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Laos Travel Guide: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Land of a Million Elephants

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Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It is one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations. The country shares borders with Thailand to the west, Vietnam to the east, Myanmar and China to the north and Cambodia to the south. Thus it brings together the best of Southeast Asia in a single destination. It has numerous mountains and it stays true to its slogan "Simply Beautiful". Tourism is the growth sector in Laos and lots of tourists are visiting Laos for its beauty. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, culture enthusiasts and also the foodies.

Laos has all shades of green with its glowing emerald rice fields, dark and brooding jungle, the glistening tea leaves which cover the mountains and also their beautiful the landscape. Laos is ethnically diverse with 49 ethnic groups and this diversity influences the food, arts, customs, and festivals in the country. Kuang Si Waterfalls, Sinouk Coffee Tour, Vientiane City Tour, Elephant Village Sanctuary, 4000 Islands, Kong Lor Caves, Wat Phu, The Living Land Company are the main tourist attractions of the city. The adventure seekers can enjoy the underground river caves, on jungle zip lines or while climbing karsts. The culture enthusiasts can discover the ancient temples and indulge in Lao spiritual life. The nature lovers can enjoy a leisure walk on the wild side and spot exotic animals such as gibbons or elephants. The foodies can immerse in the spices of Laos Cuisine. Explore the diverse wonders of Laos and create unforgettable memories with our Laos packages.

Getting in laos

Wattay International Airport is one of the main international airports in Laos. This airport has a new international terminal and a small and old domestic terminal. This airport operates flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Trichy.

Best rates for this route is usually available when you book 6-7 months prior.

Chennai2h, 1 stopRs. 13243
Delhi7h, 1 stopRs. 18600
Mumbai8h, 1 stopRs. 15515
Bangalore10h, 1 stopRs. 18308
Kolkata10h, 1 stopRs. 10904
Hyderabad12h, 1 stopRs. 17874
Kochi13h, 1 stopRs. 14398
Trichy17h, 2 stopsRs. 20772

Best time to visit laos

The weather is mostly dry and warm from October to April. Rains are frequent in Laos from May to October. The showers are short and waterfalls beginning to flow once more and the lush scenery attracting a variety of wildlife at this time. Rivers are more beautiful from November and January when water levels are high and they can make easy passage along Laos' main waterway, the Mekong River.

Visa requirements to arrive at laos

Visa is free on Arrival or visitor visa is mandatory for all the Indian Passport holders

Cost of visa


Processing time

Visitor visa takes 15 days minimum

Documents to carry

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
  • Flight Vouchers
  • Hotel Vouchers

Public Transport in laos

Most of the cities in Laos are small and they can be easily explored by foot. Public transport is available only in Vientiane. They offer local buses to some routes but they are not of much use to the travelers.

Taxi & Airport transfer at laos

There are lots of taxis available in Vientiane to the tourists while in other cities it should be arranged earlier. There is airport shuttle bus service for every 40 minutes which will take you to different towns in Laos.

Transport & city passes in laos

There is no transport or city passes in Laos. Public transport services are to be availed.

Driving & Car rental at laos

Driving is pretty easy in Laos. The infrastructure of the roads are pretty basic Avis-Budget, a Vientiane company is a reliable option for car hire.

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