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Mar 9, 2020

What to eat in Vientiane

Laos cuisine is dynamic and varied. Different cities have different dishes, different seasonings and different ingredients. This introduction to dishes you can find in Vientiane from food enthusiast, Philip Moss, will encourage you to expand your culinary horizons...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Food & Drink

Lovely holiday in Laos

"This was a personal, informative and well organised holiday, which was thoroughly enjoyed by my wife and myself"

John from Colchester, United Kingdom
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

Sri LankaKenyaJordan, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysAdventureWildlife, +3
Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Discover these wonderful wild swimming spots around the world. From lakes and rivers via beaches and waterfalls to natural pools and hot springs, there are some truly unforgettable wild swimming spots out there.

LaosMalawiBelize, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

MozambiqueOmanUganda, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path

Unmissable Luang Prabang!

"Freedom to build your own trip, as we were going to Laos and Hong Kong (and the 3rd person in my group also went onto Australia) so having the flexibility to book our own flights around our own dates was crucial"

Caroline from London
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

RussiaChileLaos, +8
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkAdventure, +8
29 days
from £7,210 pp

Secrets of South East Asia

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
CulturalHistoryCoast, +7
25 days
from £6,170 pp

Ultimate Southeast Asia

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
Undiscovered BeachesHistoryCultural, +6
Apr 16, 2018

Lesser-known Laos

One of the lesser-visited countries in Southeast Asia, Laos is a fascinating destination. Whether you have visited before or you simply want a more unique experience, our local experts are perfectly positioned to take you off the beaten track in Laos, exploring enormous caves and soaring plateaus...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Off the Beaten PathCulturalHistory, +2
Jan 15, 2018

Get to know Luang Prabang

This stunning UNESCO listed city is a wonderful introduction to the colourful culture of Laos. Discover the best temples, the cuisine and stunning surroundings with this city guide.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCulturalClassic
Jan 2, 2018

A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.

South AfricaLaosCosta Rica, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
ClassicCoastFamily, +3
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CyclingOff the Beaten PathCultural, +6
12 days
from £4,210 pp

Laos in Luxury

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HoneymoonBoat JourneysCultural, +2
10 days
from £1,820 pp

Laos & Cambodia Classic Tour

Cross BorderClassicHistory
9 days
from £1,640 pp

Classic cultural tour

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CyclingFood & DrinkClassic
Jul 12, 2017

Highlights of the Mekong River

Stretching over 4000km, the Mekong is a diverse and sprawling river which has become an iconic feature of Southeast Asia. It also makes an ideal starting point for building your dream travel itinerary, read on for our top tips...

CoastGreat Journeys
Jun 12, 2017

June update from our Founders

Do you love getting out into the great outdoors and experiencing new places? That's our focus at TravelLocal this month and we have plenty of ideas to share with you...

ArgentinaGalapagos IslandsLaos, +3
10 days
from £2,350 pp

Laos for families

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
Jan 20, 2017

Top Travel Blogs: TravelDudes

TravelLocal loves the travel blogging community and the advice it offers. Read on to see our interview with Melvin, founder of TravelDudes…


Fantastic tour of Laos

"Very comprehensive tour of country, everyone very helpful and friendly but Laos not geared up for disabled travellers as yet. "

Graham from Liverpool
Nov 30, 2016

The Jetsetter’s guide to Christmas shopping

As Christmas draws nearer, this is the ultimate jetsetter’s guide to festive shopping...

GhanaOmanEcuador, +3
CulturalOff the Beaten Path
Nov 28, 2016

Learn a new skill: cooking, upcycling and more

Why not pick up a new skill on your travels? From cooking classes to upcycling, there are opportunities all over the world. Here are our top creative experiences for your next trip…

GhanaIndiaLaos, +1
Off the Beaten PathFood & Drink
5 days
from £950 pp

Laos in brief

JanuaryMarchFebruary, +3
12 days
from £2,480 pp

Culture & Heritage Tour in Laos

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
Boat JourneysSafariCultural
13 days
from £4,340 pp

Photography Tour in Laos

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
Sep 6, 2016

Where to go on holiday in early 2017

Winter sun destinations with iconic cities, rainforest wildlife and beautiful beaches. Check out our sample itineraries and create your tailor-made holiday.

IndiaLaosCosta Rica
CoastGreat JourneysWildlife, +3
12 days
from £2,780 pp

Wellness tour in Laos

FebruaryJanuaryMarch, +3
Jul 4, 2016

The Best Time To Go To Laos

Planning a trip to Laos? Then you probably need to know when to go - here is some friendly advice on what months to aim for, based on festivals and farming as well as weather.

FestivalsUnique to TravelLocal