Top 10+ Vientiane Tours & Day Trips – Go Laos Tours
Explore the mystery of Vientiane, a bustling capital with many famous sights, with breathtaking views, sparkling temples, rich cultures, thousands of Buddhist statues, and interesting archaeological sites. Vientiane would be an interesting stop on your Laos Tours & Packages to explore the wonderful land, “the land of a million elephant”. A ton of amazing experiences and activities at the heart of Laos are waiting for your visit.
Consider the best Vientiane tours packages below to get closer to this city of charms and impressions in Indochina!
“Sabaidee” with Laos. In 4 days in Vientiane, Go Laos Tours will bring to you the best famous sites in Laos, the ancient temples with over 300 years old, the historical sites or join in the special rituals of Laos at the Vientiane land. With 4 days in Laos itinerary, you will have the unforgettable experiences. So, what are you looking for? Take the pack back and let’s go to Vientiane!
Vang Vieng is not only famous for its water sports and party atmosphere, but also home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Laos. On this 2-day private tour from Vientiane, visit Tham Chang Cave or stop at traditional villages such as Ban Pha Thao's Hmong Village and KM 52, and Ban Keuan (the salt village) and cruise down Nam Xong River for amazing experiences.
Escape the bustling city in Vientiane to enjoy the full day tour of Nam Ngum Lake in the countryside, the beautiful scenery over the Nam Ngum River. Be amazed by the beauty of the green valley and get overwhelmed by the presence of this vast, spectacular lake. Visit a traditional H’mong village and admire the evocative ruins of Vang Xang. After having a delicious lunch at a boat restaurant on Nam Ngum Reservoir, find the taste of local life as you cruise around the lake and the fishing villages at the lively Dong Mark Khai Market.
Explore the two best cities in Laos, the capital city Vientiane and the charming Luang Prabang combined in this 6-day amazing Laos tour. Discover a rich mix of the culture of the most splendid and classical Buddhist temples as well as the relax and enjoy natural beauty from Mekong River to Kuang Si Waterfall. Unlock the mysteries hidden inside the land-locked country in Indochina.
Immerse yourself in the Wat Si Saket, visit Ho Pra Keo or Wat Ho Phakeo – one of the most impressive and interesting temples in this super quick trip. Get into the Presidential Palace which is the official residence of the President of Laos. Explore Patuxai- a war monument in the center of Vientiane. Drop in Great Sacred Stupa – is the most important Buddhist monument of Laos. On this half-day Vientiane, the tour includes round- trip with transport and entrance tickets.
Explore the "land of a million elephants" should include Vientiane as the essential stop. During this 3-day Vientiane tour, take time to discover the city of heritage sites, classic French architectures, learn about Lao culture and history from Wat Sisaket, That Luang Stupa, buy souvenirs at the market and visit some famous landmarks such as the Buddha Park and the National Museum of Laos.
Avoid the chaotic city to find a peaceful, Laos is an ideal destination for those who want to find the new one. Come to Laos like back to the past to find the nostalgia, the temples are over a hundred years, the cultures which only Laos have, or the spectacular landscapes which are given by Nature Mother. Only in 5 days tour in Vientiane, you will be surprised by the real Laos, which you cannot see on the internet. What’s are you waiting for? Travel to Vientiane with us.
Do not have time but still wish to get a glimpse of Vientiane. Then this half-day tour is absolutely for you. Visit Buddha Park to behold the human masterpieces of architecture. Experience the cultures and tradition through museum preserving long-established values of this land-locked country.
Best Things to Do & See in Vientiane Tours
Vientiane is such a great place for those who seek a peaceful place to escape from the vibrant life and refresh the mind and body. Located on the Mekong River in southern Laos, the capital of Laos offers great Buddhist art, charming temples and lovely gardens and the remnants of ancient French architecture. A ton of mysteries and marvelous attractions are waiting for your exploration in Vientiane tours.
Wat Sisaket – the Oldest Part of Vientiane
Wat Sisaket is the oldest surviving Buddhist temple in Vientiane, and also has the most mysterious temple to tell. The temple holds an inner sanctuary filled with 6,840 Buddha images of various sizes and ages, some of which are dated back to the 15th century.
