Laos lies in the heart of the Indochina peninsula and is surrounded to the north by China and Burma and Thailand, to the east by Vietnam and south ward by Kingdome of Cambodia. Destination Laos is a fascination country due to its unique culture and authentic lifestyle admired by world-wide travelers from all around the world. Laos has so many things to offer due to its adventure, nature and the heritages and with a well planned Laos tours one will be able to experience all of the must see as well as the hidden treasures of this country in a certain period of time.
What kind of transportation you have when on Laos Tours and Travel packages
There are few different types of transportations in Laos, including Taxis, Tuk-Tuks which are the local forms of the transportations. If you intend to have a night bus trip you advised to take a sleeping bus as they provide you with a bed kind of seat which allow you to sleep and stretched your legs. Flying is the best and most advised transportation from Vientiane, the capital to the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang while the bus trip in the same direction take about 12 hours. Also, currently there is no train and the railway connections in Laos.
Boat travel in Laos
It is possible to take riverboats up and down the mighty Mekong river as well as its main tributaries. Boats stop at Luang Prabang, Pak Beng, Houei Xai, around Don Deth, Don Khong and other smaller towns and villages. Apart from the main route, Houei Xai to Luang Prabang, there are othern no scheduled services and departures may be limited during the dry season. Take foods and drinks and expect somewhat crowded conditions aboard. The most common riverboats are hua houa leim,w ith no decks, the hold being enclosed by side panels and a flat roof. Speedboats also chart some routes, but are very dangerous and never enjoyable. Your river cruise must be included your Laos travel and tour packages
Where to Stay in Laos?
Rooms in Laos are rarely luxurious and standards vary enormously. You an end up paying double what would you pay in Bangkok for the similar facilities and services. However, the hotel industry is expanding rapidly and now on there is a reasonable choice of hotels of different standards and prices in Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse ( the 4000 Island) and an expanding number of budget options in many towns on the fast developing tourist trail. First-class hotels and accommodations are mainly in Vientiane and the Luang Prabang. The majority of Guest houses and hotels has fans and attached bathrooms, although more and more are now providing Air conditioning where there is stable electricity supply, while others are installing their own generators to cater for the needs of the growing tourist trade.
Best activates to add to your Laos Travel and tour packages
Take an excursion to visit the ancient archaeological treasure at Plain of Jars
Kayaking and or Tubing down the Nam Song River in Vang Vieng
Try the chaotic local public bus for the 100% Laos’s experience
Shopping your handicrafts at the Luang Prabang’s night market
Try Laos authentic dishes, they are something between Thai foods with Chinese influences
Explore waterfalls and rainforests of the Boloven plateau
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