Nam Ngum Reservoir Day Tour - Private Tour

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Private Tour
10 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

Ninety kilometres north of Vientiane, the vast Ang Nam Ngum Reservoir sits above the northern edge of the Vientiane Plain, where the rice-growing flatlands surrounding the capital meet the mountainous terrain of the north. Created when the Nam Ngum River was dammed in 1971, the deep green waters of the reservoir are dotted with scores of forest-clad islands stretching to a dramatic horizon lined with mountains, their peaks lost in mist.


At 8:00am, we pick you up at your hotel and leave Vientiane on the road No.13 for about 100km to Nam Ngum Reservoir. On the way, we stop at the Hmong village to meet people here and to visit the local market. Next, we visit the Archaeological Site of Xang Xang, which was built during the Hmong-Khmer Empire between 8th and 11th century. After about 3.5 hours transfer, we arrive at Nam Ngum Reservoir. You will have lunch in a boat restaurant on the lake.

In the afternoon, we embark for a boat ride to visit fishing villages in the islands. After that, we start transferring back to Vientiane on the road No.10. On our way, we also stop at a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun and continue to Dong Mark Kai Market, where local people gather to sell wild animals and large selection of insects. We arrive at Vientiane approximately at 5:30pm. End trip at your hotel in Vientiane.


  • Nam Ngum Reservoir
  • Archaeological Site of Xang Xang
  • Dong Mark Kai Market
  • Ban Keun


  • Duration : 1 days
  • Departure – meeting point : hotel in Vientiane
  • Return point : departure point


  • Transfer service
  • Meals/ Water
  • English speaking guide
  • Bike
  • Government taxes
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel permits


  • Personal expenses & tips

Please Note

*Tips for tour: what to bring

  • Hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Robust footwear
  • Extra money

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