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Vang Vieng Travel Guide

Join Kyle and Maria as they travel around Vang Vieng, exploring the caves, lagoons and the amazing hot air balloons over Vang Vieng.

Vang Vieng is the adventure centre of Laos, a country that offers a surprising amount of adventure opportunities.  Vang Vieng has long been famed for its tubing, which is still a great way to spend a chilled day in Vang Vieng, but there is so much more to experience. 

Hot-air ballooning over Vang Vieng’s karst limestone peaks is a great way to take in the sights, sunrise and sunset trips are both available.  

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For anyone up for it, the Vang Vieng Challenge includes trekking, a via-ferrata, abseiling down a waterfall, 11 zip lines and spending the night in a mountain top hut.

Not to me missed are the Blue Lagoons, best explored by the ATVs available for hire in Vang Vieng.   Hidden behind the karst limestone mountains are a series of blue lagoons that can explored over 1-2 days and are ideal for swimming, chilling and relaxing. 

While in Vang Vieng, make sure you trek to the Nam Xay Viewpoint – it’s about a 20 minutes drive from Vang Vieng town, located near Blue Lagoon 1.  The hike takes about 30 minutes depending on your fitness level.  It can get quite muddy in rainy season – make sure to wear appropriate shoes, since it does get very steep and slippery at times. There are handrails available for some of the more difficult parts

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Looking for some trekking, biking, climbing and action?  Green Discovery is a pioneer of adventure tourism in Laos and my favourite adventure tour provider.  



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