Laos will now propose helicopter tours for tourists through travel agency Summit Tours.
Since April 2018, Summit Tours markets, sells and operates tours which include helicopter flights to various destinations in the Lao PDR. Through an exclusive partnership with Lao Skyway, Summit Tours will be able to bring new travel experiences to customers.
“By way of helicopter, our tours will present a unique opportunity to showcase the beauty of Laos from the air. Summit Tours will provide exclusive access to remote areas which are otherwise inaccessible and have never been seen before,” says Ms. Jan Wollen, Sales and Marketing Manager.
“We are targeting a discerning clientele with high-end expectations, and we sell to individual clients as well as corporate and wholesale partners. We are seeking to create a sustainable and responsible tourism product and are extremely proud to be launching this during the Visit Laos Year 2018″, she adds.
Upon advance booking, individual or open tours can be arranged to and from destinations such as Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Luang Nam Tha, Oudomxay, Bokeo, Phongsaly, Huaphan, Xieng Khouang, Pakse and others.
Flexible tour arrangements and charters are also possible. The helicopter fleet currently consists of new and modern five-seater Airbus AS 350 B3 models. They are all professionally maintained by a group of foreign contractors.
Jan Wollen emphasizes “We are a young and dynamic team of local and foreign travel enthusiasts. Booking with Summit Tours will guarantee a seamless and luxury travel experience.”
On a recent familiarization and fact finding trip over Luang Prabang and adjacent areas, managers of leading luxury hotels (including Donald Wong from Amantaka Hotel, Phonexay Keuthbounmany from Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, Puthapong Purushahansa from Sofitel Luang Prabang and Elias Pertoft from Rosewood Luang Prabang) were able to witness and enjoy for the first time the beauty of their destination from the sky.
All expressed excitement over this new product and recognized the added value and enriched experience for guests staying at their properties.