Catching sunrise on a hot air balloon ride, taking in sights of the limestone mountains, city and rivers that surround Vang Vieng, is undoubtedly one of the highlights of a holiday in the city. VLT Natural Toursis the region’s preferred operator, also offering balloon rides at sundown for those who favour a late start. While a sundown balloon ride lets you witness the charms of the Vang Vieng come alive as night falls, we’d recommend packing an extra layer to witness the beauty of daybreak from 900 feet in the air.
Lace up your hiking boots and check out the limestone formations of Tham - a cave complex that housed an entire village during the civil war. Also highly recommended is the, a water cave (accessible only by boat or tube) and the magnificent stalactites surrounding the Tham Loup Cave.