We’ll be traveling to the mountain, visiting Khmu people. They’re one of the minority of Laos.
The Khmu people are an ethnic group in Laos. They are one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world. They have traditionally been a farming society, but they now have to deal with the increasing modernization of Laos. The Khmu people have also resisted assimilation into Laotian society and still maintain their traditional culture.
After we reach the mountain and the jungle, it comes a steep trek to the mountain summit—no climbing involved! The view here is stunning: you’ll see a big water fall, and then we’ll descend to the stream or water fall. After our shower, the guide will prepare your BBQ on the stream banks.
After lunch, we’ll go to another mountain and then go inside the cave passing under the mountain and going outside the different way. We will head to the the bank of the Nam Song River before it gets dark; you will be dropped on an isolated beach or river bank where your fire and sitting area has been prepared before you arrival. At this romantic location we will prepare BBQ for dinner with local made rice wine drunk though a bamboo strand. You’ll hear the sound of the river, the crackle of fire, and see the stars in the night sky.
At dinner time you can enjoy local made rice wine with your guests after dinner (if there is any left).
After breakfast, we’ll head down the beautiful Nam Song—stopping along the way to visit an organic farm where mulberry tea and fruit wines are produced. Then we’ll kayak down the river by winding rapids, stopping at two bars that have rope swing and zip wire bars, where you can jump to the river. The Non cave lies further down the stream.
There are many caves in Vietnam. The most famous one is the Tham Luang Nang Non cave. It is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand and it has been explored by a group of Thai Navy SEALs and international divers in 2018. The Tham Luang Nang Non cave is a large system of caves that are located on the border between Thailand and Myanmar.
As one of the bigger caves in Vang Vieng, it also served as a rescue shelter during the Second Indochina War. It’s home to a bat colony and the magic stone of Vang Vieng.
The tour ends by kayaking back to Vang Vieng!