Vive Vientiane

Prices from £185 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Explore Vientiane, a sleepy, scenic capital curled around a bend in the Mekong River, packed with tuk-tuks, French bakeries and friendly wandering monks. Tuck into tasty Laotian cuisine, watch daily life unfold over a croissant in a pavement cafe and stroll along the river front. Vientiane feels more like a village than a capital city, with laid-back locals and a languid pace of life. A former French trading post, it’s filled with shady, tree-lined avenues, frangipani blossoms and the lingering scent of freshly baked bread.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Food tour by tuk-tuk with guide

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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.

Arrival in Vientiane

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.

Food tour in Vientiane in Laos

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.

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Departure from Vientiane

Your Vientiane experience ends after breakfast this morning and you’ll continue with your Laos adventure.

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Speak to our Laos specialist, Miles

“Laos is a real winner for anyone looking for a mix of culture, nature and tasty cuisine. Visiting the falls outside Luang Prabang is my favourite excursion - it’s a ‘must do’ experience and my customers highly recommend it too!”

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