Laos is the perfect backpacking destination if you are looking for unspoiled natural and relaxing natural landscapes. This is the place to go if you dig authentic village life. Laos is simply laid back and is one destination that is not competing with the fast changing civilization of its neighbors, Vietnam and Thailand.
There are many places to go and see in Laos and one of them is Vientiane, the country’s French influenced capital that boasts of sleepy streets, quaint shops and welcoming locals that go about their daily slow and peaceful lives.
Go north and you will be treated with Luang Prabang, the picturesque little town with twinkling temples, colorful markets and sparkling streets. This is very ideal for relaxation and some fun. Some great treats you can enjoy here includes; chocolate pancakes, bananas and homemade baguettes.
Luang Nam Tha
From Luang Prabang you can start trekking your way to Luang Nam Tha and experience the amazing Laos outdoors. From this Northern Province you can see great jungle sceneries and the stunning beauty of the mountains. There are hill tribes along the way and this provides good highlights to your backpacking trip.
Your Laos backpacking trip will not be complete without a visit to the once sleepy town by the riverside, Vang Vieng. This is the place where the famous Tubing activity happens and the main reason why backpackers flock this town. Among activities you can do here include; rafting, rock climbing, and kayaking.
While in Laos, do not forget to try their local beer. It is best sipped from the cool bottle while watching the sun is setting down in the capital.