Tham Nam (Water cave), Vang Vieng

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#2 of 8 in Nature in Vientiane Province
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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  • July 31, 2017
    If you want a supernatural, mystical place where you cannot see very much ~ body, never done anything is wrong. Though try it ~ ~ memories kicks!
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  • July 31, 2017
    We did it as part of the trip. It was interesting , also walking around the cave once you get off the tube. But I expected tubing to be more fun and long.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    The cave was beautiful, so awesome tubing through it. We got halfway through the cave and had to walk the rest of the way which was VERY slippery and full of bats . If you have any fear of confined sp...  more »
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  • April 10, 2017
    Triling for first timer! Good to have a guide with you.
  • November 30, 2016
    Funny experience, one hour or so in the dark and cold water. Good to make friendships and be skilled with tubes.
  • December 26, 2016
    Didnt like it at all. Place was super crowded and super noisy. Not worth visiting.
  • February 15, 2017
    Amazing experience 😊👌
  • January 18, 2017
    Fun underwater exploring

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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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