August sees peak tourism for unexplained reasons.
Currency exchange available at banks in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Nightlife is laidback, with early closures. French Cultural Centre in Vientiane offers alternative entertainment. Markets in Vientiane and Luang Prabang feature exquisite local handicrafts, silk, woodcarvings, and more.
Festivals revolve around Buddhism, offering a glimpse into local culture.
Carry a first aid kit, avoid tap water, and get necessary vaccinations.
Respect Local Customs
Modest attire is advised, and public displays of affection are frowned upon.Follow etiquette in religious places, removing shoes and dressing appropriately.
Carry ID proof to comply with legal requirements.
Exercise bargaining skills and stay alert to potential scams.
Sticky rice, a staple in Lao cuisine, accompanies diverse flavors influenced by Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cooking. Embrace local dishes like native sausages, noodles, and fresh salads. Enjoy Green tea and the local favorite, Beer Lao. Embark on a journey to Laos, where tradition meets modernity, and every corner reveals a unique facet of this enchanting land.