Laos Group Tours for Solo Travelers
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Laos
Why Travel Solo To Laos?
For all its spirituality and slow pace of life, Laos’ rugged beauty means it’s primed for adventure, too.
The South-East Asian country is renowned for its rural patchwork ofrice paddies, stilted houses, waterfalls and elephants, with the mighty Mekong River running the length of its western border
Yes, this is quintessential Asia – all the more appealing for its reliable purse-pleasing prices and proximity to neighboring Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, making it easy to criss-cross the region and tick off a few countries in one trip
In Laos itself, you can sail your way along the Mekong, watching the landscapes unfold around you; explore the Tam Ting caves and absorb the Buddhist temples of Luang Prabang; and spot monks in vibrant saffron robes or get zen in a yoga class, before feasting on fragrant Laotian cuisine.
You may travel to Laos solo, but by the time you’ve finished your slow-paced group adventure, the frenetic side to South-East Asia will feel like a distant dream.
TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN LAOS
THE MEKONG RIVER
One of the great rivers of Asia, the Mekong stretches over 2,700 miles through six countries: Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. In Laos’ portion, you can float along the serene, winding river by boat, passing misty mountains and quiet villages for a snapshot of local life.
The village of Pak Ou – located where the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers meet – is known for its two limestone caves, Tham Ting and Tham Phun, which contain thousands of gilded Buddha statues. On the way to Pak Ou, you can also stop at Ban Xang (Whisky Village) – renowned for its national rice whisky.
The former capital of Laos is well known for its Buddhist temples and monasteries there are 33 gilded wats in total, sacred to the city’s sashaying, saffron-swathed monks. Former French villas have been turned into boutique hotels and trails and trekking opportunities await in the city’s rural hinterland.
What Are The National Languages?
What is the currency?
Indochina Time (GMT +7)
Top Three Experiences
1. Explore the history-steeped city of Luang Prabang
2. Float past peaceful bankside villages of the Mekong
3. Tap into the local food scene
Top five dishes to try
1. Khao Piak Sen – Laos chicken noodle soup
2. Tam Mak Hoong – green papaya salad
3. Mok Pa – steamed fish in banana leaves
4. Naem Khao Tod – deep-fried spiced rice balls mixed with pork and salad
5. Larb – meat salad with fresh herbs and spices
Average temp in high season
What's The Weather Like?
Laos has a tropical monsoon climate with a prominent rainy season from May through to October. The average summer temperature in Laos is 93F (34C) and the average winter temperature is 82F (28C).
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