Established since 2008, Asia Reveal Tours has grown rapidly to become a leading destination management company specializing in Laos. Today, Asia Reveal Tours serves over 5,000 clients each year. With 3 offices staffed by over 80 travel professionals & co-operators, we provide a comprehensive range of travel products and services throughout Laos, from individual travel to groups and incentives, from tours, accommodation and ticketing to almost travel activities such as: culture & heritage, active & adventure, luxury and hideaway, sustainable and special interest tourism.
Passport valid for at least six months by all nationals. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. In addition, visa can also be obtained on arrival at the international Checkpoint. The entry visas are obtainable from the nearest Laos Embassy, a travel agent or upon arrival. The validity of tourist visas is about one month and could be extended.
Visa on arrival into Laos:
– Stamped at international airport: Vientaine, Luang Prabang, Paske
– Procedures: No need to have visa approval letter in advance (as in Vietnam). Upon arrival at the airport, clients will fill in the Immigration Form …»
Prepare for getting in
Currency: 1 US$ = 8063,87 LAK (in December 2014).
Exchange: Banks, licensed offices, and hotels. Credit cards/traveler Cheques are not widely accepted. Cash US dollars and Thai baht universally accepted. Small denominations are very useful.
Local Time: GMT +7
Business Hours: Office hours: 0800-1200 and 1300-1700, Monday to Friday.
Getting There by Air
The national airline of Laos is Lao Airlines (QV) (www.laoairlines.com). There are no direct flights from the USA or Europe; flights are mainly …»
Laos has a monsoon climate of a dry and a wet season. The rainy season starts from May to October, when the climate is hot and wet along with an average Temperature around 28oC. The cool dry season is from November through February. The background temperature is stable around 15oC in early morning and at night, 25oC at noon. The mountainous areas can be very cold with the temperature decreases to 5oC especially in the North of Laos …»
Public Holidays in 2016:
January 01, 2016: International New Year 2016
March 08, 2016: International Women’s Day
April 14, 15, 16, 2016: Lao New Year Days
May 01, 2016: International Labor Day
July 20, 2016: Lao Women Union’s Day
October 28, 2016: Boat Racing Festival Day
November 25, 2016: That Luang Festival Day
December 02, 2016: Lao National Day
Event calendar 2016:
Laos celebrates many annual festivals called “Boun” in Lao Language which are particularly enjoyable and beautiful …»
Laotian food is based on fish, beef, pork, poultry and especially herbs. The food is very spicy and hot, which blend of Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese in flavor and presentation. The famous ingredients for almost dishes are herb, chili and fish sauce.
• Sticky rice (best eaten with fingers).
• Laap (minced meat, fish or vegetables tossed in lime juice, garlic, onions, powdered rice and chillies, accompanied by sticky rice).
• Kai (Water weed from the Mekong River – a Luang Prabang specialty) …»