Photography in Laos

Slowly meandering rivers, sleepy villages and Buddhist temples amongst dramatic limestone scenery make Laos a charming place to explore, photograph and just to be.

Introduction

The charm of Laos isn't so much in any of its famous tourist attractions, but rather in the tranquil vibe of the country itself. As one of the least developed countries in Asia, its towns and cities are relatively small and sleepy, with a beautiful mixture of local architecture and French Colonial buildings. Travelling here often involves going by river- winding your way through stunning limestone scenery and jungles, stopping off in small rural villages. But Laos has no shortage of photogenic subject matter, the country is full of fascinating cultures and lifestyles as well as exotic scenery.

What Makes This Trip Special?

Over 13 days, we will travel from the beautiful northern city of Luang Prababang to the sleepy river archipelago of Si Phan Don, on the border with Cambodia. The journey will take us into remote parts of this largely rural nation as we seek out the extraordinary Ban Kong Lor: a 6km long cave with a river running through it. Along the way we'll see numerous fascinating sites, visit different cultures and learn about their lifestyles.

Why Photograph Here?

Compared to its Southeast Asian neighbours, Laos’ charms remain somewhat under the radar. On this trip we won’t find ourselves taking the same shots of famous monuments as crowds of other photographers. Instead we’ll be taking daily inspiration from the stunning landscapes, villages and communities that we pass through and coming home with our own unique sets of beautiful images. Of course, one of our expert photography tutors will be with you every step of the way offering advice, tuition and inspiration, and curating the best of the group’s photos to look at in the evenings over a drink or two.

Where you'll stay

Villa Chitdara

Located in the heart of Luang Prabang's old district, this small guest house is comfortable, welcoming and serves a tasty breakfast.

Villa Chitdara

Villa Chitdara

Located in the heart of Luang Prabang's old district, this small guest house is comfortable, welcoming and serves a tasty breakfast.

Spring River Resort

Spring River Resort

These bungalows are situated in a truly idyllic location: surrounded by the forest and on the edge of a river, they make the perfect base for visiting the Kong Lor cave. Individual rooms have their own bathrooms and balconies, and you can paddle in the river.

Spring River Resort

Spring River Resort

These bungalows are situated in a truly idyllic location: surrounded by the forest and on the edge of a river, they make the perfect base for visiting the Kong Lor cave. Individual rooms have their own bathrooms and balconies, and you can paddle in the river.

Pon Arena

Pon Arena

Named after the owner, Mr Pon, this new hotel features spacious en-suite rooms and an infinity pool overlooking the Mekong river.

Pon Arena

Named after the owner, Mr Pon, this new hotel features spacious en-suite rooms and an infinity pool overlooking the Mekong river.

Champasak Grand

Champasak Grand

The Champasak Grand in Pakse is our accommodation for the last night of the trip. This well-appointed four-star hotel features great rooms and all the usual hotel amenities.

Champasak Grand

The Champasak Grand in Pakse is our accommodation for the last night of the trip. This well-appointed four-star hotel features great rooms and all the usual hotel amenities.

Let's Go

Upcoming dates

11 – 23Oct 2019‘19 £2899

Contact

020 8123 4559

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