You love action & activity

Here, Active Travelers can focus on the beauty of nature, rather than just trying to stay alive, or avoid traffic and filthy air.

Are you a lover of the outdoors? If your idea of a holiday is lots of action and activity, with or without high adrenalin or extreme adventure, we’ve got just the place for you. 

Maybe you’re a specific sports enthusiast, into cycling, running, trekking, rock climbing or kaying. Or perhaps you relax and get away from your work stress and indoor lifestyle by being slightly active in the sunshine and fresh air?

Rather than exercise indoors in a gym as you might do in your home country, why not try aerobics on the Mekong Riverfront at sunset? Or drift lazily downriver on a tube in Vang Vieng, that action town hotspot just half a day’s drive from either Vientiane or Luang Prabang.  

And it is not necessarily all outdoors. What about recreational activities like cooking classes, handicraft-making, photography, or meditation?


How about a casual hour-long cycle along Vientiane’s Mekong Riverfront?

You like to go further? Why not try a serious four-day cycle on The Loop in the Central Provinces or head further south to ascend the Bolavan Plateau for loops usually taken on by the novice motorcycle set? 


Laos is the latest big news in the running world: from extremely tough trail running events such as the Vang Viel Trail to a number of fast and flat half road races such as Vientiane’s half marathon or full marathon.

Hiking & Trekking

In Laos, unlike Thailand or Vietnam, it is easy to get out into nature and away from people. Hiking and ziplining can take you deep into forests where you don’t see other tourists or people at all, while cruising through rural villages and small towns on foot enables you to view Lao life up close but you’re unlikely to be harassed by curio sellers or beggars.

Rock climbing

Discover wonderful routes with tufas, sintering and face climbing.

Advance climbers can explore gigantic roofs with unique routes ranging from 6b+ to around 8c at Green Climbers Home in Khammouane Province.

As a beginner, you will also find lots of challenge and amusement in Vientiane Province’s adventure town of Vang Vieng. 

Kayaking, rafting & tubing

Enjoy crystal clear waters as you head downstream between limestone mountains and remote villages only accessible by the river.

Meet local fishermen and play with the splashing kids.

The rivers of Laos and associated paddling are very much determined by the season: what might be rapids and white water in the rainy season (June to October) is verdant forested banks, colorful water birds and the occasional troop of monkeys in the drier seasons.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

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