Vang Vieng in Laos is an area of stunning surrounds that will captivate you immediately as you make your way into the popular tourist town and begin your next adventure in the up and coming Southeast Asia country. It is different to it’s neighbouring city of Vientiane, three-hours down the road, Vang Vieng is a bubbly township, but its lure to the area are the epic mountains that are visible throughout and the flowing rivers are what make Vang Vieng the perfect adventure for those who love the outdoor life and the spice of party life.
In this basic travel guide to Vang Vieng, you will see the major highlights and attractions, that will make you want to get on a bus, tame the bendy roads and make your way to the popular area for what promises to be an epic adventure with thrills and Adrenalin in the country of Laos.
Travel Guide to Vang Vieng in Laos
Where is Vang Vieng in Laos
Vang Vieng Laos is situated in the Vientiane Province and is a good three hours drive north of the Capital City of Laos, also known as Vientiane. Although Vientiane to Vang Vieng is only about a hundred kilometres in distance and seems much closer than you think when looking on the map, poor and bendy roads make the trek that little bit longer and car sickness may creep in during the trip.
Where to stay in Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng accommodation is very affordable and can be found throughout the town, whether it is crowded hostel for next to nothing, or a budget hotel for around $25 a night, whatever it is you seek you will find the appropriate accommodation to suit any budget.
I strongly recommend the Laos Haven Hotel and Spa, nice hotel that will cost you around 30 bucks a night. The hotel comes with tidy private room, air conditioning, television and a bathroom. There is also a boutique swimming pool which comes in handy when wanting to keep cool in the Laos heat.
You can look for more hotel options in Vang Vieng on Booking.com.
Eating and drinking in Vang Vieng
You will not go hungry or thirsty in Vang Vieng with several great bars and restaurants to drink or dine at that won’t break the bank. Whether it is a local meal at one of the restaurants by the river with epic views, or any random restaurant along the busy streets of the city, you’ll find delicious local and international meal to suit any taste bud.
If dancing, drinking and mingling with other party goers then visiting the Vang Vieng Party town is certainly your forte, with the the Sakura Bar needing to be on top of your list. It’s full on entertainment with crazy music, beer ping pong and cocktails to keep those dancing bodies shaking for a great night out in Vang Vieng. Also, the staff love to hand out plenty of complimentary drinks to keep the party going that little bit longer. Perhaps their free drink offers is to compliment the higher price it cost to purchase an alcohol Beveridge, but heck, it all evens out in the end.
Things to do in Vang Vieng
A Vang Vieng travel guide is not complete without discussing the outdoors and this area is a must for any traveller who loves the thrills of great outdoors. With the stunning mountains and the beautiful Nam Song River at your mercy, these stunning attractions are well utilised with many day trips available in area which can include a little Laos river tubing, zip-lining and kayaking.
You can do all these things at a very affordable price and create many crazy adventures of various activities during your time in Vang Vieng. Let’s check out a list of awesome activities you can do and don’t forget to book awesome Vang Vieng Tours through Klook and save big!!!
Here is a list of activities you can do in Vang Vieng
Kayaking the Nam Song River
A kayaking session creates stunning views, but the rapid waters give you a kayaking experience to remember on the Nam Song River. At one stage, you are admiring the views around you and next you are paddling furiously through the shallow water and trying to remain upright on the kayak.
Hot air Ballooning
Witness picturesque Vang Vieng with a glorious bird’s eye view of the surrounding area and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera as memories are bound to be made and captured while navigating the friendly skies.
Get an Adrenalin rush with Zip-lining
Get ready for a rush at high speeds with a zip-lining adventure that will get the blood pumping and maybe for a few of you, the lungs screaming. Many hairy moments will come your way while participating in the zip-lining course that is simply amazing, don’t forget to pause for a moment and admire the amazing views that are simply breathtaking.
Adventures in a dark water cave
I hope you are not afraid of the dark as you embark on an adventure that Indiana Jones would be proud to compete in. Swim in cold water, slide down muddy slides and crawl in dark caves as you conquer the darkness with a headlight being your only companion. Beware of all the spiders during your adventure, they are everywhere in the dark Vang Vieng caves, but it’s not as scary as you think.
The Magic of Blue Lagoon
You will fall in love with The Blue Lagoon upon arrival, even if the large crowds may make it a little disparaging. Clean fresh water, welcome shade from the heat and a chance to chill and relax in the refreshing water, makes your time at the Blue lagoon a perfect pit-stop when you need a break from other strenuous activities in the surrounding the township.
That’s a wrap of the very basic travel guide to Vang Vieng in Laos, be sure to get there through your travels in the country and enjoy a new kind of experience in South East Asia. It will be different, but quite memorable nonetheless.
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