Landlocked Laos is not the easiest to get to in Southeast Asia.
But don't miss it if you want to avoid crowded cities, enjoy extremely laid-back countrysides, and see nature.
Tat Fane WaterfallTat Fane Waterfall in Bolaven Plateau, Champasak, Laos
Luang Prabang RiversideRiverside promenade at the French-colonial district in Luang Prabang, Laos
Sunset at Vientiane RiversideSunset along the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos
That Luang (stupa)That Luang (stupa) in Vientiane, Laos
Muang Ngoi NeuaRiver ferry landing in Muang Ngoi Neua, Laos
Monks at Luang PrabangMonks at the riverside in Luang Prabang, Laos
Vat Phu (temple)Overlooking view at Vat Phu (temple), in Champasak, Laos
Bike tour in Vang ViengBike tour in Vang Vieng, Laos
Nong Khiaw riversideRiverside area in Nong Khiaw, Laos
Pak Ou CavesPak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang, Laos
Tad Yuang WaterfallTad Yuang Waterfall in Bolaven Plateau, Champasak, Laos
Kuang Si WaterfallKuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos
Royal Palace MuseumTemple in Luang Prabang Royal Palace Museum, Laos
Patuxai Victory Monument, Vientiane, LaosDiscover the story behind this photo at http://www.ambot-ah.com/
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How to go to Laos?
Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport is the primary flight gateway of Laos.
Though, Most travelers arrive in the country on bus & ferry links from Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam. Popular border crossings are at Nong Khai (North Thailand)–Vientiane (North Laos), Chiang Khong (North Thailand)–Huay Xai (North Laos), Dom Kralor (North Cambodia)–Veun Kham (South Laos), and Nam Phao (Central Laos)–Cau Treo (North Central Vietnam).
From the Philippines
The best and fastest way to get to Laos is to transit at Bangkok and fly to Vientiane.
If you have enough time and want to make stops along the way, consider the land journey through popular crossings between the northern borders of Thailand & Laos.
How to find cheap flights to Laos?
The easy way is to search on airfare comparison sites that can show you the lowest fares on many airlines in one go.
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Where should I book a hotel/hostel?
Go to Agoda & Booking.com & to check room rates & discounts. Book as soon as you have finalized your travel dates because hotel/hostel prices rarely go down the closer you are on your trip. Make sure to filter your search based on your budget and sort the results by guest review rating.
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Do I need a visa to visit Laos?
Tourists from less than 20 nationalities do not need to apply for a visa or entry permit to travel in Laos. If you are a citizen of one of these nations, you may be able to visit Laos visa-free for a maximum stay of 14 days, to up to 30 days depending on the passport provided.
Go to the Laos Immigration website to check if you need to apply for a visa before going on your trip.
If you are from a country that is not listed under the visa exception scheme, see if you are eligible to apply for a Visa on Arrival (VoA).
Travelers can enter Laos through immigration checkpoints found in various airports, and land border crossings.
Always remember that all countries have the right to refuse entry to any person. Even if you are eligible for the free tourist visa or already have one in hand at the border.
Make sure that you are able to provide the following:
Passport not expiring within 6 months.
Evidence that you are visiting for travel or holiday purposes only.
Evidence that you are able to fund your stay for the entire duration of your visit.
Have confirmed flight tickets back to your home country or an onward destination that you are allowed to enter.
Do Filipinos need a visa to travel to Laos?
Philippines nationals can enjoy visa-free travel in Laos, for up to 30 days.
Filipino citizens (Philippine passport holders) do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in Laos granted that the purpose of the visit is for tourism or transit only.
Simply show up at the immigration checkpoint and get your passport stamped. Filipinos usually get a maximum stay of 30 days.
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