This year, a particular place of interest worth exploring is the riverside town Luang Prabang which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site this December. 

It is worth checking out Insider Journeys who are offering an 8-days Laos Experience.  This especial journey combines a mystical tour of the highlights of Laos, with the chance to experience Luang Prabang during the UNESCO celebrations, taking place from 7th to 9th December 2015.

Join the ‘Laos Experience’ on a peaceful slow boat journey along the impressive Mekong and enjoy an overnight stay in a remote riverside lodge before arriving at atmospheric Luang Prabang.  With its beautiful temples, magnificent waterfalls and bustling local markets, visitors will not be disappointed.

The town will be awash with a mouth-watering array of local gastronomic delights, unusual gifts to purchase, elephant parades and  many exciting cultural and sporting performances. 

From here the tour will move onto vibrant Vientiane, to discover the highlights of the country’s rapidly developing capital. There will be an opportunity for travellers to explore some of the area’s most ancient relics, and impressive attractions, such as the famous gold-covered Wat Pha That Luang.

Reassuringly, Insider Journeys has 21 years of experience in providing a range of travel opportunities to Laos, far more than many other UK tour operators.  It is also good to know that the group tours are small in numbers, allowing travellers to soak up their Asian experience. 

It is worth taking a look at Insider Journeys website as there are some wonderful faraway lands to explore: