Comprehensive visit to the country’s fascinating capital city Vientiane. The tour includes a detailed sightseeing program to the city’s ancient temple complexes and ends with a visit to the Buddha Park located in a meadow by the Mekong River.
Upon arrival at the airport, pick up by the local guide and transfer to your hotel. The remaining day is at your own leisure.
Pick up after breakfast at your hotel. First visit is Wat Sisaket, Vientiane’s’ oldest temple. It houses thousands of miniature Buddha-statues. Next stop is at Wat Prakeo, the previous royal temple. Nowadays it is a museum with an impressive exhibition on antiques and art. Continue the tour and visit the Patuxai Monument, known as the Arc de Triumph of Vientiane. Time to enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the gate. The next highlight is the That Luang Stupa, the national symbol of Laos. The COPE exhibition center will be the last visit in the morning. It highlights the major problems which the locals are facing in their daily life.
In the early afternoon short drive to the astonishing Buddha Park. The sculpture park is placed by the banks of the mighty Mekong River and close to the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge. It contains more than 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues, including a 40 meter high reclining Buddha. The sculptures are made of cement and some show a bizarre design. On the way back to the hotel is an optional stop at the Lao Disabled Women’s Centre. It provides valuable schooling and training for disables Laotian women. You can have a chat with those friendly ladies. By the end of the day you will be able to enjoy a terrific view over the Mekong River with a splendid sunset.
After breakfast spend the remaining hours till the transfer to the airport at your own leisure.
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Air-conditioned car /van and driver
English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)
Rates include all entrance fees as per program.
Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
Domestic flights as per itinerary
Laos entry visa
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.
Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.