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Vang Vieng is a beautiful little mountain town that lies on the Nam Song river in central Laos. Known for its fascinating karst landscape and numerous adventurous activities such as mountain bikers, motorbike riders, rock climbers and spelunkers, it's no wonder that Vang Vieng is a popular destination in Laos. Our Vang Vieng Tour offers you a great opportunity to discover the idyllic setting of Vang Vieng as well as to explore the other interesting sites and local villages with their typical culture and tradition on the way.
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DAY 01: VANG VIENG ARRIVAL
Our journey will start from the Heritage town of Luang Prabang along road to Vang Vieng, a riverside town on the Nam Song River surrounded by spectacular limestone karst scenery. It is a popular tourist destination with landscape of authentic Lao countryside. Surrounded by karst landscape, Vang Vieng overflows many interesting activities like caving and tubing down the river.
Upon arrival in VANG VIENG, check in your hotel. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. After a short rest, embark on a boat trip on the poetic Nam Song River offering the amazing scenery of karst rock. Enjoy the beautiful scenes of Laotian countryside while going down the river.
The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure with your driver and guide at your disposal. Enjoy a cup of coffee or soft drink while watching sunset on the Nam Song River! Have dinner at a local restaurant.
Today, take a full-day guided tour to discover the beautiful surroundings of Vang Vieng. From your hotel, drive to Tham Poukham located in Ban Na Thon Village, northwest of Vang Vieng. It takes about 20 minutes (8.1 km) to reach the cave. Upon arrival, climb some 100 meters and you will find the entry of a cave where the golden Buddha statue rests. Pass through a narrow entrance and opening up into the first chamber which contains a large bronze reclining Buddha, three meter long gold color Buddha image. The cave also called Golden Crab Cave because a few of the stalactites and stalagmites look like golden crabs. It also is home of bats, gibbons, monkeys, and antelope.
After exploring the cave, you might like to go for a cold swim in Blue Lagoon, a beautiful pool with crystal clear water. The lagoon is deep enough to halt your jump from the seven meter high trampoline on the great big tree. If you are not into that kind of action then you can jump from the two meter or from the rope that leaves you almost on top of the water.
Then transfer south to our next stop Tham Jang which is considered by many as Vang Vieng's most important cave. These amazing caves are situated to the south west of Vang Vieng. It was used as a bunker in defence against Yunnanese Chinese invaders in the early 19th Century and be home for local people in Vietnam – American war. Because its high location offering perfect view of Vang Vieng, the entire village moved there to sit out the war, and named their haven 'Tham Jang' (Hang Around Cave). Explore spectacular stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave. Go out cave, take a short trek on paths which leads to a viewpoint on the mountain. Enjoy stunning scenery of river and Vang Vieng’s countryside.
Once you climb back down you have the option to swim in the natural spring water or take part in some activities that Vang Vieng is famous for: kayaking or tubing on the Nam Song River surrounded by rugged karsts and beautiful rural scenery.
Then be transferred back to your hotel, with the option to stop at local villages and a market along the way. Relax for the rest of the day and enjoy a amazing sunset over Vang Vieng from your hotel.
DAY 03: VANG VIENG – COOKING CLASS – VIENTIANE DEPARTURE
After breakfast, pay a visit to the nearby organic farm, which promotes the use of natural materials & traditional methods for growing its crops & raising its animals, without using chemicals or artificial fertilizers, which are harmful to both our health & the environment. Profits from the farm are used to provide training and employment, support and education to the local villagers through various projects.
Upon arrival, walk around to look at the goats and mulberry trees, vegetable field, mountain and river. After a visit to the farm, join in the cooking class at the farm. The chef will teach you traditional methods for food combinations, which are making Laos’s food so delicious. He will guide you three famous Lao dishes and one dessert, using farm fresh, organic ingredients.
Then seat down and enjoy your lunch which you have created. Do not forget to try the refreshing mulberry tea! Take a short break after lunch, then “goodbye” to Vang Vieng and start our drive to Vientiane where the tour ends.
Private Tour (for 02 pax, cheaper if more)
$ 379 $ 399
Tour Price Includes
02 hotel night accommodation
Local English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned
Boat in Vang Vieng
Cooking class in Vang Vieng
All sightseeing as specified and entrance fees included
Bottled drinking water per touring days
Tour Price Excludes
Visas if required
Other meals not mentioned in the program
Domestic & International flights
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, etc...
Tips for your guide and driver
Any camera or video fees at any sites
When to Go
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