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Northern Laos

Visit Northern Laos


The misty, mountainous far north of Laos remains relatively untouched and offers travellers the chance to see a part of the country that has only recently opened up to tourism.

Here, the patterns of life for the 30 or so ethnic groups indigenous to this area are very much dictated by the ebb and flow of the rivers that dissect the region.

Accommodation is comfortable, if basic, but provides access to views of unspoilt hill tribe villages and remote valleys, plus some of the best wildlife spotting and trekking in the country.


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Top itineraries in Northern Laos

Wat Sisaket, Vientiane, Laos

Best of Laos

13-day tailor-made holiday from £2,965 pp incl. flights

This introductory journey takes in several of Laos' must-see highlights, including Kuang Si Falls and Pak Ou Caves. Experience the very best of Laos' unique cultural and natural worlds.

Buddhist Temple, Luang Pabang, Laos

Laos & The Mekong

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,120 pp incl. flights

See the best of Laos, before taking a Mekong River cruise into Thailand and the northern town of Chiang Rai, a centre for the country's unique hill tribes.

Hoi An, Vietnam

Highlights of Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

23-day tailor-made holiday from £6,870 pp incl. flights

Experience the highlights of Indochina on this wide-ranging tailor-made holiday, taking in the unique cultures, history and natural world of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Top places to stay in Northern Laos

Luang Prabang, Kiridara Hotel

Kiridara, Luang Prabang

Superior boutique

A boutique spa, tucked amongst dense teak forests and home to ancient Buddhist temples, sites and monasteries

Exterior, Ansara Hotel, Vientiane

Ansara Hotel, Vientiane

Small & intimate hotel

The Ansara Hotel offers effortless access to Vientiane’s most popular sights and attractions, including Wat Chan, Wat Xienghuen, and Wat Haysoka.

Swimming Pool, Green Park Boutique Hotel, Vientiane

Green Park Boutique Hotel, Vientiane

Traditional hotel

Green Park Boutique is located in a classic colonial building in the heart of bustling and vibrant Vientiane.

Side Walk Cafe, Settha Palace, Vientiane

Settha Palace, Vientiane

Historic hotel

Settha Palace is a characterful classic colonial hotel that's located close to many of Vientiane's top historical and cultural attractions.

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Where to go in Northern Laos

Muang La

Traditional wooden and bamboo houses are a feature of Muang Khua, a scenic town at the confluence of the Nam Phak and Nam La rivers. It's known for its hot springs - by the Muang La Resort - where villagers come to bathe and relax, surrounded by rainforest.


Vientiane is a quiet, yet charming, capital city that shares the same friendly, laidback air as the rest of Laos.

Luang Prabang

A visit to the former royal capital of Luang Prabang is a highlight of any trip to Laos - a World Heritage ‘city' of magnificent gilded temples at the junction of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers.

Vang Vieng & Plain of Jars

The route from Luang Prabang to Vientiane passes through an attractive landscape of gently meandering rivers, tall limestone karst formations, craggy caves, waterfalls and villages that are home to Hmong and Yao hill people.

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When to go to Northern Laos

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