You can easily get Laos visa on arrival in most border crossings and all Lao International airports.
Here are simple steps to help you get Laos visa on arrival.
1. Filling up Application form for arrival visa. You can get the form on your arrival or if you want to save waiting time then you can download the form and fill it before your arrival time, to download the Lao Application form for arrival visa click picture below.
Border check points
China – Laos
Thailand – Laos
Vietnam – Laos
Cambodia – Laos
1. Dong Calor(Cambodia) – Veun Kham (Champasak Province, Laos)
At the moment, Laos immigration department does not have any official regulation about making visa on arrival, so to make Laos visa, we give you the solution which is accepted by Laos Governement as following:
So our website does not provide Laos Visa on arrival service until Laos Governmenthas new regulation to issue visa on arrival online for tourists. For Vietnam visa, you can make visa on arrival online, you can visit this website to know more information: www.VietnamVisaOnline.Net
The list of countries which are exempt from Laos visa
|No||List of Visa Exemption||Diplomatic Passport||Service Passport||Ordinary Passport|
|Countries||Visa exemption||Visa exemption||Visa exemption|
|1||Brazil||90 days||90 days||Require|
|2||Brunei Darussalam||14 days||14 days||14 days|
|3||Cambodia||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|4||China||30 days||30 days||Require|
|5||Croatia||30 days||30 days||Require|
|6||Czech Republic||30 days||3o days||Require|
|7||Hungary||30 days||30 days||Require|
|8||India||30 days||30 days||Require|
|9||Indonesia||14 days||14 days||30 days|
|10||Japan||90 days||Require||15 days|
|11||Kazakhstan||30 days||30 days||Require|
|12||Kyrgyzstan||30 days||30 days||Require|
|14||Malaysia||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|15||Mongolia||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|16||Myanmar||30 days||30 days||14 days|
|17||North Korea||30 days||30 days||Require|
|18||Peru||90 days||90 days||Require|
|19||Poland||30 days||30 days||Require|
|20||Republic of Cuba||30 days||30 days||Require|
|21||Republic of Korea||30 days||30 days||15 days|
|22||Royal of Thailand||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|23||Russia Federal||30 days||30 days||15 days|
|24||Singapore||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|25||Slovakia||30 days||30 days||Require|
|27||Tajikistan||30 days||30 days||Require|
|28||The Philippines||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|29||Timor-Leste||30 days||30 days||Require|
|30||Turkmenistan||30 days||30 days||Require|
|31||Ukraine||30 days||30 days||Require|
|32||Uzbekistan||30 days||30 days||Require|
|33||Vietnam||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|34||Yugoslavia||30 days||30 days||Require|
People who have following nationalities can use Laos Visa on arrival:
For unlimited nationalities to Laos, they can flight to Laos international airport, and then the immigration officers will get visa stamp and allow them to enter Laos.
|Malta||Albania||Antigua and Barbuda||Brunei||Australia|
|San Marino||Croatia||El Salvador||Korea, North||Samoa|
|Serbia||Cyprus||Grenada||Korea, South||Solomon Islands|
|Slovenia||Bosnia and||Saint Vincent and||Laos||Papua New|
|United Kingdom||Georgia||Nicaragua||Russian Federation|
|Liechtenstein||Greece||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Tajikistan|
|Macedonia||Ireland||Trinidad and Tobago||Uzbekistan|
Most nationalities require a visa to enter Laos. Exceptions are listed below :
– Citizens of the following countries may enter Laos for 30 days without a visa: Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
– Citizens of Brunei may enter Laos for 14 days without a visa.
Types of Tourist Visa
– Single-Entry Visas. Visas issued from the embassy are valid for 30 days and must be used within 3 months of being issued; visas issued on arrival are valid 15 days.
– Multiple-Entry Visas. To get a multiple entry visa, visitors must apply for a business visa, after entering the country on a normal visa. Business visas are valid from 3 months up to 1 year. Additional surcharges may apply.
Methods of Applying for a Visa
There are two methods of applying for a visa from Laos: applying through an Embassy of Laos and applying for visa on arrival.
Applying For A Visa On Arrival
Available Entry Points Visa on arrival is available at all entry points except for Nam Heuang Bridge and Veun Kham.
Validity 15 days after date of entry. Visa extensions are available for up to 15 days, but must be applied for in Vientiane through a travel agency.
