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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. Plan to visit Tham Nam (Water cave) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vang Vieng attractions using our Vang Vieng trip planner.
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  • So we decided not to take a tour instead hired a buggy for 5 hours. If doing this as we did the main high wY is scary, but we made it also follow google maps, not signs as most are for scouters and... 
    So we decided not to take a tour instead hired a buggy for 5 hours. If doing this as we did the main high wY is scary, but we made it also follow google maps, not signs as most are for scouters and...  more »
  • Not sure if I have the right place... Dont be fooled "non" cave doesnt mean it isnt a cave. Visited here as part of a tour. I'm a bit hesitant about caves and what's in them so didnt particularly... 
    Not sure if I have the right place... Dont be fooled "non" cave doesnt mean it isnt a cave. Visited here as part of a tour. I'm a bit hesitant about caves and what's in them so didnt particularly...  more »
  • I enjoyed it and had a relaxing time tubing through the caves. It’s not an absolute spectacular thing to do but was fun and refreshing. I did it independently hired a motorbike and went myself it’s....  more
    I enjoyed it and had a relaxing time tubing through the caves. It’s not an absolute spectacular thing to do but was fun and refreshing. I did it independently hired a motorbike and went myself it’s....  more »
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  • We found it pretty hard to find, purely because we hired our own motorbike and went on the hunt but asking locals meant we finally located it! We had the BEST day, cave tubing and zip lining. Staff were lovely and highly recommend if you fancy and activity afternoon.
  • In rainy season (September) cave tubing is not possible because of high water levels in the cave. The area itself is nice and you can walk over some bridges and I think zip lining is also available. We were the only guests here. You have to pay 10000 Kip as entrance fee.
  • A truly fun experience to visit caves whilst lying on a tube. Do take note that this requires some level of fitness as you need to pull yourself forward with ropes already installed in the cave.
  • Beautiful location we went but the water level was to high to enter the cave. So make sure you check before!
  • We went with an organised day tour also to Elephant cave and kayaking ( recommended for convenience and only $15 including good lunch). Water cave was great - floating on a tube, pulling yourself along on the overhead ropes. Headlamps (sometime hardhats)are provided and necessary. Try avoid big tours and busy times ( weekends?) as it's not accommodating for many people.

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