Trip Types
  • Travel Style
  • Interests and Activities
  • Tour Ideas by Month
  • Continents and Regions

Trip review
Laos

Daniela
Daniela
loved their trip to Laos

I started my trip through Laos in the North at the border to Thailand (near Chiang Rai) and travelled by boat down the Mekong River, then overland to Oudomxay and further to Luang Prabang where I stayed a few days. From Luang Prabang I travelled overland to Plain of Jars, and then further to Vang Vieng and Vientiane. The first part of my trip from the Thai border to Vang Vieng was the most spectacular and I would highly recommend doing some of the boat and overland travelling through the mountains of Northern Laos. Plain of Jars was nice and very interesting, but not an absolute must for people with less time. From Vientiane I travelled further overland to Kong Lor cave, another highlight for me, and then on to Champasak (near Pakse) where I stayed for the last few days. From there I did day trips to Vat Phou, the Bolaven plateau and 4000 islands. Generally I think that the South of Laos is much less spectacular than the North, but it’s a nice place to relax.
Trip Details
Traveled
Alone
Travel dates
December 22, 2018
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

Daniela
Daniela
January 7, 2019
Best parts:
Very good communication and planning of the entire tour by Vithaya our local agent, plus perfect organization of all activities throughout the entire trip. Everything ended up being exactly as originally planned and always on time. Every day was slightly different and I saw a lot of different parts of Laos, including some of the bigger cities but also small villages in the mountain regions. Generally good accommodation, good guides and good vehicles. I really enjoyed my time and got exactly what I was looking for.
Worst parts:
The guide and driver in the Southern part of Laos around Pakse/Champasak were significantly worse than any of the guides and drivers I had during the rest of the trip. It might be worth working with a different local agency in the South of Laos.
Vithaya
Agency's response
Vithaya
Dear Daniela, Thank you very much for your feedback, its very important and helpful for us to know what is our weak points during your trip here in Laos and we are trying to improve our services to ...Dear Daniela, Thank you very much for your feedback, its very important and helpful for us to know what is our weak points during your trip here in Laos and we are trying to improve our services to the best, especially in Southern of Laos as you've report us to avoid this case that will be happened again and again, so we will not use the guide / driver as mentioned who are lack of information any more, by the way thanks again for your feedback and we are happy to be apart of your trip organizer and hope to welcome you to Laos again for the next time.See more