Still relatively unexplored, Laos retains a sleepy charm with World Heritage sites, a rich Buddhist culture and a smattering of luxury hotels.

Known as the land of a million elephants, Laos is bursting with breathtaking natural beauty.

Gentle and enigmatic, the country is a haven for travellers looking to revel in nature and indulge in peaceful tranquility. From the flat plains of the remote Bolaven Plateau to the mysterious Plain of Jars and majestic Khong Pha Pheng Falls, every destination on your journey offers ample opportunity to experience firsthand an unhurried, unencumbered way of life.

At A&K, we have proudly pioneered luxury holidays to Laos for decades, curating unique experiences and encounters that bring you closer to its customs and culture. We’ll take you on a private boat tour of 4000 Islands, a stunning display of islands, cascades, and rapids. Next, spend an afternoon sampling traditional Laotian fare in the comforts of a local family’s home. We guarantee a memorable visit you will look fondly upon for decades to come.

Award-winning luxury tours in Laos

With so many activities and experiences available to travellers visiting the small, landlocked country of Laos, it’s no wonder the destination is suitable for people of all ages and interests. All of our private journeys are fully customisable to meet your requests and requirements, ensuring you feel safe, comfortable, and cared for.

Start your journey in Luang Prabang, a city with tremendous character and charm. Board a private boat to cruise the Mekong River to the Pak Ou caves, a curious spot that is home to more than a thousand Buddha sculptures. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Kuang Si waterfalls before returning to the city to explore the Royal Palace Museum, Arts and Ethnology Centre, and a traditional Baci blessing ceremony.

High above the Mekong Valley rests Champasak, a must-visit location during your stay. Explore Wat Phou, an ancient, all-important Khmer religious complex dating back to the 5th century that remains one of the most revered and temples in the country.

Continent Asia
Language Lao
Capital Vientiane
Population 7,284,596
Area 236,800 km²
Currency Lao kip

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Rest and rejuvenate in luxury accommodations

Accommodations selected for each of our A&K luxury holidays must meet exacting standards of comfort and safety. We only choose beautifully appointed properties with a reputation for excellence.

After a day spent exploring Luang Prabang and surrounds, retire to the serene sanctuary that is Belmond La Residence Phou Vao. Positioned atop a hill, the hotel offers exquisite mountain vistas, French-inspired cuisine, and traditional decor with a splash of modern luxury.

Touted as a jewel on the Mekong, the eco-friendly River Resort in Champasak has an inimitable atmosphere and beautiful views of the Mekong. Let the sounds of the water lull you to sleep from your deluxe riverfront villa.   

Destination highlights

Our Orient travel experts have spent decades designing luxury getaways in Laos. We’ll help you customise your dream holiday, complete with one-of-a-kind activities including:

  • Visiting the Bear Rescue Centre in Luang Prabang, a local initiative to protect and rehabilitate the rare Asiatic black bear.
  • Meander through rarely-seen Khmer ruins.
  • Look on as saffron-clad monks participate in an early morning call to alms.
  • And more…

When to Go

To avoid torrential rains and humidity, Laos is best visited between November and February. During this time, the weather is both warm and dry, and river travel along the mighty Mekong River is made easy and enjoyable thanks to high water levels.

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