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Landlocked between Thailand and Vietnam, the long forgotten backwater of Laos is startlingly beautiful with mist-shrouded mountains, jagged limestone cliffs, brooding jungles, remote tribal villages and the mighty snaking Mekong River. Until 1988, Laos remained largely hidden from the world so tourism is still very much in its infancy, with centuries-old traditions still in tact, a slow pace of life and wonderfully welcoming people.
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Our vastly experienced travel advisors are passionate about Laos. With first-hand knowledge of when and where to go they can create the perfect holiday experience for you, at the best possible price.
Flight duration: Luang Prabang is approximately 13.5 hours from the UK (via Bangkok).
Local time: GMT +7 hours.
Currency: Lao Kip is the official currency, however US dollars are essential in small denominations and are often more useful than the local currency.
Language: The official language is Lao; however many tribal languages are also spoken.
Passports & visas: A full British passport, which is machine readable and valid for six months beyond your return date is required. Please click here to find out if a visa is required for British passport holders.
Health: Vaccinations are required and are strongly recommended. Your GP will be able to provide you with specific advice on the destinations in your itinerary.
Best time to travel: Laos is a year-round destination, although there are two distinct weather seasons. The dry season is October to late April and the wet season May to September. However, within each season there are variations and November-January are the coolest months while February-May is drier and very hot.