Laos surprised me for how active we could be and just how fun it was. My partner is Mr. Sport Extroadinaire and finding the right balance between the two of us, as backpacking partners, was sometimes challenging. Pushing your limits is often what backpacking is about though and I’m glad I pushed mine.
You’ll be pleased to hear that Laos is one of the cheapest places in the world for adventure. The country is easily affordable on a backpacking budget. We could keep ourselves busy without breaking the bank.
Hiring a bike in Laos is so cheap it’s almost unreal. For around a dollar for a day you can venture around and explore on your own. We chose a day where the weather didn’t look so promising and lo and behold about half an hour in the heavens opened. Though completely off putting for me at first and one or two harsh words thrown at my man, I almost turned back. Thank goodness I didn’t as the weather cleared and I had a completely exhilarating day discovering caves and lagoons and breathing in the fragrant air from the Laotian rice fields.
Another “What to do” in Lao:Tubing in Laos