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A great selection of photos from Jeff Perigois’s recent Images of Laos photography tour. The 2-week, fully-escorted tour kicks off in World Heritage Luang Prabang before venturing upcountry to the small riverside town of Nong Khiaw. Night shot of one of the ancient capital’s stunning Buddhist temples. And a shot of picturesque Nong Khiaw Town on the banks of the…

A 2-week Central and South Laos tour following the mighty Mekong by boat and by road from the riverside capital Vientiane all the way through rarely-visited central and southern Laos to remote Preah Vihear and the town of Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia. The lesser-known central and southern parts of the country hide some of Laos’s – and indeed Southeast…

This fascinating 2-week guided Laos and Cambodia tour, Indochina Adventure, takes you through the heart of Southeast Asia. Beginning in northern Laos – in the former royal capital, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, of Luang Prabang – we’ll explore the ancient temples and French colonial-era architecture of what is certainly the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, before a road trip…

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

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 popular Northern Laos tour, Luang Prabang and the Plain of Jars is a 1-week exploration of some of the fabulous historical, cultural and scenic highlights of the northern region of this little-known country.  It includes the quaint Mekong-side, ancient capital and UNESCO World Heritage-listed,  Luang Prabang, where we’ll explore the beautiful old temples and French, colonial architecture of what…

Our 2-week Thailand and Laos tour, Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle makes for a superb introduction to the spectacular scenery, still often traditional cultures and rich history of this truly fascinating, yet 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…

‘Mountains and Hill-tribes’ – a fascinating and varied 2-week Northern Laos and Vietnam tour. This superb voyage through some of Southeast Asia’s most remote, least-known but spectacular regions begins in the ancient Lao capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, Discover its well-preserved French period architecture, colourful markets, riverside cafes and fabulous ancient temple before travelling overland through…

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…