Destination: Laos / Asia
Experience: Heritage, adventure, nature, traditions, local artisans
Duration: 08 days / 07 nights
Visa requirement: Indian passport holders can obtain Visa on arrival at Laos International Airport
Laos is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations left in the world. With a ‘back-in-time’ feel to it and with a truly friendly population combined with atmospheric Buddhist temples, places of interest and enigmatic heritage sites, you are guaranteed a roller coaster of a cultural ride in exploring this country.
Vientiane, capital of Laos, retains an old-world charm that is becoming increasingly rare. With its wide, open boulevards and many golden temples, this sleepy city hardly feels like a modern capital. Visit the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sisaket – filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues & explore the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha. The town of Luang Prabang slows your pulse and awakens your imagination with its combination of world-class comfort and spiritual nourishment. Sitting at the sacred confluence of the Mekong River and the Nam Khan (Khan River), nowhere else can lay claim to this UNESCO-protected gem’s romance of 33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, faded Indochinese villas and exquisite Gallic cuisine. Where the Nam Ou (Ou River) and Mekong River meet at Ban Pak Ou, two famous caves in the limestone cliff are crammed with myriad Buddha images. In the lower cave a photogenic group of Buddhas are silhouetted against the stunning riverine backdrop. The upper cave is a five-minute climb up steps 50m into the rock face. At Kuang Si Waterfalls, you enjoy a spectacular view of water cascading into the clear turquoise pools at its foot.
Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with a pronounced rainy season from May through October, a cool dry season from November through February, and a hot dry season in March and April.
Generally, monsoons occur at the same time across the country, although that time may vary significantly from one year to the next.
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* The cost mentioned are indicative and are for land arrangements only.
* Cost of visa and flights not included in the indicative pricing given.