The Capital & Nam Ngum Experience

3 Days / 2 Nights

Day 1

Arrival in Vientiane

On arrival at in the capital, you will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. Vientiane is a
charming and fascinating place, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and
American influences. After a short rest, we start visiting the major city sights; including Wat Sisaket, the
country’s oldest temple, with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of
Wat Prakeo. En route to the famous That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some
pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
Tonight we will enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the fine restaurants.

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Day 2

Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake

After breakfast, we take a drive along the Mekong River flowing between the Laos and Thailand borders.
We will pass the Friendship Bridge, which was built to link the two nations. 25km from the city, we reach
Buddha Park. The remainder of the morning will be spent walking around this beautiful park, admiring
the huge statues of Hindu and Buddhist gods. Afterwards, we make our way to Nam Ngum, a huge
reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River. We stop at Ban Keun, famous for its salt extraction
plant and a village of local Lao rice wine distillation. On arrival at the lake, we embark on a long tail boat
ride visiting fisherman villages. We’ll see some beautiful islets and take a short walk to discover more
how locals live. Overnight in Vientiane or Nam Ngum Lake

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Day 3

Vientiane – Departure

After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the hand weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if
time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure

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