Northern Laos

Discover Northern Laos
Trek to remote mountain villages. Explore the remains of ancient civilizations. Immerse yourself in heritage at Luang Prabang, and visit Cave City…The Birthplace of Laos.
Northern Laos Temple in Luang Prabang


Northern Laos has it all. You can cruise the Mekong, climb to mountaintop ethnic villages, explore hidden caves and waterfalls, and uncover Laos’ ancient past. Culture vultures can flock to Luang Prabang’s UNESCO World Heritage attractions, with nature tours in the area and surrounding provinces. Closer to Vietnam, Laos presents the heart of the Lao revolution in Houaphanh and ancient sites that survived the bombs in Xieng Khouang. Behold the Final Frontier in Northern Laos.


Discover Northern Laos
Recommended in Northern Laos
Le Bistro Ban Vat Sène
Located on Luang Prabang’s main avenue, but a step away from the busy peninsula area, Le Bistro Ban Vat Sène offers a selection of sweet and salty dishes suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 06:30-23:00, you’ll find Asian and International cuisine, and pastries, bread, crepes, and waffles made on the spot. Le Bistro Ban Vat Sène is the perfect place to take a break or opt for “Mad Tea Time” with our Asian tea selection. The bistro also features an art exhibition, and newspapers to read, along with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Le Bistro Ban Vat Sène + 856 (0) 20 593 06 001
Elephant Conservation Center
Visit the Elephant Conservation Center for an immersive experience while helping conserve Asia's most iconic species. Located on a lake in Sayabouly’s Nam Tien protected area, ECC offers a 2-day Discovery package with forest walks and encounters with elephants and mahouts, nursery and hospital visits, elephant baths, and an overnight in a bamboo bungalow. The 3-day Exploration adds training with positive reinforcement, and cognitive enrichment via playtime. The 7-day Eco Volunteering extends the experience into ECCs projects, such as recording elephant behavior, participating in enrichment activities, and producing elephant dung paper. Packages include 2.5-hour transfers to/from Luang Prabang.
Elephant Conservation Center +856 20 9659 0665
Saffron Coffee
Saffron Coffee is a profit-for-purpose enterprise, whose Lao Arabica is directly traded and sustainably sourced from more than 830 smallholder, hill tribe farming families in northern Laos. The coffee is processed, hulled, graded, hand-sorted, and roasted in Luang Prabang. Saffron Coffee’s flagship cafe - the Espresso, Brew Bar, and Roastery on the Mekong in Luang Prabang - celebrates the uniqueness of its organic, shade-grown coffee. The cafe is open 7 days a week, with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, riverside seating, and a menu that complements the quality coffee. Saffron Coffee also offers tours between November and February, allowing guests to experience the full coffee journey from "Cherry to Cup".
Saffron Coffee +856 20 5905 7849

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