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Laos With Insider Journeys

Experience the best of Laos with Insider Journeys, from its must-see monuments and temples in Vientiane and Luang Prabang, to remote rural villages and stunning scenery. Learn about our experienced local guides and how they can help you get the best out of your journey, plus what makes the Lao people a highlight of any visit.

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Laos Highlights

Enjoy a three-day cruise down the Mekong River, stopping enroute in the small market town of Pakbeng before reaching beautiful Luang Prabang. Soak up the town's stunning riverside setting and abundance of glittering temples. Discover the flavors of Lao cuisine in a hands-on cooking class, and learn more about Buddhism. Fly to the capital, Vientiane, with its French-colonial architecture and interesting monuments.

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Luang Prabang

Get to the know the idyllic UNESCO World Heritage site of Luang Prabang, a beautiful city perched at the confluence of two rivers and home to a vast array of glittering temples. Admire its well-preserved architecture and take in local life on the streets. Outside town, visit an elephant sanctuary, swim in the Kuang Si Waterfalls or join a fun cooking class.

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Vientiane

Learn more about Laos' riverside capital, Vientiane. See some of the country's most important temples, and visit the COPE center, which provides prosthetic limbs to victims of unexploded ordnances. Wander the picturesque riverfront, and try delicious Lao cuisine from one of the many street food stalls or nearby restaurants.

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4,000 Islands and Southern Laos

Southern Laos is home to the country's premier coffee growing region, the Bolaven Plateau. Visit a plantation or some beautiful waterfalls. Learn about a wonderful eco-lodge accommodation option, and the stunning 4000 islands region. Enjoy a boat trip and perhaps spot the endangered Irrawaddy river dolphin. Visit the temple ruins at Wat Phou, and take in a Mekong sunset at Pakse.

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The Mekong River in Laos

Soak up Laos' beautiful scenery on a relaxing Mekong River cruise. Stop at a local village to learn more about ethnic minority groups, and help make a difference with a donation of books to a local school. Find out about our range of river cruises, from overnight journeys cruising the 4000 island region in the country's south, to those exploring the upper Mekong with a stay in an eco-lodge.

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Our Insider Experiences in Laos

Find out about our range of Insider Experiences, unique activities that provide a deeper exploration of Lao culture. Perhaps join with the locals in a game of petanque, or chat with a novice monk at a Luang Prabang temple for a memorable cultural exchange. Sample some unique local dishes not often found on restaurant menus, delve into the coffee growing process at a local plantation, or visit a silk-weaving workshop.

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Meet The People of Laos

One of the highlights of a trip to Laos is the warm and welcoming people. Learn about the opportunities you may have to interact with the Lao people, from chatting with a monk at a temple, to meeting ethnic minority communities during a walk through a village.

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