Unlock the Treasures of Vientiane.
Compared to the chaotic, bustling capitals in other Southeast Asian countries, Vientiane’s addictively languid vibe gives you the feeling of being in a quaint village.
The city’s friendly locals and position on the mighty Mekong only add to its charm.
This former French trading post truly is, quite relaxing; after you’ve strolled its tree lined streets and paid a visit to Buddha Park, walk down to the river to café hop or crack open a bottle of Beer Lao whilst watching the sunset.
Activities around the city include cycling along the boulevards and windy alleyways, as well as kayaking along the Mekong River. While Vientiane is not an action-packed town, it does have its fair share of noteworthy sites.
High on the list for any visitor to Vientiane should be the city’s oldest, most frequented temples –– Wat Sisaket and Wat Simuang. Another interesting attraction is That Luang, Laos’s most important religious building, which is best viewed at sunset when its golden surface glistens.
Beyond the stupas and temples, the museum of Lao art, housed in the former royal temple of Haw Pha Kaew, and the revolution-era Lao National Museum are also worth a visit.
Go on an adventure in Vientiane with Indotrek. Experience the thrill of cycling around the city’s historic sites or take on a hike around the surrounding countryside.
Vientiane’s hospitality shines through its range of accommodation options. From luxurious resorts, cosy boutique hotels to welcoming guesthouses, each place offers a unique taste of Laotian charm and warmth.
Dive into the heart of Laos’ capital with our Vientiane Adventure Tour Packages. Our team of travel experts at Indotrek have in-depth knowledge of this vibrant city and its hidden treasures. Each journey has been carefully designed to stray from the common tourist experiences and get you off the beaten track. We believe that travel is not only about visiting places but about gaining new insights, embracing new cultures, and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Indotrek’s adventure packages in Vientiane include a variety of unique experiences. Feel the city’s pulse as you cycle past its historic landmarks and through its bustling markets. Discover the city’s rich cultural and religious heritage as you explore centuries-old temples and observe the locals’ daily rituals.
For those who love the outdoors, our packages also include treks in the countryside, where you can enjoy the captivating beauty of Laos’ landscapes.
As an advocate for responsible tourism, Indotrek ensures each of our adventures in Vientiane benefits the local communities, respects cultural heritage, and preserves the environment. We understand that our actions today can shape the future of travel, so we are committed to offering memorable experiences that also promote sustainability and ethical travel practices.
Usually, the dry season is which typically runs from November to March is the best time to visit Vientiane. This period experiences fewer rain showers, making it the ideal time for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
The temperature during these months' ranges from 20°C to 30°C, providing ideal conditions for exploration. It's also a great time to participate in local festivals such as That Luang Festival and Boun Pha Vet, where you can immerse yourself in Laotian culture and traditions.
Vientiane is undoubtedly worth a visit. As the capital of Laos, it offers a unique blend of traditional Laotian culture and French colonial influences, reflecting the country's rich history.
The city's relaxed atmosphere, charming streets, and significant landmarks like Pha That Luang and Patuxay Monument offer a fascinating exploration.
Moreover, Vientiane serves as a culinary delight for food enthusiasts, offering everything from street food stalls to upscale restaurants serving a blend of Laotian and French cuisines.
The city's tranquil Mekong Riverside is perfect for leisurely walks, particularly at sunset, adding to the city's charm.
The duration of your stay in Vientiane really depends on what you hope to experience. A two-day visit allows for a condensed exploration of the city, covering the main attractions such as Pha That Luang, Wat Si Saket, and Patuxay Monument.
However, to truly immerse yourself in the city's spirit, a four to five-day or even longer stay might be better. This gives you ample time to explore Vientiane's lesser-known attractions, venture to the outskirts of the city, sample a broader range of local cuisine, and truly soak in the rich culture and laid-back lifestyle of this charming Laotian capital.