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Current Sites Laos’s latest addition to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List – inscribed in 2019 and to our minds, long overdue – is the Megalithic Jar Sites of Xiengkhuang, commonly known as the Plain of Jars. Usually associated with adjectives such as mysterious or enigmatic the site consists of over 2,000 giant jars, carved out of solid rock and scattered…

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 through rarely-visited parts of central and southern Laos to remote cliff-top Preah Vihear and the town of Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia. The lesser-known central and southern parts of the country hide some of Lao’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 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 taking 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 a Laos recommended reading list 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…

Our comprehensive Laos tour, ‘Far North to Far South’, follows one of the world’s greatest rivers through the heart of Indochina. Beginning in the historic and picturesque town of Luang Prabang, nestled in the mountains of the far north of Laos, we’ll travel, via the enigmatic Plain of Jars, to the modern-day, riverside capital Vientiane. From here our itinerary follows…

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, French, colonial architecture and picturesque surrounding…

Our 2-week Thailand and Laos tour, Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle is a superb introduction to the spectacular scenery, still very traditional culture 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 mountain…

Our 15-day Thailand, Laos and Cambodia tour – ‘The Emerald Triangle’ – explores this picturesque yet rarely-visited region in the heart of Indochina where the borders of the three countries meet. On our travels we’ll take in 4 World Heritage sites; the ancient Siamese capital of Ayuthaya and Khao Yai National Park as well as scenic Wat Phu in southern…

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…

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

Incredible really is the word for the amazing Konglor 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 archaeologists can’t agree on their date or even their actual purpose so….enigmatic! The stone jars – up to 2m tall and carved out of…

Thanks to Dan and Becky for some excellent photos of Laos they sent recently taken on last year’s Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle tour. Glad you guys enjoyed the trip and thanks for the pix!         Thanks again for the pix. Details and full itinerary of our Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle tour can be…

Not quite sure why the ‘powers that be’, (guess that’d be TAT – Tourism Authority of Thailand?), decided to call this region – the area where the 3 countries of Laos, Cambodia and Thailand meet – the Emerald Triangle but they have done. Yes, it very green, but then so is most of Southeast Asia! Anyway, it’s got a ring…

Longest, tallest, widest, biggest….superlatives can be deceptive and statistics vary enormously but the little known Khone Phapaeng Falls in Champassak Province of Southern Laos is certainly right up there on the lists! Just downstream of the picturesque ‘Four Thousand Islands‘ region – along the Lao/Cambodian border – the entirety of the Mekong River goes over a 65 foot escarpment so…