Vientiane by night – the Lao way
When you’re out and about, nothing is as nice as immersing yourself in everyday life, just like the locals do.
After a day of sightseeing in the Laotian capital, we will pick you up at your hotel to go for a walk in the alleys of Vientiane’s night market, which is a real open-air shopping mall that stretches for hundreds of metres along the banks of the Mekong River. Whether it’s for shopping, taking exercise, tasting street food or watching the sunset over neighbouring Thailand, Vientianers love to go there during nightfall when the temperature is more bearable.
We recommend sharing a typical Laotian dinner, the sindat, also called ‘Laotian fondue’ consisting of a hotpot with a grill part (mordat) – allowing you to combine the culinary pleasures and not have to choose between the two! Grill some meat and vegetables on the top of the mordat, while cooking noodles in the delicious broth in the lower part.
For the last stop of the evening, we suggest to visit one of the cocktail bars of the capital, for a last drink before heading back to the hotel.
Updated entry regulations:
Exciting news concerning the entry regulations for Laos: 14 more countries have been added to the list of nationalities allowed to enter Laos under the Travel Green Zone Plan. The additional countries include:
Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, New Zealand, Poland, Denmark, Belgium
Following the country’s announcement of its plan to re-open borders for fully vaccinated travellers starting 1st January 2022, visitors from these countries are allowed to enter Laos under the reopening scheme under two zones, namely Green Travel Zones and Green Travel Trails.