This day tour takes you to several sites in the surrounding of Vang Vieng and introduces the novice tothe thrill of cave explorations. Plenty of opportunities to gain insight into the way of life of Lao people, before ending the trip kayaking on the Nam Song River.
We depart from Vang Vieng and head north, where we visit the first cave, Tham Xang (Elephant Cave). This cave owes its name to a remarkable limestone formation, and lies on the banks of the Nam Song River.
The nearby Tham Hoi cave (Snail Cave) winds its way deep into the mountain. We’ll float through the cave on inflatable tubes, exploring its long corridors and wonderful limestone formations. A pool of cool spring water lies at the mouth of Tham Nam (Water Cave), giving us a great opportunity for a swim.
After a picnic lunch we will trek to a Hmong village, passing through rice paddies and vegetable gardens. We return to Vang Vieng by kayaking down the Nam Song, taking us through idyllic scenes of rural life, with limestone mountains in the background.
Approximately: 25 minutes transfer, 1.5 hour trekking, 2 hours kayaking, 2 hours caving
The is an active day but achievable by most people. We will be hiking around rice paddies with very little elevation.
Travel into the heart of darkness, deep within the mountains to explore stunning limestone caves full of stalactites and stalagmites
Trekk through farms and rice paddies to explore rural village life and learn about what it is like to live in these small villages
Experience Vang Vieng’s famous river and explore it in a kayak. Paddle past limestone mountains and through small rapids, seeing the best of the Nam Song
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Thing You Should Bring
Refillable water bottle
Small personal bag
Thing You Should Know
Less than 30 days prior to arrival date:
- 50% charges of first night from all nights requested for will be applied.
- 30% charges of all land transportation requested for will be applied.
Less than 15 days prior to arrival date:
- Full charges of first night from all rooms requested for will be applied.
- 50% charges from all transportation requested for will be applied.
Less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the arrival date or no show:
- Full charge from all services requested for will be applied.
Green Discovery Laos reserves the right to cancel any trip due to reasons beyond its control (i.e. natural disasters or political instability). In such a case, Green Discovery Laos will refund monies received in full.
- 1 - 4 years old: Free of charge
- 5 - 10 years old: 25% discount
- Over 10 years old: Full charge
Term and Condition
Green Discovery Laos guarantees that all its buses, trucks and motorbikes and used by Green Discovery are insured as commercial passenger vehicle. Insurance coverage does not apply after the passengers have exited the vehicle.
A private travel insurance is compulsory for all people travelling with Green Discovery Laos. The travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability. We also advise to contract insurance coverage against cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects.
The participants must be aware that during the course of the trip, certain risks and dangers may occur, including but not limited to hazards of travelling on a mountain bicycle, white water raft, kayak, climbing rocks, zip-lining or driving in a motor vehicle. It may also involve an accident or illness in remote places without appropriate facilities, or be caused by the forces of nature. The client agrees to assume all risks associated with the trip and agrees that no liability will be attached to the company or its outfitter, employees or agent, or to any member of the tour group. Green Discovery accepts no liability in respect of death, personal injury, illness or delay of the passenger, or for any loss or damage to the property of the participant during the course of the trip, however caused.
When booking on a Green Discovery Laos tour, the client understands that Green Discovery Laos runs adventure tours in Southeast Asia where the standards of accommodation, transport, hygiene, level of infrastructure development and medical facilities and telecommunication services are not necessarily the same as one may used to at home, or one would find on a ‘conventional holiday’. This type of holiday inherently involves a higher level of personal risk than a ‘conventional holiday’.
Green Discovery Laos, the Government of Laos and the Lao National Tourism Administration cannot accept any responsibility for accidents, injuries, death or loss of personnel effects. The client understands that during the course of the tour, certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, political instability and the forces of nature. The client agrees to assume all risks associated with the journey to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Each client acknowledges that travel on a Green Discovery Laos tour requires a degree of flexibility and understands that the itinerary, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Green Discovery Laos deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to the client, if the reason for any alternation is outside control from Green Discovery Laos.
While travelling with Green Discovery Laos, the client agrees to accept the authority of the leader or local operator at all time. He/She is aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. The client understands that Green Discovery Laos reserves the right to decline the participation of any person as a member of the group at any time.
The client acknowledges that Green Discovery Laos contracts a network of companies, government agencies and individuals throughout the country to assist in the running of its tours. To the best of Green Discovery Laos’ knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However, GDL will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties.
Green Discovery Laos Group will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of Lao P.D.R.
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If pick up is included, please be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pick up. If it is a join in tour, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route