Highlights of Laos
A land of enchantment surrounded by lush forested mountains, meandering rivers and an uplifting spiritual vibe, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage filled with traditional temples and French-Indochinese architecture built around a sacred hill, Mount Phousi. Once the capital of the old Lan Xang kingdom, the laid-back city retains much of its royal charm and celebrates a rich artistic and cultural history.
Beguiling boulevards lined with historic temples and French colonial villas, Vientiane is the captivating capital of Laos. With an engaging contemporary vibe mixed with an old-world charm, the 13th-century city is filled with beautifully-preserved heritage buildings that now house chic cafes, restaurants and boutique shops that showcase the rich and dynamic history of Laos.
Southern Laos and the 4,000 Islands
A region of scenic natural beauty, Champasak in the southern-most province of Laos, framed by the meandering banks of the Mekong River. The remains of an 11th-century temple stand on a lonely hill, revealing the area's long and dynamic history as part of the mighty Khmer empire while to the east the natural forests and mountains of the Bolaven Plateau are dotted with coffee plantations and dramatic waterfalls.