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Unique Experiences: ● Cycle along the river banks and Kayak down the Mighty Mekong River
● Enjoy lunch on board a boat cruising the largest lake in Laos, Nam Ngum
● Take part in the exhilarating Vang Vieng Challenge
● Travel along a beautiful mountain road from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Participants: Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
You can be min. 1 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants.

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Trip Length: 8 Day(s) 7 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
Travel Season: Not available during Lao new year (14 th – 16 th April)

All year apart from the dates as mentioned above. In northern Laos the rainy season from May until October can bring heavy and regular rainfall. The best time to visit is from Nov - Feb when it is dry and temperatures are at their lowest around at around 20-25 degrees. At nighttimes the temperatures can fall to lower than 10 Degrees in December and January whereas From Mar to May the temperature can rise to above 40 degrees!
Type of Transportation: Bicycle & Kayak in Vientiane
Boat on Nam Ngum Lake
Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang
Private minibus from Vientiane (Via Nam Ngum lake) to Vang Vieng
Songtheaw from Vang Vieng bus station to accommodation
Songtheaw from Luang Prabang bus station to accommodation

Type of Accommodation: Local guesthouses in the cities and Bamboo Hut on the 'Vang Vieng Challenge'
Physical Rate: 3 /5
Child Policy: Child Age:
• Infant - 0 to 5 years old are free of charge when travelling and sharing bed with parents
• Child - 6 to 11 Years old pay child prices
Please be aware of:
● The cycling in Vientiane can be muddy during the wet season and the flow of the river fast during this time also.
● The Vang Vieng Challenge is more difficult in the wet season due the muddy trails and high river levels etc.. It is not recommended for Children under 10 years old during this time of year.
Included in Price: Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner
Accommodation: 7 x nights accommodation in local guesthouses and bamboo hut
Transport: Overland transport Vientian - Vang Vieng (Via Nam Ngum lake) - Luang Prabang, transfer from Vang Vieng bus station to accommodation. Bicycle & Kayak in Vientiane .
Others/Activities: 2 Days/1 Night Vang Vieng Challenge, visit to Nam Ngum Lake, and bicycle and kayak trip in Vientiane.

There is no overall guide on the tour. There will be drivers who speak limited English and English-speaking tour guide on the above trips mentioned. There will be people to help you at transportation/connection points and local representative offices.
Excluded from Price: ● Drinks
● Tips
● Any food not mentioned in tour proposal, I.e. lunch on day one.
● Tours and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
● Visa

All other expenses not stated as included in the above
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5 Rice fields outside Vang Vieng

1 Vang Vieng

2 Local Life

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Vientiane
Today you can arrive at any time. Spend the day to explore around Vientiane. Why not visit some of the many beautiful temples such as That Luang Stupa and Ho Prekeo or alternatively spend the day relaxing next to the Mekong where there are many restaurants and coffee shops. (-)

Day 2: Vientiane Challenge – Cycle the countryside trails and kayak the mighty Mekong River

Today it is time to take part in a unique and exciting trip which incorporates cycling and kayaking down the mighty Mekong River.
You will be collected from your accommodation at 09.00 hrs and transfer to Ban Nonsavang village which is located just a short drive from the city centre. From here we begin cycling alongside a canal until arriving at the village of Ban Nong Ort, where we turn off and carry on cycling along a single trail which passes vast areas of rice paddy fields and numerous typical Lao lowland villages.
After passing through numerous villages we cycle on a dirt track through a secondary forest with bamboo to Tadmoun water fall which is very famous amongst the local people. The waterfall itself can actually completely dry up during the dry season however it is still worth a visit to see the different rock formations, at the waterfall we take some time for a quick break. After we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we continue onwards for a short while to Ban Nong Da village which is situated on the banks of the Mekong. Here you will be given some basic paddle instructions by your guide and of course a full safety briefing as well as a little practice before kayaking down the mighty Mekong River back towards Vientiane. Enjoy the afternoon paddling down the river and taking in the beautiful and changing scenery along the way. In the late afternoon you will arrive back at Ban Sokpaluang village, where we will meet our truck which will transfer us back in to the city and take you back to your accommodation. (B,L)

