Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
Tourist visa is required. You may obtain a Visa on Arrival or choose to use the services of a visa processing company. Please contact the Laotian embassy or local consulate directly for specific application procedures, here. You may choose to obtain a Visa on Arrival at the Luang Prabang airport. If you get your visa on arrival in Laos, you will generally be allowed to stay in Laos for 30 days after you arrive.
For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Laos please visit the CDC Website, then use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
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"Yampu Tours did a fantastic job putting together our tour to Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. The trip went off without a hitch. We packed a lot of activities into three weeks and the logistics worked out with everything going according to plan."
"While traveling: "We're having a wonderful time. Everything has been great so far. We look forward to every day." Post trip: "We had a fabulous time. It was as near perfect as any vacation either of us has ever been on. I've had several people ask about it, and I am referring them all to Yampu.""
"Yampu Tours helped me set up a last minute long weekend for my daughter, in Laos. They were kind, caring, professional and easy to work with. In the end, it is more expensive to set up a trip this way, but the quality of the experience and ease of setting up various adventures, was totally worth it. I recommend Yampu Tours!"
"I had such a great time with Yampu, and I would love to travel with them again. My boyfriend and I booked a customized private tour to Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai), Laos (Luang Prabang), Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penh), and Vietnam (Saigon, Hanoi, and Halong Bay.) We both enjoyed every minute of the trip. The guides were all friendly and knowledgeable, the drivers were always punctual, the accommodations were lovely, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend Yampu to anyone who wants to have a good time on their vacation."