Timeless charm in an undiscovered part of Indo-China.
Laos is Southeast Asia's best-kept secret. What this landlocked nation lacks in beaches it more than makes up for in timeless charm. 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.
As a landlocked nation, life in Laos is governed by the ebb and flow of the Mekong River which runs through its heart. It's mostly mountainous terrain is punctuated by charming villages and colourful hilltribes who, despite neighboring five other countries, retain a distinct culture and way of life found nowhere else in the region. The northern portion of the country is visually spectacular, boasting limestone mountains and deep river valleys, ideal for its wide range of eco-focused adventures. Cities such as Luang Prabang and Vientiane supply plenty of charm, while southern Laos possesses everything from sleepy Mekong River towns to lush landscapes punctuated by coffee plantations and waterfalls.
The best time to plan a visit is from August through April. The wet season runs May through September, similar to the monsoon in India. But the heaviest rains typically fall between May and through June, which also happens to be one of the hottest times of the year.
Whether in search of a secluded mountain resort, charming boutique hotel or anything in between, our preferred hotels includes the very best accommodation in Laos and can cater to any need.
Discover these treasures of natural and cultural offerings in Laos with intimate hill tribe encounters, transformative hiking adventures and everything in between with Orient Journeys by Milesworth.