Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos, lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Inhabited for thousands of years, it was the royal capital of the country until 1975. It’s known for its many Buddhist temples and laid back lifestyle.
Vang Vieng is a picturesque town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town.
Vientiane, Laos' national capital, mixes French-colonial architecture with Buddhist temples. Along broad boulevards and tree-lined streets are many notable shrines.
Xam Neua translated as northern swamp, is the capital city of Houaphan Province, Laos, in the northeast of Laos covered in endless tropical forests.
Nong Khiaw is a traveller's haven in the truest sense, offering relaxation, good food, decent accommodation and plenty of activities. Nestled on the west bank of the Nam Ou, spanned by a vertiginous bridge and bookended by towering limestone crags, it's surely one of the most photogenic spots in Laos.
Pakse or Pakxe is the capital and most populous city in the southern province of Champasak, making it the second most populous city in Laos. Located at the confluence of the Xe Don and Mekong Rivers.
The Si Phan Don is a riverine archipelago located in the Mekong River, Champasak Province in southern Laos. Si Phan Don is characterised by numerous islands, half of which are submerged when the Mekong River is in flood.
Phonsavan is the capital of Xiangkhoang Province. The name stands for hills of paradise. Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xiangkhouang Province. The countryside is dominated by green hills and pine forests.
Thakhek is a town in south-central Laos on the Mekong River and facing Nakhon Phanom across the river in northeastern Thailand. It is the capital of Khammouane Province. The city has many French colonial style official buildings, villas and shops.
Salavan is a province of Laos, located in the south of the country. Its earlier name was Saravan which was changed by Thai to Salavan in 1828.
Sekong is a province of Laos, located in the south-east of the country. Sekong Province is the second smallest province in Laos and also one of its poorest.
Sainyabuli is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. It is famous for its elephant conservation programs.
Pakxan, Paksan or Muang Pakxan is a town in Bolikhamsai Province, in western Laos. It is the capital of Paksan District.
Pak Beng is a small village in Laos, on the Mekong River about halfway between the Thai border at Huay Xai and Luang Prabang, Laos. Pak Beng is connected by a sealed road with Oudomxai along the Nam Beng River.
Oudomxay is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. Starting point for many nature and ethnic village adventures.
Scenic Muang La, just 28km from Udomxai towards Phongsali, offers a charming rural alternative to the 'big city’. This Tai Lü village sits at the confluence of the Nam La and Nam Phak River, attractively awash with palm trees.
Welcoming travellers like no other town in northern Laos, Luang Namtha packs a powerful lush vegetation with its choice of eco-minded tour companies catering for trekking to ethnically diverse villages, and cycling, kayaking and rafting in and around the stunning Nam Ha NPA.
Ban Houayxay is the capital of the Lao province of Bokeo, on the border with Thailand. The town lies on the Mekong River opposite Chiang Khong in Thailand.
Phongsali is the capital of Phongsali Province, Laos. It is the northernmost among provincial capitals in Laos opposite Attapeu in the south. Famous for it ethnic diversity, lush mountains and century old tea plantations.
Savannakhet is located in the south of Laos on the banks of the Mekong River, neighboring Thailand and Vietnam. Its name originally comes from Savanh Nakhone, meaning ‘City of Paradise’. Savannakhet is approximately a six to seven-hour drive from Vientiane. The road trip is an opportunity to view the Mekong River scenery and the spectacular hills along the way. On the other hand, the city can also be reached via the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge from Mukdahan, Thailand.
Attapeu is the southern most province in Laos and shares a border with Sekong in the North, Champasack in the West, Vietnam in the East and Cambodia in the South. The Bolaven Plateau is located in the Champasack Province and easily accessed from Pakse. Attapeu is where one can find many ethnic minorities.