Welcome to Day 10 – Are we looking to explore the countryside of Laos? Then Vang Vieng is the perfect place for us! Today, we have the freedom to discover Vang Vieng by bike or kayak.
Biking is one of the most popular activities in Vang Vieng, and is a great way to explore the countryside. We can rent a bike or take a guided tour. As we cycle, we will discover picturesque landscapes, towering cliffs, and the Nam Song River, which flows through the valley. We can also stop at one of the numerous caves and explore its peaceful interior.
One of the most popular cycling routes is through the rural area of Nam Lik. This route is approximately 10 km long, and we can expect to see traditional Laotian houses, rice fields, and a stunning view of the mountains.
If we prefer water sports, kayaking is a great option for us. The Nam Song River is an excellent spot for kayaking, with its calm waters and stunning scenery. We can rent a kayak and explore the river alone or with a guide. We’ll experience the beauty of Vang Vieng’s nature up close, while floating on the cool, clear water.
Another popular kayaking route is from Vang Vieng to Tham Phu Kham cave. The route is approximately 2 km and takes around 45 minutes to float downstream. Once we reach the cave, we can get out and explore the enchanting landscape. The cave is one of the largest in Vang Vieng, and it’s a popular spot for tourists.
Apart from the main activities of cycling and kayaking, there are other places of interest to visit in Vang Vieng. One of them is the Blue Lagoon, which is a popular spot for swimming and relaxing. It’s a natural pool of water that has crystal clear turquoise blue water.
Another spot is the Organic Mulberry Farm, where we can see how silk is made from scratch, from the worms to the final silk product. We can also try some of the locally made mulberry jam and tea.
After a day of exploring Vang Vieng’s countryside, it’s time to retreat to our hotel room to relax and take in the peaceful atmosphere.