Vientiane capital is easily accessible. The best way for travelling from the airport is to take a taxi to hotel. Wat Tai International Airport is located 15 km from the city. The cost of a taxi from Airport to Vientiane city is no more than US$10 (120,000 LAK). 


A visa is not required for travelers holding passports from ASEAN countries. Standard length of stay for tourist visas is 30 days. You are advised to check again 3 months before travelling. If you are not from ASEAN countries, the first thing comes into your mind is how to apply Laos Visa. Visas to Laos can be easily applied for at the arrival airport or via online.  Visitors are able to apply for a Laos Visa On Arrival at the international airport in Vientiane & Luang Prabang. The Visa Form is available at the Counter for Immigration at the arrival gate. You need to fill in and obtain a Visa. The lines for visas are not too long, filling in the Visa Application Form in advance, will shorten the process. The Download for the Laos VISA FORM is available here. 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR


Technical field trip:

A technical field will be organized for the participants to review typical animal production systems and selected touristic places in and around Vientiane Capital (details in 1 May 2023 update).  

Other tourist attractions (optional):

Vientiane is a cultural city located in central Laos. The Laotian capital, situated on the Mekong River, offers amazing Buddhist art to tourists as well as opportunities or view historical monuments and architecture. The top attractions in Vientiane include Pha That Luang, Patuxai, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Si Muang, Night Market and many others.

Pha That Luang


Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Si Muang

Wat Xieng Khouane

Mekong Night market