Champasak

Unwind in this chilled-out backpacker town, among temples, sacred mountains and Khmer ruins.

Wat Phou

The most harmonious Khmer ruin outside of Cambodia, this fifteen-century-old hillside landmark exudes a serenity lost in overrun Siem Reap.

Si Phan Don – the “4000 Islands”

Discover crashing waterfalls and crumbling colonial buildings on these beautiful tropical islands, or spend your days stretched out in a riverside hammock.

Dolphin-watching off Khon Island

Try to spot endangered Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins in one of their last surviving habitats.

Explore the Bolaven

Ascend the Bolaven Plateau for cool breezes, towering hundred-metre falls and the freshest coffee around.

Boat down the Xe Kong

Would-be Huck Finns shouldn’t resist the chance to slip down this river in one of Laos’s most remote provinces.

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