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Vientiane Full Day City Tour

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Explore Laos' capital city by car to discover the hidden charms of this quiet city. Visit magnificent ancient temples, stop at the unique Patuxai Monument, and travel to the gold-covered stupa of That Luang. End your day with a stroll along the Mekong River as the sun begins.

Vientiane - Wat Sisaket - That Luang Temple - Patuxay
Departure:  daily

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the quietest capital cities in the world, far away from the bustle and hustle of other Asian capitals
  • Admire beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.
  • Spending time learning more about Laos’ fascinating culture and history of American/Vietnam war

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Vientiane Full day City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a guided tour to discover the hidden charms of Vientiane. Vientiane is one of the quietest capital cities in the world, far away from the bustle and hustle of other Asian capitals.
Your tour begins at the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.
Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo.  Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby, is the Presidential Palace.  Although you are not allowed to visit inside, it is a good glimpse in to the town’s colonial past as this building formerly served as the French governor’s palace.
Visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.
In the afternoon, continue to the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city.
Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos.  Constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire.
End your tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River as the sun begins to set. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls. Tour end.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA
  • That Luang
  • That Luang
  • Patuxay
  • Patuxay

Important Notes:

  • Additional / customized services can be arranged on request.
  • Museum in Laos close on Tuesday and in Cambodia it is open every day.

Price & Inclusion

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US $74/pax

US $148

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Car
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Drinking water & Tissue

Price Excludes

  • Visa stamping fee
  • International & domestic flights
  • Accommodation where not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Meals: lunch or dinner
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 21- 35 days prior to departure: 10% of total rate
  • More than 11-20 days prior to departure: 30% of total rate
  • From 1 to 10 days prior to departure: 50% of total rates.
  • Less than 24 hours prior to departure: 100% of total rates.
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.

Children Policy

  • Child under 4 year old: FREE of charge, limit 1 child/ booking
  • Child from 4 - 11 year old: 75% charge
  • Child from 11 year & above: 100% adult rate

Customer Reviews

Very good 1 reviews
Traveler rating
Score breakdown
  • Itinerary 9
  • Food/Drink 9
  • Tour guide 8
  • Enter/act 9
  • Transportation 9
Very good - Mr.Raphael Ribas
Great day!

The tour guide was fantastic in terms of local knowledge and ability to keep stories short and straight to the point, so that we didn't have to stand out in the sun for too long. The scenery were fine, but not spectacular. A little dusty or in need of repair. Overall, an excellent one-day of exploring Laos' capital!

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