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Vang Vieng

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  • Caves around Vang Vieng
    4.5 stars

    Lusi Cave is three kilometres from town and 1.8 kilometres past Pha Poak. The cave is primarily famous for a lagoon inside in which you can swim in the pitch dark. Guides at the entrance to the cave are able to show you the way to the lagoon which is about a 25-minute walk from the entrance of the ... read more

  • Kayaking and boat tours
    4 stars

    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 ... read more

  • Pha Poak
    4 stars

    Climbing Pha Poak is a popular activity for many who visit Vang Vieng and it's an easy walk to the base though more difficult climb to the summit. It's a 30-minute climb from the base of the hill to the summit. The path is steep with sharp jagged rocks, making the going quite tough, especially ... read more

  • River Tubing
    4 stars

    Up until August 2012 when the Lao Government cracked down, bars lined the river and drinking at them was a prime reason people tubed down it. The party along the river would last until sundown when tubers would rush down river to get their tubes back before the 18:00 cutoff time. These days tubing ... read more

  • Blue Lagoon
    4 stars

    The bridge toll at the start of the journey is 4,000 kip per person, 6,000 kip per bicycle and 10,000 kip per motorbike. Along the road to the Blue Lagoon are a few turnoffs to caves and lagoons including one leading to a fake Blue Lagoon complete with sign and ticket booth. The fake Blue ... read more

  • Rock Climbing
    4 stars

    Both Green Discovery and Adam's Climbing School offer half- and full-day courses under the watchful eye of their qualified instructors, or courses can be extended to two or three days for higher-level training. The instruction and climbing routes cover different areas and levels of skill from ... read more

  • Cycling
    3.5 stars

    Bicycle daily rentals start at 10,000 kip for street bikes or from 20,000 kip for mountain bikes. Renting a motorcycle for a full day starts around 40,000 kip. The Hobo Map is a good investment for cyclists as it shows all roads (even the dirt paths) plus attractions, shops and toll bridges. ... read more


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