Hike the geographic wonders: 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.


Routes San San Boutique Resort  – Tham Xang – Tham Hoi – Tham Nam – Phathao – San San Boutique Resort
Start/ Finish
San San Boutique Resort
Dept. 9.30/ Finish at 17.30
Private songthaew
Trekking, caving, swimming + kayaking for full-day tour
Trip grades  Trekking grade: easy/ River grade: easy
Only 14 km up north from Vang Vieng, discover the amazing Tham Xang (Elephant cave) on the bank of the Nam Song river.  It is an important Buddhist temple that owes its name to the remarkable limestone formations in the cave.

Next, we head to the nearby Tham Hoi cave (Snail cave) which winds its way deep into the mountains. Here we spend 45 minutes exploring the numerous long corridors and wonderful limestone formations.  We will also explore the Loop Cave and its amazing stalagmite formations before continuing on to Tam Nam (Water cave).

At Tham Nam cave, a cool pool of spring water lies at the mouth.  It is a brilliant place to cool off by going for a swim!  We tube through the cave which is full of water.  In the dry season the water in completely crystal clear!

After this we trek 2 km to the Hmong village of Phathao. The journey there passes through rice paddy fields and vegetable gardens.

In the afternoon, we start the trip back to Vang Vieng by kayak.  The duration of the kayaking trip depends on the water level in the river.  Enjoy paddling down the Nam Song river through idyllic scenes of rural life in the first plan and unique limestone mountain views in the second plan.


+ Water, English-speaking guide, transport (+ meal for full-day tour)

What to bring: 
+ Hat, suncream, torch, clothes/footwear to get wet.
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