At Asia Senses Travel we’re adventurers at heart. Our journeys are all about discovering new places and cultures while creating unforgettable memories through physical activity and breathtaking scenery.
After years of political isolation and war, this landlocked country has emerged in recent years as a destination for travellers looking for a long-lost Southeast Asia, and they find it in Laos' lush forests, buzzing day and night markets, rice fields, regal wats and French colonial traces. Traditional ways of life continue in the face of our rapidly changing world as hill-tribes retain their age-old customs and the scene of the devout Buddhist monks collecting alms is a daily event.
The former royal stronghold, Luang Prabang, is brimmed with gilded temples, colonial villas and monks wrapped in deep saffron robes. In the diminutive capital, Vientiane, you’ll find faded French-colonial mansions and coffee shops. The rest of the country is predominately one blanket of green, carved with slow-flowing tributaries of the Mekong. Visiting Laos is a truly special experience bound to stay with you forever.
Classic highlight experiences, rewarding culinary strolls, authentic heritage retreats and picturesque outdoor adventures are among the many rewarding encounters Laos has to offer. These itineraries give you a starting point for what your trip to Laos could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
One of the few truly exotic travel destinations left in the world, Laos makes a great destination for families, with activities such as boat rides and kayaking appealing to all ages, while those preferring a more luxurious getaway can unwind in one of Laos’ opulent hotels, offering exceptional service and guided excursions to explore the area. With a 'back-in-time' feel to it and with a truly friendly population combined with atmospheric Buddhist temples and enigmatic heritage sites, you are guaranteed a roller coaster of a cultural ride in exploring this country.
Trekking through Laos rewards you unforgettable experience as you encounter locals, visit ethnic minority villages and admire stunning views across rice fields and forests. The far north of the country is particularly scenic, seeing little influence from the modern world, and our Laos travel guides can help you make the most of the area.
Laos is Southeast Asia's best-kept secret. Its soft-spoken people, colourful hilltribe communities and vast stretches of waterfall-filled wilderness contribute to an 'undiscovered' quality few destinations can match. Laos is tranquility incarnate, and the perfect place to visit for a transformative getaway.