are a few things that you need to know and seriously
take into account prior to your visit to Laos. This
will make your travel experience much more enjoyable
and you will have to best time of your life in Laos.
Visitors traveling to Laos for the purpose of tourism
need a visa. An easy way is to book a tour to Laos
with an authorized travel agency abroad who has
a formal contact with one of local tour operators.
This agency will provide you with the necessary
form, enabling you to apply for the visa at your
nearest Laos embassy or consulate or you can make
contact directly with local tour operators.
you book a tour to Laos and you are resident of
a country that dose not have a Laos embassy or in
case of urgency, you can obtain the visa upon arrival
only Vattay airport and Friendship Bridge which
both are the international border checkpoint in
Vientiane. To do so you will need to meet at least
some of the following conditions:
- Pay a fee
- Have a return air ticket or a valid visa from
a third country.
- Have a confirmation of Hotel in Laos PDR.
- Certificate of a bank statement or a life insurance
- Antique items for example Buddha images and other
old artifacts are prohibited to be taken out of
Laos. If you have already traveled from neighboring
countries, you are advised to declare you belongings
to the customs to avoid any problems when leaving
- There are no requirements for immunization before
entering Laos. Like other tropical countries, Malaria
is a problem in Laos. It is a good idea to prepare
some kind of mosquito repellant so that you can
use it especially at night.
How respect and use your head; Eyes and common sense
will guide you well in navigating Laos's culture
safely. When in Laos, try and do as the Laos do
and remember: don't touch heads, don't lose cool
with people, and don't flash your flesh. The rest
about manners: Shoes left outside, accepting host's
greeting; not upsetting religious feeling. The Laos
are friendly and hospitable. A minimum of effort
will make your trip smooth and memorable.
The most convenient way of travelling
from a province to another is by air with . It has daily flights from Vientiane
to almost all of the cities in Laos. There are also
regular buses linking cities in the north to the
south. However, some parts of the road are still
under construction, this makes it difficult especially
when travelling in rainny season.
short trips within town tuk tuk (motorized tricycle)
and taxi can be used. There are a number of places
that you can rent bicycles so that you can cruise
through the city at your convenience.
in Laos, you should try to visit the important landmarks
of the main cities around the country. For example,
in Vientiane the landmark is Thatluang stupa, Patuxay,
Budha Park..., Each place will give you different
feelings from one another. See our .
you are in Laos at the same time of some religious
ceremonies, take some times to see what people are
doing. This will give you the best experience of
Laos. Some ceremonies or festivals that you should
not miss is Lao New Year, Boat Racing Festival,
Thatluang Festival and other provincial festivals.