Flights to Laos from Qatar can vary in terms of flight time, depending on your destination. If you want cheap flights to Laos’ Vientiane International Airport from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, you can expect your journey to be between 30-35h. If you want to get Laos flight deals from Hamad International Airport to Luang Prabang International Airport, you can expect a travel time of around 34-36h. These times are largely due to the multiple stopovers you can expect during your trip, so make sure you’re prepared with something to keep you busy as you travel.
Unfortunately, direct flights from Qatar to Laos are not currently available. If you would like to visit Vientiane, you will have to stop at a few different places. You’ll most likely be having your stopover at India’s Mumbai International Airport as well as Kolkata International Airport, then reaching Vietnam’s Hanoi International Airport before arriving in Vientiane. If you want to fly from Hamad International Airport in Doha to Luang Prabang’s International Airport, you will also have to deal with stopovers in the United Arab Emirates at Dubai International Airport, as well as Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City International Airport, and then Hanoi’s International Airport before arriving in Luang Prabang.
If you want to travel between cities, say from Luang Prabang to Vientiane, a good idea would be to use the night buses. These buses operate through the night and offer you peace of mind as you have a place to rest while you complete your journey. If you are already in the city you want to be in then it would help to rent a bike, that way you can go visit Pha That Luang. Just make sure you ask for a bike lock and a helmet when you rent your bike. If you want to travel by car, it’s quite easy to hire one with a driver that will take you through the cities. You can also hire a car if you want to drive yourself, but you will need an International Driver's Permit along with your local licence.
If you’re in Laos, then you should visit the That Luang, a historical building that is a landmark in Laotian history. If you’re looking for something more adventurous to do on your holiday, then maybe pay a visit to the Bolaven Plateau which has some of the most gorgeous natural scenery you could come across. Within the plateau are waterfalls, like the Tad Fane, that look like something out of this world. If you want to get more familiar with Laotian culture and the people of Laos, then you should try to visit in February when the Laos Food Festival is held. There you will get to try amazing Laotian dishes like Khao Poon, a spicy noodle dish with shredded meat and fermented cabbage. If you have any dietary requirements, make sure you ask what kind of meat is being used in your Khao Poon.
If you are a citizen of Qatar, you will need a valid passport and an e-visa in order to visit Laos. An e-visa can be booked online; you will need to provide evidence of a return flight, proof of funds, and evidence that you have somewhere to stay during your journey. You will also need to have an email address in order to receive your e-visa. The visa should cost around QR 220 and take at most seven business days to process.