From Myanmar

Shan State to Xieng Kok, Luang, Namtha Tourists can for permits to travel overland from Inle Lake to Keng Tung, about 100 km from Laos via the Lao Myanmar Friendship Bridge spanning The Mekong. The 690-metre-long span links Keng Lat, about 100 km north of Tachilek Town in Shan State on National Road 4. On the … Read more

From Yunnan, China

Jinghong/Mengla to Luang Namtha Venture from Jinghong, centre of the historic Sipsongpanna Kingdom, to its previous principality of Luang Namtha. Bus Jinghong offers two daily busses to Luang Namtha, which stop at Mengla, home of a popular forest canopy walkway. You can catch these busses at both the North and South Bus Stations. The first … Read more

From Cambodia

Siem Reap to Don Khone Take off on an overland UNESCO adventure from Angkor Wat to Vat Phou in Champasak. A private transport company offers a comfortable 12-passenger minibus or van ride from Siem Reap through northern Cambodia and the Lao border, before arriving at the popular Don Khone tourism haven in the 4,000 Islands. … Read more

From Vietnam

Dien Bien Phu to Phongsaly/Oudomxay Embark on an overland expedition to remote Phongsaly, Laos’ northern-most and least explored frontiers, from Dien Bien Phu, site of the first battle for Indochina’s Independence War. Bus A small bus departs from Dien Bien Phu in the early morning (05:30-07:00), to Muang Khan in Phongsaly, once the vehicle is … Read more

From Thailand

Chiang Rai to Houay Xay, Bokeo The well-trod Chiang Rai – Houay Xay route to the historic Lao Mekong port town of Houay Xay and boats to Luang Prabang boils down to busses. It’s simply a question of your budget and expected comfort level. Bus & Van You can find travel agents in Chiang Rai … Read more

From Overseas

From Europe You’re just one stop away from Laos when departing from Paris, Frankfurt, London, and Moscow. A choice of airlines and departure times land in Laos every day. And quick transit times give you a seamless, trouble-free journey. From Paris You’re just one stop away from Vientiane, Luang Prabang, and Pakse when departing from … Read more

From Southeast Asia

Thai airways Is set to use Airbus 320 aircraft on the Bangkok – Vientiane and Bangkok – Phnom Penh routes, they will take over from Thai smile Airways, starting from 15th August 2023. With twice daily flights on both sectors, this will add to 14 flights per week, Thai national carrier aims to support and … Read more

From North Asia

From China China to Vientiane Fly straight to Vientiane from five southern Chinese cities. You’ll find several airlines offering daily and regular weekly flights. Departures are shown in Chinese times, and arrivals in Lao time. From Kunming You can fly directly to Vientiane from the heart of Yunnan on a choice of airlines. Two to … Read more

Visa Procedures

5 Simple Steps You can get a 30 Day Visa on Arrival at all international land border checkpoints. Step 1: Go to the Visa on Arrival window for an application and arrival/departure card. Step 2: Fill out the forms. Step 3: Take your passport (valid for 6 months with a full blank page), the forms, … Read more


From Thailand Take the next step from Thailand to an authentic experience in Laos. You can follow the well-trod path from Chiang Rai to Houay Xay with boats to Luang Prabang. Explorers heading to Northern Laos can cross into Xayabuly – The Land of Elephants – from remote Nan and Loei, which are easy to … Read more