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Laos

Immerse in sacred traditions, giving alms to Buddhist monks

Laos

Find havens of tranquil relaxation in our handpicked luxury hotels

Laos

Witness the Mekong River meander its way through impressive landscapes and remote villages

Laos

Discover exquisite ancient temples and glittering royal palaces

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Exquisite temples, lush tropical valleys, remote ethnic minority villages, and the tranquil waters of the Mekong River are just the entree to enchanting Laos, one of Asia’s most authentic destinations. Lose yourself to the atmospheric beauty of Luang Prabang, explore isolated local villages, and enjoy stunning sunsets over the Mekong River in Vientiane, then indulge in our handpicked luxury retreats.

Highlights

Discover mesmerising Luang Prabang by bicycle and on foot

Explore the tree-lined streets of charming Luang Prabang by bicycle and on foot as hundreds of monks in their burnt sienna robes fill the streets as they go about their day. Pass by the tranquil waters of the Mekong River, discover exquisite ancient Buddhist temples and glittering royal palaces, and soak up the heady blend of traditional Laos and French provincial architecture.

Relish an unforgettable cruise down the Nam Ou River

Hidden in the mountain mists of Northern Laos lies amazing natural beauty and a true mosaic of ethnic groups. Cruising on the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw, soak up spectacular scenery and pass through villages only accessible by boat. Experience the tranquility of the river and marvel at unspoilt landscapes as you gain a unique perspective of Laos.

Join with Buddhist monks in a sacred tradition

The temple drums break the early morning silence as saffron-robed monks walk the misty streets. Find your spot on the tree-lined street and join with the locals in experiencing one of Luang Prabang’s most sacred Buddhist traditions - Tak Bat, the giving of the morning alms or rice to the monks.

Explore 4000 Islands by boat

Board your private boat to enter the land of lotus eaters and experience 4000 Islands. Venture through the archipelago, stopping at picturesque and tranquil islands to explore by bicycle. Tracing the route of an old abandoned railway, arrive at the impressive Liphi Waterfall and wonder at its natural beauty.

Below you will find the highlights of our suggested itinerary. A place to start your planning and to give you a flavour of the extraordinary natural, cultural and active experiences you can enjoy. All our itineraries are handcrafted together with you to create your personalised and unique private journey. The places you want to see and stay, the experiences you want to enjoy, the time you want to travel.
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Day 1

A charming Lao welcome, on the banks of the Mekong

Upon arrival into Laos you’re transferred to your luxury accommodation, where you’ll experience the spirit of traditional Lao hospitality. In the early evening travel by tuk tuk to a bustling night food market. With few tourists to be seen, watch the market come alive at night as you select dishes to sample at dinner.

Day 2

Vientiane, the unhurried capital, with a resident expert

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Welcome to Laos’ charming capital city, Vientiane. Visit the glittering former royal temple of Wat Prakeo and have your camera ready for the golden stupa of That Luang before taking in the history of the Vietnam War era at the COPE exhibition centre. A spectacular sunset over the Mekong River is the perfect way to end the day.

Day 3

Stunning views in an ancient forest setting

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Farewelling the capital, you head for the natural beauty of Northern Laos. Set in the midst of an unspoiled ancient forest alongside a rich flowing river and mountain village, the exclusive and stylish Muang La Resort is your home for the next two nights. Soak up the stunning views from a spa fed from the waters of a thousand year old natural hot spring.

Day 4

Remote & isolated traditional villages

Hidden in the mountain mists of Northern Laos lies amazing natural beauty and a true mosaic of ethnic groups. Travelling along remote roads by 4WD, the isolated and extremely traditional Ikhor and Hmong villages are revealed. Discover the habits, lifestyle and traditional customs of these remote Laos communities as they extend their warm and friendly welcome.

Day 5

Relish an unforgettable cruise to Nong Khiaw

Cruising on the Nam Ou River to Nong Khiaw, you’ll soak up spectacular scenery and pass through villages only accessible by boat. Experience the tranquility of the river and marvel at unspoilt landscapes as you gain a unique perspective of Laos.

Day 6

Nam Ou River Gorge by kayak

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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Nam Ou River Gorge as you paddle downstream by kayak. Then travel through the rolling countryside, admiring the beauty of the river and surrounding rice paddy fields en route to the mysterious caves of Pak Ou. Finally, arrive in UNESCO World Heritage listed Luang Prabang and enjoy an alfresco dinner in one of the city’s elegantly restored colonial villa restaurants.

Day 7

Discover atmospheric Luang Prabang by bicycle

In the company of a resident expert guide, cycle under the shade of frangipani trees, pass by the tranquil waters of the Mekong River, soak up the townscape filled with monks in saffron robes going about their day, and discover the exquisite temples of Wat Xiengthong and Wat Mai, and glittering royal palaces. Lose yourself to the atmospheric beauty of this remarkable town, blending traditional Lao and French provincial architecture.

Day 8

Sacred traditions & a private waterfall breakfast

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Temple drums break the early morning silence as saffron-robed monks walk the misty streets. Join with locals in one of Laos’ sacred traditions - giving of alms to the monks. Breakfast is a private gourmet affair beside the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall. Then relax aboard your private boat and see the Mekong come alive as you cruise past jungle-clad mountains.

Day 9

An abundance of waterfalls

Enjoy an alfresco breakfast on the open-air verandah surrounded by lush, flower-filled gardens. Farewell charming Luang Prabang and travel south to Pakse, an area of abundant waterfalls. Spend the afternoon admiring the beautiful Paxaum and Tad Lo Waterfalls before retreating to your stylish lodge overlooking a teal-green river. An elephant ride in the beautiful surrounds of Tad Lo caps off your day.