Day 3: Vientiane to Vang Vieng – On the way boat cruise and lunch on Nam Ngum lake
After breakfast, it’s time to head to Vang Vieng and you will be will be collected from your accommodation and travel via private luxury minibus northward following the road No 10 then 13 north. We take the first stop off at Dong Makkhai market which sells a massive selection of different produce including many insects for which the market is famous for. We will take some time to explore the market and perhaps buy a few souvenirs before continue our journey. The second stop at a salt abstraction site in the town of Ban Keun. Here salt water is pumped up from the depths of the earth and boiled over charcoal to produce the finished product which is of course salt. We then continue following the road No 10 until reaching the Nam Ngum which is the largest lake within the whole of Laos and stretches as far as the eye can see! You will arrive at Nam Ngum just in perfect time for lunch which will be enjoyed on board a boat as your cruise around the magnificent lake taking in the views as you go.
After enjoying your lunch and a relaxing cruise around the lake it is time to board your transport for the onwards journey to Vanag Vieng. Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, you will be taken to your accommodation where you will arrive at around 17.00 hrs leaving the evening free for you to relax and do as you please. (B,L)

Day 4: Free Day in Vang Vieng – tube the river or soak in the Blue Lagoon
Enjoy a free day in Vang Vieng. Why not take a trip to the famous blue lagoon or perhaps spend the day floating down the Nam Song River in a tube, one of the activities which Vang Vieng is most famous for! You will be given a small map to help you navigate around the town but apart from that you are left free to do as you please. (B)

Day 5: Vang Vieng Challenge – ‘Via Ferrata’ and abseiling in waterfall. Sleep at the mountain
The real adventure starts today! Go for a ‘real’ trek, descend steep mountain slopes using steel cables to safely hold you, rise to the challenge of a dare-devil ‘abseiling’ in a 30 m waterfall, and cross the mind-blowing ‘via ferrata’! This adventurous climb will ultimately reward you with incredible views from the top of the limestone mountain.
You will be collected from your hotel and drive only a short distance from Vang Vieng by truck before starting the trek by heading through rice paddy fields to the bottom of the karsts range. From here we then begin climbing up the mountain. Along the way we’ll take a rest for picnic lunch. After lunch it is time to continue onwards until arriving at the peak of the mountain where dinner is served at the camp on top of the mountain which is also where you will stay overnight overlooking Vang Vieng and the beautiful surrounding scenery. (B,L)

Day 6: Vang Vieng Challenge – abseiling in waterfall and zipline down the mountain
Today begins with an early morning. After enjoying breakfast on top of the mountain we continue onwards climbing further up for a short while to the top of the waterfall.... From here it’s time to turn around and head down. We start off by abseiling down the waterfall. From the bottom of the waterfall it is time to continue onwards descending the mountain via a selection of exciting zip lines. A delicious packed lunch is enjoyed along the way after which it is time to carry on zip lining until arriving at the foot of the mountain. From here we trek the short distance back to the awaiting truck which will take us the short distance back in to Vang Vieng where we arrive between 16.00 to 17.00 hrs. Once back in the town; you will be taken back to your accommodation where the remainder of the day is left free for you to relax and refresh after the adventure! (B,L,D)

Day 7: Twisty mountain roads and beautiful views as you go from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Begin your trip by heading north from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang. You will be picked up around 14.00 – 14.30 and head through some beautiful twisty mountain roads which are home to many incredible views.
The journey to Luang Prabang is around 7 Hours where we will arrive Luang Prabang at night. Upon arrival at the bus station you will be collected and transferred to your accommodation where the evening if left free for you to relax. (B)

Day 8: Luang Prabang
Wake up and enjoy a well deserved breakfast before you continue your further Luang Prabang Exploring!
Make sure to check out from the hotel before 12.00 noon where the trip ends or connect with other exciting Laos adventures. (B)

End of trip.

Key: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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Locations Visited:
Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane
Start City:
Vientiane
End City:
Luang Prabang

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