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Laos - One week, two week itineraries

"Laos is a country best known for its festivals and culinary culture."travelsense.asia
"Laos is one of the least expensive of all South East Asian countries."bbqboy.net
"Laos is one of my dream destinations right now - it seems to have the perfect mix of culture and outdoors!"globalgirltravels.com
"Laos is the most untouched part of South East Asia, but this piece of their culture will soon be gone."overtheedgeofthewild.com
"Laos is a fascinating country and during the 30 days we spent there last year we did a lot of moving around."eternal-expat.com
"Laos is one of the friendliest countries to visit in Asia but there are lots of things to consider before departing."oneworld365.org

Laos location

South-Eastern Asia

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Land borders

Cambodia

China

Myanmar

Thailand

Vietnam

Laos at a glance

Lao kip (LAK)

Currency

Lao

Language

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Very trendy (5 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Relative safe (50 / 100)

Safety index

Underdeveloped (60 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Laos in South-Eastern Asia.
The itinerary visits mainly small cities. The climate is warm. These flight connection are taken during this route:
Champasak - Luang Prabang. During your travel you have to speak Lao . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Laos in South-Eastern Asia. After that the itinerary proceeds Vietnam (more about Vietnam itineraries). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
not safe countries are chosen... The climate is warm. As a
Austria citizen you must get the valid visa before for Vietnam (more about Vietnam itineraries). For in Laos it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Lao kip and Dong are necessary to pay. These flight connections are taken during this itinerary: Pakse (Pakse in detail) - Lao Cai and Vientiane - Pakse (Pakse in detail). During your travel you have to speak Lao and Vietnamese . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
This itinerary brings you through Laos, South-Eastern Asia, and it is a roundtrip from Lao Cai. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly small cities. For in Laos it is possible to request the visa on arrival. The climate is warm. During your travel you have to speak Lao . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. These flight connection are taken during this itinerary:
Pakse - Lao Cai. You can pay with Lao kip everywhere.
At Thailand, South-Eastern Asia, the itinerary will begin. Vietnam (plan Vietnam itineraries) and Laos are the next countries. Most popular part is Bangkok.
Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Bangkok (plan Bangkok itineraries). As a Austria citizen you must get the valid visa before for Vietnam (plan Vietnam itineraries). For in Laos it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Not safe countries are chosen except of Vietnam (more about Vietnam itineraries)... There are two flight connections. These are Bangkok - Lao Cai and Vientiane - Pakse (more about Pakse itineraries). During your travel you have to speak Thai, Vietnamese and Lao . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. Baht, Dong and Lao kip are the currencies.
The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Vietnam (South-Eastern Asia). After that the itinerary proceeds Laos. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The climate is warm. For in Laos it is possible to request the visa on arrival. Not safe countries are chosen... There are one flight connection. These are
Vientiane - Pakse (visit Pakse itineraries). During your travel you have to speak Vietnamese and Lao . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. Dong and Lao kip are the currencies.
The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Vietnam in South-Eastern Asia. Laos are the next countries. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
it is possible to go to many nature. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Hanoi. You find the nightlife at Hanoi. Many cities are warm in April. As a Austria (visit Austria itineraries) citizen you must get the valid visa before for Vietnam. For in Laos it is possible to request the visa on arrival. During your travel you have to speak Vietnamese and Lao . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. Dong and Lao kip are necessary to pay. There are three flight connections. These are Luang Prabang - Hanoi, Hanoi - Vientiane and Vientiane - Pak

Things to do

. is the country ignored when planning a trip across Asia, however almost everyone comes back highlighting Laos as their fondest memories. With such natural beauty and some real life changing experiences to be had, Laos is perfect if you are considering travelling to Asia. I have written this list of things to do in ...

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The capital city of the most heavily bombed country in the world – thats how we’d been introduced to Vientiane. But the sheer volume of history pouring out of the city’s monuments soon made us realise that it was so much more than just a former colony of the West! In this blog post, you’ll find everything that you ...

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Other places to see in Vientiane

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Laos often surprises travellers. Less known than the other countries in Southeast Asia, it has more to offer than people would guess. From golden temples to caves and waterfalls, all lacking the hordes of tourists that you encounter elsewhete in the region, the country does not disappoint.

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Laos, a country where you can zipline through the jungle and sleep in a treehouse, swim in idyllic turquoise waterfalls and float down a river in a tyre tube! The night buses in Laos are actual sleeping ones with narrow beds. Around a decade ago tubing in Vang Vieng won Laos a bad reputation, due to backpacker party ...

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Top 8 Things To Do in Laos

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Eat & drink

Cambodia (see itineraries) and Laos are two of South East Asia’s less frequented destinations, all too often overshadowed by neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam (Vietnam itineraries). Which means it’s still possible to feel a little “off the beaten path” as you explore these two fascinating countries. While the major tourist hotspots draw in pretty big ...

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I have also listed a handful of cute cafes and romantic restaurants in Luang Prabang in this blog, where I tasted the finery of traditional Laos fine dining amid a serene set up. I “thought” food in Luang Prabang would not be drastically different from that of Thailand. However, Luang Prabang stands as a winner for ...

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Saffron Cafe

Cafe de Laos

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Le Banneton cafe

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Laos food is vibrant, colorful, packed with herbs and chilies, and the combinations of ingredients are guaranteed to thrill your taste-buds. Although the food of Laos, or Laotian food, is making waves across the world – it’s rightfully gaining popularity – it still has so much more potential.

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. and wanting to sample traditional Lao cuisine while you’re there? From Luang Prabang , Laos has a range of delicious traditional Laos dishes to experience. From simple street food snacks and daily staples to seasonal, exotic treats here are my recommendations for what to eat in Laos.

