Ethnic Village Tour (click here for more details)
Great and easy half-day tour in the surrounding areas of vang Vieng. Visit two ethnic villages to learn about local people’s way of life and the cultural differences between Lowland Lao and Khmu people. Explore the famous Tham Chang cave and enjoy a great lunch in the pioneer Organic Farm of Laos.
|Start||Riverside Boutique Resort at 9:00|
|End||Riverside Boutique Resort at 13:00|
|Transport||Private tuk-tuk or Songtheow|
|Meal||Optional, not included in price|
|Activities||Sightseeing, caving, cultural experience|
|What to bring||Hat, suncream, sarong for bathing, mosquito repellent|
|What is included||Water; English-speaking guide; transport|
Half-day programme: Vang Vieng > Ban Naduang > Tham Chang Cave > Ban Nakae > Vang Vieng
At about 9:00 am, you board a waiting yuk-tuk, Laos’ ubiquitous mode of transportation, and rattle on an unpaved farm track to ban Naduang. In this village, about 5 km east of Vang Vieng, two ethnic groups (lowland lao and Khmu) live side by side. It is interesting to discover the different lifestyles of these two groups. However, one has to pay close attention to details and observe, for instance, the architecture of their houses.
You spend about 20-30 minutes here before heading further to one of the most important caves in the surrounding are – the beautiful Tham Chang cave that offers an amazing view of Vang Vieng. During the civil war, this cave was used as a refuge for the village people. Today, the cave is home to beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and a very refreshing natural pool.
After having enjoyed the cave and the view, we head further to ban Nakae, a village with merging populations of Khmu and Hmong people. Here again you have a chance to see the differences between these two ethnic groups.
On the final leg of this half-day tour, you will visit the well-known Organic Farm , the first of its kind in Laos, where you can get an introduction to their pioneering work and a nice meal at lunch time. From here, you return to the Resort.
|Duration||Price per person||Private surcharge per group, w/normal transport||Private surcharge per group, w/minivan|
|Ethnic Village Tour (click here for more details)||Half-day||$65||$37||$27||$23||n/a||n/a|