Before going

If you are travelling in the north or the centre from November to February warm clothes are recommended and especially appropriate all year long in the northern provinces (Samnua, Phongsaly, Luang Nam Tha, Oudomxay, Luang Prabang and Xieng Khouang).

In the south, light clothing is a must all year long except in Paksong (Salavan Province).

We also recommend you bring along mosquito repellent and high factor sun block, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, a raincoat and a small bag to carry a few things in case you have to leave your big suitcases at the hotel for a few days. A torch may be useful depending on your itinerary. Laos is a predominantly Buddhist country. So you should pay attention to what you are wearing (avoid short and bare shoulder cloths) when you visit temples or pagodas and choose shoes or sandals easy to walk (without laces).

For safety reasons, we advise travelers not to leave valuables in vehicles during their journey.