Laos is a Southeast Asian country traversed by the Mekong River and known for mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries. Vientiane, the capital, is the site of the That Luang monument, where a reliquary reportedly houses the Buddha’s breastbone, plus the Patuxai war memorial and Talat Sao (Morning Market), a complex jammed with food, clothes and craft stalls.
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1 DAY Mekong Cruise to Pak Ou Caves. Kuang Si Waterfalls . Local Villages
There’s no need to negotiate with boatmen on the waterfront for this Mekong cruise. Booking online ensures a comprehensive guided door-to-door package at a fixed price. Cruise from Luang Prabang to the Pak Ou Caves with a stop to taste rice whiskey and explore a cave. After lunch in an elephant camp, travel by car to the Kuang Si Falls and visit a Hmong village. Upgrade for a private tour.
Private Tour: Vientiane City Tour Full Day with Buddha Park
If you’re visiting Vientiane for the first time, get a hassle-free introduction to the capital city of Laos during a private tour. Unlike on a group tour, you’ll benefit from the undivided attention of your guide and enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary according to personal interests. Plus, rather than navigating an unfamiliar city alone, you’ll travel between attractions in air-conditioned comfort.
A Day Out and About at Nam Ngum Lake
Visit Laos’ Nam Ngum Lake on a day trip from Vientiane that provides the opportunity to enjoy a piece of the countryside with convenient transportation from the city center. Take a 1-hour boat ride on the reservoir, enjoy a traditional lunch and soak up the mountainous scenery and Vientiane Plain, where agriculture and archaeological sites dot the landscape.
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