Tuk Tuk, Laos
Walking trip at Vang Vieng, Laos
Selected Signature Experiences
A bicycle tour through natural wonders and colonial landmarks.
Gain insight into traditional Lao values by attending a popular animist ceremony.
Hop on Khiri’s stylish tuk-tuk in Luang Prabang.
See how the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party lived during the Indochina War.
Welcome to Laos!
This beautiful and highly authentic country, still relatively undiscovered on the world radar, is perfect for those who have a passion for seeking out untamed destinations. Enjoy spectacular scenery, visit sacred temples and discover the laid back charm of the friendly Lao people. As you travel from the mountainous north to the 4,000 Islands (Si Phan Don) of the Mekong River in the south, the diversity of the landlocked country of Laos is surprising.
In terms of adventure, I personally recommend three favorites: a night safari exploring wildlife in the far north of Laos, kayaking the 7-km long Konglor Cave, as well as venturing out to meet the Mekong’s rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins on the Lao/Cambodian border.
For travelers who value peaceful relaxation, I’d highly recommend spending two days cruising down the Mekong River from northern Thailand to Laos’ Luang Prabang. This stunning UNESCO World Heritage town is a great place to meet some kindhearted local people and learn about their culture and religion.
Explore Laos, and get ready to take life at a much slower pace.
Meet the team
Our core team comprises 13 full-time staff spread across Khiri Travel Laos’ offices in Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Pakse. The vast majority of our team members are Lao with one American and one Dutch in the mix. Other than Lao, our team members can speak Thai, English, Dutch, German and Russian.
This Laos team is composed of many long-term staff members that have developed great relationships from close cooperation with other people throughout the country.
Ait Geurts, our Country Manager, grew up in the Netherlands and has been in Laos since 2007. He spent his first two years in Laos exploring every corner of the country by motorbike affording him some extraordinary experiences and life changing situations. Drawing on his extensive travels and especially his passion for Laos, he’s eager to help travelers experience what made him fall in love with the country.
Katai Nengnakhone, our Sales Manager, has been working in tourism over a decade. Tourism is a wonderful opportunity for learning and personal growth, Katai believes, and it can all be done in a way that benefits the people living in the places our travelers visit. Read more about Katai at our Vientiane office.
One of our favorite Lao guides, Mr. Somphong Sakdy, is the author of a book on the murals of Wat Xieng Thong temple and is now working on his second book about the murals of Wat Mai. Both temples are in Somphong’s hometown of Luang Prabang. In 2011, Somphong was nominated as one of only two guides from Laos to represent his country in the first ASEAN Tourist Guide Contest. He is the number one guide chosen by historians and museum enthusiasts interested in heritage trips through Laos.
Khiri Lao had an excellent organisation, the transport and driver were accurate and very safe.
In 1353 a prince founded the Kingdom of Lan Xang—‘The Kingdom of a Million Elephants.’ The wild landscape of Laos still echoes the romance of the country’s original name. Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, with nearly three-quarters of its landmass covered in mountains and forested hills. National parks comprise 13% of the country, and Laos’ unofficial reputation is that of the being most laid back country in Southeast Asia.