Expand your comfort zone with a wild adventure to Laos with VILAND TRAVEL
Laos is a fascinating country both geographically and culturally. Laos is the only landlocked country in South East Asia however it is home to over 4000 islands… can you wrap your mind around that cool fact?In the north we have 2 mountain ranges, on the west you have the Mekong delta, and the south is the Blaven plateau, so this country is filled with waterfalls and beautiful wildness around every bend.
It’s also home to some very unique creatures, it’s the last place in Indochina you can still find wild tigers, and if you’re lucky at night you might see some of those adorable Slow Lorises, and many other rare creatures. In 1993 the Laos government set aside 21% of its land to natural wildlife reserves to maintain it’s rich flora and fauna.
But don’t forget the two best things to come out of Laos, food and drinks. Coffee being Laos largest export, it’s as synonymous at Cylon tea is to Sri Lanka. And if just a great coffee bean isn’t enough for a good cuppa, they serve it in a giant bag with a dollup of sweet condensed milk and top it with ice for a delishes jittery treat. But don’t stop at coffee, there is the multi international award winning Beer Lao, and they make a pretty decent bottle of Whiskey to add to the list.
For the foodies, many of your favorite Thai dishes are actually Laotian delights that migrated from the north, so we know you won’t go hungry here.