The natural and untouched beauty of Laos is unrivalled. The winding Mekong river traces history itself as the cradle of civilization in Indochina. The Mekong river snakes through Laos, sought out for its blood-pumping water options by adventure travelers. For those seeking relaxation, the river’s glistening waters are a breathtaking view against a backdrop of meandering mountain ranges. A former French colony, French bakeries and fine dining dot the major cities like Luang Prabang and Vientiane, coupled with traditional Laos cuisine and fusion Asian food, making Laos a foodie’s paradise.