Most people would have heard of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the full moon party in Thailand, the islands in the Philippines... but without a doubt Laos is one of South East Asia's hidden gems and does not get the recognition it deserves! Laos is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in S.E.A and also some of the most amazing scenery.
#1. IT IS HOME TO SOME OF SOUTH EAST ASIA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS!
Kuang Sri waterfall is a three levelled waterfall in Luang Prabang. Starting with shallow pools and leading up to the big guy with a main fall being a 60 metre drop and the water is a beautiful turquoise blue colour. You can also head to Pakse which is home to one of the most impressive waterfalls in Laos, Tad Fane where you can actually zipline over the falls. One to tick off the bucket list! There is also another waterfall called Tad Yuang which is beautiful and definitely worth a visit.
#2. YOU GET TO MEET THE CUTEST IRAWADDY DOLPHINS
On our 11 day Laos explorer we head to the 4000 islands which is where you can go Irawaddy dolphin spotting- something very unique to the area.
#3. THE SCENERY IS OUT OF THIS WORLD
As mentioned before, Laos is 100% underated! The scenery here is so green with lush jungle and moutain areas surrounding you. Because of the tropical climate, it also means you can enjoy heaps of activities year round such as caves, water adventures, and the mountains. As well as all the waterfalls, Laos is also home to UNESCO world heritage sites such as Vat Phou and some charming cities. All in all, a super picturesque place to visit!
#4. THE PEOPLE
Sometimes it's not the place, it's the people that make it so great. In this case, it's both! They are easy going and smiley which makes for a warm welcome to the country!
#5. GREAT FOR ADVENTURE
Not only does the country offer tranquil relaxing surroundings, it is the best of both worlds offering lots of adventurous activites for the adrenaline junkies out there. Here is one of the crew zip lining over a waterfall in Pakse. If you have a little longer to travel Laos, you can also go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, kayaking, river tubing, trekking, rock climbing, caving and bouldering.
#6. IT IS SUPER AFFORDABLE
One of the greatest things about visiting South East Asia is that it tends to be super cheap which means your money stretches much further once you are out there!
#7. IT IS EASY TO GET TO OTHER DESTINATIONS IN ASIA FROM HERE
Laos is very well connected to other countries in South East Asia so if you fancy making your trip a little longer, it is a great little add on to one of our Vietnam, Cambodia or Northern Thailand trips. We have out together some tour passes which work really well. Check them out!
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