Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Also nearby is the Presidential Palace. Although you are not allowed to visit inside, it is a good glimpse in to the town’s colonial past as this building formerly served as the French governor’s palace. Visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. A visit to the center provides in-depth information about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexplored ordinances (UXO) in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.
Continue to the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire. End your tour of the capital along the banks of the Mekong River. Stroll along the river, stop to enjoy a cold drink, or sample a snack from one of the many local food stalls. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport into A/C vehicle
- Professional English Speaking Guide
- Entry/Admission - Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
- Entry/Admission - Wat Ho Phra Keo
- Entry/Admission - Presidential Palace
- Entry/Admission - Wat Si Saket
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 7 people per booking
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Please provide your contact phone number on road at the time of booking
My Guide was so smart and very friendly. WE saw more then was listed on the tour, we had a great time!
Our tour guide was Xaiixana Mahavong, and he was absolutely incredible! He was very knowledgeable of the history and the locations we visited. We had booked the tour at the very last minute, and they were still able to accommodate it on such a short notice and I'm so thankful we got to see the beautiful sites that Vientiane offered. I wish we could have spent longer than 2 days there!