Passport & Visa Information
Do I need a Visa to enter Laos?
Yes: Residents of most nationalities must obtain a visa before entering the country.
How to get a Laos Visa?
There are two ways:
1) On Arrival – You can get a visa on arrival at the three International airports and all land border crossings with Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. A tourist visa costs $35 and is valid for a period of 30 days however extensions are available for longer stays.
*Please note that if you cross over a land boarder you may have to pay a stamping / processing fee of around $5.
2) In Advance (Embassy) – You can obtain your visa for Laos in advance by visiting your nearest embassy. The visa will cost you the same amount as getting it on arrival which is $35.
Please make sure that your passport does not expire within 6 months of your holiday. And that your passport has at least one full clean pad for the visa and another page for additional stamps.
If applying for a visa on arrival please make sure that you have 2 passport photographs with you.
For every day you are in the country without a valid visa you will have to pay a fine per day.
Please note that you are no longer need to pay an airport departure tax as this is included in your airline ticket.
Ansara Hotel Laos
4 Star – Vientiane
The Ansara is a unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Providing just 14 rooms and suites, the emphasis is on personalized attention their guests by catering to the needs of individual travellers and only accommodating parties not exceeding 8 people. Elegant yet relaxed, the hotel exudes the warm and inviting feel of a private home while professionally addressing visitors needs for comfort and practicality.
Riverside Boutique Laos
4 Star – Vang Vieng
Located on the banks of the Nam Song River and next to a small wooden bridge, the Riverside Boutique Resort is a luxury hotel set around a glorious tropical garden and pool. All of the rooms as well as the restaurant and the bar, offer stunning views over the limestone mountains of Vang Vieng. Designed by award-winning architect Sakpaseuth Phanrajsavong, this boutique hotel is the first in the country that systematically celebrates the exceptional cultural and natural diversity of Laos.
Muang La Resort Laos
4 Star – Ouxomxay
The resort is a true hidden gem in Laos as Muang La offers the visitor absolute tranquillity. By being located at the foot of a natural source of hot water the intimate resort set in lush tropical gardens allows you to completely unwind in their natural Jacuzzis. Water is pumped daily in to the hot tubs from the hot springs where you can sit relax and enjoy a drink before spoiling yourself with the delicious food on offer at the restaurant that boasts stunning river views.
Satri House Laos
4 Star – Luang Prabang
Located in the heart of the city, Satri House was built at the turn of the last century as the residence of Prince Soupha-nouvong. The building was refurbished in 2002 by Mrs Lamphoune Voravongsa and has been run as a hotel ever since. Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture and set in a truly relaxing environment. Here you can enjoy private moments to yourself and really unwind or sit and watch the everyday life of local people from your balcony.
River Resort Laos
4 Star – Champasak
Situated on the banks of the Mekong, set amongst rice paddies, a mountain range behind and the river, that offers stunning sunsets. This elegant hotel gives guests the best of both worlds offering 20 contemporary and spacious rooms, 6 of which are situated in the rice paddy garden with the remaining 14 boasting incredible river views. The resort features open air dinning offering both western and local dishes; as well as a pool that overlooks the river.
Le Bel Air Laos
4 Star – Luang Prabang
Sala means school or place to stay for a stopover in Khmer language. Stay in one of the elegant eleven old reassembled wooden houses dating from 1956 to 1985, collected from different places around Cambodian. Located on a calm road not very far from the city central, Sala Lodges laid on a flat land surrounded by paddy fields, palm trees and lush garden, that makes the whole resort a peaceful village and pleasant stay.