Laos

  • Vientiane
    Vientiane
    Sleepy Vientiane seems little more than a village. Snuggling a curve in the Mekong River, Laos's capital city is a charming clutch of decrepit French villas and art deco Russian buildings mingled with splays of hot pink bougainvillea and the golden spires of Buddhist...
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  • Luang Prabang
    Luang Prabang
    Luang Prabang is an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Its unique, remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the...
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Welcome to Sisters Tours and travel with us to undiscovered secrets of Laos
 
Laos is a country as yet untouched by the modern demands, stress and peace of life. Its beauty lies in the Lao people, century-old traditions and heritage, and its lush, pristine landscape
The mountainous, landlocked country of Laos in South-East Asia has remained largely isolated from the outside world.  A country still removed from many of the modern demands and stressors of Western life, a visit to Laos is, in many ways, a trip back in time. Travelers are drawn here by a laid-back lifestyle that has gradually evaporated elsewhere in the region.

Even the glorious capital city of Vientiane feels like a relaxed riverfront town. As the country opens up, with an increasing number of new roads and bridges accommodating sturdy vehicles, the previously hidden treasures of Laos are becoming more and more accessible to travelers seeking far more than a cookie cutter vacation.


 
 
 

PRACTICAL INFO

 Time zone
GMT+7 hours
 
 Capital
Vientiane
 
 Currency
Lao Kip (LAK)
 Language
Vietnamese
 
 Mobile Phones
Local SIM cards can be used in most countries.
 
 Transport
Public transport is relatively comprehensive and inexpensive, but very, very slow. Motorcyle taxis are a very common way to get around
 Recommended Airlines
Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Eva Airways.
 

Read first-hand tips and advice from our travel specialists.
 

