Half-Day Vientiane City Tour
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour

4 h
Half Day
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Stop At: Wat Si Saket, Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Vientiane 0100 Laos

Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Vientiane and drive through the small, yet charming centre to see the highlights of the Laotian capital.

Our first stop will be made at the Vat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Vientiane, built in 1818. Vat 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. The temple is besides this, the only temple who survived the Siamese invasion in 1828.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Wat Ho Phra Keo, Rue Setthathirath, Vientiane 0100 Laos

Continue to nearby Ho Phra Keo, the former Royal temple, now a Museum of Buddhist art and sculpture. The building had 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. An original jar of the world renowned “Plain of Jars” can be found as well on the compounds of this temple complex besides special displays of various artifacts, antique brass drums and palm leaf manuscripts.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang), That Luang Road, Vientiane 0100 Laos

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. Laos’ national symbol has a central structure that 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. Its domination of the Vientiane skyline is clearly visible from the top of the Patuxai Victory Gate, being located at the northern city boundaries, which will be our final stop of the tour before we head back to your hotel.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Patuxai, Vientiane Laos

This Victory Gate, also known as Anousavali, 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. The tower is open daily between 08:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs and a small entrance fee will be levied upon arrival at the stair case.

Your guide and driver will bring you back at the hotel after approximately 3, 5 hours touring along Vientiane’s most revered landmarks and iconic sights.

Duration: 30 minutes

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  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Ho Phra Keo
  • Entry/Admission - Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
Not included
  • Other entrance fees and expenses, such as other meals, drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
  • Fee to climb to the top of the Patuxai Victory Gate
  • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center are NOT included; supplemental fees to be paid at time of pickup and drop-off
  • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included; supplemental fees to be paid at time of pickup and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book
  • 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.
  • Please note that pick-up 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
  • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle. We ask for your kind understanding that these are average times
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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