Kayaking and boat tours
If tubing ain't your thing
What we say:
Tours differ depending on tour company, but a popular option is to include the kayaking tour with a tour of the Water Cave and Elephant Cave about 10 clicks north of town. This full day tour is a great way to see and do a number of different things in the one day without the hassle of having to figure it out all by yourself.
Tours include the hire of a kayak and lifejacket as well as a simple lunch. This is a great way to experience the scenery along the Nam Song and is fantastic value -- a chartered tuk-tuk ride to the caves alone would cost in the region of 100,000 to 150,000 kip.
if you;d prefer a boat tour, near the entrance to Nam Song Villa, you can charter a longtail boat for a scenic ride up the river. It's a good, considerably safer alternative to tubing. This is an especially good option if you've got young kids in tow.
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