Vietnam’s laidback neighbor, Laos is a slow-paced country of jungled mountain ranges, flowing waterfalls, and a calm, welcoming population. Being at the opposite end of the energy spectrum to frenetic Vietnam, Laos is worth including in your customers’ itineraries if they want some downtime in a fresh destination. It’s also a picture-perfect masterpiece: not many would contest that Luang Prabang is Southeast Asia’s most charming city
Vientiane’s deliciously relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is. After you’ve done the round of temples, the best thing to do here has always been to wander down to the riverside, relax with a cold Beerlao - the national beer - and watch the sun set over the Mekong.
Southern Laos: The capital of Khammuan, Tha Kheak, offers plentiful options for exploration from funky caves and colonial swimming holes to aging French buildings and the relaxed Mekong riverbank.
PLAIN OF JARS
Plain of Jars: Combines ancient and contemporary history with insights into Phuan, Hmong, Khmu and Tai Dam culture. Experience the stunning landscape and its surroundings as you walk around the jars in this rustic region.
Luang Prabang: Set at the confluence of two rivers that almost surround the town, and beneath a temple-topped hill, Luang Prabang is a wonderful patchwork of traditional Lao wooden houses and hints of European architecture. This a different world set away from the hustle and bustle of life where you could sit down with my mind in