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Secret Eden (2 Days)

GDL-Vang-Vieng-nature-1This two day tour of trekking, kayaking and caving will take us across the 1500 m high ridge of Vang Vieng to remote places that even locals do not know much about. The beauty of the Limestone Mountains must be seen to be believed. You will spend the night in a charming eco-lodge.


Day 1: Vang Vieng > Pathao > Phathang

Secret-Eden-3We depart from the Green Discovery office in Vang Vieng and transfer 12 km north to Phathao where the trek starts. We begin with climbing the steep mountains which lead us to some spectacular panoramic views! Near the top of the ridge lies the Tham Hok Cave, which we will take some time to explore; it contains some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites to be found in Vang Vieng. After we begin the descent down the far side of the mountain to where 'Secret Eden' is reached! Here there is time for a swim in cool pools at the side of the river. The final leg of the loop passes through an unusual Palm forest before leading us to tree hut nearby Viengsamai where we shall spend the night.

Approximately: 15 minutes transfer, 5 hours trekking

Day 2: Pathang > Tham None > Vang Vieng

Secret-Eden-Trekking-4After breakfast a Songthaew taxi transfers us to the starting point of kayaking on the Nam Song River. The river offers exciting but manageable sections of rapids which are suitable for almost everyone! However, if anyone does have difficulties an experienced guide will be on call. Along the way there is a stop at Tham None caves, which is filled with water and are accessed via swimming! Paddling the last leg brings you back to Vang Vieng just in time to enjoy the sunset.

Approximately: 2 hours hours kayaking, 1.5 hours caving/walking (dry season)

Approximately: 4.5 hours hours kayaking, 1.5 hours caving/walking (wet season)

In the wet season: For second day: 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.

Approximately: 25 minutes transfer/ 4.5 hours kayaking / 1.5 hour caving

See also: 1 Day Secret Eden

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng office
Province visited :
Vang Vieng
Starts at :
09:00
finishes at :
17:00
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
VV-T-02.2
3 - moderate to difficult
Meals :
Local restaurant, Picnic
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Private Minivan
Activities :
Kayaking, Trekking, Caving, Multi Sport
Accommodation :
Guesthouse
Best In :
Dry season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent, Torch, Towel, Robust footwear, Long-sleeve clothes for trekking, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Bridges' and cave fees, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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