Vang Vieng Escapade

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Once known chiefly for its raucous backpacker scene, the pretty town of Vang Vieng is now coming into its own as a haven for rest and recreation. This satisfying escape exposes visitors to the full array of attractions in the local vicinity.
Highlights of the tour include Tham Chang Cave and a Lao cookery class at Vang Vieng Organic Farm.

2 Nights
From USD 578Per Person

Vang Vieng Escapade

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 the sunset on the Nam Song River!

Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Distance and timing
Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng: 230km; 5hr
Vientiane – Vang Vieng: 160km; 3½hr

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 waterhole, 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.

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

Distance and timing
Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang: 230km; 5hr
Vang Vieng - Vientiane: 160km; 3½hr

Land Cost

Price per person in USD

3D2N Vang Vieng Escapade

Valid from Oct 01, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018
STANDARD OPTION
Thavonsouk Resort in Garden View Room2 persons3 - 4 pax5 - 6 paxSGL Supp.
Jan 01 - Sep 30, 201857842530145
FIRST CLASS OPTION
Villa Nam Song in Superior Room2 persons03-04 pax05-06 paxSGL Supp.
Jan 01 - Sep 30, 201859444031759
SUPERIOR OPTION
Riverside Boutique Resort in Deluxe Room2 persons03-04 pax05-06 paxSGL Supp.
May 01 - Sep 30, 2018678524401154
DELUXE OPTION
Riverside Boutique Resort in Suite Room2 persons03-04 pax05-06 paxSGL Supp.
May 01 - Sep 30, 2018808655531278
Land prices do not include air passage to/from Vientiane or Luang Prabang.
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Inclusions

  • All transfers and transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles with driver
  • English-speaking guide (French-speaking and other language guides available with a surcharge)
  • 04 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast in twin-sharing room
  • All admission fees to sights and attractions
  • All meal as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Air passage to/from Vientiane or Luang Prabang
  • Visa fee, where applicable (USD 30-40 for 15-day pass for Laos; please bring one photo)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
  • Tips & gratuities for guide and driver