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Laos

Laos is the only land-locked country in SE Asia and shares borders with all of the other countries in Indochina. Lush green rice fields, rugged mountains and gushing waterfalls pepper the remarkable landscape of a country through which the mighty Mekong River flows. Laos has managed to hold on to its laid back culture while rejuvenating nearly lost cottage industries such as silk weaving.

We're Experts! Red Lantern Journeys can arrange tours throughout Laos. In addition to the popular sights, we know the best hotels, experiences, and off-the-beaten-path locations for your tour!
 
Itineraries

 
Our Personal Picks

  • A traditional Baci ceremony in a local village
  • A Mekong river cruise from Thailand to Pakbeng
  • Hill tribe villages in Muang La
  • Elephant ride in the forests of Luang Prabang
  • Stunning Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • The Khmer style ruins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champasak


When to Travel
The cool winter from November to March is the best time for visits due to lower temperatures and less rainfall, but river cruising and waterfalls are more spectacular from June to October.

Visas
US and Canadian citizens need a visa to enter Laos. Visas are available on arrival at the Luang Prabang and Vientiane airports, and all other entry points except Nam Heuang Bridge and Veun Kham. The fee is $35 for US citizens and $42 for Canadian citizens, and you'll need two recent passport photos.

 

 

Suggested Itineraries

Red Lantern Journeys has developed a set of itineraries in Laos that allows you to experience unique activities, classic sites, and off-the-beaten-path locations. They are designed to have you travel at a pace that gives you enough time to absorb the atmosphere and local cultural without feeling too rushed. The main cities can be done in relative luxury, but accommodation in the more remote places can be a bit more rugged.

Below are recommended itineraries for privately guided tours. Book as-is or customize them to fit your schedule and traveling goals.

 Contact us to ask questions or to book your tour in Laos.

 

 


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