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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour
Just everything - Laos is stunning in terms of scenery, people, culture. It's just indescribable. It's like stepping back in time. I loved the whole trip - so well planned to see and experience all of this beautiful country. The river trips were amazing - we had a whole day on small boats down the River Ou, a tributary to the Mekong. Luang Prabang was so chilled, what an incredible city, made all the more special by our guide organizing for us to get up before dawn and give rice to the monks. The Plain of Jars is fabulous. The section on the south Mekong was just beautiful. Food great all the way through, accommodation lovely. Just my best ever trip so far with Explore!
How Was Your Explore Tour Leader
Sean was a star. From Vientiane, he just made our trip wonderful. He always went out of his way to take us out of the way! He helped us at every step experience all that Laos has to offer, down to the most ethical local restaurants, understanding the history of Laos (uncomfortable at times, but you need to know this - we went to the Uxo HQ and had a talk from a local on clearing land mines) and even making sure we could, if we wished (I didn't!) try local delicacies such as grilled rat!. Sean is a gracious, lovely, knowledgeable man who made our trip superb.
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
"Go with a relaxed and open mind - Laos is chilled. It's totally non- commercialized. Don't expect a huge choice of food - everything they have is grown locally which makes for very fresh organic food, just not much choice, so don't expect that. Some people on my trip moaned about some of the the accommodation - I personally thought it was all lovely. Not all has electric aircon but if not have ceiling fan and nets. No need to bring a net but take insect repellent. I was so touched by everything I experienced there. It's hard to express in words - Laos has a sort of kindness and generosity that I've never experienced anywhere else. I just felt so welcome. So, just go!"
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Really well-planned tour in terms of itinerary. Well done Explore!.