PRIVATE TOUR – CODE: VIL08

This tour suits for who takes the land travel from Bangkok to Vientiane. The 4-day tour includes 1 city pass of Vientiane and outdoor adventures in Vang Vieng. Trekking through the tranquil countryside of Laos and kayaking on Nam Song river, cave exploration in Tham Chang, the biggest cave of Vang Vieng.

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Travel route: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Vientiane – Departure

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival (D)
  • Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Trekking (B, L)
  • Day 3: Vang Vieng – Vientiane via Nam Ngum (B, L)
  • Day 4: Vientiane – Departure (B)

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival (D)

Welcome to Vientiane. Upon arrival meet your guide transfer to your hotel. After a short rest we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Dinner & Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Trekking (B, L)

Morning private transfer from Vientiane to Vang Vieng, the paradise of adventure travel. We depart from Vientiane by following the Road 13 toward North. Our first stop will be made at the archaeological site of Vang Xang which dates from the Mon-Khmer period of the 8–11th century. En route, we will stop at Hmong village and arrive in Vang Vieng around lunch time. Our lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

On arrival, after checking in the hotel and having lunch, we will transfer around 10km north to the ethnic Khmu village of Viengsamay where after an introduction to the basics of kayaking we shall set off down the beautiful Nam Song River. The river offers various small but fun rapids along the way to Tham Lom (Winding Cave). After exploring the cave we continue Traveling downstream to Tham None (Sleeping cave). Which is one of the biggest caves in Vang Vieng and served as a rescue shelter for the villagers during the Second Indochina War. Today it is home to a family of bats and the ‘Magic Stone’ of Vang Vieng.

In the rainy season we will swim through the entrance to the cave. The final leg of the journey is a gentle paddle which will return us to Vang Vieng just in time to catch the sunset from the terrace at Ban Sabai Riverside Bungalows. Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Approximately: 15 minutes transfer, 2 hours kayaking & 50 minutes caving.

Day 3: Vang Vieng – Vientiane via Nam Ngum (B, L)

An impressive way to start our day is a walk around the bustling central market. The limestone cliffs and valleys surrounding the resort complex of Vang Vieng are home to numerous caves and caverns. The most famous in Vang Vieng is the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles.

We bid farewell to Vang Vieng and drive to Vientiane. Along the way, we will make a short drive to visit Nam Ngum Lake a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River.  On arrival at Nam Ngum Lake, we embark on a long tail boat visiting fishing villages in the various islets. We take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishmen. We then drive to Vientiane and arrive there late afternoon. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 4: Vientiane – Departure (B)

Check out your hotel and private airport transfer is included. Say goodbye to Laos Kingdom and see you next time. End of Services.

INCLUSION

  • Accommodation in Vientiane and Vang Vieng
  • All needed private transportation
  • English speaking guides with license
  • Entrance fee and permissions and villages
  • Private kayaking on Nam Song river
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

EXCLUSION

  • Visa immigration fees
  • Personal insurance.
  • Beverages, personal expenses, and tips.
  • Other expenses not mentioned above.