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“VLT can organize unusual trips as well”
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VLT Natural Tours
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Owner description: Local Tours and Activities in Vang Vieng. Travel and Tourism Services for the whole of Laos.
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We enjoy spelunking and Vang Vieng area is full of the caves. Prior to the arrival we contacted Vone from VLT and told him that we would like to explore some caves mor in depth then just half an hour. He offered us Tham Hoi.

When we arrived to VV and confirmed the caving expedition, we have learned that this is not something that has ever been organized by any agency, and Vone is pioneering this trip to see if there may be a more demand in future. He organized two local guides for us who have been in part of the cave, supplied them with a rope and candles to mark the rest of the way so that we do not get lost. Clearly he wanted to make this trip happen for us, yet was aware that there may be some potential dangers and prepared for them.
We had absolutely wonderful time exploring the cave for 5 hours.

For the next day we organized a kayaking/ visit to couple other caves and Vone assigned us a guide who was very patiently waiting in front of two caves while we explored them independently.

Highly recommend this agency as it did fulfill the promise without any glitch.

1  Thank Boleslav
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I was very impressed with the communication from Vone from VLT. He was prompt to respond to all of my emails and very helpful with his advice. The two tours we booked were very good value for money when compared with other operators and very well run. We also booked a private van from Vang Vieng to Luan Prabang through VLT and the journey all went to plan. Highly recommend using them.

1  Thank Braziltraveller2010
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

we chose a kayaking tour of the Nam Song with a BBQ lunch on the shore-- the tour was excellent! our guide Kon (and i am sure that is NOT the way to spell it-- so apologies) was funny and knowledgeable about the river. the picnic lunch was great (made a fire with bamboo and charcoal and then grilled kebabs of chicken, tomato, pineapple, onion and something that was like a cucumber, rice, fruit, bread and water) . They started us way up (20 or so kilometers) the river -- at this time of year apparently many companies don't go so far up because of the water level-- but it was fine and we got to enjoy a very peaceful time-- there are some small patches of 'white water' (class one, some small class two) -- but the main event here was the scenery -- holy wow-factor! stretches of this river have to qualify for a spot on the 'most gorgeous places on the planet' list. I would highly recommend VLT tours-- Vone (the proprietor) and his staff do a thoroughly professional and fun job-- they do a number of other tours (including overnight camping trips!) and i imagine that all of them would be special.

1  Thank spinny
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We did the full day kayaking tour (30km). It was great! The scenery is stunning, the tour is well organised and you avoid the large cues and crowds for the attractions. Lunch is good, the tourguide gives you information about the area and the Lao people and there is even time for a beer in the end. Because of the cold water in this time of the year, we found kayakking better than tubing. Good value for money!

Thank Anique M
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

We paid USD35 each for a guided tour using bicycle and kayak. The fee would cover the rental of bicycle, kayak, life-vests, the tour guide, free drinking water and a packet lunch with BBQ added. Although the tour is suitable for all ages, we felt that a reasonable fitness is expected from participants in order to enjoy the programme and also to stay safe throughout. A good part of the cycling adventure is being done on stony path at a gradient. Participants may not enjoy the challenge. However, the visit to the caves and riverside where the local folks stay may compensate for the sweat.

Overall, we would rate the tour-package 3/5 for its organisational ability and tour-content. We are pretty certain that, there are more competitive offers out there,...now that we have an experience on the tour. You should try it if you have nothing planned already in your travel.

Thank JerryThirteen
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