Laos

Experience one of Asia’s most enchanting secrets on a luxury tour of Laos.

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.

Best time to travel to Laos

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.

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.

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…


Featured Laos Journeys

Private14 days, from AU$8,245
Indochina Escapade

Immerse yourself in the most fascinating cultures of Southeast Asia - from World Heritage listed Luang Prabang to the wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Private14 days, from AU$8,245
Group of 1813 days, from AU$12,200
Images of Indochina & Angkor Wat - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2019)

Join this breathtaking journey to four of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing destinations, each with their own world class attractions, varying from the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay to the extraordinary ancient temples of Angkor

Group13 days, from AU$12,200
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Laos in Depth

Laos has the sleepy charm of Old Asia. In this ‘land of a million elephants’, wander through ancient Khmer ruins, be soothed by unspoiled Champasak, meditate with monks and drift through the vast riverscapes of the 4000 Islands.

Private8 days, from AU$4,760
Private5 days, from AU$3,195
Jewel of the Mekong

The small mountainous country of Laos is known as the land of a million elephants.

Private5 days, from AU$3,195

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