Get to know one of Asia's most laidback and charming destinations - exotic Laos. With the mighty Mekong River flowing through it, the country is characterized by scenic boat journeys, lush riverside settings and a pervading Buddhist culture. Explore the glittering temples of magical Luang Prabang, visit fascinating monuments in the capital, Vientiane, and learn more about the hilltribe cultures that call Laos home.
The French-colonial influence on Laos has left a legacy of beautiful architecture and a dash of European flair to the major center's eating scenes, which offer a fantastic mix of cafes, bakeries, restaurants and street food. Enjoy getting to know Laos' friendly and hospitable people, sample delicious Lao cuisine incorporating fresh local herbs and spices, and embrace the country's slow and peaceful way of life.