While cycling and hiking excursions will have you exploring hidden waterfalls and ethnic tribal villages, those pining for a designer splurge can also reach new heights of luxury with Laos tours. The Mekong River infinity pool of Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao really sets the scene for Laos – the most relaxed of Asia’s countries.
Explore the laid-back capital of Vientiane where the tuk-tuk drivers and sleepy cafe culture hide luxe spas and former French quarters. Explore the backstreets before heading to the spiritual haven of Luang Prabang. Nestled between the Mekong River and the Nam Khan, this UNESCO location gives more then it takes. Take a break and explore the quaint villages, gilded wats and chanting monks. Visit our local favourite – the Apsara Hotel. This converted warehouse hotel will have you sipping Stolichnaya vodka in its chic riverside terrace bar.
Those looking for locations further afield will find a haven in inland Vang Vieng. Boasting rolling hills on one side and lush paddy fields on the other, this rural town is rebuilding itself as the adventure capital.