1. Laos
  2. Vientiane Prefecture
  3. Vientiane
  4. Hophakaew Museum

Vientiane: Private Half-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car

Product ID: 271977
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Enjoy a private, half-day guided tour to discover the hidden charms of Vientiane. Explore some of the city’s most iconic and beloved landmarks including Wat Si Saket temple, Wat Phra Keo religious museum, and the Patuxay monument, in your own private car.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in Vientiane center, please waiting in your hotel lobby on time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit some of the most popular attractions including Wat Si Saket, Wat Phra Keo, and the Presidential Palace
  • Admire stunning views from the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe
  • Learn about COPE, an association working to help landmine victims
  • Enjoy the luxury of your own private car and tour guide for the day
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Vientiane, at 8:30am for morning departure or 1:30pm for afternoon departure. The first stop of the day is the serene Wat Si Saket temple, the only temple left intact after the Thai invasion of 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Vientiane and its teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues.

Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo, a religious museum that displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Next, visit the Presidential Palace to admire the colonial architecture from the outside and learn about the building which once served as the French governor’s palace. After the palace, head towards COPE, an association working to help local landmine victims. At the center, learn about the history of the American/Vietnam war and the lasting impact of unexploded ordinances in the area and the efforts underway to clear them.

Make your way to the Patuxay monument next, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe, climb the stairs to the roof and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Continue on towards That Luang, the holiest site in Laos, constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century. Watch how the stunning temple glistens as the sun shines upon its towering golden spire, before the return journey to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Vientiane hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport via air conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese speaking guides (available as add-on)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Gratuities are not included, it is recommend to tip the guide 10-15% at the end of the tour

From US$ 60 per person

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Laos Group Tours

Product ID: 271977