An introduction to Laos Travel and Group Holidays with Wendy Wu Tours

LAOS Overview

Time - Laos is 3 hours behind Australian EST

Language - The official national language is Lao. Vietnamese, Thai and English are also common.

Entry Requirements -Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are required for Australian travellers, the price of which is already included in the fully inclusive price of all our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu
Tours within the required visa processing time frame).


The celebrations for Cambodian and Lao New Year fall during 13-15 April 2014 and around the same time in 2015.



Weaving along the Mekong River, Vientiane is the capital and the largest city in Laos, however, it is still small enough to get to know easily. The treelined boulevards and old temples impart an old world charm, in spite of bustling traffic.


Vang Vieng, is a scenic town nestled on the Nam Song River. The town is approximately 4 hours drive from Vientiane city. Well-known for its karst hill landscape lining the west bank of the river, these mountains have many caves and tunnels, some yet still unexplored.


Set amidst a striking mountainous skyline, Luang Prabang is perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. This UNESCO World Heritage listed city is the gem of Laos and was the Royal residence of the last King, Sisavan Vatthana.


Phonesavan was one of the most heavily bombed places during the American War in Vietnam. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Plain of Jars’, an archaeological site littered with large stone jars. Athough there are lots of theories as to why they are there and their possible uses no one has been able to explain their existence definitively.


Founded by the French in 1905 as an administrative outpost, Pakse is now the third biggest city in Laos. Situated at the confluence of the Mekong River and the Se Don River, Pakse is ideally located as a base to many of Laos’s sites such as Vat Phou and the Si Phan Don.

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LAOS Group Tours

Group Tour Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Highlights of Laos $4,298 14
Northern Thailand & Laos Adventure $4,420 15
Indochina Delights $4,398 16
Grand Tour of Indochina $6,114 27
Indochina Delights Deluxe $6,849 16

LAOS Short Stays

Private short stay packages for the independent traveller.

Short Stay Name Prices From No of Days Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plain of Jars $345 3
Laos in Focus $900 5
Southern Laos Escape $770 4
Laos Explorer $1,845 7

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