A land-locked mountainous country that is gaining a reputation as an ecotourist destination, Laos has remained relatively isolated and undeveloped. Trekking, hiking, and caving are just some of the activities you can enjoy in this beautiful country. Although it has remained one of the few Communist countries left in the world, travel within the country is relatively easy to arrange. Most people go to Laos to visit the Plain of Jars, the rivertown of Vang Vieng or Luang Prabang.