Looking for somewhere a little less hectic? Tours in Vientiane allow you to discover the charms of this quiet city, the capital of Laos in Southeast Asia.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM VIENTIANE
Discover the hidden charms of Vientiane, translated as ‘the city of sandalwood.’ Vientiane is one of the quietest capital cities in the world, different from the hustle and bustle of its neighbours. With a private guide you’ll visit the popular Buddha Park, also known as Xieng Khuan, with more than 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. Also stop by the temples of Wat Si Saket, Wat Ho Phra Keo, Wat Si Muang, and more.
PRIVATE FULL DAY BUDDHA PARK AND NAM NGUM LAKE TOUR: FROM VIENTIANE
Vientiane City is famous for its gorgeous monuments, but outside the city you will discover another side of Vientiane which is full of fresh air, natural beauty, and breathtaking Buddha statues. On this day tour, you’re invited to explore Buddha Park and enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Nam Ngum Lake.
PRIVATE DAY TRIP TO NAM NGUM LAKE
This private day trip from Vientiane will immerse you in the nature and traditional culture of Laos, including a nice boat trip on one of the largest man-made lakes in Southeast Asia. Visit some local villages and the ruins of a centuries-old H’mong-Khmer archaeological site. The private full-day itinerary includes lunch and plenty of interesting things to see at a relaxed pace.
PRIVATE BUFFALO MOUNTAIN TREKKING DAY TRIP: FROM VIENTIANE
Experience authentic village life on this personalised day trip from Vientiane.
Your private guide drives you to Ban Hatkhai, a small village just outside Phou Khao Khouay, surrounded by mountains, dense forests, and green rice fields.
This beautiful location on the banks of the Nam Mang River offers an ideal setting for a picturesque picnic under a fig tree. A swimming stop at Tad Xay Waterfall is included during your 2-hour trek.
PRIVATE TOUR: VIENTIANE FULL DAY CYCLING RETREAT
Join this great cycling trail on a mountain bike, in the surroundings of Vientiane on a new paved road, passing picturesque rice fields and mountains of the Phou Khao Khouay National Protected Area.
HALF DAY VIENTIANE CITY TOUR INCLUDING HOTEL PICKUP
On this half-day tour you will get to visit Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Kreo, Wat Simuang, Patuxay, and That Luang. Round-trip hotel pickup is included.
VIENTIANE DAY TRIP BY BIKE INCLUDING TAD MOON WATERFALL
Vientiane is located on the banks of the Mekong River. With peaceful and beautiful villages along the river, cycling is a great way to explore this part of the city.
HALF DAY VIENTIANE CITY BIKE TOUR
Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos, located in the banks of the Mekong River. This tour will take you on a route to visit many of the historic temples, national monuments, on a leisurely bike ride.
PRIVATE TOUR: VIENTIANE CITY SIGHTSEEING AND BUDDHA PARK
Vientiane, as the capital and also one of the largest cities in Laos, still retains a peaceful atmosphere in its huge tree lines along the street, the ancient gorgeous temples and slow pace of life. This private tour will take you to explore one of the most popular attraction in Vientiane – Buddha Park.
The park is home to over 200 statues of Buddha and Hinduism characters made by concrete, especially the enormous sleeping Buddha statue which is 40 m in length. Pay attention to each statue with different emotions and facial expression. Also enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vientiane City with magnificent monuments reflecting a glorious period in the history of Laos, including Vat Sisaket, That Luang and Patuxay. Enjoy this beautiful Buddhist land and learn its history from your guide!
VIENTIANE AND LOCAL VILLAGES BIKE TOUR
Book this exciting biking full-day tour to explore the bank of the Mekong where take you away from the bustle of the city and see the history of Vientiane. Visit the Ban Tanmixay Village and take a ferry down the Nam Ngum River to Ban Thadindeng, a Hmong village. You will also enjoy a picnic lunch at the Ban Tontam surrounded by a beautiful pond and mountains.
VIENTIANE TEXTILES FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR
Laos is justifiably famous for its beautiful weaving traditions, and the capital, Vientiane, is dotted with small-scale weaving centres and many tucked-away boutiques stocking fine examples of silk and cotton weaving work. While browsing, learn more about the importance of weaving to Lao culture, and have the opportunity to shop.
VIENTIANE FOODIE HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR
This is an adventurous half day tour which includes a fresh Lao-style coffee in an atmospheric setting, a light local breakfast, a visit to Vientiane’s most vibrant local market, and a delicious Lao lunch. Along the way, learn about the ingredients and food used and eaten by the people of Vientiane!
VIENTIANE CITY DAY TOUR WITH BUDDHA PARK VISIT AND LUNCH
Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos, is located in the banks of the Mekong River. This eight-hour tour is led by an English-speaking guide. We visit historic temples, national monuments, local handicrafts, and Buddha Park. Hotel pick up and drop-off is available from central Vientiane hotels and lunch is provided.
FULL DAY VIENTIANE CITY TOUR
Vientiane offers a subdued and timeless atmosphere with its stunning location along the banks of the Mekong River.
This 9-hour guided tour of the capital includes an afternoon stroll along the riverbank after a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest monastery in Vientiane; admire Buddhist art and sculpture at Ho Phra Keo; golden stupa of Pha That Luang; stop by Victory Gate, also known as Anousavali or Patouxai.
HALF DAY VIENTIANE CITY TOUR
Regarded as the smallest capital in South East Asia, Vientiane’s laid-back atmosphere brings visitors closer to its French influences and victory of independence during the time of its occupation, plus, nowadays, very strong ties with Buddhism.
FULL DAY VIENTIANE SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH BUDDHA PARK VISIT
A combination tour where we cruise in comfort and in a laid-back way along the capital’s main sites before heading out to the Buddha Park: a somewhat awkward place that doubles now as both a religious park and a place for the local community to relax.
NAM NGUM LAKE DAY TRIP: FROM VIENTIANE
A 90-kilometre drive from Vientiane and you reach an amazing region of Laos. The vast Nam Ngum Reservoir has been a favourite among tourists and locals alike for its peaceful, quiet settings, surrounded by various, very traditional forms of agriculture.
VIENTIANE DESIGN YOUR OWN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR
Your local guide will meet you at hotel reception to determine your shopping interests, then agree on your itinerary. Walk or be driven in your air-conditioned vehicle direct to your selected boutiques.
You won’t find many of our shopping options in the Lonely Planet, because they’ve been chosen and researched by our own in-town expatriate! Receive a detailed itinerary before you set-out!
VIENTIANE TOUR INCLUDING CENTRAL MARKET
Spending a day to discover Vientiane is a must when you are in Laos. Join with us to visit historic temples, a monument and central market. A great day out, which is absolutely worthy of your time and money.
VIENTIANE FULL DAY TOUR
On this full day tour we visit Wat Sisaket, Wat Phra Keo, Presidential Palace, Patuxay Monument, That Luang Temple, COPE Center, Buddha Park, River Stroll.