Kayak Between Limestone Peaks

Prices from £255 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationLuang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane (or vice versa)

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Glide along a rippling rural river between jungle-topped karst mountains, explore hidden caves and meet the friendly locals in tiny, traditional villages. When it comes to scenery, Vang Vieng is a real showstopper, clinging to the banks of the beautiful Nam Song river and flanked by emerald peaks. Vang Vieng is a daydreamy pocket of Laos, packed with local spirit and staggering views. With everything from climbing to kayaking on the menu, it’s a perfect place for active travellers. You’ll spend two nights in Vang Vieng, staying in a modern bungalow and explore the surrounding countryside.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport to Luang Prabang bus station
  • Transport to Vientiane
  • Kayak and Walking Tour of the surrounding area with English-speaking guide

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng

This morning, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Luang Prabang and taken to the bus station, where you’ll board the local bus to Vang Vieng. The journey will take you through dense jungle, across high mountain passes and past emerald valleys. When you arrive, you’ll make your own way to your hotel which, perched on the riverbank. In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious meal and a cold drink as the sun slowly sets behind the Karst Mountains.

landscape with river and mountains

Discover Vang Vieng Adventure Tour

Today, you’ll go on an adventure through the countryside surrounding Vang Vieng. Your day will start with a leisurely kayaking trip on the Nam Song River, which flows past stunning limestone formations. After about 2 hours, you will reach a local Khamu village where you will have a typical lunch, learning about the traditions and culture in this area, how rice wine is produced and the art of forging your own knife with a local knife smith.

Customer kayaking in Vang Vieng, Laos

Later in the afternoon, your guide will lead you through the rice paddies to a cave, passing by farmers working on the fields. On the way back to the village, you stop at a local rice hut and try some of the rice wine, while learning more about the importance of agriculture in Laos. As the sun slowly sets, you’ll continue back to your hotel.

River views and limestone cliffs in Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng - Vientiane

After breakfast, you’ll make your own way to the Vang Vieng bus station just outside the city centre and take the public bus to Vientiane. You’ll follow twisting mountain roads, passing tumbling rice paddies, towering karst mountains and tiny villages along the way.

river with mountain

Speak to our Laos specialist, Miles

“Laos is a real winner for anyone looking for a mix of culture, nature and tasty cuisine. Visiting the falls outside Luang Prabang is my favourite excursion - it’s a ‘must do’ experience and my customers highly recommend it too!”

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