    • Settha Palace Vientiane
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      It is a luxury boutique hotel with French colonial architecture in Vientiane, Laos. Built in the early part of the last century, circa 1932, and painstakingly restored to its former imperial glory, the Settha Palace Hotel serves as a testament to the long lost era of classical elegance, gracious service and French colonial charm.
    • La Resident Phou Vao Hotel
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      Deep in the heart of northern Laos, along the banks of the Mekong, is the old royal capital of Luang Prabang, one of the better places in Southeast Asia if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and the bright lights of the established tourist destinations. And roughly two kilometers outside of town is La Résidence Phou Vao, a French colonial classic with sweeping views of the forested mountains surrounding this photogenic town.
    • Hôtel de La Paix
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      The city’s former prison is now a pleasurable place to be locked up. Transformed into 23 smartly designed suites, this hotel has a central pillared courtyard and an elegant colonial feel—whitewashed walls, wilting eaves, shuttered windows in gunmetal gray. Only the two corner watchtowers suggest a penitentiary, though there is a whiff of institutional austerity. Standing a couple of blocks out of town, the hotel works better as a refuge rather than as an immersive urban Lao experience, although the hotel embraces vernacular architecture in the restaurant, cooking school, and spa, which are built of dark wood and raised on stilts. Its suites are well-proportioned and unfussy, but the private little lawns with each suite—even those with their own plunge pool—can feel hemmed in by the high walls. Guests may prefer to spend time by the courtyard’s shimmering pool or lounging amid the shrubs and palms. An enthusiastic international young staff join the soft-spoken Lao team, who can escort guests on bicycle trips to Buddhist temples or on kayaking excursions on the Mekong.
    • Luangsay Residence
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      The Luang Say Residence - the one and only Small Luxury Hotels of the World property in Laos - is located in the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang. The 5 star luxury boutique hotel is set on 14,000 sqm of land in lush and tropical gardens with great mountain views where you can enjoy the cool breeze while having a drink in our original colonial 1861 bar before perhaps moving to our restaurant La Belle Epoque to indulge in our Laotian or French inspired menu which features produce from our own organic garden.
    • Maison Souvannaphoum
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      Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel is the perfect retreat for the modern traveller seeking style and authenticity in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. With its location in the heart of this historic town, Maison Souvannaphoum is the perfect base for discovering the cultural treasures of a place where history, nature and the spiritual world are woven into one
    • The Apsara Rive Droite
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      Situated on the right bank of the Nam Khan The Apsara Rive Droite has nine huge, glamorous room, all with their own veranda or terrace, overlooking the river and the heart of Luang Prabang. Connected to the town centre by our own boat, the Apsarian Queen, it’s easy to get right into the heart of town. You can spend the morning going to the temples, shopping or just exploring the side lanes and an afternoon in luxurious idleness by the pool. We also have bicycles and our own tuk-tuk available for guests' use.
    • Satri House
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      Located in the heart of the city, Satri House was built at the turn of the last century as the residence of Prince Soupha-nouvong. The building was refur-bished in 2002 by Mrs. Lamphoune Voravongsa and has been run since as a hotel. During 2008 the hotel has been enlarged with the addtion of six more colonial style buildings consisting of 14 Deluxe Rooms, 7 Deluxe Plus Rooms, 7 Junior suites and 3 Satri House suites.
    • Ock Pop Tok Mekong Villa
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      Mekong Villa is the perfect place to surround yourself in Laos' textile art and culture. The Villa is in lush tropical gardens of the Living Craft Center and features 4 textile themed rooms with Mekong River views. Immerse yourself in the unique designs and traditions of one of Laos' ethnic groups; Hmong, Katu, Tai or Northern Hill Tribes. Spend your days in the gardens watching the weavers work or taking classes and learning to weave. You will feel like you are staying with a friend on the Mekong with exceptionally good taste. An intimate feel, fabulous personal service, exquisite attention to detail and vibrant, youthful design all for a great price. Ock Pop Tok & Responsible Tourism: Every night you stay a percentage of your room fee goes back to helping one of our many Village Weaver Projects.  
    • 3 Nagas Boutique Hotel
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      The 3 Nagas Luang Prabang Is A Small Charming Boutique Hotel In Luang Prabang, Laos. Our Luang Prabang Hotel Comprises Three Superbly Restored Historic UNESCO World Heritage Buildings More Than A Century Old.Restored in 2003, this Laos hotel blends contemporary style with the buildings' original architecture, seamlessly connecting the past and the present. Embark on a timeless cultural journey of discovery amid the hotel's warm and inviting ambience, in the luxury of its exclusive collection of spacious Rooms and Suites, and in its authentic Lao cuisine – offering some of the finest destination dining in Luang Prabang
    • The Apsara Hotel
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      A boutique hotel in Luang Prabang right in the heart of the heritage village is a perfect place to stay. The Apsara Hotel beautifully and uniquely designed with its collection of Asian art stands out as it was rated by the Washington Post as “an inch beyond decadence”.
    • Villa Maydou Boutique Hotel
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      Villa Maydou is located in front of Vat Meuna, near the Nam Khan river old bridge in the historical center of Luang Prabang former royal capital of Laos. Luang Prabang is under UNESCO World Heritage status. Villa Maydou with two wonderful Lao traditional houses registered by UNESCO World Heritage program is located inside a large tropical garden. Those two houses have been restored under the authority of "La Maison du Patrimoine" UNESCO program to preserve the traditional architecture of Luang Prabang
    • Green Park Boutique hotel
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      Lao Green Park Boutique Hotel and Resort Vientiane is capturing a Lao style orientation with a finest contemporary architecture of Laos. The elegance of the interiors, both historic and contemporary, and glorious settings are combine to create the most distinguished collection of stylish, luxury and relaxing hotels in Vientiane, the capital of Laos (Lao PDR). The green park boutique hotel and resort vientiane offers a classic touched feeling to step back in time to an era of elegant tradition where luxury abounds in the form of original antique furniture, rich art collections and exclusive nationally renowned beauty.
    • Salana Boutique Hotel Vientiane
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      Designed to impress even the most discerning guests, this charming boutique hotel is centrally located in Vientiane placing you in the centre of all the hustle and bustle the city has to offer. Offering a wide selection of rooms, ranging from Superior to Salana Suite, all the guest-rooms are tastefully designed to provide utmost comfort to all guests. A chic styled bar is located at the 4th floor, a place or you to unwind and relax with chilled drinks after long hours of working, or retreat at the sophisticated onsite restaurant for mouthwatering dishes and mesmerising ambience. Enjoy your stay at Salana Boutique Hotel with an easy access to the Mekong River.
    • Mandala Boutique Hotel Vientiane
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      Formerly a private villa, this chic boutique hotel is located in central Vientiane down a quiet leafy lane, just a short walkfrom the Mekong riverfront and Wat Simeuang. Spacious rooms blend French-colonial design with Asian touches such as natural silks and earthy wood tones. Enjoy breakfast in the peace of a leafy courtyard in the cafe pavilion or swim in the indoor pool. This is a friendly boutique property where you can enjoy a slice of local life without sacrificing location.
    • Amantaka Resort
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      Amantaka is a luxury hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos. The hotel, located in a French colonial former hospital, is operated by Aman Resorts and opened in September 2009. The hotel is located in the northwestern part of the city in the old town area, several metres from the Mekong River and approximately 400 metres northeast of the Royal Palace. The hotel encourages the education of the guests in traditional Lao culture and hires such cultural advisers to teach the guests on a regular basis in traditional Lao customs and practices