Tours & Activities

While many visitors to Laos are initially attracted by the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng captures best the natural beauty of the country.  Consult the Vang Vieng Tourist Information Center Panels and the Tourist Map of Vang Vieng for more information.

With its breath-taking views of rock and limestone mountains, caves and rock outcrops overhanging the Nam Song River, Vang Vieng offers unique sceneries and a range of outdoor activities – river tubing, kayaking, rafting, caving, trekking to mountains and waterfalls, mountain biking, rock climbing, ballooning, off-road trike riding and swimming – the choice keeps locals and foreign residents coming back for more.

Under an innovative partnership with Green Discovery Laos and the Organic Farm, Riverside Boutique Resort is making available to its guests a large menu of eco-tourism activities in Vang Vieng.  These activities range from the easy walk through ethnic villages, suitable for guests of all ages, to kayaking and hot rock climbing tours targeting the sports-oriented visitors.

Riverside Boutique Resort guests can book these activities through the hotel with exceptional discounts ranging from 5 to 15% over the regular Green Discovery rates. Early booking is advised during the high season.

  • Vang Vieng Experience (click here for more details)

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    This half or one day tour combines all the activities that Vang Vieng is famous for, including kayaking on the beautiful Nam Song River surrounded with towering mountains, exploring the beautiful rural scenery and amazing limestone caves, and swimming in crystal clear spring waters.

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  • Ethnic Village Tour (click here for more details)

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    Great and easy half-day tour in the surroundings of Vang Vieng. Visit two ethnic villages to learn about local people’s life and the cultural differences between lowland Lao and the Khmu people. Explore the famous Tham Chang Cave and enjoy a great lunch at the Organic Farm - a pioneer in eco-tourism and organic farming.

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  • Discover Vang Vieng (click here for more details)

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    This half or full day hiking tour takes you to an amazing variety of caves in the area surrounding Vang Vieng and introduces you to the thrill of cave exploration ! Get the fantastic opportunity to meet and chat with local people and get an insight into their daily way of live. For the full day tour, paddling down the Nam Song River rounds up the day.

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  • Cycling & Caving (click here for more details)

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    This day trip offers an alternative and more sportive discovery of the Vang Vieng area, a true delight for cycling enthusiasts! Ride on a mountain bikes amidst rice fields and along dirt paths before arriving in some more rugged and steep terrain where you take a short hike to visit the sacred ‘Golden Crab’ cave.

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  • Cooking Class at Organic Farm (click here for more details)

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    This half-day activity is for anyone who wants to discover Lao cooking and learn how Lao people use natural materials and traditional methods for growing their crops and raising their animals.

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  • Secret Eden Experience (click here for more details)

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    The spectacular panoramic views of the Vang Vieng and its limestone peaks are legendary and often lack words to describe. This full day trekking tour leads you to some of the more remote places that even many of the locals are not aware of. Pass a hidden ‘secret’ valley as well as visiting some impressive caves along the way.

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  • Hot Climbing (click here for more details)

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    Rock climbing enthusiasts from the hardcore to the novice alike will enjoy the plethora of climbing available, from world class to simple Vang Vieng has it all! Equipped with state of the art equipment and professional instructors it offers a great starting point for the beginner whereas the more advanced will find some great new challenges!

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  • Vang Vieng Challenge

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    Go for a ‘real’ trek, descend steep mountain slopes using steel cables to safely hold you, rise to the challenge of a dare-devil ‘abseiling’ in a 120 m waterfall, more than 100 m long zip-lining and cross the mind-blowing ‘via ferrata’! This adventurous climb will ultimately reward you with incredible views from the top of the limestone mountain.

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