Tourist Information in Vientiane

Midnight Mapper

It might sound like an old Stones song but the Midnight Mapper, aka Don Duvall, has tirelessly mapped Laos over the last 10 years to produce the most in-depth, accurate GPS map available. This is a blessing for moto…
Immigration in Vientiane

Immigration Office

Getting an extension on a tourist visa is relatively easy. Go to the Immigration Office, in the Ministry of Public Security building opposite Talat Sao, fill out a form (5,000K), supply your passport and a photo, pa…
Embassy in Vientiane

Vietnamese Embassy

Issues tourist visas in three working days for US$55, or in one day for US$65. The Luang Prabang consulate issues tourist visas for US$50 in 24 hours or US$40 if you wait three days. Visas cost US$60 at the consulat…
Travel Agency in Vientiane

Green Discovery

Deservedly the country's most respected adventure-tours specialists. As well as kayaking, cycling, ziplining and trekking trips, it can also help with travel arrangements. A new head office is now open on Th Hengbou…
Medical in Vientiane

Australian Embassy Clinic

For nationals of Australia, Britain, Canada, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand only. This clinic's Australian doctor treats minor problems by appointment; it doesn't have emergency facilities. Accepts cash or credit …
Embassy in Vientiane

Chinese Embassy

In theory, issues visas in four working days (less for a fee). However, many travellers have reported random 'changes in policy' that have prevented them from applying for visas here.
Bank in Vientiane


The main branch has two ATMs and can provide cash advances on Visa or MasterCard for a flat fee of 45,000K. Additional ATMs can be found on Th Setthathirath and Th Fa Ngoum.
Pharmacy in Vientiane

Poppy's Pharmacy & Beauty

Bright and clean, this modern, well-stocked pharmacy is great for toiletries, cosmetics, sun cream, malaria pills (not Larium), and sleeping tablets for long bus journeys.
Tourist Information in Vientiane

Tourist Information Centre

A worthwhile tourist information centre with easy-to-use descriptions of each province, helpful staff who speak decent English, as well as brochures and regional maps.
Embassy in Vientiane

Thai Embassy

Head to the Vientiane consulate for visa renewals and extensions. Thailand also has a consulate in Savannakhet, which issues tourist and non-immigrant visas (1000B).