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The best time visit Laos

The best time to visit Laos is from October to April. The warmer and drier weather also coincides with a number of the country’s spectacular festivals to give travellers a clear snapshot of this unique culture.

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Visiting Laos in January

November to February is the best time to visit Laos when the days are warm and clear with cooler evenings. The end of the monsoon sees the country bursting into life, with waterfalls at their most impressive, and the countryside transforming into a lush green canvas. Water levels are at their highest making it perfect for river travel.

Visiting Laos in February

November to February is the best time to visit Laos when the days are warm and clear with cooler evenings. The end of the monsoon sees the country bursting into life, with waterfalls at their most impressive, and the countryside transforming into a lush green canvas.

Visiting Laos in March

Although still dry in March temperatures are beginning to rise across most of the country. Water levels start dropping making river travel in the north difficult.

Visiting Laos in April

April signals the last month of the dry season and rising temperatures across most of the country. Water levels will be at their lowest making river travel tricky.

Visiting Laos in May

May signals the beginning of the wet season which continues through to November. During these months most of the country will experience short sharp downpours interspersed with plenty of sunshine but expect high humidity and temperatures in the 30’s.

Visiting Laos in June

The wet season continues during which most of the country will experience short sharp downpours interspersed with plenty of sunshine but expect high humidity and temperatures in the 30’s.

Visiting Laos in July

The wet season continues during which most of the country will experience short sharp downpours interspersed with plenty of sunshine but expect high humidity and temperatures in the 30’s. The landscape is at its most verdant and waterfalls spectacular.

Visiting Laos in August

August sees the wet season reach its peak with longer and more intense downpours. Temperatures drop a little and water levels rise.

Visiting Laos in September

September can be a beautiful time to visit with the landscape incredibly lush and waterfalls bursting, however there is still a high chance of rain.

Visiting Laos in October

October signals the end of the wet season and is a great time to visit with cooler temperatures, lush landscapes and fewer visitors.

Visiting Laos in November

November to February is the best time to visit Laos when the days are warm and clear with cooler evenings. The end of the monsoon sees the country bursting into life, with waterfalls at their most impressive, and the countryside transforming into a lush green canvas. Water levels are at their highest making it perfect for river travel.

Visiting Laos in December

November to February is the best time to visit Laos when the days are warm and clear with cooler evenings. The end of the monsoon sees the country bursting into life, with waterfalls at their most impressive, and the countryside transforming into a lush green canvas. Water levels are at their highest making it perfect for river travel.

Laos climate guide

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A well planned holiday with great advice. As usual we have been very happy with Paul Craven at Steppes. The guides were very knowledgeable and vehicles and drivers excellent.

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Our week in Laos was probably the highlight, we couldn't fault Laos and the people there. Don't get me started on the elephant day at Mandalao, it was one of the best days of my life.

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