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Tham Nam (Water cave), Vang Vieng

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Drag yourself by a rope while floating in a tube and exploring Tham Nam (Water cave). The 500 m (1,640 ft) long ride winds through dark corners and pristine refreshing waters, with only the light of your headlamp illuminating the narrow passages. Although the conditions are completely safe and the fixed ropes ensure you don’t wander off, you can hire a guide to assist you and give you some background information about the cave. Finish your adventure with a meal in the nearby restaurant. Keep in mind that the tube floating experience is possible only during the wet season, while in the dry season visitors explore the cave by foot. Put Tham Nam (Water cave) into our Vang Vieng tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Where to stay in Vang Vieng

A frequently visited eco-tourism spot, Vang Vieng offers a variety of budget and mid-range accommodations and basic tourist services. Most of the lodgings sit between route 13 and Nam Song, with boutique hotels tending to sit closer to the main road and low-key options grouped around the market. Bungalows on the river island are popular among young visitors traveling in groups, although you should ask to view the room and the bathroom before you pay, as these accommodations aren't always in top condition.
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  • This was actually a interesting float on tubes through a cave. You pulled yourself along by a rope around 500 metres.  more »
  • We rented a motorbike and got there our selves. It was beautiful drive along the main road passing the cliffs. We went passed the sign at first and had retrace to find it. There is very small sign on ...  more »
  • Visited the Tham Nam (Water Cave) as part of a full day group excursion from Vang Vieng. In addition to the Water Cave the tour also included the Elephant Cave, Blue Lagoon, Kayaking on the Namsong Ri...  more »
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  • Triling for first timer! Good to have a guide with you.
  • Funny experience, one hour or so in the dark and cold water. Good to make friendships and be skilled with tubes.
  • Didnt like it at all. Place was super crowded and super noisy. Not worth visiting.
  • Amazing experience πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ
  • Fun underwater exploring