1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months with at least two pages available for the visa and the stamps)
2. Two recent passport photos
3. USD in cash
4. Visa application form (available upon arrival)
Procedures and Processing Time on Arrival in Laos
Submit the passport together with the photo, application and fee to the visa counter on arrival. Processing time may vary, but is approximately 10-40 minutes.
Applying For A Visa From A Laos Embassy
1. Passport (valid for at least 6 months with at least two pages available for the visa stamp)
2. Two recent passport photos
3. Two visa application forms
4. Visa application fee (please contact your nearest Laos Embassy for current visa fees)
Procedure and Processing Time for Obtaining a Visa
Please contact your nearest Laos Embassy for the exact procedures and processing times, as they may vary.
Procedure and Processing Time on Arrival in Laos
Processing time varies depending on the point of entry, but is on average about 30 minutes.
* All visa information subject to change*
COST OF VISA ARRANGEMENT & FEES
There are two separated costs – Visa approval letter & Visa stamp fees
Our arrangement fee for getting the Visa Approval Letter is USD 45 per person including services and fax communications. We require pre-payment before we start visa processing, and kindly note that it is non-refundable if you change your mind not to obtain it later.
This fee has to paid separately and additional to the Embassy (or to the Immigration) for issuing the visa stamp.
In Bangkok, Thailand – 300 Baht (US$per person to Embassy
In other countries – between USD 12-16 per person to Embassy
Upon arrival at Airport/Bridge or Border points in Laos: USD 50 per person to Immigration
Note: If you have booked the package tour with us, the costs of visa approval and visa stamp fee are already included, except the one issues upon arrival.
You can stay up to 15 days after entry. One visa extension for another 15 days in Laos is possible.
Please note that you have to utilize the Laos visa within 2 months from the issued date, otherwise, it is expired.
(Live connected with pure nature)
Day 01. Arrival Pakse-Dondeth Island(D)
Welcome the clients at Pakse international airport (From Bangkok, Hochiminh, Siemriep), then continue to visit Wat Phu the Kmer ruin built before Angkor Wat, then continue by road to Ban Nakasang Village to take local long tail boat on the vast Mekong River to Dondeth Island. Have dinner at local restaurant and overnight
Day 02. Dondeth Island( B/L/D)
Today is relaxing day, you will explore around this island such as: Liphi waterfall on the Mekong River, the first French local motive in Laos, Buddhish temple….
Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at local restaurant
Day 03. Dondeth Island-Pakse(B/L/D)
Take a local long tail boat on the Mekong River to the main land and visit Phapheng waterfall the widest fall in South East Asia, visit Wat Umhong the Kmer ruin dated on the 06th century, then have elephant riding to Phu Asa the old temple, stay overnight at Pakse
Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at local restaurant
Day 04. Pakse-plain of Bolevan(B/L/D)
Transfer to the plain of Paksong Bolevan, visit Tad Fan the 300 meter fall, at 9h.00 am: Arrival at Paksong stop for Car changing at: Jhai coffee house and break for a cup of coffee (30minutes). Coffee is FOC for the clients 10h.00 am: Visit Tad Moun waterfall and the organic vegetable farm. 11h.00 am: Continue driving 1hrs to MMC farm on the vegetable fields and the bumpy + muddy road (in raining season) but you will enjoy the adventure !
12h.00 pm: Arrival at MMC Coffee farm where we can stay over night and lunch. Afther the lunch will take 1hrs to demonstration about coffee Roasting steps and finishing by a coffee testing to Savor the different kind of coffee (Robusta, Arabica and the Typica).
14h.00 pm: Trekking to Phoukatok mountain where the Vietcong used to shooting American aircraft during Vietnam – American War time, and enjoy taking photos of the sunset view.
18h.00 pm: Arrival at the homestay and relaxing time.
19h.00 pm: Cooking class and dinner time.
Day 05: Homestay – Laven village –Tad Maihear waterfalls – Souay village – LaoNgam-Pakse (B/L)
9h.00 am: After breakfast we continue driving by Jeep to Laven village
This village there are over 500 families are living more than 300 years old.
