Overview

This 4 day Vientiane Explorer from South Africa is a great introduction to the beautiful landscape and interesting history of Lao's capital city. Breathtaking scenery, timeless rivers and world-famous ruins, as well as the diversity in minority tribes, make this capital city a charming place to discover.

Highlights

  • Take in the exquisite architecture of different colorful temples and stupas in the city
  • Soak in the tranquil atmosphere of Laos' countryside with a boat trip on Nam Ngum Lake
  • Get a glimpse of local life and tradition by visiting a number of traditional villages
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Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA-831

Duration

Duration
4 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Accommodation

Accommodation

Transports

Transports

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On your arrival in Vientiane, meet our guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, set off the city exploration starting with a visit to Vat Sisaket - the oldest monastery in Vientiane. Move onto Ho Phrakeo which is now served as the museum of Buddhist art and sculpture.

In the afternoon, make your way to That Luang - one of the most sacred shrines in Laos - noted for its golden stupa with the shape of banana flower. Make a stop at Patouxay to get the panoramic view of the city and the surroundings. Proceed to That Dam Stupa and then take a walk to the Nam Phou Square. Do not miss out the chance to discover the streets leading you to the Mekong. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the riverbank as the day comes to a close. Back to your hotel at the end of the day. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, transfer north by land to Nam Ngum Lake (around 90 km from Vientiane). En-route, make a stop at Vang Xang to get a quick look at the small archaeological site of Mon origin. From the village, board a traditional boat for an hour boat trip on the mighty Nam Ngum Lake. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afterward, head back to Vientiane via Ban Keun. On the way back, there is a stop at Ban Keun to witness the unique salt extraction using traditional methods. In the late afternoon, arrive in Vientiane. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, as your trip comes to an end, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noontime. Meals on your own. End of services.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 4 day tour in Vientiane
  • 3 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Laos cuisine with 4 meals included.
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Laos are approximately $700-$1400 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Laos visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 3
  • Lunch: 1

Transport

  • Private car
  • Boat

Included Activities

  • City tour in Vientiane
  • A day trip to Nam Ngum Lake

Special Note:

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. If you have visited Luang Prabang before and now want to explore other destinations like Vientiane, this is a perfect choice for you.

The tour includes interesting activities and you can learn much about culture and history of Vientiane.

Best time to travel Vientiane: all year around.

From Vientiane, you can connect with other countries such as Cambodia or Vietnam.

You may like other excursions to connect with this tour:

» Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi - 4 Days

» Siem Reap City Tour - 4 Days

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for groups from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

 

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharged for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5-star hotels)

° Easter Holidays: some 5-star hotels in Hoian will be surcharged for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will be surcharged for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

For children, please note:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults
  • Children from 12 years old: as adult

Customer Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

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5 out of 5

Based on 74 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Zelda

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

In December 2019 we were lucky enough to do a 23 day tour through Vietnam. Friends of ours recommended Vietnamtours.co.za. So we emailed them and within a couple of minutes the ball started rolling. Our Agent Ashley was eager to help and worked out a itinerary that suited our request and of course our budget. We started in Hanoi working our way out Hoi Chi Min. We had a mini bus to ourselves every day we travelled and we were only 4. So space and comfort was on point. We had different guides throughout the tour and loved each and every one of them. They loved what they were doing and their knowledge of their country is impeccable. Shoutout to

Thai aka Harry

Daniel

Terry

Sherlock (Mai). All Wonderful people.

 

Vietnam and It’s people are in one word AMAZING... I was fortunate enough to travel before and I must say the Vietnamese are SO Friendly. I felt save and comfortable the whole trip.

 

The food Is Amazing. It’s the first time I actually went on holiday where I lost weight because the food is so healthy and freshly prepared. Sometimes it might look different but believe me the taste is amazing. My pallet loved the whole experience. So much so that I’m trying to adopt the eating habits back at home.

 

Our trip showed us the very best Vietnam has to offer, so we have many stories and wonderful memories left of this Amazing Place.

 

I would strongly recommend using Ashley and her company to give you your dream holiday of Vietnam. It’s definitely A must See.

 

I can write a book about all our experiences and the beautiful places. But as I can only write so much I highly recommend. Pu Luong, Halong Bay Tràng An and Hoi An, Ba Na Hills And Both the cities of course.

 

Just a note Prepare yourself for the traffic in Vietnam... I call it Organized Chaos. It’s amazing to see the traffic flow. You will be gobsmacked

 

I highly recommend EVERYTHING

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Lara de Bruijin

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We had an absolute blast in Vietnam!

Everything was organised exceptionally well, there were no hiccups. We felt secure, safe and looked after. Thank you to our brilliant travel agent, Ashley Tran, from Vietnam Tour for being available on Whatsapp 24/7 if we had questions or wanted to squeeze in another tour. Truly amazing service, comfortable transportation, friendly English speaking tour guides, great hotels, perfect balance of exciting tours and personal free time. Thank you for making this trip so memorable. We would strongly recommend this company!

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Nonkululeko

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My family & I had an opportunity to travel to Vietnam on a 10 day tour and it was absolutely amazing. We were dealing with Ashley from the beginning and she did a fantastic job organizing our tour to the last detail. The hotels were great especially in Hoi An, the transport was comfortable, the tour guides were informative and the overall tour was well planned. Thanks for the excellent customer service!

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Experience_Editor

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

After googling and speaking to many of our South African and other Vietnamese tour companies, Vietnam Tours had the best quote and amazing customer service for our December travel to Vietnam and Cambodia.

We contacted them in June 2019 and liaised with Trung Hoang.

Trung was amazing from the get go.

He personalized our trip according to our exact needs, if we did not like specific hotels, he assisted with finding better options to suit our needs.

We chatted on email and whatsapp - payment was simple.

The itinerary that was planned was perfect - we had a private tour, best tour guides, lovely air conditioned vehicles, airport transfers were waiting on arrival and on time to fetch us for departures.

Thank you to Trung and the team for arranging a magical trip Vietnam and Cambodia.

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 12/06/2017

Vietnam's weather differs greatly from region to region.  Depending on where and when you're going to visit, make sure you prepare for the weather before you go.

North: Best time to visit is during spring (from February and April) and autumn (from September to November). The temperatures are more moderate with lighter rainfall

Central: Best time to visit is between January and August when the weather is dry with no heavy rains

South: The best time to visit the region is during the dry season, between December and April when the city experiences warm weather without rain showers.

If you're planning to visit the whole country, it is possible to travel to any part of Vietnam during any season.

A Response from Seni World 06/12/2018

Depending on your place of choice and your interest, the duration could be varied. Normally, for first- time travelers, it will take you about 10- 14 days to discover the must-see attractions throughout Vietnam.

A Response from Seni World 22/12/2018

There are two available methods for passport holders from South Africa to choose to apply for a visa to Vietnam. You can either apply for your visa at the local embassy or obtain a visa on arrival with a visa letter.

You need to have a passport which is effective for at least 6 months beyond arrival date, 2 photos 4x6 and 2 blank pages on it for visa stamp (which costs 25$) and a visa letter. When you book tours with vietnamtour.co.za, we will offer a visa letter for free. 

A Response from Seni World 03/11/2018

Our price doesn't consist of international flight tickets. If you have any problem in finding international flight tickets, we could book them for you. 

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