Vientiane Prefecture
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  • Vang Vieng: Kayaking & Cave Tubing with Zip Line/Blue Lagoon

    1. Vang Vieng: Kayaking & Cave Tubing with Zip Line/Blue Lagoon

    Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Vang Vieng and join a 6-mile ride north to Ban Vieng Samai, the kayak starting point. Your kayaking guide will provide you with paddling instructions before you set off downstream on Nam Song River. On the journey, glide over many small rapids and enjoy the scenery of the incredible mountain karts along both sides of the river. Then, take a break from your kayaking tour with a visit to Tham Nam Cave. Tube inside the marvelous, 1,640-foot-long cave, dragging yourself with the help of a fixed rope. Take some time to enjoy a picnic lunch and then hop back on your kayak, paddling until you reach the center of Vang Vieng. Afterwards, you will have the choice to either be transferred back to your hotel, or to participate in activities such as zip lining and swimming in the Blue Lagoon 1. Before the zip line experience, your guide w...

    Tour guide was great. The people working at the zip lines weren’t the nicest , some were on their phones while hooking people up to the zip line which isn’t reassuring.

  • Vientiane Highlights & Buddha Park Full Day Tour with Lunch

    2. Vientiane Highlights & Buddha Park Full Day Tour with Lunch

    Begin your private tour at the serene Wat Si Saket, the only temple left intact after the Thai invasion of 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak-covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Continue to the nearby Wat Ho Phra Keo and the nearby Presidential Palace and appreciate the building from outside. Visit Wat Si Muang, one of the most popular and venerated temples in Vientiane. Then move on to the Patuxai monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Next, your tour takes you to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun shines upon its towering golden spire. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then take a 45-minute drive to the Buddha Par...

    The tour was nice and cover all the important spots. Our guide was very friendly and really try his best to explain the monuments and the local tradition. Happy with the tour!

  • From Vientiane: Nam Ngum Reservoir Private Day Trip

    3. From Vientiane: Nam Ngum Reservoir Private Day Trip

    Start your day with pickup at your hotel in Vientiane around 8.30 AM. Drive north to Nam Ngum Reservoir, a 250-square-kilometer (96.5-square-mile) lake with beaches and swimming spots located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Vientiane. On the way, stop at the Hmong Village to see the local market and meet the hill-tribe people. Continue to visit the archaeological sites of Vang Xang, built during the Hmong-Khmer Empire between the 8th and 11th centuries. Upon arrival at Nam Ngum Reservoir at noon, tuck into a local lunch served at the boat restaurant on the lake itself. After lunch, embark for an approximately 1.5-hour boat ride to discover fishing villages on the islands. On the way back to Vientiane, pay a visit to a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun. Continue to Dong Mark Khai Market where local people gather to sell wild animals and a large selection of insects. Yo...

  • Vientiane: Private Full-day Must-See Sights & Sunset Tour

    4. Vientiane: Private Full-day Must-See Sights & Sunset Tour

    In the morning, get picked up by your guide and head to Wat Sisaket, Vientiane's oldest surviving Buddhist temple. The temple is famous for its cloister wall that houses more than 6,800 Buddha icons of all sizes. You may also be able to witness the many locals that come to pray in the morning, enlightening you to traditions of the area. Stop at Wat Prakeo, which once held the Emerald Buddha and now functions as a museum, and the Patuxay Monument, a symbol of the country's resilience and independence, to learn of Laos' complex history. Take time to lunch before walking through Vientiane's laid-back streets, enjoying the refreshingly easygoing atmosphere of the capital. Pass through a number of gorgeous temples before arriving at Talad Sao, Vientiane's central market. With two distinct areas, a modern shopping mall and the sprawling original market, Talad Sao offers an abundance of treasu...

    My tour guide Soun went above and beyond during this tour! Because it was low season I was able to get a private tour of Vientiane with my own guide and driver. Soun not only showed me the sights but he taught me a lot about Laos history and culture. A must do when visiting Vientiane!!

  • From Vang Vieng:Tham Xang & Tham Nam with Kayaking or Tubing

    5. From Vang Vieng:Tham Xang & Tham Nam with Kayaking or Tubing

    See the very best that Vang Vieng’s landscape has to offer while enjoying an action-packed day of adventure. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel then heads to Tham Xang, also known as Elephant Cave. The cave lies on the bank of the Nam Song River and is an important Buddhist temple with a remarkable limestone formation inside. Listen to your guide share fascinating insight into the history of this charming cave which dates back thousands of years. Next, pass through a small Lao farm village, bursting with luscious green rice fields. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear spring water that lies at the mouth of Tham Nam water cave, then go tubing up to 500 meters inside. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, fill up with a tasty BBQ lunch served on banana leaves. After lunch, it’s time to start making your way back to the city along the river, either by kayaking or tubing. Fo...

    was fun, went through a few rapids on the kayaks that were a bit scary but overall really nice day and didnt capsize!!

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My tour guide Soun went above and beyond during this tour! Because it was low season I was able to get a private tour of Vientiane with my own guide and driver. Soun not only showed me the sights but he taught me a lot about Laos history and culture. A must do when visiting Vientiane!!

The tour was nice and cover all the important spots. Our guide was very friendly and really try his best to explain the monuments and the local tradition. Happy with the tour!

King was an excellent guide. We learned so much about Vientiane. Very engaging and great fun to be with. Definitely tour with him again.

was fun, went through a few rapids on the kayaks that were a bit scary but overall really nice day and didnt capsize!!

We had a good day. Saw lots and learned so much. Beautiful landscaped grounds at Buddha park.