A unique mixture of ravishing natural beauty, French colonial charm and ancient Buddhist culture will typify your stay at a luxury hotel in Laos. Small Luxury Hotels of the World provides the gateway to a country where relaxation has been honed to a fine art and time seems to stand still.
Luxury City Breaks in Laos
Start the morning with fresh baguette and coffee in the quiet lanes of Luang Prabang close to your luxury Laos hotel. Along Sisavangvong Road ‘restaurant row’ transforms into ‘temple row’, and building after building glitters beside the majestic Mekong river. Fabrics, religious paintings and heavy silver jewellery entice shoppers in the bustling markets of modern Lao capital, Vientiane.
Luxury Adventures in the Lao Wilderness
Follow the road north from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang and Nong Khiow, where the mountainous vistas are reminiscent of ‘Lord of the Rings’. Jagged mountain peaks swathed in mist give way to rolling jungle-covered hills and descend to clear fast rivers cutting through limestone ravines.
Luxury River Trips in Laos
Until very recent times it was the rivers that served as the central highways of Laos and they are still its soul. Take a trip down the Mekong through the wild mountains of Bokeo or up the Nam Ou with limestone outcrops towering on either side. Riverside life here has remained virtually unchanged for generations.
Visit Luang Prabang with Small Luxury Hotels of the World for a perfect taste of wild mountain peace and urban charm. Watch the sun set red over the Mekong while you enjoy some of the extraordinary French-Asian culinary combinations that make this landlocked nation special. Rise at dawn to catch serene processions of monks along the silent boulevards, collecting their morning alms – just one of many Lao traditions that have echoed down through the centuries.