Vang Vieng Full-Day Kayak Tour: Caves of Nam Song River
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7.5 hours
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Pick-up from hotels in Vang Vieng available on request, if requested in advance

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What You'll Do
  • Kayak the gentle Nam Song River outside of Vang Vieng
  • Admire the stunning karst rock formations
  • Go to the Elephant Cave of Tham Xang
  • Enjoy a barbecue Lao lunch
  • Tube or swim inside a limestone cave
  • Visit Vang Vieng's lively riverside bar scene (optional)
Kayak the Nam Song River to see stunning karst mountains and rocks shaped like elephant heads on a 7.5-hour adventure tour from Vang Vieng. Immerse yourself in the remote scenery of Laos, and enjoy a barbecue lunch in the forest wilderness.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life at a remote river location on the outskirts of Vang Vieng with this full-day kayak tour on the Nam Song River. The gentle river flows through a sublime Laotian countryside of karst rock formations and riverside shacks that provide a haven for off-the-beaten-path tourists.

Following a pick-up from your hotel in Vang Vieng, you will be driven 12 miles (20 kilometers) up the Nam Song River Valley by truck. Then, enjoy a gentle 15-mile (25-kilometer) kayak downstream, paddling under the shadow of the striking karst mountain scenery.

Your experienced Lao guide will provide basic paddling instructions and a life jacket, as well as a waterproof bag to protect your camera. They will explain Lao culture en route, stopping at a number of scenic spots to break the journey and rest.

See the elephant head-shaped rock of Tham Xang Cave, where you will also find ancient Buddha statues. Pause to tube or swim inside the cave. End with a delicious barbecue lunch of Lao cuisine, or go to one of Vang Vieng's infamous “Tubing” bars for some lively refreshments at the end of your tour.
What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Life jacket
  • Water resistant bag
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Barbecue lunch
Meeting Point

VLT Natural Tours Office, Riverside Road, Vang Vieng, Laos (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Please bring sun block and your swimwear

From $34 per person

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