Laos is the only Southeast Asian country that does not have any beaches. Instead, there is a great collection of nature wonders and ancient temples that are worth the trip. If you are considering visiting Laos, let’s discover best things to do in Laos to make your trip to Laos completed.
1. Kayaking on the Nam Song River, Vang Vieng
Kayaking on the Nam Song River is so wonderful to enjoy the nature of Vang Vieng. Have a sight beautiful countryside views, explore limestone caves and go swimming in fresh water, then take some photos. Some people reviewed thatKayaking is worth to be on the list of best things to do in Laos. You can book kayaking tours in Green Discovery.
Tips on your kayaking tour:
- Keep your electronic devices in waterproof bags.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet
- Don’t bring heavy packages in an easier climbs.
- Bringing insect repellent and sunscreen is a good idea.
2. Looking for Irrawaddy dolphins near Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands)
Khone Phapheng Waterfall in Khong District, Champasak Province considered as Laos’ Niagara is worth to visit. It includes two main waterfalls Khong Phapheng and Somphamit, which is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia. It is Mekong’s waterfall on the border between Laos and Campuchia. Be careful with the rushing water in the winter.
It is amazing that you still have chances to see dolphins though there is no beach in Laos. Irrawaddy dolphin is a kind of freshwater fish in Khone waterfall. Kayak is the recommended vehicle for you to look for these rare dolphins. Tourists reviewed that it was not easy to see dolphins on your own eyes because of their high speech of moving. It is certainly on your list of amazing activities in Laos. You can book Vietsen Travel tours with the price 150.000 Kip ($18) for a perfect trip.
3. Journey in Mekong River – Outdoor activities in Laos for you
Why don’t you try slow boat trip on the Mekong River? Try to have a slower life by taking long tour on the river. Peaceful space as well as stunning sunset in the Mekong River will make you feel better. Besides, you can also enjoy delicious food and mocktail while relaxing on the slow boat. In Luang Prabang, you can also visit Wat Xieng Thong, Royal Palace, and Pottery Village in Luang Prabang. See more information in Luang Prabang Half Day City Tour or Luang Prabang Tours.
4. Pha That Luang (Vientiane) – Laos’s attraction you cannot miss
Pha That Luang is one of the Laotian largest Buddhism stupa in the East of Vientiane. The great gold-covered sarced stupa is the complex of magnificent structures, which is the symbol of Laos’s nationalism. Its architecture refers to Laos culture and identity. The stupa is a superb arrow-shaped tower with the square lotus base. Previously tourists can drive around the stupa, but now they close the gate. Therefore, you are just allowed to keep your vehicle out.
Open hour: 8am-5pm
Price: 10,000Kip ($1.17)/ person
5. Vieng Xai Cave
Vieng Xai Cave is located near Vietnamese border in Houaphanh province of eastern Laos. More specially, it was used for a shelter during the Vietnam War. The system of caves that included hospitals, schools, and even theaters could hold nearly 23 thousand people. Amazing adventures of discovering people’s unique lifestyle in wartime are waiting for you. And the plus point outside the cave is glorious scenery of nature as a stunning picture. Now, this Laos attraction has become more and more popular with foreign tourists. Let’s have a visit here to explore this Laos’s proud historical witness.
Open hours: 9 AM – noon and 1 PM – 4 PM
Entry fee with audio tour: 60,000Kip ($7)
6. Creating handmade items with our Luang Prabang Handicraft Tour
This tour creates chances for tourists to learn about Laos’s special handmade products. The tour lasts just for 4 hours. Make amazing experiences in their cultural pride by trying your own hand at traditional crafts. Making Laos pottery with local women is also what you will try in the tour. Additionally, your work becomes more meaningful as it supports our community development work for local Laos women. Consider this tour in Luang Prabang Handicraft Tour.
7. Visiting Pagodas in Luang Prabang
You will be surprised with the collection of beautiful pagodas when you enter Luang Prabang. Therefore, obviously, enjoying the beauty of Luang Prabang will be on your top things to do in Laos. The most striking pagodas here are Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, Wat Manorom. You do not need to plan anything when you book our Luang Prabang Buddhism Tour with a reasonable price $40.
Luang Prabang attractions still have so much that we cannot list just on this blog post. Thus, check more information about other amazing activities in Luang Prabang in Top Thing To Do in Luang Prabang Laos.