Top adventurous things to do should not be missed in Laos


Besides sightseeing or cultural tours to discover the famous Laos cities such as Luang Prabang, Vientiane or Vang Vieng, take an adventurous trip is also a great way to enjoy holiday in Laos. Here are the top attractive adventurous things to do that very suitable for those who would like to immerse in nature and wild life.

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Kayaking in Si Phan Don

Si Phan Don, also known as “the land of 4000 islands”, is one of the most ideal places in Laos to go kayaking. Tourists will have chance to go rowing on calm waters, stop at anywhere to admire the natural scenery and beautiful villages in the Mekong River.

Si Phan Don is one of the best places to go kayaking in Laos (via A journey of a thousand steps – blogger)

Discover the ancient Khmer heritages

If you love to watch the movie “Tomb Mystery” or adventure film series “Indiana Jones”, you will definitely feel very excited when coming to Champasak province to visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple. The temple complex, Wat Phu Palace is smaller than Angkor Wat but it is very mysterious and worth a visit. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage.

Ziplines in the jungle

Ziplines in the jungle is an activity reserved for people who are really brave. In Laos, you can try the activity in the North to in which you are able to experience the feeling “fly” through the jungle, valleys by using a 500-meters rope or sleep on the tree houses and observe the wild life.

Ziplines in the jungle (via A Glass Half Full)

Rock climbing in Nong Khiaw

Since 2002, the Lao government has allowed visitors to take rock climbing tours in Vang Vieng and Nong Khiaw. After conquering these rugged limestone mountains, you can be enjoyed the amazing view of this country.

Kayak through limestone caves

One of the highlights of Lao tourism is Tham Kong Lo cave. Located in the wildness of central Laos, this karst limestone cave stretches for 7km with clear water and impressive stalactites inside.

Kayak through limestone caves in Laos (via Lonely Planet)

Trek through jungles in “the land of hundreds of waterfalls”

Like its name, this land of Northern Laos owns hundreds waterfalls from large to small, falling into the river like the white silk strips. Travelers who take part in this trekking tour can also stop and discover the peaceful Nong Khiaw village in Laos.

Visit Vieng Xai Cave

Also known as the “bomb-shelter caves” of Vieng Xai, this cave is one of the most important historical sites in Laos. During the war, there are more than 20,000 people sheltering in here to avoid bombs. There are also hospital, market and theater in this cave.

Vieng Xai Cave (via Continental Hopscotch – blogger)

Try Mahout experience in Luang Prabang

Riding elephant to go through the jungles is a popular activity in Laos but the most impressive experience has to be referred is taking the Mahout course and learning how to ride an elephant on its neck like a mahout (“Mahout” means the elephant drivers, handlers or keepers in Laos). You can try this exciting activity at the elephant camp in Luang Prabang.

Explore the country by bicycle

Laos is an ideal place for those who like to explore the beautiful scenery by bicycle. This is the best way to see the gorgeous scenery along the way and chat with local people in the remote areas.

Cycling to discover Laos (via Long Rode Home)

Trek through the jungle to Katang village

This exciting journey brings you to Katang village at Dong Phu Vieng National Reserve. After a day trekking through the jungles, travelers will take a rest in local houses and learn more about the unique customs of people in here.

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