Despite the relatively close proximity to the Vientiane city, you will certainly feel like you are a million miles away! Immerse yourself in nature! A very nice 25 km cycling on dirt trails through paddy fields, young forest, and villages, followed by soft paddling on inflatable Kayaks down the Mekong to the city center of Vientiane...A great day out! The trip begins at 9:00 am from your hotel in Vientiane. From here we begin to cycle out of the city. After a short while, the city quickly turns into the countryside and we continue onwards cycling along the Mekong River where you can enjoy the beautiful views across the river and neighboring Thailand. After a few miles, we head towards Ban Tong pong village. From the village, we continue along the canal which takes its source from the nearby Mekong River and is used to irrigate nearby rice paddy fields. As we carry on cycling despite how close to the bustling city we are, you will certainly feel like you are a million miles away! Enjoy the peace and serenity as you watch the local people going about their everyday tasks.
Carrying onwards, we head through some dirt tracks which take us through rice fields and forest. The trail can get a little muddy and sandy along the way but we have the opportunity to immerse in nature. Along the way, we may see the local people tending to their rice paddy fields depending on the time of the year. The trail leads us back to a tarmac road, from this place we cycle along the main road which is freshly paved and very smooth yet relatively quiet in terms of traffic. We cycle with a slight ascend and from there, the trail takes us on a steady downhill until arriving in the village of Ban Mai which sits on the banks of the Mekong. That's the point we make the transition from land to water as we will kayak down the Mekong River back to Vientiane. However, before our kayaking, it is time to enjoy our lunch at Nu Na restaurant. After lunch, we transfer to the jungle temple which is located close by and spend some time before returning to Ban Mai. Once we get there, we get our lifejackets and board our kayaks for the journey downstream back to Vientiane. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river as you head along the border between Laos and Thailand. The Mekong River is home to several river islands (Don in Lao) along the way and we visit one of the largest called 'Don Xing Xou' which is used mainly for farming. It is also home to a beautiful beach at the far end in the dry season! We carry on kayaking down the Mekong until arriving back in Vientiane and the trip ends just outside the city Centre.
During rainy season: We might have to exclude the cycling through the forested area as it can get very muddy! If this is the case we will cycle along a paved road instead which takes a slight short cut on the trip whilst still providing maximum possible enjoyment!
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