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Laos

Laos

Whether it's night market strolls or riding motorcycles on hills, an unforgettable adventure awaits in this beautiful country.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Laos is from November to February. At this time of the year, temperatures range from an average of 14–26°C.

Money saving tips

My best saving tips are to opt for walking in the cities as the tuk-tuks tend to be a little pricey, eat street food and bring cash. The ATM fees are up to $7 USD here!

Suggested budget

The daily suggested budget for the Philippines is $20-30 USD, assuming you stay in a good hotel, eat out local and bargain for the price of transportation.

Favourite thing to do

Known to be the cheapest country in the world for a hot air balloon ride, I can highly recommend you to do it.

Kuang Si Falls

Laos

Located between Thailand and Vietnam and in the heart of Southeast Asia, Laos is an often overlooked and underrated tourist destination. Waterfalls, hiking trails with extraordinary views, and temple hopping make this country a truly unique destination and is a perfect addition to your South East Asia route. We visited Vientiane, Vang Vieng, and Luang Prabang. I recommend spending 10 days in the country if you plan on doing the same. Laos will treat you with beautiful nature, cheap food, and reasonable value-for-money accommodation. But be aware that they still promote horrible things, such as elephant riding and caging birds for release for ‘Buddha’. Even though it’s easy to turn a blind eye to what is happening I would encourage you to tell the locals who work in tourism that you do not support animal torture. That is the only way to see a change in the future. And since there is so much beauty to see in Laos it would be a shame to promote it for the wrong reasons. Be aware of your surroundings, count your money after paying for something, and take the paper ticket if you paid for an entrance. We’ve noticed that scams are, unfortunately, quite common here and have seen it happen more than a handful of times during our travels through the country.