Half Day Shopping Tour Of Vientiane From Hotel Inside Vientiane City Only
Visit to Carol Cassidys workshop and the central market. Meet someone unique and with an unforgettable story to tell. Her name is Carol Cassidy. She has single-handedly revived the fine art of Laotian silk weaving. Cassidy, a native of Connecticut, saw a dying art on a trip she took to Vientiane as a UN worker in 1989. Old techniques were fading fast, Laotian mothers no longer passed their skills on to their daughters. Today, Cassidy runs a successful business that employs 32 weavers, and 3,000 farmers supply them with silk from their mulberry trees. Each museum-quality piece of hand-loomed silk is a work of art, each one unique. The finished products are sold to New York designers, to London art collectors, to Danish royalty and to Hollywoods A-list. Proceed to the central market where all kinds of local handicrafts can be found, such as silver and gold ware, wood carvings, cotton and silk products.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Hotel lobby
Hours & minutes 3 hrs.
Start or opening time 09:00 h. or 14:00 h.
End or closing time 12:00 h. or 17:00 h.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? There is a driver and a guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English speaking guide.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, the Carol Cassidy's workshop and the central market.
List the shopping venues included Carol Cassidy's workshop and central market.
Content & Specialized items
Are additional items needed? Which ones are included? Transportation in air conditioned vehicle, local English speaking guide &and admission fees are included in the price.
List items not included and their renting cost at the venue Personal expends.
List all additional items clients need to bring (towels,...) Personal expends.
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Are drinks included? Yes.
Is there any place to get a drink? Yes.
What is the fitness level required? Normal.
Which currencies are accepted? US Dollars.
Pick-up point hotel lobby
Pick-up time 09:00 h. or 14:00 h.
Length of route (hours & minutes) 3 hrs.
Return time to the initial pick-up point 12:00 h. or 17:00 h.
Type of vehicle used Depends on the number of passengers.
Does the vehicle have air conditioning? Yes.
Can the vehicle be contacted (by mobile or radio)? Vehicles can contact by mobile phone.
Is there a shaded area? Yes.
Venues to be visited Carol Cassidy's workshop & central market.