Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrival in Vientiane
On arrival in Vientiane, you’ll be transferred to your quirky modern hotel in the centre of Vientiane, with panoramic views over the rushing Mekong River. From the hotel, it’s just a short walk to the morning market and some of the best restaurants in town. Sitting by the river, Beer Lao in hand, it’s hard to believe that you’re in a capital city. You’ll notice French-style patisseries and bakeries sprinkled throughout the streets, so be sure to pick up a pain au chocolat.
Street Food Discovery Tour
Today you will discover Laos through its food! Start with a traditional coffee and walk through the local market with your guide. Learn about the fresh herbs and ingredients and how they are used as you take in the aromatic smells. Head to a nearby restaurant to see how traditional dishes are made and sample some Kao Piak soup and Papaya salad. Next up, dessert – one of the best ice cream shops in Vientiane dating back 40 years. The ice cream is homemade and typical Lao flavours, including sticky rice. Finish your foodie experience with a cold beer Lao with impressive views over the river.
Optional day trip
Vientiane – Cycling Tour
If you would like to explore the city on two wheels then join a guide and small group for this half day tour. Marvel at temples filled with Buddha statues, visit That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos as the national symbol, and contemplate at Patouxay, built in commemoration of those who died during the wars in Laos’ past. You will finish with a typical Laotian lunch, served at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.
£98 - per person
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