Wat Sisaket was first built in 1551 by King Phothisararat, later rebuilt by King Anouvong in 1818. When the king revolted against his lord in Siam (derogatory by the offensive treatment he received in the funeral of the king of Siam), in 1828, the Siamese army came in and razed everything to the ground except Wat Sisaket According to the Lao people, the temple's design has freed itself from destruction. Like Buddhist temples in Thailand, Wat Sisaket has a rooftop terrace and a five-story roof separating it from other temples in the Lao architecture style. It is a good idea to visit any temple in Laos or Wat Sisaket in Vientiane tours, you should wear polite attire, remove the shoes before entering the temple.
Pha That Luang –the Best Place to See in the Vientiane’s Holiest Shrine
Located in the east of Vientiane capital, Pha That Luang is considered to be one of the country's largest Buddhist monuments. Pha That Luang was built in 1566, is a Khmer temple construction in the 13th century and has been continuously renovated and reconstructed since then. Part of the temple was broken in the 19th century during the Siamese war, but soon afterward it was renovated. Today, Pha That Luang’s gilded stupa is an important symbol of Lao people as well as a must-visit in any Vientiane tours. It appears on the national seal and celebrates the country's most important festival, Bun That Luang, which is celebrated in three days starting in the full moon of the 12th lunar month.
The stupa is closed for visitors on Monday; visitors go to Pha That Luang can also visit two nearby temples as a substitute, Wat That Luang Neua and Wat That Luang Tai.
Patuxai - Get to the Best View in Vientiane
Patuxai Monument was built in the 1960s to commemorate the struggle for French independence. The Patuxai (Triumphal Arch) looks like the French statue of the Arc de Triomphe. Unlike the Arc de Triomphe, the arches of Patuxai are decorated with legendary Kinnari figures. Paxtixai Monument is located in the center of Vientiane, at the end of the spacious Lan Xang Boulevard built by the French. Next, to the memorial, there is a fountain donated by the Chinese government. Patuxai was built with American cement which is used for construction in airport runways. To this day, the monument is called the "vertical runway" to allude to this historical reality.
To climb to the top, guests will have to pay a small fee. A note for visitors to visit this place, tourists will not be allowed to take pictures.
Buddha Park in Vientiane – Explore the Weird Side of Local Belief
The statues surrounding the Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) make this place less like a Buddhist temple. In Southeast Asia, there are no unique Buddhist monasteries, including the 130-foot Buddha; Indra rode elephant head; a head with four arms in the direction of the cardinal; and a three-tiered pumpkin that you can climb.
The park is said to be the brainchild of Bunleua Sulilat, an artist and alleged cult leader He built the park in 1958, using reinforced concrete as a vehicle for his mystical vision to synthesize Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. Buddha Park will completely leave your Vientiane tour of unforgettable memories.
Talaat Sao (Morning Market) - the Best Destination for Shopping in Vientiane Tours
If you are looking for Western items at a higher price then better go to the new Vientiane Center shopping mall. In Talaat Sao, middle-class or lower-class people can come here to buy the right product for them such as air-conditioners, sports equipment, jewelry, and cheap electronics, followed by traditional dry goods, traditional Lao handicrafts, and traditional Lao bolts and so on.
As its name suggests, the Morning Market is meeting very early - from 7 am to 4 pm, local small traders living along the narrow streets of the market will give you a more reasonable price than with Riverside Night Market! To get the best deal out here, there is a little trick for you when shopping to give a fresh smile to them.
Enjoy Sunset on the Mekong Riverfront
The 14-hectare green space next to the Mekong River is home to sports lovers and Tai Chi groups, all enjoying the fresh waterfront atmosphere of the street food stalls. and snacks nearby. This scene is considered as a reality show that takes place when the sun sets: it is said that no word can describe the view of the sunset beside the banks of the Mekong River in Vientiane.
As soon as the sun goes down, you can go leisurely at the nearby night market: buy a shirt as a souvenir or knitwear by Buddhist theme. The night market is from 6 pm to 10 pm. Remember to bargain before buying, and enjoy the nightlife in Vientiane tours.
Sip Some Coffee or Lao Wine on Setthathirath to See the Streets in Vientiane
After dark, from Nam Phou fountain near Rue Setthathirath, you can visit some famous cafes, bars or eateries. You do not have to go long distances to the coffee grounds at Bolaven Plateau.
At Vientiane, you can also enjoy a cup of coffee with no different taste than the Bolaven Plateau. Sip a bit of coffee and watch the streets of Vientiane.