Day 10

Coffee & culture

Travelling along rough trails in an old Vietnam war era Jeep, head into the heart of the cool Bolaven Plateau. Visit unseen minority villages and experience highland culture en route to a coffee plantation, where you’ll see the seed to cup process before enjoying your very own cup of frangrant highland coffee.

Day 11

Ancient religions & a dramatic sunrise

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Rising early for your unique visit to the ancient Wat Pho religious complex, stroll the deserted site of this dramatically located hilltop temple before soaking up stunning sunrise views. Retreat to your luxurious resort resting majestically on the edge of the Mekong River and enjoy a panoramic riverscape of long-tailed boats and local village fishermen casting their nets.

Day 12

Drift downriver through 4000 Islands then explore by bicycle

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Enter the land of lotus eaters. Hop aboard your private boat to experience Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands). Exploring the tranquil islands by bicycle, trace the route of an old abandoned railway and admire French Colonial buildings en route to the beautiful Liphi Waterfall and spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest, most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia.

Day 13

Departure

Enjoy cool breezes and unparalleled river views over breakfast, then stroll bamboo lined pathways and take in the rainbow of fragrances and colours in the resort gardens, before your private luxury transfer takes you to Pakse Airport for your homeward journey.

Luxury Accommodation

  • Green Park Boutique Hotel
  • Settha Palace
  • Muang La Resort
  • Mandala Ou
  • Amantaka
  • La Residence Phou Vao
  • Hotel De La Paix
  • Tadlo Lodge
  • The River Resort

Green Park Boutique Hotel

Elegant interiors and traditional Lao architecture combine to create a luxurious and stylish retreat in the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Relax in your spacious room adorned with Lao silks draped over chic teakwood furniture, or try the enticing pool set in lush frangipani filled gardens. Delight in the warmth of traditional Lao hospitality.

Settha Palace

A Vientiane landmark, located in the heart of the capital, the Settha Palace is a testament to luxurious elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm. A stay in one of the spacious suites offers a step back in time, with four-poster beds, rosewood furniture and Italian marble bathrooms.

Muang La Resort

Located in the remote hills of Northern Laos, and exuding an ambiance of peace and tranquility, Muang La Resort is idyllic and stylish. Soak up stunning river and mountain views from the spa fed from a thousand year old natural hot spring. Scents from lush, tropical gardens accompany your every step as you discover luxury around every secluded corner.

Mandala Ou

Located high on the banks of the scenic and tranquil Nam Ou river, Mandala Ou Resort offers traditional Lao hospitality in a stunning setting. Relax and soak up spectacular sunset views over the virgin rainforest and limestone mountains of Nong Khiaw.

Amantaka

Set in a large garden estate just outside the charming UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, Amantaka is a haven of tranquil relaxation. This graceful open-air French colonial building with its stunning, spacious suites, spectacular spa and sprawling pool provides the perfect base.

La Residence Phou Vao

Overlooking the atmospheric UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang, this hotel is surrounded by lush, flower-filled gardens and sits high on a hill with spectacular views of the mystical town below. Retreat at day’s end to elegant rooms with private balconies then relax in the infinity-edge pool.

Hotel De La Paix

Originally built in the 1900s for the Governor’s family, the mansion of Hotel De La Paix is a perfect reflection of the cultural heritage of Luang Prabang. Spacious suites feature private terrace and garden, rain showers and luxurious free-standing bath. Enjoy the tranquility, serenity and romance of exotic Indochina from this luxury hotel.

Tadlo Lodge

A serene atmosphere and inquisitive elephants greet you on arrival at Tadlo Lodge. Soak up the sights and sounds of a stunning waterfall, rugged terrain and an abundance of nature on your doorstep. Enjoy traditional Lao hospitality and the company of the lodge’s resident elephants.

The River Resort

With river front villas featuring extraordinary panoramic views of the Mekong River, and gardens of bamboo lined pathways and a rainbow of fragrances and colours, The River Resort is the perfect escape destination. Wake to a stunning sunrise then relax in the evening watching the sun set behind the jungle-clad mountains.

Suite - Green Park Boutique Hotel

Bathroom - Green Park Boutique Hotel

Pool - Green Park Boutique Hotel

Settha Palace

Deluxe Room - Settha Palace

Bathroom - Settha Palace

Riverfront bungalow - Muang La Resort

Terrace - Muang La Resort

Bungalows - Mandala Ou

River view - Mandala Ou

Suite - Amantaka

Pool - Amantaka

Restaurant - Amantaka

Suite - La Residence Phou Vao

Pool - La Residence Phou Vao

Spa - La Residence Phou Vao

Hotel De La Paix

Dining under the stars - Hotel De La Paix

Bathroom - Hotel De La Paix

Bungalow - Tadlo Lodge

Villa - The River Resort

Pool - The River Resort

Inclusions

  • A Seven Skies handpicked private guide
  • Every extraordinary detail of your journey is handpicked and road-tested
  • Handcrafted, flexible and seamless itineraries, executed flawlessly
  • Insider access through resident experts who reveal the secrets of a destination

  • Exceptional service and uncompromising attention to detail
  • On ground flexibility to accentuate your journey with impromptu experiences
  • Ultimate in luxury accomodation
  • Private luxury transfers and ground transportation

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