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Vang Vieng: Kayaking & Cave Tubing with Zip Line/Blue Lagoon

1. Vang Vieng: Kayaking & Cave Tubing with Zip Line/Blue Lagoon

Start your full-day adventure with pickup from your hotel in Vang Vieng and join a 6-mile ride north to Ban Vieng Samai, the kayak starting point. Your kayaking guide will provide you with paddling instructions before you set off downstream on Nam Song River. On the journey, glide over many small rapids and enjoy the scenery of the incredible mountain karts along both sides of the river. Then, take a break from your kayaking tour with a visit to Tham Nam Cave. Tube inside the marvelous, 1,640-foot-long cave, dragging yourself with the help of a fixed rope. Take some time to enjoy a picnic lunch and then hop back on your kayak, paddling until you reach the center of Vang Vieng. Afterwards, you will have the choice to either be transferred back to your hotel, or to participate in activities such as zip lining and swimming in the Blue Lagoon 1. Before the zip line experience, your guide will walk you through instructions and safety training. Fly 4,440 feet over the green forest and river. The journey consists of 7 lines, 12 platforms, and 2 bridges. The Blue Lagoon 1 is one of the most famous locations in the city. Sit back and relax or jump in the natural pool to cool down. After your fun day out, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Vang Vieng in the evening.

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From Vientiane: Nam Ngum Reservoir Private Day Trip

2. From Vientiane: Nam Ngum Reservoir Private Day Trip

Start your day with pickup at your hotel in Vientiane around 8.30 AM. Drive north to Nam Ngum Reservoir, a 250-square-kilometer (96.5-square-mile) lake with beaches and swimming spots located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Vientiane. On the way, stop at the Hmong Village to see the local market and meet the hill-tribe people. Continue to visit the archaeological sites of Vang Xang, built during the Hmong-Khmer Empire between the 8th and 11th centuries. Upon arrival at Nam Ngum Reservoir at noon, tuck into a local lunch served at the boat restaurant on the lake itself. After lunch, embark for an approximately 1.5-hour boat ride to discover fishing villages on the islands. On the way back to Vientiane, pay a visit to a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun. Continue to Dong Mark Khai Market where local people gather to sell wild animals and a large selection of insects. You will reach your hotel in Vientiane in the late afternoon around 5 PM.

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Private Car Transfer Between Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng

3. Private Car Transfer Between Luang Prabang & Vang Vieng

Take the stress out of your travel plans by booking a private transfer service for your party only. Travel from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng and vice versa. Enjoy the comfort of a service that saves you the stress of public transportation and ensures you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Luang Prabang city center. Arrive at your hotel in Vang Vieng on time and with ease. Once you've booked, you will be confirmed by a local service provider and get picked up from your accommodation by your friendly driver. Of course with a private transfer, the driver will also route past beautiful landscapes with a short break for rest and drink. Sit back and enjoy a reliable and comfortable ride on a private, air-conditioned transportation vehicle to the destination. The total travel time is approximately 4-4.5 hours by car. All the extra expenses like insurance, tollway and, gas are all-inclusive. All you have to do is enjoy the ride.

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Vang Vieng: Half-Day Zip Lining with Cave Exploration Option

4. Vang Vieng: Half-Day Zip Lining with Cave Exploration Option

Experience the green forest canopy that covers the mountains on the side of the river. Make your way along a stream down to the zip line at the Tham None river bank. Get strapped in and take an exciting zip line ride over the green forest and river below. There are 6 lines in total for you to enjoy. Before the zip line experience, your guide will walk you through the instructions and safety training. Fly 4,440 feet over beautiful landscape.  You can also choose an option to upgrade your journey by visiting Tham Nam None Cave during this half-day tour. If you choose the Tham Nam None Cave option, you can explore the secluded cave that served as a place of refuge for people caught up in the chaos of the Indochina Wars. Make your way into the cave on an inflatable innertube and pull on a rope to reach the walking point  to see many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

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Half-Day Nam Song River Kayak Tour with Zipline or Tham None

