If you’re a sucker for visiting small countries, you’ll absolutely love Laos. And when you visit, here are the most adventurous things to do in Laos.
Sandwiched between China, Thailand, and Cambodia, you might not first think of Laos when considering where to go on your next vacation. But you’d be wise to give it another look. This small country, with only 7 million residents, features beautiful, natural landscapes and a rich and friendly culture.
Continue reading and we’ll show you the most fun and interesting things to do in Laos.
Kuang Si Waterfalls
In the Luang Prabang province, you can find the Kuang Si waterfalls, one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the country. There are three tiers to this waterfall and it’s a 50-meter drop to the bottom. Beneath the falling water are several pools that are great for swimming in.
There are also a variety of trails that let you see the falls from all different perspectives. If you’re someone who can appreciate a good waterfall then this is a can’t miss one.
Elephant Village Sanctuary
Also in Luang Prabang is the Elephant Village Sanctuary. This is an educational facility that is meant to protect and rehabilitate Asian elephants. You can tour the area and interact with these large and friendly elephants.
And if you want you can even bathe the elephants or be taken for a ride on one. This sanctuary also offers plenty of employment opportunities to the local villagers and is a much-loved place throughout the country.
At the southern tip of Laos, you can find the 4000 Islands. The three main islands that most people visit are Don Det, Don Khon, and Don Khong. You’ll have to take a ferry to any of these islands and stay in a guest house.
This is a great way to experience a more historic part of Laos and also try some local cuisine.
Wat Phu is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s an archaeological phenomenon based inside of a mountain in southern Laos. Stay at one of the nearby hotels and then walk over to the ancient temple.
Wat Phu is a Buddhist temple but also has a Hindu history. Phu Kao mountain, which Wat Phu is preserved in, is considered to be a holy mountain. If you walk past Wat Phu, you’ll find many smaller temples too.
The Living Land Company
The Living Land Company is an organic farm that grows food but also lets tourists work on the land too. Those who like working outside and wearing cone-shaped hats would love spending some time at this place. Here, you can learn how to plow a field, harvest a rice patty, and learn to thresh.
If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy doing some hard work while on vacation though, you might want to try one of the other activities instead.
Finding the Right Things to Do in Laos for You
There are a bunch of fun things to do in Laos year-round. If you’re someone who loves authentic and historic cultures, or just natural landscapes, you’ll have a wonderful time.
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