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A 2-week escorted Laos family tour. This tailored family adventure begins in the old capital – UNESCO listed Luang Prabang – before taking you overland to the spectacular karst landscapes of Vang Vieng, and the fascinating contemporary capital, Vientiane, situated on the banks of the Mekong. From here we’ll travel to the lesser-known, far south of the country and a…

Well mostly reading really since we can’t find many movies set in Laos, half decent or otherwise, and haven’t come across too many good documentaries either. There are numerous books on Lao history, the majority of which fall into either the 19th century French explorers’ accounts or the Vietnam/Indochina war period categories. Studies of early history in Southeast Asia mentioned…

Our Northern Laos tour, Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars, is 1-week exploration of some of the fabulous historical, cultural and scenic highlights of northern Laos.  It includes the ancient capital,  Luang Prabang, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we’ll explore the beautiful old temples and French, colonial architecture of what is acknowledged to be the best-preserved city in…

Our 2-week Thailand and Laos tour, Northern Laos & the Golden Triangle, makes for a superb introduction to the spectacular scenery, traditional cultures and history of this truly fascinating, yet still relatively little known, region. We’ll begin the tour in Thailand’s northern capital – the delightful and historic city of Chiang Mai – before heading north through spectacular mountain scenery…

Our ‘Unexplored, the Far North’ is a 3-week off the beaten track Thailand, Laos and Vietnam tour. Little more than one hundred years ago much of these northern reaches of Southeast Asia were still marked on maps as simply ‘unexplored’! This northern Indochina tour will offer you the chance to journey overland through some of these remote, rarely-visited, but truly…

Protecting the natural environment and the animals which call it home is incredibly important, which is why the news that 19 baby crocodiles have been introduced to the wild is so significant. The hatchlings were born at the Lao Zoo and are a specific Siamese species, which has become endangered in recent years. Now the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has…

Visitors to Laos on Southeast Asia tours in future may well wish to visit the Kamphaeng Nyak wall as the country aims to make more of it as a tourist destination. The naturally occurring phenomenon is the result of a series of fissures in the rock, but has the appearance of being built by human hands. Situated within the central…

The town of Vang Vieng was a quiet and tranquil place to visit on the Nam Song River just a few years ago, before it became a mecca for backpackers wanting to experience it as party central. This was mainly brought about due to the craze of tubing, which saw travellers flying down the river on inflatable inner tubes. After…

A 2-week Laos photography tour of some of the historical, cultural and scenic highlights of this little-known, landlocked and mountainous country, led by one of our highly experienced professional travel photographers. The tour is suitable for anyone with a passion for travel to remote areas and an interest in photography, from beginners to budding pros. For the former, hands=on instruction…

Incredible really is the word for this amazing cave system situated amongst the dramatic karst scenery of Hin Boun district in central Lao’s Khammouane Province. Reminded of us of the spectacular scenery of northern Lao’s Vang Vieng but without all the tourists since mass tourism is fortunately yet to hit this remote part of the country. Whilst the above ground…

Now you will usually see adjectives such as mysterious or enigmatic preceding the name the Plain of Jars, Laos, with the reason being – since a stone jar in itself is not so mysterious –  that archeologists can’t agree on their date or even their actual purpose so….enigmatic! The stone jars – up to 2m tall and carved out of…

A selection of images of our recent Emerald Triangle odyssey, heading through Northeastern Thailand into Southern Laos and then down the Mekong into Northern Cambodia: a 2 week overland trip from Bangkok to Phnom Penh by road, rail and boat! Things got off to a fairly action packed start on the night sleeper train to Surin where after a rather…

Lying just a kilometre away from Wat Phu, the small Angkor period temple of Nang Sida, Laos, does tend to get overshadowed by it’s prestigious UNESCO World Heritage neighbour. After hiking up and down the steep steps at Wat Phu few visitors are going to be bothered to head off into the dusty surrounding scrub-land to visit a ‘lesser’ temple…