5. Half-Day Nam Song River Kayak Tour with Zipline or Tham None

Start your half-day trip with pickup from your accommodation in Vang Vieng city center and transfer to the kayak starting point. Before kayaking experience begins, your guide will give you the basic paddle instructions and some history about the mighty Nam Song river. Glide over many small rapids and enjoy the scenery of the incredible mountain peaks along both sides of the river. Apart from the kayaking experience, you can also choose to partake in either the zip-lining experience or Tham Nam None cave tubing. If you choose the zip line option, you’ll experience the green forest canopy that covers the mountains on the side of the river. Make your way along a stream down to the zip line at the Tham None river bank. Take a short trek up to the hut on Phar None (sleeping wall). This is a great location for taking pictures of the surrounding mountains, and has a beautiful view of the Nam Song river. Get strapped in and take an exciting zip line ride flying over the green forest and river below. There are 6 lines in total for you to enjoy. If you choose the Tham Nam None Cave option, you can explore the secluded cave that served as a place of refuge for people caught up in the chaos of the Indochina Wars. Making your way into the cave by an inflatable tube, pull on a rope to reach the walking point where you’ll see many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

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Shared Minivan Service Between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng

6. Shared Minivan Service Between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng

Take the stress out of your travel plans by booking a shared transfer service between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng. Enjoy the comfort of a service that saves you the stress of public transportation and ensures you’ll be picked up from your hotel and arrive at your destination on time and with ease. Choose from 1-way transfers between the cities, or select a round trip journey from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Get picked up from your accommodation by your driver, then sit back and enjoy a reliable and comfortable ride. Relax with shared, air-conditioned transportation by minivan to your destination, where you'll be dropped off in the city center. The total travel time is approximately 4 to 5 hours, and expenses such as insurance, toll taxes, and gas fees are inclusive.

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Vang Vieng: Private Tuk Tuk Transfer to Blue Lagoons

7. Vang Vieng: Private Tuk Tuk Transfer to Blue Lagoons

Journey to the spectacular Blue Lagoon 1, 2, 3, 5, or 6 depending on your preference. Conveniently reach the destination with a private local Tuk Tuk service in style and without having to negotiate taxis on the street. Get picked up from your hotel in Vang Vieng city center by your very own driver. Depart on a Tuk Tuk journey to one of the Blue Lagoons. The duration can range from 20-45 minutes one way, depending on the road conditions. Originally, Blue Lagoon 1 came first. However, as Vang Vieng has become more and more popular over time, the other Blue Lagoons have come into existence to offer the best possible experiences to travelers. Once there, you will have four to five hours to enjoy yourself. At the site, discover the natural beauty of Vang Vieng's surroundings, swim in the blue ponds, or even have lunch at the traditional restaurants inside the attraction. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Vang Vieng.

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Wattay Airport: Private Car Transfer to/from Vang Vieng

8. Wattay Airport: Private Car Transfer to/from Vang Vieng

Take the stress out of your travel plans by booking a private transfer service for your party only. Travel from Wattay International Airport of Vientiane to Vang Vieng and vice versa. Enjoy the comfort of a service that saves you the stress of public transportation and ensures you’ll be picked up from your arrival at Wattay International Airport. Arrive at your hotel in Vang Vieng on time and with ease. Once you've booked, you will be confirmed by a local service provider and get picked up from the Wattay International Airport (VTE/VLVT) by your friendly driver. Of course with a private transfer, the driver will also route past beautiful landscapes with a short break for rest and drink. Sit back and enjoy a reliable and comfortable ride on a private, air-conditioned transportation vehicle to the destination. The total travel time is approximately 3-3.5 hours by car. All the extra expenses like insurance, tollway and, gas are all-inclusive. All you have to do is enjoy the ride.

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Vang Vieng: Jungle & Caves Full-Day Private Trekking Tour

9. Vang Vieng: Jungle & Caves Full-Day Private Trekking Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Vang Vieng at 9:00 AM. Drive out to the village of Phathao, located 12 kilometers to the north of Vang Vieng. After reaching the mountain range, climb to an elevation where you’ll find some beautiful panoramic views. It’s the nicest way to see Vang Vieng from high above. Near the top of this ridge lies the Tham Hok Cave. There, you will be met by some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites to be found in Vang Vieng’s many caves. After spending some there, make the descent down the far side of the mountain, where "Secret Eden" awaits you. Enjoy plenty of time for a swim in the cool water and a picnic lunch before returning back to your hotel in Vang Vieng.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Tour guide was great. The people working at the zip lines weren’t the nicest , some were on their phones while hooking people up to the zip line which isn’t reassuring.

All went to plan and the staff were very helpful. The driver was rather erratic on the road but it did mean we arrived in less than 4hrs!

was fun, went through a few rapids on the kayaks that were a bit scary but overall really nice day and didnt capsize!!

5 min break was too short. But we arrived in vang vieng earlier than expected.

Very good driver. Landscape beautifull but the road some places terrible.