December is one of the best months of the year to visit Laos. Throughout the country, days are typically dry and sunny, and the temperatures make travelling comfortable.
December is characterised by dry, sunny weather, blue skies and relatively cool temperatures (avg temp: 19-22°C) throughout the country. It's no surprise that December is amongst the most popular months to travel to Laos, so a higher number of visitors should be expected at the main tourist sites.
Favourable weather conditions makes for enjoyable trekking in Muang La & Phongsali, and safe caving and rock-climbing in Vang Vieng. With minimal chance of rainfall and plenty of sunshine, the 4000 Islands are the place to head for R&R, although if it’s a beach you’re looking for then you may wish to consider southern Vietnam or Hua Hin in Thailand, both of which are easily reached from Laos.
If you’re looking for a Christmas getaway, Laos is an excellent choice. Early booking is essential.
A two-week journey through Laos’ laid-back cities and rural landscapes, exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage, meeting the friendly locals and going on an adventure or two.