Vang Vieng Express River Experience
The perfect way to experience Vang Vieng for people with limited time
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
Explore ancient limestone caves to discover stunning formations and learn about the important role these caves have played in the history of the area
This half or one day tour combines all the activities that Vang Vieng is famous for: kayaking on the Nam Song River surrounded by rugged karsts and beautiful rural scenery and exploring limestone caves. Your will have plenty of opportunities to swim in pools of fresh spring water.
What Will You Do
We will travel north from Vang Vieng to where we will start our kayaking. We will have an introduction to the basics of kayaking and a safety briefing before we set off down the beautiful Nam Song River. We will paddle downstream to Tham None (The Sleeping Cave), which is one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng. This cave served as a shelter for the villagers during the Second Indochina War. Today it is home to a family of bats and the ‘Magic Stone’ of Vang Vieng. In the rainy season we will need to swim through the entrance to the cave. The final leg of the journey is a gentle paddle which will return us to Vang Vieng just in time to catch the sunset.
approximately 2 hours for dry season , 4,5 hours wet season of kayaking, 2 hours caving
What to expect:
Expect a half day of kayaking and exploring caves. The river is mostly flat with some small manageable rapids. You do not need previous kayaking experience for this tour but you do need to be able to swim 20m unassisted.
|Departure||Roughly at 9 am or 1 pm from Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 1 pm (if starting at 9) or 4 pm (if starting at 12) to Green Discovery office/your hotel|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes you can get wet, refillable water bottle, insect repellent|
|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.