Discover Vang Vieng
Discover the best of Vang Vieng with this full day adventure. Explore caves, discover local villages and kayak the Nam Song River
Travel into the heart of darkness, deep within the mountains to explore stunning limestone caves full of stalactites and stalagmites
Trekk through farms and rice paddies to explore rural village life and learn about what it is like to live in these small villages
Experience Vang Vieng’s famous river and explore it in a kayak. Paddle past limestone mountains and through small rapids, seeing the best of the Nam Song
This day tour takes you to several sites in the surrounding of Vang Vieng and introduces the novice tothe thrill of cave explorations. Plenty of opportunities to gain insight into the way of life of Lao people, before ending the trip kayaking on the Nam Song River
What Will You Do
We depart from Vang Vieng and head north, where we visit the first cave, Tham Xang (Elephant Cave). This cave owes its name to a remarkable limestone formation, and lies on the banks of the Nam Song River.
The nearby Tham Hoi cave (Snail Cave) winds its way deep into the mountain. We’ll float through the cave on inflatable tubes, exploring its long corridors and wonderful limestone formations. A pool of cool spring water lies at the mouth of Tham Nam (Water Cave), giving us a great opportunity for a swim.
After a picnic lunch we will trek to a Hmong village, passing through rice paddies and vegetable gardens. We return to Vang Vieng by kayaking down the Nam Song, taking us through idyllic scenes of rural life, with limestone mountains in the background.
Approximately: 25 minutes transfer, 1.5 hour trekking, 2 hours kayaking, 2 hours caving
What to expect
The is an active day but achievable by most people. We will be hiking around rice paddies with very little elevation
|Departure||Roughly at 9 am from Green discovery office/ your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 5 pm to Green discovery office/ your hotel|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, refillable water bottle, insect repellent, small personal bag|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.