Discover the best time to visit Laos

The Laos climate is warm and wet. The rainy season runs from May to October; however travel during this time of year shouldn’t cause you too many problems, just bring a raincoat! During the dry season between November and April you might notice more tourists, so if you’re looking to avoid the crowds you might want to travel during the shoulder season between wet and dry.

Laos Climate

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Man showing his pictures on his camera

Northern Laos

Famous for the charming town of Luang Prabang, Northern Laos has much to offer. Visit the northern provinces in May or June if you’re planning to catch the infamous rocket festival. Local villages send rockets soaring into the air to welcome the much needed rains. If you’re travelling in Laos in November, try to stop by Vientiane for the That Luang Festival.

Northern Laos trips >
Waterfalls in south Laos

Southern Laos

Exploding with vivid shades of green, the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos is an absolute delight during the wet season when the vegetation comes alive. On the other hand, dry season is by far the best time to visit Siphandone. As water levels begin to drop, 4000 islands slowly emerge from the murky depths of the Mekong.

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  • vang vieng scenery
  • luang p customer
  • ruin of temple
  • local children playing by river
  • Thailand Chiang Mai Elephants playing
  • monks walking along a bridge

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Things to do in Luang Prabang | Marie's Laos trip

23rd May 2016 by Hannah

Luang Prabang topped the list of our traveller, Marie's best places in Laos. Read about her journey there & try not to drool over her beautiful snapshots!

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