12h.45 pm: Arrival at Tad Maihear waterfall and take a picnic lunch + swimming & relaxing time 1 hrs. (Fruits & Beverages are provided)
13h.45 pm: Continue driving 1hrs to Souy village to visit the traditional bamboo houses. This village 95% of houses are traditionally made by bamboo. The house is generally one room is used for cooking,eating and sleeping. At 5h.00 pm, Arrival at Lao Ngam local market & End of service JEEP Tour. Transfer to hotel. Have dinner at local restaurant and overnight
Day 06. Pakse-Departure(B)
Visit local market, and transfer to airport for departure
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Quatation in U$D/person
Tour Price : From Oct 01 2017 – April 30 2018, Dec 31 2018
|Price per pax (USD)||1 pax||2 – 4 pax||5-7 pax||8-10 pax||SG|
Dondeth Island: Sengahloun or Little Eden
Pakse: Champasak Grand
DAY 01 : CHONG MEK – PAKSE (D)
Late afternoon arrive Chong Mek Border, the boundary between Thailand and Laos. Meet your local Laos guide at the border. Transfer to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse at CHAMPASAK GRAND or similar.
DAY 02: PAKSE – WAT PHOU CHAMPASAK – DON KHONG (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a Pakse city tour. Visit Wat Luang and the local market. Then drive to visit Wat Phou Champasak, the pre-Angkor Wat before proceeding to Don Khong Island. Overnight at VILLA MUANGKHONG or similar.
DAY 03: DON KHONG ISLAND – PAKSE – UBONRATCHATHANI (B/L-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a boat to Li Phi Waterfall, visit the first French ship port. Continue to Ban Piengdee village to visit Khon Phapheng waterfall, the widest fall in South East Asia. Drive back to Pakse for lunch. After lunch transfer to Ubon Ratchathani Airport.
*** End of Services ***
Group size: 2 3 4 5 6-8 9 10 11 12 SG Extra bed
Price/person: 368 278 233 206 195 184 176 169 168 29 35 U$D
Child without bed: 36 U$D
Service include: Private transportation by a/c, van, bus, boat, accommodation in twin or double room, meals as mention on the program, English speaking guide
Supplement for German speaking guide: 20 U$D/day
DAY 01: CHIANG RAI – CHIANG KHONG – HUAYXAI (D)
Welcome the clients at Chiangrai airport. Transfer to Chiangkhong to cross the Mekong River to Ban Huayxai (Lao international border). Check in at hotel Tavisin. Visit Wat Chomkao Manilad and free for your own exploration in this small town. Overnight in Huayxai at Tavisin Hotel or similar.
DAY 02: HUAYXAI – PAK BENG (B/L)
At 08.30 am, depart hotel by local taxi TUK TUK( the triple wheels vehicles) to slow boat pier. Take our slow comfortable wooden boat, measuring almost twenty five meters. These last will enable us to carry out a way in relaxing on this 4300 km long mythical river, whose source is at the borders of Tibetan plain. With very full of majestic turn; sinuous and agitated; often flanked sharp-edged rock points, Mekong border historical enters Laos and Thailand, generate laboriously time a way in the heart of the mountains of the Indochinese peninsula. All the address of the “pilots” is necessary for this course out of the common run. Then visit of a vast village H’ Mong comes to stop the course of our navigation. Admire their remarkable weavings; do not hesitate to acquire some: Arrive at late evening in Pak Beng, small village living exclusively trading river between China and Laos. We are with semi – way of Luang Phrabang. Have dinner and overnight at a pleasant guesthouse or lodge in Pakbeng. (3* hotel : Villa Salika , 4* hotel : Pakbeng Lodge or similar)
DAY 03: PAK BENG – LUANG PRABANG (B/L)
In the morning, visit local fresh market and Laotheung villages. Then continue the journey from Pak Beng to Luang Prabang towards the mouth of Nam Ou River. The scenery in the part seems to be even more captivating since the river makes its way through the lush green forests while a number of lovely hill tribe villages could still be seen along the way. Enjoy lunch on board before exploring Tham Ting which is a sacred cave, then visit a local hill tribe village to sample its rice whiskey at Ban Sanghai. Arrival Luangprabang, Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Luangprabang. (3* hotel : Phusi Hotel or Parasol Blanc or similar, 4* hotel : The Grand or Santi Villa or similar)
DAY 04: LUANG PRABANG (B/L)
