Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford
Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford

A Laos getaway by scooter: jungle, dirt roads, wild elephants, and homestays off the beaten track

  • Get off the beaten track – literally – with a trip on two wheels to a wildlife reserve in the jungle not far from Laos’ capital, Vientiane
  • Ride red clay roads past temples and villages to find waterfalls with pools to swim in, without another tourist in sight, and spend the night in a homestay

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Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford
Sunset in the Phou Khao Khouay National Biodiversity Conservation Area northeast of Vientiane, Laos. See its waterfalls and wildlife over a weekend, or stay longer and let villagers help you explore its 2,000 square kilometres. Photo: Peter Ford
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