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WHEN TO TRAVEL TO Laos

The weather in Laos falls into two main categories – the summer rainy season and the winter dry season. The dry season begins in November and lasts until April. During the winter months of November to February, Luang Prabang can range from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day and cooler at night, with temperatures going up steadily from January onwards. Southern Laos has a more tropical climate, but on the highlands of the Bolaven Plateau, temperatures can be cold during December and January, especially at night. The rainy season usually begins gently in April/May and in earnest from July to September. Showers usually fall in the afternoon and can last for only an hour with the rest of the day being very pleasant

LAOS FLIGHT INFORMATION

Fly via Bangkok to Luang Prabang on EVA Air and Bangkok Airways. Fares start from £518 plus taxes totalling £190. Upgrade to Premium Economy with EVA Air for less than £300 return. Alternatively fly to Northern Thailand and travel by boat from the Golden Triangle up The Mekong River to Luang Prabang. Flights to Northern Thailand start from £340 return plus £230 taxes.

LAOS TRAVEL TIPS

Health Requirements - Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A are recommended. Seek advice from your doctor regarding malaria medication.

Visa Requirements - A visa can be obtained on arrival for $30US per person in cash plus two passport photos at the international airports and some land border crossings. A passport validity of minimum six months is required at time of travel.

Time Difference - GMT +7 hours

Travel Time - 12 hours from UK to an Asian hub eg Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur and then approximately 1½ to 2 hours onto Laos.

Currency - Kip

Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.

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Hotel of the month: Six Senses Con Dao

This rustic yet luxurious tropical retreat is surrounded by nature and fronted by wide, gleaming-white sands on the unspoilt island of Con Dao, a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City – the perfect beach ending to a top-to-toe journey through Vietnam.