This area is home to several waterfalls and local, minority villages that can be visited by riding on elephants. Also tea, coffee and fruit plantations proliferate among glorious scenery and rare flora and fauna.
The capital of Laos is on the Mekong River; this cosmopolitan city is the seat of government and the cultural and commercial centre. There are many, not to be missed, beautiful Buddhist wats and memorable monuments; plus a smorgasbord of memorable restaurants offering a wide...
A mountainous area with some caves and waterfalls, but most famous for the Plain of Jars. Huge jars carved from stone and weighing up to 6 tonne each litter the plains; the origins and original use of these stone-age artifacts is still unknown.
Home of several distinctive local tribes living in pristine forests with indigenous wildlife and a large native bird population, offering a memorable glimpse at an enduring way of life. Winner of an international gold award for eco-tourism.
Located in the remote north-west near the infamous ‘Golden Triangle’ with an entry check-point from Thailand and a border with Myanmar. The area is renowned for its gem stones, including sapphires and rubies.