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6 reasons to travel to Laos

Wedged between the tourism giants of Thailand and Vietnam, Laos is an unspoiled destination to be discovered without delay. A trip to Laos is the opportunity to discover another Asia, one that is more typical and far removed from the swarms of tourists.

Get away from the traditional tourist circuits of Southeast Asia

Far from the conventional tourist circuits of Asia, Laos remains an authentic and unspoiled destination. If you yearn for another, more typical, Asia, one of wild beauty and far from the crowds, there is not doubt that it is Laos that you are looking for.

Encounter an incredibly hospitable population

Though they may be reserved and discreet at first, Laotians are adorable and incredibly hospitable if you dare to take the first step. During an outing, it is not uncommon to be invited to a wedding, a meal, an anniversary or to enter a classroom.

See the pink dolphins of the Irrawady

Right in the south of the country, on the 4000 islands set on the Mekong River, the locals take you on board to observe the last pink dolphins of the Irrawady. They are one of the most endangered species on the planet. There is something magical about the excursion at sunset.

Visit the historical city of Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is the most beautiful city of Laos. You will have to get up early to attend the daily ritual of the Rera. The monks beg for their food in endless queues. In Luang Prabang you will also discover sumptuous palaces and museums. It is certainly a little touristic, but it is impossible to find anything else negative to say about it.

Navigate on the Mekong River

The mythical river crosses the country from north to south. It is impossible to consider a stay in Laos without a cruise on the Mekong River for one or several days, depending on your inclinations and the time available.

Explore the amazing scenery in the north of the country

A visit to the far north of the country will bring you face to face with the most beautiful mountain landscapes that you can imagine. The environment is still wild and unspoilt. The trails invite you for a large variety of excursions. And always surrounded by the most breathtaking landscapes. Sensational!
David Debrincat
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Updated 26 October 2018
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