|Vang Vieng, a tiny mountain town along the beautiful Nam Song river|
8am - 11am: Discover the Poukham blue water lake cave
You should catch a tuk tuk to visit the Blue Langoon Poukham (the green water lake cave) which is about 7 km from town center. Water in the lake is so blue that visitors can see the fish swimming around. The price for renting a tour by tuk tuk is 100,000 Kip ($12). The entrance ticket to the cave is 10,000 kip ($1.2).
|Tham Poukham, the Blue Lagoon|
In the early spring mornings, the weather in Vang Vieng mountain is chilly and the steep stone steps are slippery. When climbing up Poukham cave, you must care your footsteps, after 30 minutes, you will reach the entrance to the cave, now you need to use a flashlight because of the darkness inside the cave. There is a reclining Buddha statue in the cave.
|The reclining Buddha statue in the cave|
1pm: Have lunch at Mai Pai restaurant. The restaurant serves the greasy and delicious pizza for 40,000 Kip ($5) (enough for 4 people to eat).
3pm- 5pm: Cycle to explore the villages in the town of Vang Vieng and Lusi cave.
Depending on your bargain ability, you can rent a good bike at low prices. Bike rental cost in a few hours is 10,000 kip ($2). You will find the poetic beauty and attraction of Vang Vieng when riding on the trails weaving through the yellow flower fields, stopping to record the beautiful photos, seeing the undulating mountain ranges in the distance. After that, you ride into the wood to get to Lusi cave (2 km from Nam Song river). Before entering the forest, you do not forget to lather the mosquito repellent cream.
|The peaceful scenery of the village in Vang Vieng|
7pm: Return the bikes and have dinner.
8:30pm: End of journey to Vang Vieng and depart for Luang Prabang ancient capital.
Transit cars will come to the hotel and pick you up to VIP bus station where car to Luang Prabang departs. Almost driver in Laos can speak Vietnamese and happily talk to you if they know that you are Vietnamese.
|Discovering Vang Vieng by hot air balloon is also a unique experience|