Southeast Asia is well known for its ubiquitous and varied means of transport, and in Laos the mighty Mekong River is one of the best ways to see its rural villages, ancient temples, and stunning mountain landscape.
Cycling through rural countryside on a bicycle – surrounded by emerald-green rice fields and friendly local people – is a truly refreshing and relaxing experience that reveals the true face of rural Laos.
Venture into the hills around Luang Prabang for a jungle-style picnic, learn local fishing and cooking techniques, swim in the turquoise pools of the Kuang Si Falls, and discover true meaning of tranquility.
Located in southern Laos, the Bolaven Plateau is a spectacular natural region of waterfalls, vast forests and canyons, with the added bonus of being a key area for producing the country’s famed Lao coffee.
Si Phan Don is arguably the most peaceful region of Laos, a beautifully rural backwater where the Mekong River becomes a vast inland sea, carving the land into an archipelago of tiny islets.