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Practical Information about Laos

Practical Information

Nowadays there is hardly a country which is well-kept from the outside world, however it’s always recommended for all travelers to learn the first things about their next stop. Our experts are pleased to offer you herewith some of the basic info such as do’s and don’ts to prevent any culture shocks or sometimes win Laotians’ hearts by some basic phrases.

The Complete Travel Guide to Laos

The Complete Travel Guide to Laos

Although Laos is a lot less visited than its neighbors, it is definitely a beautiful, friendly and exotic country that deserves a spot in every traveler’s list. This landlocked country is steeped in nature, culture, history, and religion. Its beauty lies in its landscape featuring incredible karst and limestone mountains, lush jungles, hidden caves, terraced ... Read more
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Laos – Money & Local Currency

Laos – Money & Local Currency

Money The official national currency in Laos is the Lao kip (LAK). Although only kip is legally negotiable in everyday transactions, in reality three currencies are used for commerce: kip, Thai baht (B) and US dollars (US$). In larger cities and towns, baht and US dollars are readily acceptable at most businesses, including hotels, restaurants ... Read more
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All Passport and Visa Requirements When Traveling to Laos

All Passport and Visa Requirements When Traveling to Laos

All visitors entering Laos must possess valid passports. Visas can be obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. In addition, visas can also be obtained on arrival at the international checkpoint. Visas can be secured in advance of arrival at Lao Embassies. This can be done in several ways through a tour company recognized by ... Read more
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Weather in Laos

Weather in Laos

The Laos climate is mainly tropical, with a seasonal monsoon and this means the weather is warm, humid and there is a lot of rain in the wet season. The average temperature is around 29°C (84°F). During the warmest months the temperature can rise to 40°C (100°F+). In cooler months the temperature often drops to ... Read more
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