Nam Ngum Lake Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Full Day


  • Discover Vang Xang archaeological site
  • Relax on a scenic boat ride on Lake Nam Ngum
  • Observe traditional agriculture in the fields
  • Explore a salt works and learn about this fascination process
  • Visit the local zoo

tour details

Leave the bustle of Vientiane behind and spend a day in nature visiting Lake Nam Ngum and the archaeological site known as the ‘Elephant Palace’.

Why choose this tour?

Nature lovers can spend a wonderful day discovering the serenity of Nam Ngum Lake.

tour description

After being picked up from your Vientiane hotel, transfer to the famous Vang Xang archaeological site, dating back to the 11th century. The name of the site translates to 'Elephant Palace' in reference to a nearby elephant graveyard. Wander through the historic sites and see the fascinating Buddha sculpture reliefs inscribed onto the pink sandstone cliffs. The, continue to Nam Ngum Lake and embark on a 1-hour boat ride. In the peaceful and beautiful natural surrounds, sit back and relax as you explore the lush vegetation along the backwaters and soak up the local river life. Here you will see traditional forms of agriculture still being practised. Next, you'll have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Ban Kheun. Your tour will conclude with a stop at a local salt works to observe the fascinating traditional salt extraction process, before you return back to Vientiane.

customise the tour

Extend your stay in Vientiane with:

  • Orchid trek Experience
  • Vientiane to Vang Vieng Exploration
  • Vientiane Classic Tour
  • Extend your holiday with a deeper exploration of southern Laos and the fascinating 4000 Islands region


  • Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention.
  • Transfers and tours with local guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water & tower are available on the vehicles.
  • Local government tax


  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Soft drinks with meals.
Tour code: EXVTFNNG

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