What to Know about Laos, a Nature Lover’s Paradise
Laos simply has so much to offer that it would be impossible to see everything in a few days, or even a fortnight. That’s why many travellers choose to focus on a specific region or select some highlights or treks to do during their stay. The advantage of small group touring in Laos is that you can still have the benefits of a personalised and custom-tailored itinerary, while still having the fun and comfort that comes from travelling with others.
For many travellers, visiting Laos on small group tours may feel like stepping back in time, thanks to its untamed landscape and the many traditional village communities and historic sites found throughout the countryside. Even the capital of Vientiane has the feel of a laid-back riverfront town, not a bustling metropolis as found in neighbouring capital cities such as Yangon or Phnom Penh. Everywhere you look in Laos, you can experience the natural beauty of this landlocked country, with its towering cliffs, mysterious jungles and dramatic caves and waterfalls.
While not as expensive as some global destinations, the cost of travelling through Laos may be surprising for those used to visiting other parts of Southeast Asia, such as Thailand or Vietnam. The reason for this is because of the relative remoteness of Laos and its reliance on imports. While the day-to-day travel expenses in Laos are not extravagant, they are something to be accounted for when planning a trip to Laos while small group touring. Thankfully, MW Tours’ package deals and best value pricing make getting to Laos more affordable than with some other touring options.