Vang Vieng Cave & Kayak Explorer

GDL-Vang-Vieng-kayak-1This one day tour combines all the activities that Vang Vieng is famous for: kayaking on the Nam Song River surrounded by rugged karsts and beautiful rural scenery and exploring limestone cavesYour will have plenty of opportunities to swim in pools of fresh spring water.

Approximately: 15minutes transfer, 4.5 hours (wet season) 3.5hours (dry season) kayaking, 1.5 hour caving/walking, 1 hour lunch stop.

Vang Vieng – Phatang Resort – Tham Xang - Organic Farm – Tham Non - Vang Vieng


We will transfer to Phatang Resort around 18 km north of Vang Vieng. After an introduction to the basics of kayaking we shall set off down  the beautiful Nam Song river which offers various small but fun rapids along  the way to our first stop at Tham Xang Cave. Here we will walk up to the massive theater like cave while hearing about local history about the area!

After emerging from the cave a short kayaking will lead us to a picnic spot on the riverside where we shall enjoy lunch. After lunch we shall continue down the river until the next stop at the Organic Farm where mulberry tea and a variety of different fruit wines are produced.

Vang-Vieng-1-Day-Tour-3Continuing on down stream we arrive at Tham None Cave which is one of the largest caves in Vang Vieng! It served as a bomb shelter for local villagers during the Second Indochina War. However, today it is home to a bat family and the 'Magic Stone of Vang Vieng'. The final leg of the journey is a gentle paddle downstream to Vang Vieng where we shall arrive just in time to catch the sunset.

 Approximately: 15minutes transfer, 4.5 hours (wet season) 3.5 hours (dry season) kayaking, 1.5 hour caving/walking

In the wet season, due to the high currents, we will start from Pathang village instead, which is 8 km further than Vieng Samay village. Lunch will be served at Vieng Samay village. Two caves will be visited, Tham Xang (Elephant cave) , and Tham Non (Sleeping cave), as well as the Organc Farm.

In the dry season, the tours start from Vieng Samay village. Lunch will be served along the way. Two caves will be visited, Tham Nam Them and Tham Non (Sleeping cave), as well as the Organc Farm.


Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Province visited :
Vang Vieng
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Public Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Kayaking, Caving
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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