The boat tour on Nam Ngumlake with comes with fishing, swimming, and visits to fishing villages. The main season is from October to February. Night fishing occurs during the rainy season, which is from June to September.
Fishing – Camping Tour stands out as a serene and immersive experience that combines the joys of angling with the tranquility of camping in the heart of nature’s pristine beauty of Laos.
As you embark in Vang Vieng, you’ll encounter an array of captivating experiences and sceneries. The tour promises a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Nam Song River. The lush, green surroundings and limestone karst formations that dot the landscape create a mesmerizing backdrop for your adventures.
Fishing enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to try their hand at catching local fish species while enjoying the soothing sound of the river’s gentle flow. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, this experience is both exciting and educational.
Best Places to Visit for Fishing – Camping Tour
Nam Song River
The Nam Song River is not just a location; it is the beating heart of the Fishing – Camping Tour in Vang Vieng. This picturesque river, which meanders through the region, is a central element of the experience. The river’s calm, emerald waters are the perfect canvas for your fishing adventure.
As you cast your line into the tranquil current, you’ll be enveloped by the serenity of the surroundings. The lush greenery on the riverbanks and the towering limestone karst formations provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for your angling escapades. The riverbanks offer a serene space for those who prefer to relax with a book or simply soak in the tranquility of nature.
Moreover, the Nam Song River is not only an angler’s delight but also a photographer’s dream. The play of light and shadows on the water’s surface, combined with the reflections of the karst formations, create a visual spectacle that you’ll want to capture and cherish.
Tham Poukham Cave
A visit to Tham Poukham Cave is often a highlight of the Fishing – Camping Tour, and for good reason. This cave offers a unique and enchanting contrast to the serene riverbanks. After a fulfilling day of fishing, you’ll find solace in the cool embrace of this limestone cave. The cave is adorned with breathtaking rock formations, some of which have been sculpted by nature over millennia. Stalactites and stalagmites hang from the cave’s ceiling and floor, creating a surreal and almost otherworldly atmosphere.
One of the cave’s most enticing features is its natural pool, where you can take a refreshing dip. The crystal-clear waters are not only invigorating but also provide an opportunity for an unforgettable swim in a subterranean paradise. This unique experience adds a touch of adventure and discovery to your fishing and camping journey.
Local Fishing Spots
While the Nam Song River is the primary stage for your angling adventure, the Fishing – Camping Tour also takes you to lesser-known local fishing spots along the river. These off-the-beaten-path locations are carefully chosen to provide a diverse and enriching fishing experience. Each spot offers its unique charm, from the different species of fish that inhabit the waters to the distinct views and ambiance.
Exploring these local fishing spots not only increases your chances of a memorable catch but also introduces you to the authenticity of Laotian rural life. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with local fishermen, witness their time-honored techniques, and gain insights into their deep connection with the river and its ecosystem. These encounters add a cultural dimension to your fishing journey, making it not just about catching fish but about connecting with the heart and soul of Vang Vieng.
Enhance Your Fishing-Camping Adventure with Our Services
Welcome to an adventure like no other! We are dedicated to making your fishing-camping experience in Vang Vieng unforgettable by providing a host of services tailored to your needs.
We provide a host of services to enhance your fishing-camping adventure. These typically include access to quality fishing equipment and the expertise of local fishermen who can share their tips and techniques. Camping gear, such as tents and sleeping bags, is often provided, making it convenient for travelers.
Additionally, tour operators may offer transportation to and from fishing-camping locations, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
But that’s not all. Depending on the tour package you choose, you might also have the chance to explore additional activities, such as hiking, tubing down the river, or delving into the mysteries of nearby caves, making your fishing-camping adventure in Vang Vieng even more well-rounded and memorable.
Join us in creating lasting memories amid the natural wonders of Laos.
Looking for a unique way to see the beauty of Laos? Then look no further than our boat tour on Nam Ngumlake. This tour takes you through some of the most stunning parts of Vang Vieng, and features fishing, swimming, and visits to fishing villages. You’ll also get to spend some time watching the sunset as you set up a kerosene lamp in one of the river’s islands—a great way to end your day!
The trip begins at 9 AM from guest houses or hotels in Vang Vieng or Vientiane. The boat takes you to the first stop, which is an island where fishermen live. Here you’ll have a chance to explore and observe how the Lao fishermen work. These fhisermen often use small boats to fish for small fish, shrimp, crabs, and other seafood that can be sold at local markets or restaurants.
Lao fishermen use a traditional fishing technique that is not used by any other ethnic group in Laos. The technique is called pwo, which means “to fish with a net”. This technique is usually used for fishing at night or during the evening hours.
After that, you’ll start fishing from the boat by yourself—we think that you’ll catch many smaller fish and with a bit of luck bigger fish (up to 10 kg); these are very sporting fish, so put up a good fight! You can also observe spectacular mountain scenery here as well.
After lunch, we’ll continue fishing or go swimming if you wish—either way, it’s going to be an adventure! From here we will go to another island where we can watch the sunset before night falls
After breakfast today, we’ll head out on our covered boat trip. We’ll travel to an island that has a fishing village, where we’ll 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 through 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 another spectacular mountain view—this time with more amazing scenery! After a 40-minute boat ride, we’ll arrive at Tha Haue fish market.
The Haue Fish Market is located in the city of Naha and is a popular tourist destination. The market is open every day, but it has a different atmosphere depending on the day of the week. On Sundays, the market is bustling with activity as people come to buy fresh fish and seafood for their family dinners.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the market is quieter as people come to purchase fish for restaurants or businesses they work at. Fridays are also quieter than Sundays because it’s more difficult to get fresh fish delivered from Japan on time for Friday’s dinner parties and celebrations.
The busiest time of year at the Haue Fish Market is during New Year’s Eve, when everyone comes to buy their New Year’s Eve dinner ingredients!
Here we’ll see the preparation of both salted fish and raw fish, with herbs “sushi style”.
This ends our activities and then we make the 24 km. return trip back to Vang Vieng by car or minibus arriving about 5:30 p.m., thanks to our helpful driver/guide who has been waiting for us along with his eager students from Tham Khao School of Tourism Management!