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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from city center hotels, your half-day tour of Vientiane begins at Vat Sisaket, a monastery built in 1818. While most other temples in the city have undergone renovations, Vat Sisaket has survived in its original form. Inside, check out the 6,840 Buddha images that line the main hall and surrounding courtyard walls.

    Next, head to Ho Phra Keo, a former royal temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha but is now home to a museum of Buddhist art and sculpture. Explore the displays of artifacts such as brass drums, palm-leaf manuscripts and other Buddha sculptures.

    Continue your tour to Pha That Luang, a national symbol and one of the most important monuments in Laos. It’s known for its golden stupa standing 150 feet tall (45 meters), a beloved part of the Vientiane skyline. It can also be seen from the top of Patuxai, the city’s Victory Gate, which is your last stop. Constructed in 1958, the gate echoes the design of France’s Arc de Triomphe while incorporating Laotian motifs like the Kinnaree, a mythical bird woman. (Note: Entrance fee to climb to the top of the gate is not included, but you are welcome to pay at your own expense to admire views of the city.)

    Your tour then ends with a drive past other landmarks before hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from your hotel in Vientiane (conditions apply)
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Ho Phra Keo
    • Entry/Admission - Great Sacred Stupa (Pha That Luang)
    • Other entrance fees and expenses, such as other meals, drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
    • Fee to climb to the top of the Patuxai Victory Gate
    • Transfers from and to airport, sea/river ports, train stations that are located inside or outside of the city center are NOT included; supplemental fees to be paid at time of pickup and drop-off
    • Transfers from and to hotels and resorts that are located outside of the city center are NOT included; supplemental fees to be paid at time of pickup and drop-off
    • Tips and gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable shoes
    • This tour requires a 2 person minimum to book
    • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
    • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
    • Please note that pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
    • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle. We ask for your kind understanding that these are average times
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


    Key Details
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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