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GENERAL INFORMATION OF VIENTIANE CITY TOUR
Vientiane remains one of the Southeast Asia’s most charming capitals. Explore Vientiane capital city of Laos, one of the world quietest and most peaceful capital cities through this Vientiane city tour from Orient Skyline Travel! Discover the ancient Buddhist pagodas, religious temples, colonial architectural buildings and the old aged traditional textile technique.
- Discover the beauty of Buddhist Monuments
- Uncover Lao traditional art of textile
- Accommodation in shared twin/double room with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Tour transferred by private air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements are applied)
- Entrance fees during guided visits
- Excursions as mentioned
- Service charges
THROUGH THIS VIENTIANE CITY TOUR, YOU WILL DISCOVER
Day 1: Arrive Vientiane
Welcome to Vientiane, be met your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Relax in the hotel for the rest of the day. However it’s highly recommended to have an evening walking following the banks of the Mekong River. Encounter many local who go to have evening exercise or dine in the local restaurant overlooking the Mekong River.
Spend the first night in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane city tour (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast and be ready for the day city tour exploring some of Vientiane’s most beautiful hidden gems.
At 09:00, depart the hotel for the first destination: Wat Sisaket, which survived after the invasion from Siamese (Thai) in 1828.
Following is the nearby Wat Phra Keo for an art collection from both Laos and Khmer. On the way, have a look (view from outside) at Presidential Palace, to have a glimpse of the city’s colonial background.
Continue to That Dam, this “Black Stupa” was once covered with a layer of gold on the spire but was stolen by the Thais during their invasion in 1828; then to Wat Simuang, one of Vientiane’s most honorable temples.
Today, enjoy lunch for a delicious Lao-style meal at Makphet Restaurant. Makphet is an NGO restaurant established aiming to provide street children with skills in the hospitality.
In the afternoon, have a visit to COPE, an organization working to help landmine victims who are suffered from landmines left from American/Vietnam War.
The second last visit will be: dazzling That Luang, date backs to 16th century and founded by King Setthathirat, the temple is resplendent as the sun shines upon its towering golden spire.
Before going back to the hotel, visit Patuxay – a monument in the city and it is Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe. Climb to the roof for some panoramic photos over the city.
Overnight in hotel in Vientiane.
Day 3: Vientiane – Bouddha park – Departure (B)
Drive out to Buddha Park. Before reaching the park, walk on the Friendship Bridge spanning over the mighty Mekong River, connecting Laos to Thailand. This is a token from the Australian government in 1994. From the bridge, snap for some great photos of the Mekong.
Arrive at Buddha Park stroll around through over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues which were built by cement in 1958 by a shaman.
On the way back to Vientiane, visit Lao Disabled Women Center. This is an NGO center aiming to provide skills and recognition to disabled women making them confident, self-sufficient members of the community. Your visit to the center is meaningful as you have chance to talk to these women and to observe their talent skills making handicrafts.
Enjoy some free time in the city before taking a private transfer to the airport for the departure flight.