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What language is spoken in Laos?

The official language of Laos is Lao.

In English spoken throughout Laos? 

English is spoken somewhat throughout the country but it is not to be assumed individuals will speak the language.  

What currency is used in Laos?

The currency used throughout the country is the Lao kip. Mastercard and Visa may be accepted in larger hotels and some major tourist areas. ATMs are available. 

Do I need a Visa to travel to Laos?

Visas are required upon entering the country. Electronic tourist visas can be obtained in advance of travelling to the country. A visa can be obtained on arrival at Vientiane, Luang Prabanf and Pakse airports. 

When is the best time to visit Laos?

The best time to travel to Laos is between October and April when the weather is warm and dry throughout the country. River travel is ideal between November and January when high water levels make passing through much easier. 

Is there transportation within Laos?

As roads are continuously improving in the country, buses have become a more common means for getting around. taking over from the traditional river travel. 

Is Laos a family friendly destination?

Laos is a safe, family-friendly destination where everyone can enjoy the culture and beauty. Getting around the country involves bus and sometimes boat travel so small children may have a more difficult time with these forms of transportation. Healthcare in the country can also be difficult to come by.


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