06’15 am, Early Morning Offering Food to the Monks (Merit Making ) where you can see hundred of monks walking with bare feet on the street to collect their donation. 07’00 am, back to hotel for breakfast. 08’30 am, We discover this small world heritage town located at the confluence of the Nam Khane River and the Mekong on an old prehistoric site. It became the capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom, the “Kingdom of the Million Elephants », all first Lao kingdom, made up in 1353. Very marked by Buddhist architecture, the city sheltered 60 Pagodas to the 18th century and was built around its “center cosmic “, the Phousy Mount. It always presents a traditional habitat and colonial of the greatest interest. Small and quiet place invites you to calms and relaxing. Discover Wat Mai temple – the former house of Prabang Buddha image and the gold painting wall depicting the last incarnation of Lord Buddha, museum installed in the old Royal Palace, the monasteries and pagodas of Wat Xieng Thong the most beautiful in Luangprabang with Luangprabang style, Wat Vixun and Manorom the Kmer temple style, climb up the Phousy Mount where you have one overall picture of the city. The brilliant roofs of the pagodas mix with stripped plaster vestiges of colonial architecture. Have dinner, then visit night market. Overnight at hotel in Luangprabang. (3* hotel : Phusi Hotel or Parasol Blanc or similar, 4* hotel : The Grand or Santi Villa or similar)
DAY 05: LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (B/L)
After breakfast, visit Ban Sangkhong the weaving textile and mulberry paper making villages. Shopping around the town. Then transfer to domestic airport to fly to Vientiane with economic class. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Vientiane. (3* hotel : Day In or Mongkhon or similar, 4* hotel : Novotel or Donchan Palace or similar)
DAY 06: VIENTIANE (B/L)
Discover this small capital of Laos, such as That Luang stup, the national monument which is very important for all Laotiens, symbolizing at the same time of the Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. Visit also of Vat Sisaket, the temple going back to 1818 BC, the only one to be saved by the raid of Siamese in 1828 BC. Vat Pha Kaew, old Royal Temple ( the former house of the emerald Buddha image) transformed into Museum, Patouxai the victory gate, national museum, and war museum and of Vat Chan which is not far from the Mekong River, where we admire it to lay down sun. Overnight in Vientiane. (3* hotel : Day In or Mongkhon or similar, 4* hotel : Novotel or Donchan Palace or similar)
DAY 07: VIENTIANE – PAKSE – DONKHONG ISLAND (B/L)
Early morning flight by QV 512 (06.30-07.40) in Economy Class to Pakse, then a road to Ban Piengdee to take a ferry boat across the Mekong River to visit Wat Phou the ancient Khmer stone temple which listed by UNESCO for a part of world heritage site, Wat Phou is older than Angkor. It was founded in the first decades of the 9th century by Jayavarman II, the first king of an independent Khmer nation, Then take a drive to Donkhong Island. Afternoon, enjoy cycling around this biggest island on Mekong River with 09 Km width and 13 Km length. Overnight on Don Khong Island at Auberge Donkhong.
DAY 08: DONKHONG ISLAND – PAKSE (B/L)
Excursion by the traditional boat on the vast Mekong River to Siphadon area( the four thousand islands) to Donkhon island to visit Liphi waterfall, first French ship pier and first French local motive constructing during the first entry to Indochina. Then take a boat back to the mainland to visit Khon Phapheng the widest fall in South East Asia. Continue journey by driving back to Pakse. Visit Umong the Kmer Ruin temple dated on the 06th century. Overnight at Champasack Palace in Pakse.
DAY 09: PAKSE – TADFAN RESORT (B/L)
Take a drive about 48 Km to visit Tad Phasoum waterfall and hill tribe villages of Katu, Gae. Continue driving to visit tea and coffee plantation, Tadfan waterfall – the 250 meters fall surrounding by green forest. Enjoy the real nature here. Have dinner and overnight at Tad Fan resort.
DAY 10: TADFAN RESORT – PAKSE – UBON RATCHATHANI (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to Chong Mek Lao-Thai international border. Then take a drive about 180 Km toward Cambodia border to visit Khao Phra Wihan, a renowned mountain top sanctuary on the Cambodian border (1500 year Kmer ruin) with superb view. Then transfer to Ubon Rachthani. Overnight in Ubonratchathani at Laithong Hotel.
DAY 11: UBON RATCHATHANI-BANGKOK (B)
Transfer to domestic airport to fly to Bangkok
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9 Days /Cultural Holidays
Journey Through Laos
Pakse – Champasak – Don Khong – Vientiane – Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang
From South to North – have a full panorama of Laos without backtracking to delve deep into the treasure trove of heritage, traditional culture and natural wonders. Journey into the hilltop temples of Vat Phou, and enjoy the wild paradise of the “4000” islands amidst waterfalls!
