Explore natural cavesTrek to beautiful limestone caves, some above ground and some below, and swim in their spring-fed pools.
Cruise the Nam Song RiverTake a private boat trip along the Nam Song River, one of Laos’ most scenic waterways.
Learn to Cook Lao CuisineUnder the guidance of a local chef, prepare authentic, organic Lao dishes using traditional recipes and techniques.
Vang Vieng Escape
3 days / 2 Nights
Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng (230 km): 5 hours Vientiane – Vang Vieng (160 km): 3,5 hours
Begin the tour with an arrival into Vang Vieng, a small town located along the banks of the Nam Song River. Surrounded by limestone karst scenery, this town is one of the most beautiful in Laos. Enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure with both the guide and driver available.
Relax, enjoy the views and don’t forget to enjoy sunset on the Nam Song River!
Overnight in Vang Vieng
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day guided tour to discover the beautiful surroundings of Vang Vieng.
The tour begins with a crossing of the Nam Song River for the short drive to Tham Pou Kham (Golden Crab Cave). After passing through a small entrance, descend 100 meters into the ground. As the cave widens inside, take note of the reclining Buddha statue.
Tham Pou Kham displays several wet rock formations, including a pair of "Golden Crabs". After exploring the cavern, go for a cold swim in the Ka River's water hole, locally called the “blue lagoon”. The water is clean, deep, and safe for jumping (for the brave sort). Continue next with a transfer south.
Enjoy a picnic lunch, brought along from the guide.
Continue next to what is considered to be Vang Vieng's most important cave, Tham Chang (or Jang). The cave was once home for the area’s migrating people, who settled near the town's southern Meuang Xong Village to raise vegetables. Inside the cave are spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, plus a viewpoint offering an impressive panorama.
After the cave visit, take a local longtail boat (2 people per boat) to cruise for approximately 1 hour upstream on the Nam Song River, enjoying the passing beautiful scenery.
Continue with a drive back to the 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 beautiful sunset on the Nam Song River from the hotel.
Note: Other activities are available such as cycling, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. These activities are not included in the pricing.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng – Vientiane (160 km): 3,5 hours Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (230 km): 5 hours
After breakfast, transfer to the nearby organic farm, which specializes in making mulberry tea as well as having a range of livestock and organic crops.
This morning, enjoy a rewarding experience at the Organic Farm, which promotes the preservation of ecological diversity and provides people with accessible and sustainable ways to earn a living. Profits from the Farm are used to provide training and employment, support and education to the local villagers through various projects.
After an educational visit to the farm, begin the cooking class. The chef will guide the experience in mastering three famous Lao dishes and one dessert, using farm-fresh ingredients. After the lesson, relax and enjoy the feast which has just been created.
After the leisurely morning, depart Vang Vieng and start the drive to Vientiane/Luang Prabang
- Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room with daily breakfast.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
- English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
- International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
- Meals other than mentioned above.
- Camera/video entrance fees.
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance, tips, visa
- Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
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