Discover Vang Vieng (1 day)
Available days: Everyday of Week .
If you book 15 days or more before departure, we will give you more than 25% off the normal retail price for 2 people.
This day tour takes you to several sites in the surrounding areas of Vang Vieng and introduces the novice to the thrill of cave explorations. Plenty of opportunities to gain insight into the way of life of Lao people, before ending the trip by kayaking on the Nam Song River.
After driving 14 km north of Vang Vieng, we visit the first cave, Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) which lies on the opposing banks of the Nam Song. It is an important Buddhist temple and owes its name to a remarkable limestone formation.
The nearby Tham Hoi cave (Snail cave) winds its way deep into the mountain. One hour of exploration through numerous corridors ends at a crystal clear spring. Here, swimming in the stream - in a cave lit up by candles - is possible all the year round. Another cool pool of spring water lies at the mouth of Tham Nam (Water cave), also a good place for a swim.
After a picnic lunch, the trek to the Hmong village of Phathao passes through rice paddy fields and vegetable gardens. The trip back to Vang Vieng is by descending the Nam Song by kayak through idyllic scenes of rural life: a unique sight with the limestone mountains in the background.
Approximately: 25 minutes transfer/ 1½ hour trekking/ 2 hours kayaking/ 2 hours caving
Please note that this tour is open to others to join in with you.
What to bring: Hat, sun-screen, clothes to get wet, firm but light shoes to get wet, mosquito repellent, torch.
What is included: English speaking guide; entrance fees; water, lunch, and transport.