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Vientiane stopover

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 426

This low key relaxed city on the Mekong River has avoided excess modernization and offers a glimpse into the past through its temples and architecture. Vientiane is a pleasant surprise.


Vientiane, Laos’ capital, is a small city with an easy going, friendly atmosphere. It is located on the banks of the MekongRiver, the other side of which being Thailand. Unlike most Asian cities, the traffic is not overwhelming and you might consider a tuk tuk ride around town here.

The first evening, enjoy dinner at a typical Lao restaurant including a performance of traditional Lao music and dancing.

During your stay, you will see the PutousaiMonument which, although Lao in architectural style, was inspired by the Arc De Triomphe in Paris. Vientiane, being a Buddhist country, has an abundance of temples. The most important and most sacred is the Phra That Luang dating back to the 3rd Century and which is an imposing structure being 45 metres/145 feet tall. It is important as it is believed to contain relics of Lord Buddha.

Another important temple is the Wat Si Saket, maybe the oldest temple in Vientiane with a strong atmosphere. The Haw Phra Kaew temple, with its interesting architectural style, is now a museum.

After lunch, visit the Morning Market (which actually is open all day long) where merchants with indoor stalls sell almost everything.

Later visit either the Ban Nong Buathong weaving village to see how the villagers produce textile goods or the Textile Gallery run by an American, Carol Cassidy who employs many artisans working in a traditional Lao home.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 426

Itinerary

Day 1

Vientiane Airport to Vientiane Hotel

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Ansara Hotel

Ansara Hotel is Vientiane's small-size boutique destination that will delight the visitor at first sight. A unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Providing just 14 rooms and suites, the emphasis is on personalized attention to our guests, catering to the needs of individual travellers and only accommodating parties not exceeding 8 people. Elegant yet relaxed, the hotel exudes the warm and inviting feel of a private home while professionally addressing their guests' needs for comfort and practicality.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Ansara Hotel

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    Ansara Hotel



    Ansara Hotel is Vientiane's small-size boutique destination that will delight the visitor at first sight. A unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Providing just 14 rooms and suites, the emphasis is on personalized attention ...

    Ansara Hotel is Vientiane's small-size boutique destination that will delight the visitor at first sight. A unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Providing just 14 rooms and suites, the emphasis is on personalized attention to our guests, catering to the needs of individual travellers and only accommodating parties not exceeding 8 people. Elegant yet relaxed, the hotel exudes the warm and inviting feel of a private home while professionally addressing their guests' needs for comfort and practicality.

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    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Full Day Vientiane with Lunch

This morning, depart with your local guide to begin exploring some of the highlights of Vientiane, often referred to as the most relaxed capital in Asia. Start by visiting Wat Si Saket, with its Lao-style Buddha images, and Haw Phra Kaew, the former royal temple and now a museum. Continue on to the Great Sacred Stupa (Phra That Luang) and Patousay, Vientiane's version of the Arc de Triomphe. After lunch at a local restaurant, browse the Talaat Sao (Vientiane's morning market), displaying everything from Laotian woven textiles to fresh produce to daily household items. Sample some delicious local coffee and snacks while looking around. Next, depending on your interest, visit the weaving district of Ban Nong Buathong, or pay a visit to Carol Cassidy and her textile gallery, set in a traditional Lao home. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to relax or continue exploring Vientiane at your own pace.

Duration9 Hours
Day 3

Vientiane Hotel to Vientiane Airport

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

2 nights accommodation, return airport transfers, sightseeing, service charge, room tax and baggage handling, and meals as indicated.

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24 Sep 2018
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