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2-Day Vang Vieng Tour from Vientiane
"Day 1:You will be picked up at your hotel in Vientiane at 8:00 am and then leave for the beautiful town Vang Vieng by taking Road 13 toward North. On the way stop at KM 52 Hmong Village for a short visit. Then visit the archaeological site of Vang Xa which has one of the oldest Buddha statues dating back to 11th century. After visiting Vang Xang you will stop for photos at the fishing village of Ban Houy Mo then continue to Vang Vieng stopping for lunch en route at local restaurant. When you arrive in Vang Vieng you'll take a boat trip on the Nam Xong River for natural beauty of Vang Vieng You'll check in at your hotel
From $261.00
 
Boloven Plateau Full-Day Tour from Pakse
"Pick up at your hotel at 9:00am for a short orientation of Pakse Town.Then depart for the Bolavens Plateau a mountainous region home to dozens of hill tribes waterfalls and coffee and tea plantations. Your first stop is at Tad Lo Waterfalls a beautiful formation of three separate falls. From the bridge you will first see Tad Hang and then Tad Lo in the distance. The most impressive of the three Tad Suong is located a further 10km upriver. After exploring the falls and their surroundings continue through the Plateau.Stop en route for lunch. This afternoon continue to Tad Yuang and Tad Fane waterfalls. Tad Fane is a set of twin 120-meter high waterfalls formed by the merging waters of the Champy and Pak Koot rivers. These impressive falls are situated on the edge of Dong Hua Sao protected area
From $83.00
 
Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
"You will be picked up at your hotel in  Luang Prabang at 9:00 am by your guide and then proceed to the local morning Phosy Market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. Then bike to visit the National Museum the important Wat Mai from 1796 which emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architecture and the glamorous Wat Xieng Thong on the end of the peninsula. Learn more about the interesting Lao history and the kingdoms which inherited this place in former times. Later continue your ride to the Ock Pop Tock a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve traditional weaving techniques. We will spend some time learning about the process of silk weaving from the initial stages of creating the dyes to the final process of loom weaving. From here take a short an outdoor facility focused on elephant preservation. Around noon enjoy some free time for lunch at your own expense. Yur guide can recommend you a good restaurant at a small waterfall depending on your preference. In the afternoon you will proceed to visit the ancient Wat Visoun dated back to the 16th century. Another highlight of this tour is the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you learn many things about today’s ethnic diversity in Laos. A wonderful sunset view over ""
From $94.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Vang Vieng

finding accomodation in high season

In 2008: Vang Vieng has become even more popular than on my first visit in 2005 when we didn't have problem to find accomodation in high season just after we arrived by bus in late afternoons....
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picek
Apr 04, 2013

drinking and tubing, not the best together

Don't want to discourage you from both but it's worth warning: deaths have already been reported of few people who got drunk (or stoned) and drowned when tubing in Vang Vieng. It can be so delusing:...
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picek
Apr 04, 2013

GUST OF WIND

While we were by the river walking back to our motorbike there was a sudden gust of wind lasting no more than a few seconds, but strong enough to lift a roof off of a hut, narrowly missing us. A...
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davidjo
May 21, 2012

CAREFUL CROSSING THE RIVER

If your bungalow is on the other side of the river be careful if you are traversing this bridge if you are on a motorbike, or be careful if you are a crossing on foot and a motorbike is approaching...
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davidjo
Mar 08, 2012

Danger - Motorbiking Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Hello,I stayed in Laos for 2 weeks, and drove motorbikes from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang in January 2011. I hope you find the following helpful:Safety: Motorbiking from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang...
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leon.partsi
Mar 01, 2011

The wooden Footbridges

These two rickety-looking wooden footbridges cross over the small bit of the river in order to get to the so-called "Party Island" where teens go to, well, party hard and drink loads. Be careful on...
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Willettsworld
Apr 24, 2010
 
 
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Dangerous Caves

If you are going to explore the caves, I would highly recommend going with at least one other companion. Alone, I followed some make-shift wooden signs through a wet field, only to find three guys at...
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tseman82
May 24, 2009

Beware of Bandits

The area just north of Vang Vieng, and Highway 13 to Kasi enroute to Luang Prabang in particular, is the haunt of Hmong bandits and insurgents. I didn't pay much attention to warnings I had received...
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bsfreeloader
Feb 22, 2007

Tubing or Kayaking along the Nam Song River

Make sure you wear the life jacket when you are tubing or kayaking along the Nam Song River, even if you are a good swimmer. The currents of the river are strong and there are rapids along the river....
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icyjo24
Jul 24, 2005

Happy Shakes

While in Vang Vieng i had a few happy shakes on night at a bar. The shakes are quiet popular in the town infact, Unfortnately i became violently ill after having drank a few and spent the next few...
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Maximilian21
Jul 12, 2005

Opium village

In Vientiane, a Laotian told me to beware of the misused of opium when he heard that I am visiting vang viang. Vang Viang instead of known as little khao san, it is also known as an opium village...
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yuet29
Mar 07, 2005

Walking at night

Walking at night in Vang Viang can be very dangerous in the sense that this small village doesnt have street light. If you are riding motorbike, it is even more dangerous because there are a lot of...
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yuet29
Mar 07, 2005

Watch out the Dung!

While walking around the village, please beware of the Cow's Dungs around...I laughed at my fren cos stepped on one, and not long after, i stepped on one too!!
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blacksnail
Jul 17, 2008

Top Hotels in Vang Vieng

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Ban Viengkeo, (PO Box 5512, Vientiane), Vang Vieng, Laos
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Ban Sawang, Vang Vieng, 2145532, Laos
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Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, 54124, Laos
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Sisavang Street, ban viengkeo, Vangvieng District, Vang Vieng, Laos
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Vansana Vang Vieng District, Ban sysavang, Vang Vieng, Laos
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Top 5 Vang Vieng Writers

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"... by the Song river, in the shade of mountains"
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"Heavenly Vang Viang"
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Maximilian21

"peaceful Vang Vieng"
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"The Rustic Countryside of Vang Vieng"
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"Vang Vieng- Peaceful Town"
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