Tour Level: High level
Tour Comfort: Standard
Tour Period: 2 Days
Discover Vientiane, a city with a small town vibe, crumbling French architecture and a fascinating history.
Upon request, a licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide can accompany participants for the whole duration of the trip at an additional cost.
An optional addition to this two-day tour is to visit to COPE (Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise) Visitor Centre. After the war ended in 1975, the country was littered with countless UXOs (unexploded ordnances), which are at risk of detonating and severely wounding or killing people. COPE provides prosthetics and mobility devices for people who have been harmed by an UXO and are free of charge if they cannot afford to pay for them. An interactive exhibit about the UXO problem tells how UXO affects communities and contains stories of injured people and their experiences through their rehabilitation process. It also supplies information on services available, training and support to local staff to provide a high quality service, and assistance in developing longer term strategies for sustainability so that the service will always be here. The visitors centre is free for all who come.