On the banks of the Mekong River, Vientiane is the charming and fascinating capital of Laos. This small town conjures up exotic images, with the curious mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French influences.
The royal capital of the former Lane Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang with its gleaming temple roofs, colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in all Asia. Here is plenty to see, some of which are the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai with five tiered roofs.
Laos is a perfect trekking destination as it boasts many beautiful areas for exploration. The Taste of Laos tour takes you on an adventurous trekking expedition of the mountainous region of Luang Namtha, which is bordered with China and Myanmar and populated by over twenty ethnic minority groups. Stroll around the small town of Moung Sing, passing through hill tribe villages rarely visited by other tourists. Enjoy a boat trip downstream the Nam Ou River to Luang Prabang enjoying the forest landscape. The fascinating Buddha Park is also an impressive highlight of the tour.
This tour is full of pleasant surprises. Prepare for a unique experience as we take in the Ancientnational sites of Vientiane, the idyllic tranquil town of Vang Vieng and the charming laid-back city Luang Prabang. Time is spent at the beautiful Khouangsi waterfalls where you can refresh yourself in the cool pools. We trek through some hill tribe villages to meet the fascinating local people. Experience a rural homestay spending an evening enjoying a local dinner and sampling the local produce of Lao rice wine…
Enjoy a combination of scenic landscapes, city sightseeing and adventurous trekking expeditions through villages and highland areas. We journey through many fascinating hill tribe villages, waving to the warm and friendly locals and admiring the dramatic mountain scenery. You will get a feel of their customs and culture as trekking provides a greater insight and staying overnight in a villager’s home offers an authentic experience. This tour sees the best highlights and a close up cultural experience of northern Laos.