Visit some of the city’s most well-known sights including Wat Si Saket, the gold-covered stupa of Pha That Luang—considered a national symbol—and Patuxai, the monument dedicated to those who fought for the independence of Laos.
Your adventure begins as your guide picks you up at your Vientiane hotel. With your group limited to 7 people, head to Wat Si Saket, featuring thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then admire Wat Ho Phra Keo—a former royal temple that now serves as a national museum of religious objects like stone Buddha statues more than 1,000 years old—and Wat Si Muang, the site of the city pillar and home of the guardian spirit of Vientiane.
Feast your eyes on the famous Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos. Take in the view of this symbol of Buddhism and Lao sovereignty, covered in gold leaf, before visiting Patuxai, a large monument dedicated to those who fought for the country’s independence, with architecture reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. End your excursion with drop-off at your hotel.