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5 Best Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 7th, 2021 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Want to see the beauty of Vang Vieng, Laos? Read our tips below on the things to do in Vang Vieng with suggested tours!

5 Best Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos
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A small town located just north of Vientiane. Vang Vieng is blessed with stunning limestone mountains and caves. In this town, you’ll get the chance to visit both a cave and a lagoon at the same time. With its beautiful landscapes, it creates good photos perfect as a souvenir. This article will help you know more about the places you can visit in Vang Vieng.

List of Best Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos

1. Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon


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If you have a cave to visit in Vang Vieng this is it! It is huge and impressive. You’ll have a really stunning experience, you can marvel at and discover so many things. There are many photo opportunities. Meanwhile, the water in the lagoon is crystal clear, cool, clean, and emerald green. Surely a must place to visit!

Suggested Tour: Vang Vieng: Kayaking & Cave Tubing with Zip Line/Blue Lagoon

2. Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary


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Have a superb visit, in a natural place, far from the city. A beautiful place run by a Laotian family. The owner loves elephants and created this place so that they are no longer used for working and living peacefully. So don’t expect an elephant ride here. But the great happiness comes from being able to get so close to the elephants, to walk with them, to discover the magnificent landscapes where they live.

3. Pha Ngern View Point


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A very demanding path, which is kept in good shape with ropes, handrails, and stairs to the first lookout point. For the second lookout point, you need a little more skill and perseverance, as there are fewer aids such as ropes, handrails, etc. Wear good shoes and bring enough water with you. The effort is really worth it because the view is magnificent.

4. Tham Nam (Water cave)


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A very fun way to tour a cave. Tham Nam is not far from Vang Vieng city. The cave and its surroundings are designed to accommodate groups of tourists. It is only accessible by tubing or a large buoy. During the rainy season, the cave is close because the water is so high that it is dangerous to try tubing.

Suggested Tour: From Vang Vieng: Tham Xang & Tham Nam with Kayaking or Tubing

5. Tham Chang Cave


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A beautiful cave that is accessed after a hundred steps. The interior is well lit and signposted. The cave itself is wonderful and large, ideal for being cool for a few minutes! The outside setting is also worth a stroll.

Where to stay in Vang Vieng, Laos

Budget Hotel

Soutjai Guesthouse & Restaurant

5 Best Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos

Soutjai Guesthouse & Restaurant is a 10-minute walk to That Temple. Rooms at Soutjai Guesthouse & Restaurant are fitted with air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower facilities. A variety of Thai cuisine and Lao specialties can be enjoyed at the Soutjai restaurant.

Price: Starts at $11 per night for Standard Double Room, includes taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.

Luxury Hotel

Tmark Resort Vangvieng

5 Best Things to do in Vang Vieng, Laos

Tmark Resort Vangvieng features a restaurant, fitness center, a bar, and garden in Vang Vieng. This 5-star hotel offers room service and a business center. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer, and a desk. Guests at Tmark Resort Vangvieng can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Price: Starts at $150 per night for Superior Double or Twin Room, includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Vang Vieng, Laos. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Vang Vieng.

How to go to Vang Vieng from London

There’s no airport in Vang Vieng. The nearest one is located in Vientiane.

Via Vietnam Airlines: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Heathrow – Hanoi – Vientiane

Ticket Price: £514.29

*From Vientiane to Vang Vieng by bus

You can get to Vang Vieng from Vientiane only by bus or van. The travel time is around 4 hours.

You can also choose to arrive at Luang Prabang airport since Vang Vieng is located between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Then ride a bus or van as well and the travel time may take around 5 hours.

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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