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Laos is mountainous and land linked country to Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west, and Myanmar and China to the north. Because of its mountainous topography and developing country, Laos has few transportation for domestic and international routes to turn your trip into an unforgettable experience. Whether you're traveling by air plane, boat or land, a glance at the surrounding countryside is enough to capture the cultural wealth and geographical variety of this country.
Laos Airlines is the country’s national carrier and it handles nearly all of domestic flights, as well as a few
international flights. There are no direct
flights into Laos from Europe or North America, so most Western travellers fly into Bangkok, Singapore, China, and Vietnam before making a connection to Laos.
International Airport (Visa on arrival)
1. Wattai International Airport
2. Luang Prabang International Airport
3. Luangnamtha International Airport (This flight is via Vientiane first)
4. Savannakhet International Airport (This flight is via Vientiane first or from Pakse if client flight from Siem Reap)
5. Pakse International Airport
Overland Laos is an experience not to be missed. With your private air-conditional vehicle, you will explore the hidden charm of Laos; have a break for nice shots on the mountainous road, visiting the hill tribe market to explore the kinds of interesting things to eat - not the kind of food that you would expect to find on restaurant menus!
International Border (Visa on arrival).
1. Boten- Bohan = Luangnamtha- China
2. Houaysai- Chiangkhong = Bokeo- Chiangkhong (Thailand)
3. Frienship Bridge1- Nongkhai = Vientiane Capital- Nongkhai (Thailand)
4. Frienship Bridge2- Moukdahan = Savannakhet- Moukdahan (Thailand)
5. Namheuang Freinship Bridge = Xayaboury- Thailand
6. Thanaleng Train Station = Vientiane Capital- Thailand
7. Nam Ngeun- Houikone = Xayaboury- Thailand
8. Vang Tao- Chong Mek = Champassack- Thailand
9. Thakhek- Nakhon Phanom = Khammouane- Thailand
10. Nam Soy- Nameo = Houaphan- Vietnam
11. Nam Kanh- Nam Kanh = Xiengkhouang- Vietnam
12. Nam Phao- Caotrieo = Borikhamsay- Vietnam
13. Nam Phao- Chalor = Khammouane- Vietnam
14. Dansavanh- Laobao = Savannakhet- Vietnam
15. Sophoun- Taichang = Phongsaly- Vietnam
16. Phoukeua- Bo E = Attopeu- Vietnam
17. Veunkham- Dongkalor = Champassack- Cambodia
Exploring Laos by the water it is comfortable to use the traditional means of water transportations that is by private slow boat and Luang Say cruise from Houaysai/ Chiangkhong to Luang Prabang. On the way, you can stop in Pakbeng to enjoy the beautiful sunset on your boat. From a half way to Luang Prabang, you can have one stop at Kamu Lodge to experience with Khmu lifestyle and Pak Ou Cave the thousands of Buddha.
Travelling by boat is also available in the South of Laos which The Vat Phou Mekong cruise proposes a 3 day / 2 night cruise that starts and finishes in Pakse, Laos. This cruise on the southern part of the Mekong river in Laos visits the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Vat Phou ruins at Champassak, the mysterious Oum Muong ruins at Huei Thamo, the 4,000 Islands with its myriad of waterways, and the Pha Pheng waterfall on the Laos - Cambodia border.