Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, aman, and the word Tipitaka, symbolising the ‘three baskets’ of Buddha’s teachings, Amantaka is set in Laos.


Set just south of Mount Phousi, Amantaka is a short drive from Luang Prabang International Airport (LPQ).


Laos enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round with an average temperature of 25°C (77°C). The cooler, drier months of the year are from November to March, while humidity is highest between May and September.

What to pack

Light clothing is appropriate with a sweater or jacket in the evenings. Sports shoes are suitable for light touring and a wide-brimmed hat is always recommended during the day. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship.

Language & Currency
The official language of Laos is Lao. French is still spoken by some, and English is common around commercial centres. The national currency is the kip. Although most currencies and traveller’s cheques are easy to cash, the US dollar is recommended. ATMs are widely available in Luang Prabang.
Don’t Forget
Laos is on Indochina Time (ICT), seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 220 volts/50 cycles; converters and plug adaptors are available.
Medical services are available round the clock at Amantaka. There are no immunisations required for entry into Laos unless the traveller is coming from a yellow fever-infected area. No vaccinations are required.

Please check with your nearest Lao embassy or consulate prior to travel. Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Laos. Visas on arrival are available at the airport and are payable in US dollars with the price based on nationality and subject to change without notice. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry.


The Amantaka team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights.