Laos Tour the Historic Capital Vientiane Extended Edition

According to myth Vientiane was created by the Naga Souvannanak who instructed Prince Thattaradtha to start a new city on the eastern bank of the river opposite Maha Thani Si Phan Phao. It became Vientiane when named by the first Governor, Bourichan or Phraya Chanthabouly Pasitthisak, between 430-120 B.C.

Having been razed by Siamese forces in 1827 it fell into ruin and was almost swallowed up the encroaching jungle. However, it passed into French rule in 1893 and it was they who built the beautiful impressive city that your Laos holiday will uncover. It was made capital city in 1899.

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Overview

Means & Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Vientiane Vientiane – Arrival D
Day 2 Nam Ngum Lake Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake B/L
Day 3 Buddha Park Vientiane – Buddha Park B/L
Day 4 Vientiane Vientiane – Departure B

Itinerary

Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival

Vientiane means The City Of The Moon. It is the capital of Laos and its largest city. It sits on the left bank of The Mekong River, in a sweeping bend. Your Laos vacation begins as our guide greets you and escorts you to your hotel. After a short check in you will take a short sightseeing trip of the city, taking in some of its well-known historic sites. Wat Sisaket was built before the Siamese war of 1828 and is home to The Religious Museum. Its cloister contains 6,840 ceramic and silver statues of the Buddha. Wat Ho Prakeo used to house the Emerald Buddha. The Emerald Buddha is now in Bangkok and Wat Ho Prakeo now holds an important collection of Buddha statues. Pha That Luang is the name given to the impressive stupa. It is a symbol of the Lao Nation. It was built to cover an original smaller stupa, which it is claimed, holds a section of the breastbone of Buddha. The Arch of Triumph called Patouxy, was built between 1957 and 1968 and commemorates the nation’s war dead. It has become one of the most well-known landmarks of the city of Vientiane. Your Laos Trip then returns to your hotel where you can relax.

Day 2: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake (B/L)

Your hotel breakfast is provided by your Laos tour, which then takes you by road to Nam Ngum Lake. On the way you will visit Ban Bor village to see the cottage salt factory. You then travel on to the spectacular lake which contains many small islands. Here local fishermen catch their produce daily and serve it at the lakeside restaurants. After you have enjoyed your lunch you will take a relaxing 1 hour boat trip around the lake. We then return you to your hotel. This Laos tour then returns for your overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Vientiane – Buddha Park (B/L)

Again breakfast is served courtesy of your Laos vacation tour, before your driver takes you 30 km to visit The Buddha Park. Here Buddhist and Hindu sculptures that were created by mystical monk are displayed in parkland located by The Mekong River and the Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge. There will be ample opportunity to take photographs of the impressive structure. We will then return to your hotel where your Laos tour has arranged overnight accommodation.

Day 4: Vientiane – Departure (B)

This part of your Laos vacation is completed after breakfast when your Laos trip private car picks you up for airport transfer. We wish you a safe journey and a fond farewell. Laos Tour Packages can arrange additional customized trips for you should you, require it.

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Prices/Booking

Additional Information:

  • All prices are per person in US $ based on double occupancy.
  • Surcharges and / or compulsory gala dinners are applicable between December 23rd and January 2nd and also during the Lunar New Year period.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Meals:

  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

Trip Included:

  • Hotel. Bed & Breakfast accommodation in twin or shared double room.
  • All tours and transfers in air-conditioned private vehicles
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees to sites included in the tour itineraries
  • Tickets for all boat trips included in tour itineraries
  • Cold water and towels during tours

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