PaulinaHi I‘m Paulina, a European living in Laos and travelling through Asia as much as possible. I love learning about new cultures and experiencing local food. I enjoy hikes in nature, museums, book stores and coffee… lots of coffee.
MirandaHey!, I'm Miranda and I'm interested in architecture, culture, events & social, food & cuisine, nightlife, sightseeing, solo travel, backpacking, business, photography and nature
Can host for 3 daysHi I‘m Paulina, a European living in Laos and travelling through Asia as much as possible. I love learning about new cultures and experiencing local food. I enjoy hikes in nature, museums, book stores and coffee… lots of coffee.
MichelleHi! My name is Michelle and I’m about to be a solo female traveler who is currently traveling Southeast Asia. My friend has to go home due to a family emergency so I am unexpectedly going to be alone for the remainder of my trip. My flight home is the night of June 14th out of Bangkok. I am currently in Thailand leaving for Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh), May 24th. I plan to fly to Hanoi May 26th. From there I plan to go to Laos and explore Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane (dates not solidified). If you are going to be in any of these places I would love to meet some other travelers!
AnnikaLove to travel the world and meet new people! Traveling solo is nice but traveling together is even better 😉
based on 4 experiences
I not only traveled but actually ended up living in Laos for nearly 2 years during the Covid pandemic. I came there for 2 months as a yoga teacher volunteer in a 4-star hotel and ended up living there from March 2020 to October 2021. I enjoyed the very chill and kind people, the food, the ziplines, blue lagoons and motorbike loops !Posted: May 22, 2023Experienced: February, 2020
I loved Laos. Lots of backpackers but fewer than in other places. There were high-speed trains and lots of buses. I stayed in Huay Xai, Pak Beng, Luang Prabang, Nong Khiaw and Vang Vieng.Posted: April 2, 2023
Apart from the beautiful nature, people are so smiling and kindhearted, and the whole energy of the land is so chilled. Luang Prabang, but also Muang Ngoi, an amazing small relaxed village that you can approach only from the water, loved it there.Posted: March 29, 2023
I stayed in Laos for a month and absolutely loved it. Kuang Si waterfalls in Luang Prabang are stunning, as is the town itself. The Thakhek motorbike loop (4 days) is also beautiful and a highlight of my trip. Also Nong Khiaw, North of LP is well worth it. One of my favorite Asian countries, but oddly unknown to many.Posted: March 25, 2023
Yes, Laos is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and dress modestly.
Yes, Laos is a great destination for solo travelers. The country is generally safe and the people are friendly and welcoming. There are plenty of activities to do, from exploring the ancient temples and caves to trekking in the jungle and kayaking down the Mekong River. Plus, the food is delicious and the cost of living is very affordable.
Laos can be an affordable destination for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive. However, activities such as trekking and visiting cultural sites can be more expensive.
Most visitors to Laos will need to obtain a visa before entering the country. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to obtain a visa on arrival at certain airports or land borders.
The official currency of Laos is the Lao Kip (LAK). US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it is best to have some local currency on hand for smaller purchases.
The official language of Laos is Lao, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
Health and Safety
Vaccinations are recommended for travelers to Laos, including those for hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis. It is also important to take precautions against mosquito-borne illnesses such as malaria and dengue fever.
The most common way to get around Laos is by bus or minivan. There are also domestic flights available between major cities.
Laos is a Buddhist country, and it is important to be respectful of local customs and traditions. It is also important to dress modestly and avoid public displays of affection.
The best time to travel to Laos is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. During this time, temperatures are mild and rainfall is minimal. The wet season runs from May to October and is characterized by heavy rains and high humidity.
Yes, Laos is generally considered safe to travel alone. However, it is important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, as with any destination. Be sure to research the areas you plan to visit and take necessary safety precautions.