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Laos General Information

Welcome to Laos, one of the most fascinating countries in the world. The People's Democratic Republic of Laos, also known as Lao PDR is situated in the heart of French Indochina, landlocked between Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), China, Vietnam and Cambodia Laos has an eastern border of 1,957 km with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a western border of 1,730 km with the Kingdom of Thailand, a southern border of 492 km with the Kingdom of Cambodia a northern border of 416 km with the People's Republic of China and a North Western border of 230 km with the Union of Myanmar. Total area of Laos is 236,800 square kilometers, three quarters

 
of which is mountainous and forest-covered 40 % while the country is rich in natural resources, such as mineral deposits, including 1 billion tons of high quality iron are between 60-70%, lead, gold, tin and 8200-8232 calorie/gram coal. Although the Lao P.D.R. has no direct access to the sea, it has the Mekong River, which is the main river of the country flowing north to south. In addition, there are many branch rivers, which nourish agriculture. Laos's
 
   
 
people use it as a power source, which supplies hydroelectric of over 18,000 MW from 57 dams. The Population of the Lao P.D.R. is estimated at 4,581,128 (1995)

and population density remains one of the lowest in the region at 19 persons per square kilometer with a population increase rate of 2.64%. The Lao population is ethnically diverse with up to 68 different ethnic groups identified inhabiting the country, with various languages, cultures and traditions which are classified into three groups: The Lao Loam, who occupy the lowlands plains and the Mekong River valley, and constitute about 56% of the total population; the Lao Thing, who occupy the mountain slopes, comprising about 34% of the population, and the high mountain Lao, constituting about 9% of the total population, and one per cent foreigners.

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Luang Prabang to Angkor (LAOSCY010)
21 Days
Luang Prabang to Vientiane, Pakse, 4 Thousand Islands, Stung Treng, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap
Indochina Adventures (INDOCY02)
17 Days
Cycling Saigon to Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Angkor complex, follow Mekong river to Pakse, Laos.
Bangkok to Vientiane (LAOSCY01)
12 Days
Chiang Khong-Pak Beng-Oudomxai-Pak Mong-Luang Prabang-Kiew Ka Cham-Kasi-Vang Vieng-Vientiane
Angkor to Pakse (LAOSCY02)
11 Days
Angkor-Kampong Thom-Kampong Cham-Kratie-Steung Treng-Don Khone-Don Daeng-4 thousand Islands-Wat Phou-Pakse (TOUR PRICE: USD1,195 PER PERSON)
Southern Adventure (LAOSCY03)
6 Days
Pakse-Wat Phou-Se Pian National Park-Don Daeng-4 Thousand Islands-Don Khone (TOUR PRICE: USD750 PER PERSON)
Mekong Explorer (Laos-Cambodia) (LAOS05)
4 Days
Pakse (Laos)-Wat Phu-Don Khong-Stung Treng-Kratie (Cambodia)
Hanoi to Luang Prabang (LAOSCY07)
11 Days
Hanoi - Lai Cai - Sapa - Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu - Maung Khau - Oudomxai - Pak Mong - Luang Prabang
Northern Adventure (LAOSCY04)
7 Days
Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Kasi-Kiew Ka Cham-Luang Prabang (TOUR PRICE: USD878 PER PERSON)