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Complete Vientiane in a Day

Vientiane, Laos
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

View the timeless temples, stupas and monasteries of Vientiane during a full day of sightseeing. Stroll along the banks of the Mekong River with your guide and learn about each historical attraction in the capital city. You’ll visit Vat Sisaket, Ho Phra Keo, Pha That Luang and Patouxai (Victory Gate). A traditional lunch at a local restaurant plus round-trip hotel transport are provided.
  • Vientiane sightseeing tour with an informative guide
  • Visit Victory Gate, Black Stupa and several temples
  • Stroll the riverbanks of the Mekong to a local market
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Entrance fees Patuxai Victory Gate
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your booked VientiaWe can pick up from only hotels in Vientiane, Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start your full day of sightseeing with hotel pickup in Vientiane. Your first stop is the city’s oldest monastery, Vat Si Saket, which features remarkable frescoes and more than 6,000 Buddha images. At nearby Ho Phra Keo, a former royal temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha of Bangkok, you’ll find Buddhist art and sculpture on display.

Make a brief stop at Vat Si Muang before a restaurant lunch. Then continue on to Pha That Luang with its golden stupa, the most revered shrine in Laos. Your guide points out architectural features that echo images of an elongated lotus bud. Up next is Victory Gate, also known as Patouxay. Inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, it incorporates typical Lao motifs including a mythical bird-woman. Climb the top of the monument for  panoramic views (entrance fee not included).

Proceed to That Dam (Black Stupa) and walk to the nearby Nam Phou market in the town center. Explore the sights and sounds on foot and walk alongside the banks of the mighty Mekong before return transport to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wat Si Saket
At approximately 8 am, your guide and driver for the day await you at your hotel. Our first stop will be the Wat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Vientiane, built in 1818.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wat Si Muang
A short stop at the nearby Wat Simeuang will show that there are different styles of temples available in Vientiane, each with its characteristics.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
After a delicious local lunch at a local restaurant in the capital, we drive further to the That Luang with its golden stupa in the characteristic banana flower shape. This is the most revered shrine in Laos and of course, cannot be missed. Its central structure is 45 meters tall and echoes the curving lines of an elongated lotus bud, the original stupa, said to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Patuxai
This victory gate, also known as Anousavali, was constructed in 1958 and is better known as the Patuxai Gate; 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 Laotian capital.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Black Stupa (That Dam)
Proceed to That Dam Stupa, situated in the centre of a roundabout near the morning market. It is said that the black stupa was once coated in a layer of pure gold.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mekong River
Walking remains one of the best means to touch, feel, and experience the soul of Vientiane, and your guide shows you the way. Be sure not to rush when we explore the streets leading to the banks of the Mighty Mekong River as we take a walk on the riverbank in the late afternoon. After exploring all sights, sounds and smells of Vientiane, your guide and driver will bring you back to your booked hotel in Vientiane. Expect arrival will be around 5.30 pm.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Vientiane. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Ngam Num Lake, Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, and Vientiane International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are reminded to submit their passport number and expiration date with their reservation. These are essential requirements as outlined by local immigration regulations
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It 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 responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • 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
  • 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 may be on request
  • 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Complete Vientiane in a Day?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Complete Vientiane in a Day.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Complete Vientiane in a Day?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Complete Vientiane in a Day.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Complete Vientiane in a Day?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Complete Vientiane in a Day.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Complete Vientiane in a Day?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Complete Vientiane in a Day.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Complete Vientiane in a Day?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Complete Vientiane in a Day.

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