Northern Laos

Luang Prabang, Luang Namtha

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Northern Laos

Luang Prabang is the greatest attraction of this region with its plethora of gilded temples, but visitors who want to really learn about the country and its people will find much more to discover in Northern Laos.

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Scenic Laos

12-day itinerary visiting the remote north of Laos; spend a night in a tree house in Bokeo Nature Reserve; trek the Luang Nam Tha hills; and meet the tribes of Muang La


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Prices from£2230 pp

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3 Nagas

One of Luang Prabang’s original boutique lodges, 3 Nagas occupies three restored, World Heritage listed French villas on Sakkaline Street, in the heart of old Luang Prabang.

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Ancient Inn

Ancient Inn is a comfortable budget guesthouse with just six guest rooms and a marvellous location in the historic heart of Luang Prabang, a short walk from the market and Mount Phousi.

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Kamu Lodge

Kamu Lodge is a rustic eco-retreat situated on the banks of the Mekong River, several miles upstream from Luang Prabang. It is run in conjunction with a local Laotian village, and offers a variety of community-oriented activities.

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La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is a top 5-star resort situated in a tranquil spot in outer Luang Prabang. It offers a wealth of facilities but accommodates only a small number of guests in its 34 rooms, ensuring peace and intimacy.

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Le Sen Boutique Hotel

Le Sen is a charming 3-star boutique hotel situated immediately outside Luang Prabang’s old quarter. It has just 19 guest rooms overlooking a courtyard and swimming pool (the nearest pool to the town centre).

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Luang Say Lodge

Luang Say Lodge is a lovely eco-retreat situated just outside the village of Pakbeng, on the banks of the Mekong River. It is a popular stopping-off point for passengers cruising from Huay Xai in Thailand to Luang Prabang.

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Luang Say Residence

Hidden away in beautifully manicured gardens on the outskirts of Luang Prabang, Luang Say Residence is a glamorous boutique hotel that has been converted from a French colonial villa dating back to the 19th-century.

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Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel

Once the private palace of the late prince Souvannaphoum, Maison Souvannaphoum is a small hotel with a charming staff and, despite its heritage, a very relaxed atmosphere.

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Sofitel Luang Prabang

The Sofitel Luang Prabang (formerly, the Hotel de la Paix) is a 5-star resort situated on the outskirts of Luang Prabang, on the site of the town’s old colonial-era prison. It features 25 suites overlooking a fabulous courtyard and swimming pool.

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Victoria Xiengthong Palace

Victoria Xiengthong Palace is a beautiful retreat hidden away in one of Old Luang Prabang’s many narrow side streets. It offers 26 rooms and a traditional Laotian restaurant.

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Villa Maly

Villa Maly is a gorgeous French villa set within verdant gardens on the outer edge of Luang Prabang’s protected zone. It has a pool, spa and a French al fresco restaurant.

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Villa Santi

Villa Santi is a 19th-century French-colonial auberge situated on Sakkaline Street, the main thoroughfare that runs through the heart of Luang Prabang’s old quarter. It has 20 rooms and a restaurant with a view of the town.

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Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday. From the start to the finish it exceeded all expectations.

Beth and Phil