By far the most laid-back of the Indochina trio, Laos takes life at a slow and leisurely pace and invites its visitors to do the same. Take a boat ride along the River Mekong, which runs along the entire length of the country and be amazed by the greenness of the landscapes you see. Or, if adventure is what you seek, lose yourself in caves, rice-fields, jungles and mountains and relish in the peace and quiet you will undoubtedly find there.
Many of Laos’ major cities and towns don’t feel too far away from nature. Vientiane – the sleepy capital – perfectly encapsulates Laos’ leisurely approach to life, meanwhile the ancient town of Luang Prabang is so beautiful it can trap visitors for weeks. Encircled by waterfalls, lush green mountains, trekking and biking trails, this historically French town offers visitors an irresistible blend of comfort, adventure and spiritual nourishment.
Landlocked Laos is surprisingly home to around 4,000 islands, meaning you can have a tropical beach holiday at Si Phan Don situated on the Mekong river where you might also be able to spot the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin. Even more mystifying though, is the Xiangkhoang Plateau, known as the Plain of Jars, strewn with thousands of Stone Age jars – archaeologists are still puzzled as to what purpose they serve!
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.