Laos

Why visit Laos?

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What should we say to intrigue you about a country? Would it intrigue you if we told you that it is a country very few people have heard of? A country that seems in a time warp. Rolling fields, lush greenery, abundant forests, tall rocky mountains rising out of nowhere, waterfalls cascading brutally downwards, meandering rivers cutting through the landscape. A country almost flattened by two hundred and seventy million bombs and people resilient enough to survive, at times, living in a single cave for years together.

A beautifully pristine landscape dotted with the savagery of war- bomb craters and land mines that have claimed many a life and limb.And yet, through it all, a people who have retained their innocence, their joy of living and their love of laughter. What if we told you about a vast plain dotted with hundreds of man-made stone jars that were made for some inexplicable reason by someone in the hoary past of the Stone Age.

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A place where Buddhism retains its oldest tradition. This a country where one can witness a happy confluence of Buddhism, animism and Hinduism. Still not excited enough? Well, for the adventure seekers, there are tall mountains through which run gruelling treks and cascading waterfalls to keep the adrenaline flowing. And for those seeking solitude or intimacy, there are little hamlets perched on mountain faces, facing meandering rivers and rolling clouds that threaten to come in once in a while. Have we intrigued you enough?

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Laos Experiences

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Best places to visit in Laos

Laos is a large country divided as North , Central and South with each region offering unique experiences to the travellers

Luang Prabang the cultural capital of Laos is located at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the city has numerous Buddhist temples and monasteries, with monks walking through the city collecting alms in the morning. There are several waterfalls nearby, some of which offer elephant rides to visitors. A night market at the end of the town’s main street is a good place to buy souvenirs.

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Nong Khiaw is a rustic village 3 hours away from Luang Prabang and great for hiking, biking, and kayaking. A must-see site is the bridge across the Nam Ou River that connects the two parts of Nong Kiau and is a good place to see stunning views of the river and mountains. Spelunkers may enjoy exploring the Pha Tok Caves that housed villagers during the Second Indochina War.

For the adventure junkies, Vang Vieng offers great options like river tubing, kayaking, trekking, and caving. Luang Namtha is another great place for trekking as well as getting to know the ethnic hill tribes

Phonsavan or Xieng Khouang has its own share of surprises with the mysterious plain of Jars, the war-torn Muong Khoun and the ever-resilient villagers of Spoon making the village.

Si Phan Don (meaning 4,000 islands) is a beautiful set of islands, set against a scenic section of the Mekong River in Southern Laos.

Champasak province in the south of Laos houses Wat Phu, which is a great experience for history lovers. For nature lovers, Bolaven Plateau is definitely a must visit

Vientiane, the capital city of Laos by the Mekong river is a great place to unwind. The French influence is quite evident in this city.

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Top 15 Things to do in Laos

  • Participate in the Alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang
  • Cruise to the Pak Ou caves
  • Relive the war moments at Phatok caves Nong Khiaw
  • Go Kayaking, River tubing or caving at Vang Vieng
  • Marvel at the Buddha park near Vientiane
  • Explore the Plain of Jars site at Phonsavan
  • Meet the Spoon making villagers at Phonsavan
  • Soak in the beauty of a lazy riverside town call Nong Khiaw
  • Go hiking at Luang Namtha
  • Swim at the 3 tiered Kuangi waterfall
  • Explore the history and culture of Laos by visiting various Wats and Museums
  • Get adventurous at the Konglor cave
  • Go souvenir shopping at the Night market
  • Sample Beer Lao and Lao Lao Whiskey

Things to note

When is the best time to visit Laos? The small, landlocked country of Laos is best visited between October and April, when the weather’s warm and dry throughout. River travel is best between November and January, when high water levels make passage easy along Laos’ main waterway, the Mekong River.
We have created different options for Laos keeping in mind the ease of travelling and a bouquet of experiences. We at Beyonder customise these experiences basis the interest of travellers. Come Beyonder and savour a slice of Laos with us.

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What our Laos Travellers Say

Kerlyn XieBeyonder Traveller - Laos

Thank you Beyonder Travel for this thoughtful gift shipped across the world even after I have returned to my home country. Reminded me of the great hospitality and enjoyable times in Laos.

Mr. VijayakrishnanBeyonder Traveller - Laos

Very happy to state, our Laos trip was taken care of extremely well in all manners.

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Right from the welcome we got at the airports to the final seeing off,  those whom you deputed were very cordial and helpful…In the same vein or even more, we have to thank you also  for making all those  excellent  arrangements and especially for being so good and helpful to see us through the difficulties we faced before entry to Laos…

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