About this tour

Day 1

Road to Nam Ngum lake;

We’ll cross the hydro-electric reservoir from east to west. The construction of the dam is related to the American war in Vietnam;

Have a swim in the pristine waters and savour fresh fish the Laotian way on one of the lake’s islands;

Overnight stay in a village of Hmong refugees in the villagers’ houses (basic comfort). Meetings and discussions around Hmong culture.



Day 2

We’ll spend the morning in the village;

We’ll take the boat back to the dam and from there continue by road to the capital Vientiane;

Overnight stay in a hotel




*For those who want to continue to relax at the lake, they can spend one more night in a hotel on the lake's shores. In the afternoon, they have free time with different activities to choose from: walking around the lake, swimming, boat trip to the islands ...

**The tour can start from Vang Vieng and end in Vientiane  

  • Province visited


  • Best season

    All year round

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and homestay

  • Transportation

    Minibus and boat

  • Starting from

    Vientiane or Vang Vieng

  • Finishing at

    Vientiane or Vang Vieng


On special request

Informations about this tour

What is included


  • all transportation: private minibus and private boat on the lake
  • meals: 2 lunchs, 2 dinners
  • 1 night accommodation with village families including breakfast
    (maximum 3 persons per family)
  • 1 night accommodation in hotel in Vientiane or Vang Vieng, double room sharing, including breakfast
  • the service of our English speaking guide
  • entrances fees to all sites visited
  • 10$ contribution to Solidarasia solidarity fund for Laos (5$ per person and per day of visit)
  • contribution to the Hmong village communal fund* (5$/per)

* the communal fund: not all villagers can welcome you. So we set up a communal fund that is used by the community to finance the works the village needs. Doing that, the entire community benefits from your visit.

What is excluded


  • any drinks (except drinking water)
  • personal extras
  • visa costs (possibility to do on arrival)
  • cancellation, interruption or repatriation insurance


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