Asia

Laos

A Study in Tranquility

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Destination Overview

About Laos

Like Cambodia, Laos lay for decades in a post-Vietnam War limbo. But,today, that hiatus has become a benefit to discerning travelers.

Spared much of the rush of mass tourism seen elsewhere in Asia, Laos remains largely untouched, and culturally and environmentally intact. And, the Laotians themselves, as curious about westerners as we are about them, are warm and welcoming.

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Laos
 
Laos
 

Thomson Experiences in Laos

ARTS & CULTURE
Indigenous hill tribes, still living today as they have for centuries, welcome visitors as they would their own families. Homestays in their remote villagesprovide unique and intimate views of their ancient traditions.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Capture the beguiling beauty of Laos: monks in saffron robes emerge from their temples each morning to collect alms; remaining tracts of forested wilderness provide opportunities to photograph animals that are rarely seen elsewhere; daily activities on the banks of the mighty Mekong River arephotographs waiting to happen.
MULTI-GENERATIONAL

Traveling the world with your family is like sharing a box filled with presents. The box is the world itself and the presents are the bonds that form through the experiences we share, and the perspective, patience, understanding, and tolerance we gain from expanding our horizons and seeing how other people live. There is no greater gift.

Favorite Properties

In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.

Sofitel Luang Prabang
 

Sofitel Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Sofitel Luang Prabang is rare conjunction of historical architecture and modern design, and a chance to inhabit an ancient place in an atmosphere of the utmost contemporary luxury. With 23 guest suites, private gardens, spa-like bathrooms, upscale restaurant, and a cooking school this hotel is destination in itself.

Amantaka
 

Amantaka

Luang Prabang

Set on a large garden estate, Amantaka is housed in graceful French colonial buildings surrounded by shady verandas. High-ceilinged suites encircle a large grassed courtyard, each with a private outdoor area fringed by mango trees. The hotel mirrors the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage town Luang Prabang by blending ancient Lao and French colonial architectural styles with extraordinary beauty.

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
 

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Luang Prabang

Perched on a hill with panoramic views and designed in a traditional style gemmed with teak, silk, and fresh cotton accents, Belmond La Residence Phou Vao provides a tranquil experience outside of Luang Prabang. With an emphasis on local styles and materials, this hotel features elegant suites, spa treatments, and an award winning restaurant.

Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos
 

Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, & Laos

Embark on a whirlwind adventure and spend the next three weeks taking in the highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. If you are looking for fantastic landscapes to photograph, amazing food to try, welcoming people to befriend, or a moving, cultural experience, then this trip should be at the top of your list. Stay in world class hotels and cruise across Ha Long Bay, hike and bike through Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap, and learn more than you thought possible about this fantastic corner of the globe.

From: $6,290 per person

Detailed Itinerary

Not all those who wander are lost.
- J.R.R. Tolkien