Have the Experiences at Traditional Lao Cooking Class during Vientiane Tours
Actually, attend a traditional Lao cooking class suite to Laos family tours.
What is better than you can have an interesting experience when you take a traditional Lao cooking class. If you are a person who loves Asian cuisine as well as Laos food, then here are your chance. Generally, Laos cuisine is the same with Asian Cuisines, it’s fresh, flavourful food and add some French twist.
Join a traditional Lao cooking class, you can go to the traditional market to choose the freshest ingredients and herbs by yourself. Moreover, you can learn to cook a bunch of dishes of the traditional Laos meal with a professional chef. After the end of the cooking class, let’s enjoy your dishes with your family!
Best Time to Visit Vientiane
Laos is a landlocked country belongs to the Indochinese peninsula of Southeast Asia. With the hilly and mountainous topography and dozens of rivers as tributaries of the great Mekong, Laos draws travelers looking for nature and adventure by plenty of excitement and impressive attractions. Nested in the curve of Mekong River, Vientiane is a city steeped in legend and history. To make your days during Vientiane Tour
become more interesting we share to you the best time to visit Vientiane to help you have a good preparation during your Laos Trips
Vientiane in the Wet Season
The wet season in Vientiane runs generally from around May to October (June to August are the wettest months). Like many areas in Laos, the weather is characterized by a sharp downpour for a few hours a day, rather than all-day continuous downpours. Located on the banks of Mekong River, Vientiane is actually one of the areas that get a bit more rain. This instinct monsoon time wreaks havoc muddy roads, landslides. Land road traffic tends to be slow. Travel time for road routes can double trouble. On the upside, the rainy season brings a lovely green landscape to Vientiane. As the rain won’t last all day every day, there will be a clear sky with stunning mountain, rice paddies bursting with neon green. Traveling in this wet season in Vientiane may be challenging but it will be rewarded with beautiful attractions in an amazing green landscape. On the upside, the boat transport comes into its own during the great wet is more. You do not want to miss the biggest and most significant festival in Lao boat racing, takes place every year during September and October. Many villages around Vientiane with racing boat take part in the race at this festival. Obviously, this festival is not just about racing boats, it is a local celebration with traditional food.
Vientiane in the Dry Season
This will be the most comfortable time to visit Vientiane. Laos’ dry season has two distinct periods: the cool dry season and then the hot dry season. The cool dry season runs from late October to February and the hot dry season spans from March to April. November is the first month of the cool dry season and also an excellent time to visit the Vientiane and the whole of Laos. At this time, heavy rainfalls have passed, leave the green and lush to this laid-back capital. The average temperature is around 25°C with dry conditions throughout the city. This is a very pleasant time of year is not only Vientiane but Laos. If you have a chance to stay in Vientiane at this time, you cannot miss Boun That Luong Festival. This is a Lao Buddhist celebration and the largest national holiday in Laos. For those who are curious about Lao culture, it is a wonderful opportunity to observe the culture through Lao festivals. In over three days during the full moon of November, the twelfth lunar month, thousands of monks and pilgrims from all over Laos descend on the gold-covered Grand Stupa (Pha That Luang) in Vientiane for receiving and giving alms in this occasion, one of the most sacred moments of the festival.
November through February is the most comfortable days with great sunshine in Vientiane. Temperatures are relatively low, the air is cleaner. The rivers are high enough to make Laos river cruise tours
. Floating on the river to see the spectacular landscape on both river banks. You will feel relaxed when visiting a round of Vientiane temples, wander down to the Mekong riverside, enjoy some Beerlaos and the sunset on the Mekong in this cool weather.
The period March to May, before the monsoon, is the hottest time of the year. April is the hottest month, with average highs about 35 °C, which has a greater continentally. Be prepared for this blisteringly hot. If you are planning to travel to Vientiane, visit at the cool, dry season is an excellent time to go. You must know that local festivals or celebrations in Laos are in almost every month of the year. Held in the mid of April, the rocket festival in Vientiane Province is an exciting, noisy and colorful festival. The locals want to pray for rain to help promote the production of rice crops for the next coming planting season. It is a traditional event that is meaningful and important in the religion of people in Vientiane. It is essential to know what weather to expect across the country. The best time to visit Vientiane perhaps is from November to February. But Vientiane is a city of the festival in every month of the year. Knowing about the weather local and be prepared for it, you will not miss any events or celebrations that you want to join in any months of the year.