If you’re looking to experience an authentic destination in Southeast Asia, you should visit Laos. Natural in almost every aspect, Laos offers travellers endless opportunities and unique surprises along the way. Also known as the Land of a Million Elephants, Laos is a culturally rich, landlocked country with a sparse population relative to its size. Lao people are predominantly Buddhist and are very hospitable to travellers.
From a bamboo-themed cooking class and freshly made noodles to sampling traditional Lao coffee and visiting a coffee plantation, Laos offers a diverse range of culinary experiences.
Venture to the 4,000 Islands region to go in search of the illusive Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin, cycle to quaint local villages and stay in a riverside lodge overlooking the Mekong.
Join the locals for a game of petanque, the Lao national pastime or receive a traditional Lao blessing at a ‘baci’ ceremony in a local home to gain an insight into the local way of life.