Mist-shrouded limestone karsts popping out of endless paddy fields, timeless caves, ancient ruins, mulberry groves and organic mulberry tea, adrenaline-charged river adventures, lazy bike ridesare the trademark of Vang Vieng.
There’s Rock climbing with excellent walls for everyone from the first timer to the pro. Kayaking the Nam Song river upstream on a more untouched part is a pure delight. Detours to some of the caves, with their cool darkness and occasional flock of bats (giving some the feel of movie scare – though without reason…), may take more than an hour to get through.
Go for Vang Vieng Challenge as Green Discovery has developed a new, amazing place of adventure in Vang Vieng, showing this popular destination from a completely different and previously unseen angle!
While in Vang Vieng, visit our partners Inthira Hotel in town and Ban Sabai Guest House on the banks of the Nam Song River.
Vang Vieng is a tourist-oriented town in Laos in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song River. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town.
The small town of Vang Vieng is located 150 kilometers north of the Vientiane Capital. This is a place of a dreamlike landscape of bizarre limestone mountain peaks and scenic cliffs with the Nam Song (Song River) bisecting the town. At the base of the town’s limestone mountains are a network of caves. There are a variety of well-developed tourism services in Vang Vieng and a wide range of accommodations. Water sports such as kayaking and tubing are popular and rock climbing is also a growing pastime. Vang Vieng also offer some peaceful places like several 16th and 17th century monasteries and the small Hmong villages.
Just off route 13 north are two of Vientiane Province’s well known attractions: a small man-made reservoir known as Nong Nok near Ban Sivilay which is a great bird watching site; and the ancient Vang Xang Buddha images and sculptures that are carved into the side of a sandstone escarpment.