Discover the capital Vientiane 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Vientiane is a very particular Capital : if this 600.000 inhabitant city is the centre of Laos for politic, administrative and economic, it’s a very quiet place, with numerous temples, markets, with an interesting architecture, that is mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences.

Located on the bank of the Mekong River, at the border with Thailand, Vientiane is a large city composed by many villages, as wide as London, concealing different atmospheres and luxury. Its centre, with its new designed bank, begins transformation.

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Day 1: Arrival – Vientiane

On arrival at the Vientiane Capital, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. After a short rest, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. En route to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake (B)

After breakfast, we take our excursion out of the city. We make our way to Nam Ngum, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River, stopping over at Ban Keun, which is famous for its salt extraction plant and a village of local Lao rice wine whiskey distillation. On arrival at the lake, we embark on a long tail boat visiting fisherman villages in varied islets. We visit some beautiful islets and take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. On return, [if time permits], perhaps you might experience gambling at legal Lao casino located in the valley where you can enjoy an ideal landscape for anyone seeking for an overview of lake when the heat becomes unbearable in city. We return to Vientiane by late evening. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 3:  Vientiane – Departure (B)

After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the hand weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to airport for departure.

 

Tour included

  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in twin shared
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold tower per day during the tour

Tour excluded

  • Private transportation in private air-conditioned
  • Accommodation in twin shared
  • Private boat trip as stated in above sights
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Meals: daily breakfast at hotel
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
  • 2 cold tower per day during the tour
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