If you are looking for some advices on discovering Laos and are struggling with tons of information on the internet, don’t go anywhere else, here is some suggestion to help you choose the Best time going on a Laos Tour.
Laos is a unique country in South-East Asia, which has no coastline, mainly covered by natural forest. Since Laos is one of three countries in Indochina besides Vietnam and Cambodia, it is affected by tropical monsoon weather. A year in this beautiful country is divided into 2 main seasons. Wet season exists from May to November and Dry season from December to April.

The best time to visit Laos is from December to April

The best time to visit Laos is from December to April

May to November: Wet Season – Rainy, Humid
During the wet season, you will have a chance to experience tropical rain – typical thing South-East Asia. It often happen unexpectedly and mainly focused on June to September. In addition, the rainfall also varies based on geographical area. For instance, highland of Vientiane, Bolikhamsai, Khammuan and Eastern Champasak Province receive the most precipitation. In Luang Prabang, Sainyabuli, Xieng Khuang Province, you won’t see that much of raining.
This time falls into the middle of summer. Therefore, the heat combining with raining, bring about the heat, which can cause some inconvenient and uncomfortable. So please remember to bring along umbrella and wear light-weight cotton clothes, you are about to exploring another kinds of unique weather!
If you are a student, July and August is best time for you, it is still humid but not too wet; the tourist is also marvel at many fresh green landscapes. By the way, the temperature near mountainous area is cooler, which is suitable for hiking.

Luang Prabang in a rainy day

Luang Prabang in a rainy day

December to April: Dry Season – Cooler, Pleasant at First
After wet season, here comes the dry season. You feel no longer the sticky, humid atmosphere surrounding – an excellent strategy to avoid heat, hazy sunshine and humidity! That explains why this is also the high season, from November to March.
At first, the Cold wind from China at this time flies to Laos, lowering the temperature in Laos’s Northern part. The cold appeared in early morning and in the evening, but is nothing compared to Western Cold; instead it is a pleasant one. The Southern part with moderate temperature is waiting for your visit. During this good weather, not only Laos, but you can also extend your holiday and book a Indochina Tour for sure.

Luang Prabang Ancient Town at its best season of tourism in January

Luang Prabang Ancient Town at its best season of tourism in January

Summary
Which one is better? There is no clear answer for this question. Best Time to Visit Laos does exist. It is in your mind, buddy! It depends on your interest and purpose: whether you want experience travel or relaxing on your holiday. Take your backpack and go now! Don’t hesitate to have a look at Laos – an exotic country!