Gentle and calm, Laos is the inner sanctum of South East Asia’s Indochine. Colonised by the French and land locked, Laos is perfectly combined with Vietnam or Northern Thailand for a luxurious yet adventurous retreat from modern day life.
Lao culture is centered on the pleasures of life: eating, drinking, sleeping and chatting with friends. Work obligations rarely take priority over socialization. It's common to be asked if meals, weekend activities, weddings and whatever you're doing right now is “muan,” or enjoyable.
Best Time To Travel
The small, landlocked country of Laos is best visited between October and April, when the weather's warm and dry throughout. River travel is best between November and January, when high water levels make passage easy along Laos' main waterway, the Mekong River.