Nam Ngum Lake Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Full Day excursion

tour highlights

  • Visit the fascinating 11th century Vang Xang (Elephant Palace) archaeological site
  • Marvel at the intricate Buddha reliefs carved into the cliffs
  • Take a relaxing boat journey along Nam Ngum Lake
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant

tour details

Relax as you slowly cruise along Nam Ngum Lake, exploring the area’s rich culture, landscapes and history.

tour description

After being picked up from your Vientiane hotel, transfer to the famous Vang Xang archaeological site which dates back to the 11th century. The name of the site translates to 'Elephant Palace' in reference to a nearby elephant graveyard. Here you’ll wander through the historic sites and see the fascinating Buddha sculpture reliefs inscribed onto the cliffs.
Next, continue on to Nam Ngum Lake and embark on a boat ride. Sit back and relax as you explore the lush vegetation along the backwaters and soak up river life. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Ban Kheun and visiting the nearby zoo.

Your tour will conclude with a stop at a local salt works to observe the fascinating salt extraction process before returning back to Vientiane.


  • Car-cruise
  • English speaking guide
  • Water
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch


Should be pre-booked. Includes and excludes depends on the customer requirement. Rate will depend upon the same.

Tour code: VTEFNN

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