3-Day Vang Vieng Adventure Trekking

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Tour type

Tour Level: High level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit Ban Houeimo, a traditional fish market village
  • See the stunning view from Tham Chang cave
  • Explore an archaeological site and limestone caves
  • Participate in a Baci ceremony with villagers
  • Visit a renowned Hmong village

tour details

Journey through the lovely riverside town of Vang Vieng, one of Laos’ most picturesque areas.

From the hotel in Vientiane, transfer to the Vang Xang archaeological site. The name means ‘Elephant Palace’, a reference to the elephant graveyard found in the vicinity. The site consists of a cluster of ten high-relief Buddha sculptures on cliffs and is usually assigned to an 11th century Mon provenance.
The tour continues with a visit to the fish market village named Ban Houei Mo. The small provincial town of Vang Vieng is nestled along a scenic bend of the Nam Song River. The main attraction is the karst topography lining the west bank of the river. There are also sugar loaf hills and dramatic cliffs covered by lush vegetation and peppered by caves and caverns.
After having lunch at local restaurant, the afternoon will continue by riding a small boat for 30 minutes (2 persons per boat) on the Nam Song River and visiting the biological gardens and the natural Tham Chang cave. Here there is an underground spring and a stunning view over the valley. During the 19th century, the cave was used as a bunker in defence against marauding Yunnanese.

After visiting the cave, return to Vang Vieng Township for further exploration and then have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Eat breakfast at the hotel and then sit through an information session about the trek. Drive to Ban Phatang to admire beautiful karstic landscapes and then continue to Ban Thamxang. Visit Ban Phathao, a Hmong tribe village and explore Tham Loup and Tham Hoy Limestone Caves. Trek along rice fields and the bank of the Nam Song River and then enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to Ban Thamxang in the afternoon and witness the daily activities of the local people.

Participate in a Baci ceremony with the villagers, eat dinner with them and stay in their houses for the night.
Before driving toward Luang Prabang, have breakfast with the villagers. The journey will take you away from the lowland plains to the spectacular scenery of high mountains and plateaus. On the way, visit the Ban Khiewkhachan Village populated by the Hmong. Hmong women are renowned for their beautiful embroidered costumes and their impressive silver jewellery.

Enjoy lunch en route and then after arriving in Luang Prabang in the afternoon, return to the hotel.

includes

  • Accommodation in shared double/twin room with air conditioning (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= Breakfast, L= Lunch & D= Dinner
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water available in the vehicles

excludes

  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Laos (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lao Pimai (New Year)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities, etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking or when available
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

notes

Upon request, a licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide can accompany participants for the whole duration of the trip at an additional cost.

Tour code: TVV3

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