Thai Airways departs every day to either Vientiane or Luang Prabang via Bangkok from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. See thaiairways.com
Mandala Boutique in Vientiane is a boutique hotel, a two-minute walk from Wat Si Muang temple and 2km from the Lao National Museum. Sala Prabang is on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang where you can soak in the charm of the Lao-style bungalow.
Insider Journeys’ 13-day small-group Laos tour is from $3172.50 a person (offer available until April 30 unless sold out, and valid for travel until June 30). It includes key attractions of Vientiane such as Wat Sisaket and the COPE Centre. In Luang Prabang, you can also visit Kuang Si Falls.
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