Experience the best of Vientiane's culture and Vang Vieng's natural beauty in 5 days. Not only can you explore Vientiane's famous landmarks, you also get the thrill of trekking, caving and kayaking in Vang Vient.
Arrival in VientianeWhen you arrive in Vientiane, a private van will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Vientiane ExplorationIn the morning, we will visit the key sights of Vientiane. These include Wat Sisaket (oldest temple to have survived the 1828 Siamese war and has over 8000 Buddha statues); Ho Prakeo (former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue from the early time of Lane Xang Kingdom until 18th century); That Luang Stupa, (symbolic monument of Laos, built to cover the original small stupa with a piece of the chest bone of Buddha); Patouxay (built to honour fallem soldiers).
Vientiane > Num Ngum > Vang ViengWe depart from Vientiane by car or minivan to the Nam Ngum Reservoir, which is 100 km away. Stop at a Hmong village to visit the market, then the archaeological site of Vang Xang, built during the Hmong-Khmer Empire between the 8th and 11th century. We will have lunch on a boat restaurant at Nam Ngum Reservoir.
Trekking, caving and kayaking in Vang ViengOur first stop is Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), a significant Buddhist temple with gorgeous limestone formation as its backdrop. Close by, there is Tham Hoi cave (Snail Cave), and Tham Nam (Water Cave), which is good for swimming.
Vang Vieng > Vientiane > Wattay airportAfter breakfast, take a 4-hour ride to Vientiane, and directly transferred to airport before departure.