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.
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.
Once a quiet riverside town off the well-trodden tourist trail, Chiang Khan has in recent years become a popular destination for Thai tourists due to its picturesque rural setting and cultural heritage.
Vientiane may be smaller than most Southeast Asian capitals, but its size belies the variety of cultural attractions to be found, not just in the city, but also in neighboring rural communities.
Laos might not have its own coastline, but its forested mountain terrain and limestone karst topography offer all sorts of possibilities for thrill-seeking outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s historic capital and a booming urban landscape, is rooted in the past but blooming into an enviable dining and nightlife center.
Cambodia is a complete destination in itself but also offers these easy connections via flights or many open border crossings to neighboring countries.
Water is the central focus in the celebration of the Lao New Year holiday in both worship at the temple and playful celebration on the streets.
Landlocked Laos is like the center of a five-pointed star. After a Lao holiday, whether in the north, center or south, the star points travelers to any of five bordering countries.
In the middle of the Cambodian Mekong River lies a pastoral island and an ideal destination for travelers to immerse themselves in the Khmer ancestral way of life.