We have one and a half days in Vientiane in early August and are planning how best to spend it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
We arrive at 10.40am from Luang Prabang and will probably spend the rest of that day walking around the main city/river area. We are staying at Hotel Khamvongsa.
For our full day the current plan is to visit the Buddha Park in the morning and then go on to Pha That Luang, Patuxai and COPE and finish at Talat Sao.
Does this sound reasonable to fill in a full day?
Would it be possible to hire a tuk-tuk for the whole day and if so how much should we expect to pay?
Alternatively is it easier/better to just get a tuk-tuk from one location to the next?
Is the Buddha Park worth the trip?
Should we expect much rain in the first week of August and will it affect our plans much?
Any advice or alternative ideas from those in the know would be most helpful.