Vang Vieng

Known for its mountainous limestone karst peaks and scenic cliffs, the small town of Vang Vieng is located nearly four hours north of Vientiane and sits on the riverbank of the Nam Song River.

Once the party capital of Indochina for young travellers, Vang Vieng is now focused more on eco and adventure tourism where you can spend days on the Nam Song River gazing up in amazement at the limestone karsts jutting from the valleys – the town’s breath-taking backdrop is a photographer’s paradise, not only with its forest-clad karsts and the peaceful river but also the lush rice paddies that abound – heaven! For a tranquil and dreamy retreat, we recommend staying on the banks of the river and opting for a room with views overlooking the karsts – there really is nothing better than embracing your surroundings by watching the sunset over the charming river below. An adventure lover’s utopia, the town boasts a hidden cave network of stalactite and stalagmite caves, hiking and cycling trails to satisfy all skill levels, striking lagoons, rock climbing for the dare-devil and not to mention water sport activities of the fun kind, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, right through to tubing – the choices are endless. For a truly memorable experience, a hot air balloon ride at sunrise lighting up the topography from above, we’re sure will surely appeal. Although Vang Vieng has its own allure, look beyond the town’s borders to reveal some
genuine treasures. The diverse array of ethnic communities nearby is the perfect place to visit a local village to gain a deeper understanding of rural life in Laos.

Country Laos
Official LanguageLao (official), French, English,
CurrencyLao kip
Cave Exploration

Cave Exploration

Vang Vieng, Laos
Explore the limestone karsts with their unique ecology and enjoy the thrill of cave explorations while discovering the most unusual caves. Visit Tham ...
Caving & Cycling

Caving & Cycling

Vang Vieng, Laos
Explore the most unusual caves in the area and mountain bike across rice fields and wade through rivers amidst mountainous limestone scenery on this f ...
Hidden Charms of Laos

Hidden Charms of Laos

Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Laos
Relatively undeveloped, this deeply forested and mountainous country is completely landlocked and offers those seeking either peace and connection or ...
Hidden Laos by Bicycle

Hidden Laos by Bicycle

Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Laos
Discover the stunning northern part of this magical country by bicycle. Immerse yourself in Laos’ deep-rooted traditions and culture – explore the Lao ...
Kayaking Experience

Kayaking Experience

Vang Vieng, Laos
This half day tour combines all the activities that Vang Vieng kayaking is famous for. Kayaking on the Nam Song River surrounded by rugged karsts and ...
Laos Overland Tour

Laos Overland Tour

Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Laos
Explore the main cities along with Vang Vieng and its karst hill landscapes, and the mysterious area of Xieng Khuang – the Plain of Jars. Des ...

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