Laos is still a country in its infancy as far as tourism goes. Bridge & Wickers offers holidays to Laos for travellers looking to discover an unspoiled country with enchanting villages and superb scenery. Laos’ growth on the world stage was put on hold not only by the Vietnam war but by the isolationist government that ruled the country until 1989. Laos is the place to see a traditional, predominantly rural and deeply Buddhist lifestyle set against a backdrop of mountains, forests, snaking rivers and rice paddies.
Luang Prabang is the ‘jewel’ of Laos and should not be missed – it is undeniably the most popular destination for visitors to the country. While most tourists will want to include the capital Vientiane and the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in their Laos itinerary, it is also possible to incorporate the mysterious Plain of Jars area, or a visit to the less discovered Southern Laos where natural beauty abounds. Remote mountainous Northern Laos is the home to many of Laos’ distinct ethnic minority groups and although travel in this region can be rough and standards are still basic, the rewards to the adventurous traveller will outweigh any lack of comfort.
Laos is also perfectly placed to be combined with a visit to Thailand, Cambodia and/or Vietnam, or indeed can be visited as a stand-alone destination.