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Van Vieng – A walk into the Sunset

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August 18, 2018

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Ever thought of a fitting into a tube that floats you around in a slowly flowing river, rather than a still swimming pool. Or may be you walked into a beautiful lagoon where you can see the fishes below from swing tied up in its trees, or may be a water Cave to swim and relax., but where the only way to get in may be with the help of tube and then slide on in. This is what this trip has in store for you. But these are only a few unique things. This place also has some beautiful limestone mountains for you to climb, or kayak on the river and watch the breathtaking sunset in the afternoon and may be just borrow a bi cycle to admire the pristine beauty of the countryside with fertile paddy fields, and watch the gentle sunset scenery.

Once upon a time this little town had notorious image of bag packers loud and boozy hangout, but after the government stepped in took charge this place is a serene paradise for nature lover which you can have all for yourself, and today Vang Vieng has become a destination of its own and rightfully so

Arrival Location

Vientiane Airport (Google Map)

Departure & Return Location

Vientiane Airport (Google Map)

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Vang Vieng

(To connect to Vang Vieng you will have to arrive at the Vientiane Airport, and then take a bus a or taxi from there on). The journey OF 160KM will take roughly 3Hrs 30 Mins. The scenery en-route is so beautifully dominated by stunning scenery of river and rock formations, that will keep you dreaming of that drive long after you’ve settled back into real life.

Rest of the day & over night at the hotel

Day 2Free to explore

Since most people arrive late evening or night, the 2nd day has been kept open for you relax and recuperate from your journey in order to be able to enjoy the exciting activities we have in store for you. Meanwhile you can also explore the town in leisure.

Van Vieng has every mode of transportation for your comfort that you can possibly imagine, be it bicycles or the motor cycles that you can rent, or the Chinese dirt bikes you can borrow, or may be just get a TUK TUK for a whole day and check out the places, or you can visit some good eateries such as the Meeting Place, Bamboo tree bar or the green restaurant and many other others. Or May be you can lounge in Kangaroo Sunset bar, Gary’s irish bar, Jungle project or many more like this.

Overnight at Vang Vieng

Day 3Kayaking and Caving

Today after breakfast we leave at 9am from the hotel. In the morning we travel by a truck to a place 20 Km of Vang Vieng. Along the way you can see beautiful woodlands, Jungles, river rapids and clear water all over. Upon arrival at our locations, you will get basic instructions upon the days Itinerary.

Our tour Begins with out first stop to learn about the Loa culture, and then we move on to the Elephant cave surrounded by Lush Country side where you can witness the elephant stone, face to face.

Our next stop is obviously what you have been waiting for which is Tham Nam or the water cave. We will explore this 200m long cave by tube and swimming along the way. This is absolutely great fun as you can imagine, and by now we expect would be famished and we proceed for a well-deserved barbeque Lunch and fresh fruits.

But our fun doesn’t end here, after lunch we proceed to river where our kayak trip starts down the Nam Song River which it is most famous for. Here you can slow down and view the beautiful Sunset beyond the mountains.

Our perfect day come to a close by 5pm and you will transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing and spending it in leisure.

Overnight at Vang Vieng.

Day 4Balloon flight

After a full day, the day before we want to you have something light yet something you will remember for a long time to come. You will have the day to spend as per choice.

At 4pm today we set out for our adventure for the day. We reach our spot where a humongous hot air balloon awaits our arrival. Our trip will start by 5:30 and last for 40 mins. During this time you will be able to enjoy the beautiful rural scenery, green mountains, the rivers the famous limestone formations of Vang Vieng.

This trip will get you relaxed and at the same time mesmerized at what mother nature can offer as gift.

After this wonderful flight it is time to get back to the hotel to spend rest of the evening.

Overnight at Vang Vieng

Day 5ATV and Buggy tour

After breakfast we leave for our activity by 9:00am from the hotel.

Our Trip on the ATVs starts with the Hmon Village. The People in this village are one of the Minority tribes, you will get to learn all about tribe and their culture and how they differ from other tribe in Laos.

Our Next stop Phou Kam cave. This vast cave with stalactite and stalagmite is considered sacred by the lao people, because of the Bronze – reclining Buddha that is present in the main chamber. The deeper galleries of the cave, start from this chamber. You would be working up quite a sweat to reach the cave, as the climb to the cave entrance is a steep set of rocks

After the difficult climb you will find that the descend is extremely satisfactory and a treat awaits us in form of the blue lagoon.

The Aquamarine marine water is perfect for a swim after the climb to the cave At the Blue lagoon you have the chance to relax, swim and go rope swinging , Jumping into the water. We ride some more around the mountains to enjoy the scenery and now after almost a 40km ride its time return back to the Hotel.

Overnight at Vang Vieng

Day 6Mountain Trekking to waterfall

After breakfast we depart to mountain by car. Our trip start by 9:00 am in the morning. We first visit the Khmu Village to learn about the tribe. Next we take a thrilling walk across a suspension bridge and pass by rice fields until we reach the mountain and jungle. A steep trek to the mountain summit will take to a place with The most stunning view. During our descend we pass through streams, Lao villages and reach our destination which is the waterfall. Here we take a stop and rest for while we can enjoy a swim in the cool waters and take a shower from the water, and while you are at it a sumptuous barbeque lunch gets prepared for you by the banks.

After lunch, we will reach the mountain and enter the cave, the lets us pass from under the mountains to the river. Out last stop is the organic farms.

After a long trek its is now time to return to the hotel and relax. Out trip ends by 5:00pm.

Over night at Vang Vieng

Day 7Rock Climbing

Our day start at 9:30 Am after Breakfast. The transfer to the location takes 15 mins. Upon arrival we get our climbing instructions. And now we start climbing. Our climbing spot has gentle inclines, with a few tricky spots on the way, the dramatic limestone Karsts makes it an exciting place to do rock climbing all through the year.

The beginners course takes through the basics of rock climbing and by the end of the course you would be able to cover a easy to moderate climbing. At 12pm out adventure comes to an end and then we head back to the town for Lunch or transfer to hotel.

Over night at vang vieng

Day 8Journey back home

We depart the sleepy town of Van Vieng today based on the timings of your flight. Time to say goodbye to the lovely place that gave you so much adventure to remember about for a very long time to come.

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