Appreciate the beauty of a slow life when you step into Laos with its serene mountainous environment that has largely remained untouched and hospitable community. The people of Laos are deeply spiritual due to their Buddhist beliefs; regardless of your specific religion, you too can find peace when you learn about meditation from an Abbott or go for a private yoga session by the tranquil Mekong river.
Luang Prabang, Laos’ ancient capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Vientiane, the country’s current capital, is where you can expect to find the country’s grandest monuments such as the Royal Palace, the golden Wat Xieng Thong temple and Pha That Luang stupa, and the Patuxai arch. Elsewhere, indulge in a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, cycling or trekking tours — you’ll even get to swim beneath the Kuang Si waterfall, enjoy a picnic in the jungle and visit a cave with thousands of Buddha statues! Traditions are still preserved in Laos so you’ll also have the opportunity to learn crafts such as bamboo weaving, H’mong embroidery and pottery from the locals. As the country has a nationwide curfew imposed by its Communist government, be sure to head home before midnight.