Day 1: Arrive in Pakse
Arrive and transfer 40 minutes to check into your hotel.
Day 2: Pakse – Bolaven Plateau – Pakse (B,L)
Today, we take a day trip to the Bolaven Plateau, formed by an ancient volcano and is famous for its coffee and tea plantations, tribal villages as well as some of the most impressive waterfalls such as: Tad Fan the 300 meter fall, Tad Phasoum fall and Tad Yueng. End the day with a visit to a tea and coffee plantation.
Day 3: Pakse – Don Khong – Don Deth(B,L)
Today, we visit the picturesque pre-Angkorian Wat Phou temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have a Mekong River cruise by longtail boat to Don Deth island. Explore Don Khone and enjoy lunch on the island before continuing to the Liphi waterfalls, nicknamed the “Corridor of the Devil
Day 4: Don Deth – Pakse – Vientiane (B,L)
Check out in the early morning and we transfer to the biggest waterfall of South East Asia, the Khone Phapeng Waterfall. The falls are the main reason why the Mekong River is not navigable all the way to China.
“. From here continue to the airport for your flight to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to the airport.
Pakse / Vientiane QV 206 1720/1835 – Tue, Thu, Sun
Day 5: Vientiane (B)
Enjoy a city tour of Vientiane and visit Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo, and the most popular Wat in town, Wat Si Muang. End the day at That Luang, a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane. In the afternoon, we make a trip to the Buddha Park, a sculpture park in a meadow next to the Mekong River. It is not a temple but it does contain over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues created in 1958.
Day 6: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang (B,L)
This morning, visit to the fascinating local market of Thongkhankham, before transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Xieng Khouang, the gateway to the Plain of Jars. If time permits, enjoy an orientation tour of the city and visit the Mine Action Group (MAG) Centre to learn about the land mine clearing efforts in the area.
Fly Vientiane / Xieng Khouang QV 401 1510/1540
Day 7: Xieng Khouang – Luang Prabang (B,L)
After breakfast, drive to the first site of the Plain of Jars, an archaeological spectacle where giant stone Jars are scattered around the landscape. Thereafter, we begin our long but scenic drive to Luang Prabang. En route, we make stops at villages along the way to stretch our legs, arriving Luang Prabang in the evening.
Day 8: Luang Prabang (B)
Have an early start to the morning to participate in the daily morning ritual of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. Afterwards, we have the option of visiting the local morning market. Afterwards, take a city tour of Luang Prabang to visit some of the important sites including the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, as well as Wat Mai and Wat Visoun.
Visit the excellent Arts and Ethnology Centre which gives you a further insight into the ethnic mix and culture of Laos. Finally, take a climb of Mt Phousi, which offers a panoramic view over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River.
Day 9: Departure – Flight to Singapore
After breakfast, visit Ban Phanom – Weaving village. This is a village steeped in the traditional textile-Making with many families in the village working their looms to provide goods for sale at the night markets. Ban Phanom Textile wiere once supplied to the Royal Family, and weavers today used many of the same techniques and patterns, resulting in the distinctly old fashioned look.
After back to city centre for Lunch and free and easy till departure. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Luang Prabang airport for your flight.
All accommodation as per itinerary
All meals as per itinerary
All activities and sightseeing expenses
Private vehicle with driver
Domestic flights (if any) as per itinerary
English speaking guide
All personal expenses
Resort/hotel facilities or activities
4 Star Accommodation
|Vientiane||Mercure, Vientiane Plaza, Muongthanh Luxury||www.mercure.comwww.vientianeplazalaos.com
|Xieng Khouang||Vansana, Anouluck||www.vansanahotel-group.comhttp://www.anoulackkhenlao.com/
|Luang Prabang||Villa Santi Resort, Sanctuary, Sala Prabang, le Parasol Blanc||www.villasantihotel.comwww.sanctuaryhotelandresort.com
5 Star Accommodation
|Vientiane||Crown Plaza, Lao Plaza||www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotelswww.laoplazahotel.com
|Xieng Khouang||Vansana, Anouluck||www.vansanahotel-group.comhttp://www.anoulackkhenlao.com/
|Luang Prabang||Luangprabang View, Le Palais Juliana||www.luangprabangview.comwww.lepalaisjuliana.com