Fishing-Camping Tour

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Boat tour on Nam Ngumlake  with fishing, swimming and visits to fishing villages. From October to February is the main season; night fishing during the rainy season, from June to September.

Day 1:   Trip departs at 9:00 am from your guest house or hotel in VangVieng or Vientiane. The boat takes us to the first stop which is an island where fishermen live. Here you will have a chance to explore and observe how the Lao fishermen work. After that, you start fishing from the boat by yourself . You will probably catch many smaller fish and with a bit of luck bigger fish (up to 10 kg); these are very sporting fish and put up a good fight.  Here you can also observe spectacular mountain scenery.

Lunch will be served on the boat. After lunch you can continue fishing or go swimming if you wish. From here we will go to another island to watch the sunset before night falls. We will come ashore on an isolated island, where we will prepare a BBQ dinner, complete with local rice wine enjoyed though bamboo straws. It is a perfect and romantic occasion, surrounded by the sounds of the river, the crackle of the fire and the twinkling of the stars in the sky. At this time we will prepare a kerosene lamp to hang on a tree.  This attracts mosquitoes and moths which fall into the river attracting small fish.  The small fish in turn attract bigger fish which we can observe or maybe watch while the fishermen trap them using nets.

Day 2:  After breakfast today we go island hopping aboard a covered boat.  We will travel to an island where there is a fishing village and enjoy genuine Laos cuisine cooked by a friendly local fisherman. The meal will include locally caught fresh fish and locally made rice wine again drunk though a bamboo straw. Here you will have a chance to explore and observe how the Lao fishermen live and work.

There will be further opportunities for swimming or fishing in the afternoon

After that, the boat will take us to the shore with more spectacular mountain scenery.  Here we will call at a Hill Tribe village which will give us a unique insight into the lifestyle of these people.

Then after a 40 minute boat trip we will arrive at the Tha Haue fish market. Here we will see the preparation of both salted fish and raw fish, with herbs “sushi style”.

This ends our activities and we then make the 24 km. return trip to Vang Vieng by car or minibus arriving about 5.30 p.m.

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Depart from Your hotel or guest house
Start time 9:00 am
End at Day 2: 5.30 pm in Vang Vieng  / 5:30 pm in Vientiane
Duration 2 days
Departure days Daily
Activities Trekking, fishing , long tail boat
Trek Grade Easy
Transport Private minibus, bus , boat, car
Accommodation Tent
Meals 4 meals (may include fish you caught yourself)
Vegetarian food available upon request
What to bring Hat, sun-screen, clothes that may get wet, firm but light footwear that may get wet, mosquito repellent, flash light, change of clothes for the evening, sarong for bathing, toiletries (soap, toothbrush, etc).Please wear long pants and shirt with long sleeves during the trek.
What is included Local meals, water, accommodation, transport to/from Vientiane or Vang Vieng, local guide(s), English speaking guides, and permit fees














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