If you’re an adventurous person, you’ll love Vang Vieng. Because Vang Vieng is the ultimate adventure. The wild nature has a lot to offer and is perfect to experience some unforgettable things. Apart from all the activities you can book, there is a lot more to discover. And the best way to discover it, is to do some jungle trekking. Hiking through the wilderness is really something great. Of course you have to be careful, but it’s worth it. You’ll see beautiful places and many animals (wild and not wild). But that’s by far not all. Probably you’ll also meet other adventurers to share your experiences. Not to mention the locals who live near the jungle. Some have a special way of living and it’s definitely worth to learn more about it.
What you can see while jungle trekking in Vang Vieng
Well, actually you can see a lot of things and we really can’t describe it. In terms of nature Vang Vieng has to offer a lot. Don’t get fooled if someone says it’s just a party town. Because well, it definitely is a lot more than that. In Vang Vieng there are natural springs, streams, rivers, waterfalls, fantastic viewpoints, caves and an incomparable diversity of flora and fauna. We really didn’t miss anything. We would even go so far as to say that Vang Vieng is one of the best places for jungle trekking. And we actually have no doubt that it is. A big advantage of jungle trekking is that you can explore everything on your own. However, never go unaccompanied. That’s too dangerous.
Here you can see some pictures of our jungle trekking adventures. Just take a look at them and you’ll have a certain idea about this great activity.
Why you should be careful when jungle trekking in Vang Vieng
There are far more dangerous jungle trekking sites than Vang Vieng. Still, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to be careful. Nature is always dangerous and merciless. Theoretically, it’s enough if you stumble and break something. If no one else is with you, that can mean your death. Sounds a bit dramatic, but it can happen. However, dangerous animals aren’t really a thing in Vang Vieng. There are some dangerous animals in Laos but as far as we know in the jungle of Vang Vieng you only have to worry about snakes and monkeys. If you get bitten by either of them you should go to the hospital as fast as possible. Well, we have never heard of such incidents. The deaths of tourists had other reasons.
Whatever, there are some things you should be careful with. For example, you should definitely avoid walking through the jungle at night. Not even the locals do that. For a good reason. It is very dangerous. Either way, you should always have a flashlight ready for an emergency. If you explore certain caves, they’re indispensable anyway. Furthermore, sturdy shoes are important. They will prevent you from stumbling and injuring yourself. As you can see, there are quite a few dangers. But that shouldn’t stop you from jungle trekking. Just check our list above and you should be fine.