A Full Day in Laid-Back Vientiane


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Duration: 9 hours

Departs: laos, laos

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

A combination tour where we cruise in comfort and in a laid-back way along the capital’s main sites before heading out to the Buddha Park: a somewhat awkward place that doubles now as both a religious park and a place for the local community to relax.

• Visit revered places in one of Asia’s smallest capitals
• Admire the Patuxai Gate modelled after Arc de Triomphe
• Gaze at the statues of the mysterious Buddha Park
• Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant
• Pick-up and drop off from your hotel is included


What's Included

A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

Lunch at a local restaurant (food only)

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Entrance fee inside the Patuxai Victory Gate

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center

Personal expenses such as drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Pakse. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Ngam Num Lake, Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, and Vientiane Interna
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • - None-vaccinated travellers (age from 12 years old and up): are required a rapid Covid-19 test (ATK) within 48 hours before departure to Laos. - No more PCR test on arrival. - No more quarantine time. - E-visa and visa on arrival are available as pre-Cov
  • Customers are reminded to submit their passport number and expiration date with their reservation. These are essential requirements as outlined by local immigration regulations
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Wat Si Saket
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Vientiane, and we start in the morning for a city tour through the Laotian capital. Our first stop will be at the Wat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Vientiane. Wat Sisaket has survived in its original form; all other temples in Vientiane have gone through extensive renovations. Inside the main hall, and along the walls of the courtyard surrounding it, a total of 6,840 Buddha images rest in small niches or on shelves, next to its remarkable frescoes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Ho Phra Keo
Continue to nearby Ho Phra Keo, the former Royal temple, now a Museum of Buddhist art and sculpture. The building housed the Emerald Buddha until it was taken to Bangkok following a skirmish with the Lao in 1778. It still displays some of the finest Buddha sculptures found in the country.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
The That Luang with its golden stupa in the characteristic banana flower shape is the most revered shrine in Laos and of course, cannot be missed.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Patuxai
This victory gate, also known as Patuxai, was constructed in 1958; its architecture is inspired by the “Arc de Triumph” in Paris and incorporates typical Lao motifs including the Kinnaree, the mythical bird-woman. Energetic visitors can climb the top of the monument and enjoy a panoramic view of Laos’ capital from Vientiane’s highest point (optional).

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Buddha Park
After lunch at a local restaurant, we drive outside of the city to the famous Buddha Park, constructed by a monk in the 1950s. This mysterious place in the outskirts of Vientiane has been designated as one of the main religious sites in the country. The park is filled with Buddhist and mythological animal statues, relate to Buddhism. There were will be plenty of photo moments awaiting you.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Talat Sao
In the afternoon, before heading back to your hotel, and when time permits, we can make a short stop at the central market of Vientiane, called Talat Sao. Assigned as a ‘morning market’ by many, this name is a bit misleading: the market commonly remains open until late afternoon.

We will return to your hotel in Vientiane at 4 pm after a full day of sightseeing in and around Vientiane.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Excellent Tour
Marianne_G, 24-03-2020
Great introduction to both Vientiane and Laos. Enjoyed the morning temples and museums and then the odd theme park of Buddha Park in the afternoon.

Sak was an excellent guide!
Tour guide was excellent with his...
Bruce S, 08-07-2017

Tour guide was excellent with his local knowledge and ability to keep stories succinct so we didn't stand out in the sun too long. The sights were good, but not great. A bit dusty or under some repair work. Overall a good single day exposure to the Laos capital!

City tour and Buddha Park
Vincent_Y, 15-02-2020
It was just about the right length. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch was nice and included in the price. There are a lot to do in the Vientiane so the length of the tour is about right.




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