MEKONG CYCLING & KAYAKING - Laos
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The trip begins at 9am and the meeting point is in our sales office in downtown Vientiane. From there, we begin cycling out of the city. Cycling along the Mekong River where you can enjoy the beautiful views across the river and into neighboring Thailand and stop at Ban Tong Pong Village. From the village, we continue along the canal and head towards the road for a while until arriving at Tad Moun Waterfall which is a popular spot for the local people from Vientiane.
We cycle along the main road from the waterfall. From there, the remainder of the cycling takes us on a steady downhill until arriving in the village of Ban Mai which sits on the banks of the Mekong, it is here that we make the transition from land to water as we kayak down the Mekong River back to Vientiane. However, before we hit the water, you will enjoy your lunch alongside the river. You will take a lunch of delicious sandwiches, crisps and fruits all washed down with a cold drink whilst your guide gets all the kayaks ready.
After your lunch and taking some time to relax, you will put your lifejackets and board your kayaks for the journey downstream back to Vientiane. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river as you head along the border between Laos and Thailand, of course you will be staying on the Lao side during the itinerary.
We carry onwards kayaking down the Mekong until arriving back in Vientiane, the trip ends by enjoying an ice cool beer next to the river. From here you will be taken back to your hotel in the afternoon.
In wet season: We have to exclude the cycling through the forested area as it can get very muddy! If in the case we will cycle along a paved road instead which takes a slight shortcut on the trip.
The starting and ending point of the kayaking can vary depending on the time of the year. In the dry season, we will begin in Ban Mai village and end just outside of Vientiane to the north, in wet season we begin just past Ban Mai at a gold panning site and end the trip in Ban Watnak which takes us past the center of Vientiane.
, Ban Mai
, Ban Tong Pong
, Ban Tong Pong Village
, Ban Watnak
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, Tad Moun
, Tad Moun Waterfall