Welcome to Laos, Southeast Asia's best-kept secret. Now choose your adventure: follow the path of the mighty Mekong River through remote and pristine wilderness, marvel at mysterious ancient relics at the Plain of Jars, or head to the hills to experience the unique culture of a highland village. Whatever your Laos inclination, it's all here, packed between the pages of this inspiring guide.
• FIND THE FUN - tips on where to ride an elephant up a mountain, go tubing down rapids, or party to Lao pop bands
• KNOW YOUR WAY - over 50 detailed maps, including customised itineraries maps and a full-color country map
• TALK THE TALK - practical Laos language chapter to help you distinguish your mae nam (river) from your jia hawng nam (toilet paper)
• DREAM SWEETLY - full range of accommodation options, whether you fancy a floating ecovillage house, hammock in traditional hut, or a lakeside resort complete with casino