Southern Laos

Southern Laos, Laos
by Basile Morin
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Climate & Best time to visit Southern Laos

Climate in Laos:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec

Best time to visit Southern Laos:

Cool and Dry Season (November to February):

  • This is the most popular time to visit Laos. The weather is cool and dry, with temperatures ranging from 68°F to 86°F (20°C to 30°C).
  • It's an excellent time for exploring the ancient city of Luang Prabang, the capital city Vientiane, and the scenic landscapes of Vang Vieng.
  • Cultural festivals, such as Boun That Luang in Vientiane and Boun Awk Phansa in Luang Prabang, take place during this period.

Hot Season (March to May):

  • The hot season is characterized by higher temperatures, often exceeding 95°F (35°C) in the lowlands. It's the driest time of the year.
  • While it can be uncomfortably hot, this period is ideal for water-based activities like kayaking and tubing in Vang Vieng, as the water levels are higher.

Rainy Season (June to October):

  • The rainy season is the least crowded time to visit Laos. The landscapes are lush and green, and the Mekong River is at its highest, making for scenic boat trips.
  • Be prepared for occasional heavy rainfall and consider visiting the Bolaven Plateau and 4,000 Islands region, where the wet season is milder.

Money & Prices

Currency in Laos:

Lao kip (LAK)

How expensive is a trip to Southern Laos?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
2.05 USD
Fast food meal:
3.72 USD
Mid-range meal:
14.68 USD
Bottle of water:
0.30 USD
Soft drink:
0.89 USD
1.62 USD
Local Beer:
1.11 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.62 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.67 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Laos general information:

Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type E (French 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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