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Bangkok Noi Restaurant

Café Lao

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Worth to visit

Laos is still a largely undiscovered gem, with incredible jungles, mountain valleys, waterfalls and high altitude plateaus. It’s a departure from the mainstream and provides travelers with wonderfully rugged escapes into pristine nature and contact with incredibly friendly ...

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Laos is that small, landlocked nation in Southeast Asia surrounded by all the typical stops on a classic Southeast Asia tour. I've heard many people talk about their visits to the region, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam (Vietnam in detail), even Myanmar! But Laos is often left out. I'm not sure if it's because it lacks the tropical ...

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Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a small landlocked country situated amongst other more famous South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China (China itineraries) and Myanmar. Home to stunning waterfalls, rivers and nature, peaceful temples and ..

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For all the difficulty involved in simply getting to Four Thousand Islands, it begs to find the reason why you should undertake such a painstaking trip to remote Southern Laos. Truth be told, this is not a destination in itself for most travelers. The reason most people come to these islands in the Mekong River is ...

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General

Laos, like most of Cambodia, is often seen as a barrier between travelers trying to get from Thailand (more about Thailand itineraries) to Vietnam (more about Vietnam). In comparison to Thailand and Vietnam (more about Vietnam), Laos does not offer the tourism infrastructure that makes it easy for travelers to work their way through this country. My answer is definitely, but for short-term ...

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…as in right now! If you like your travel slow, and your tourist crowds virtually non-existent, now is the time to visit Laos, because change is a-coming, and a-coming fast. An influx of investment capital, large-scale urban developments, and a high-speed rail corridor running from China (China itineraries) to Thailand via Luang Prabang ...

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#21. Lao Coffee & Culture

#12. Friendly, Non-Violent, Low-Key, No-Pressure People & Culture

#33. Buddhist Culture and Time-Honored Practices

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. laos sim card, laos prepaid sim card, laos tourist sim card, laos telecom package, data laos In this guide you will learn how to buy a Laos sim card and the best Laos tourist sim card. Whenever you travel from one country to another, one thing you shouldn’t forget to have is a local sim card.

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If you want to experience the old Asia first hand, this charming laid-back colonial capital city has a lot to offer the visitor. There are more than 5 reasons to visit Vientiane (more about Vientiane itineraries) in Laos , one of our favourite Asian countries. Many travellers will only give Vientiane a 24-hour stopover on the way to visit many of the ...

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Itinerary

This travel guide covers my two week itinerary backpacking around Laos. The world around you concealed under the cover of stary darkness. And so it was, when my plane touched down late at night in the mysterious town of Laung Prabang in northern Laos, all of my senses immediately came alive.

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Today I am going to share with you where to go and what to do in southern Laos. Share it, save it as you use this southern Laos itinerary. Though I had lived in Vientiane (more about Vientiane itineraries), Lao before, and had been to the south of Lao as well. It was great to explore deeper this time around. South of Lao is rich in refreshing nature, ...

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Laos is one of the greenest, lushest countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. It’s a calm and quiet SE Asia destination and offers an escape from the other much busier and more touristy countries in the region. Coming prepared with a 2 weeks in Laos itinerary is the best way to travel this beautiful country and ..

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Laos is stunning. Looking back on our photographs we can’t quite believe how beautiful our natural surroundings were. The slow pace of life, the small, scattered villages where majority of Laotians live, the sprawling countryside are best explored slowly and ..

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Costs

Once upon a time – many, many centuries ago – there was a land known as Hills of Paradise. It was perched high in the mountaintops of what is modern-day Xieng Khuang province of Laos. Towering pine trees dominated the rolling hills, rivers and waterfalls irrigated and ..

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Your backpacking Laos Budget can be starting from $20 USD. You will spend $5 in accommodation and $5 in food per day, sleeping in a dorm and eating in street markets. Transportation is cheap but there are big distances. If you pay for touristics entrances, eating little bit luxury of drinking beer, you will get by ...

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I realize that this whole category has become somewhat irrelevant now that I don’t track my spending by the dollar like I used to. But on the whole I was wildly impressed with how cheap travel in Laos was! Also, I scored the deal of the century this month, purchasing a $330 one way ticket from Bangkok (see itineraries) to New York (plan York itineraries).

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The cost of travel in Laos is very cheap. This is mainly because all activities are centered around nature. For example hiking to cliff points, exploring caves, or swimming in lagoons or waterfalls. Entrance to caves, lagoons, and also to cross bridges are not normally more than 1-2 USD.

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Accommodation

If you are not sure where to stay in Pakse Laos. I got you! During my recent Laos travel, I stayed in different places and these are my recommended hotels in Pakse. Pakse is not a large town, but the traffic passing through this city is big in numbers. It could be because of its gateway into Thailand (visit Thailand itineraries) and ..

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25 thoughts on “Where to stay in Pakse Laos?”

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From the minute we arrived at the Mekong Riverview Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos we knew we were in for a treat. The hotel is owned by Urban Paulsson, a successful hotelier who, after partnering in two big hotels in Sweden, was drawn to the simpler life and ..

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Vientiane’s got a TON more lodging options than you might think. If you don’t know the lay of the land, it can seem like an impossible task to choose the right one. Here are our top choices for places to stay in Vientiane (more about Vientiane) — all highly-rated, centrally-located, and loaded with character and ..

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. that it’s wise to book accommodation in advance in Thakhek. Unlike some of the bigger tourist destinations, there is not so much choice in Thakhekand places can often get booked up. As the loop gets more popular, no doubt there will be more and more guesthouses sprouting up to meet demand.

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Where to stay on Night 3? = Ban O

Where to stay on Night 2? = Na Hin

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