Laos offers gap year travellers a peaceful pace defined by rich culture and friendly locals. There are plenty of ‘off-the-beaten-track’ spots to discover, where Laos’ rural resplendence really comes to life. If you’re looking for a unique adventure that offers something a bit different, Laos may just end up being at the top of your wish list.
We’ll say it Laos and clear, this is a fantastic destination for student travellers! The welcoming communities give Laos a friendly and communal vibe, making it a great place to explore. You’ll love getting to know the people who call Laos home, and they’re happy to share their insider knowledge. You’ll quickly because so accustomed to Laos culture that you won’t want to leave!
Amp up in the adventure in Laos and jump into a treasure trove of activities. Visits to elephant sanctuaries are popular and a great way to meet Laos; wildlife, and there are also plenty of scenic river cruises. Laos is also fantastic for tropical treks and mountain biking, so there are lots of ways to explore in style!
There are plenty of worthwhile projects to get involved with in Laos. The amazing thing about volunteering is that you'll get to see the impact of your good work and the difference it makes to local communities. You can volunteer with school projects for a chance to work with children, or get stuck into rewarding building volunteer roles. Laos has something for everyone!
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