LAOS, the land of a million elephants
Visit the small Asian country, still little influenced by tourism and where the character of the people and their great monumental wealth and landscape invite you to discover the great Asian traditions.
It was the first capital of the country. They emphasize their sets of Buddhist temples known as the most beautiful in Asia. It was the first World Heritage Site by UNESCO treasure. Crossing the Mekong River on a barge, wander the streets and gardens to reach Vat Xieng Thong, the most representative temple of the place, is a great experience.
The capital is located in the valley of the Mekong River, known for living decorative colours applied in its architecture. Pha That Luang must visit the most revered shrine in Laos with his Buddhist Stupa 45 meters high.
Champasak – DONG DAEN
Near the border with Thailand, to which you can access from Pakse town. Highlights the Khmer ruins of Wat Phu, the thirteenth century. Ideal to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River and the surrounding mountains Champasak. It will be the starting point for discovering numerous waterfalls, among which are those of KhonPhapeng.
Exclusive accommodation that we recommend:
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Its calm, tranquil ambience echoes that of the sleepy World Heritage town of Luang Prabang—former royal capital of Laos—spread out below.
Designed in a traditional style, this intimate hotel is gemmed with teak, silk and fresh cotton accents. It is famed for its wonderful French-influenced local cuisine and an open-air spa beside a water lily pool.
With a reputation as one of the most serene Luang Prabang hotels, Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao is a haven of peace. Relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy stepping back into a more gracious era.
Ansara Hotel is Vientiane’s boutique destination that will delight the visitor at first sight. A unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, with just 24 rooms and 4 suites, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Elegant yet relaxed, it exudes the warm and inviting feel of a private home while professionally addressing our guests’ needs for comfort and practicality.
Serene and restful yet located right in the center of the capital, Ansara Hotel is just a short stroll away from the legendary Mekong River and most major tourist attractions and businesses.
The River Resort
As a premier destination for eco-friendly lodging in Laos, with deluxe accommodations and 5-star guest reviews, they’re ranked by Trip Advisor as number one of 24 hotels in Champasak Province and have received Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence for each of years 2013 through 2016 and Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016.