Day 01: Arrival – Vientiane
Day 02: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake
Day 03: Vientiane – Departure
Day 1: Arrival - Vientiane
Welcome to Vientiane! Today enjoy a guided tour to discover the hidden charms of Vientiane, whose name means ‘the city of sandal wood’. Vientiane is one of the quietest capital cities in the world, far away from the bustle and hustle of other Asian capitals.
Upon arrival in the Laos capital of Vientiane, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. This afternoon, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. The Mekong river side is the perfect place to end the day and admire the sunset.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 2: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake – Vientiane (B)
After breakfast, we head out of the city and make our way to Nam Ngum, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River. We stop over at Ban Keun, which is famous for its salt extraction plant and a village that distills the local Lao whiskey. On arrival at Nam Ngum Lake, we embark on a long tail boat visiting fishing villages in the various islets. We take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. On return, we will continue on road to visit salt mine at Ban Keun village and stopover at Dong Makkhay market where merchant sell various kinds of insects for cooking. We return to Vientiane by late evening.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 3: Vientiane – Departure (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market (Ta Lat Sao market), this lively shopping market has become the commercial center of Vientiane. A large variety of goods are sold including Lao Antiques, textiles, souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry and products imported from abroad. Then transfer to the airport for departure.
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OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
+ Accommodation at selected hotels based on Single, Double/Twin Room with diary breakfast.
+ Meals as indicated in itinerary. B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner.
+ English speaking local Guide (One city guide)
+ All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
+ Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles with driver in the itinerary
+ Boat trip as mentioned in the program
+ All permissions and local taxes