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Blue Lagoon 2 in Vang Vieng, Laos – all you need to know

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Vang Vieng is a paradise for nature lovers. It offers fascinating landscapes with serene rivers flowing down the valleys, majestic limestone cliffs all around the country, numerous hidden caves, and lastly incredible lagoons – and my favorite number 2.

There are many of them around Vang Vieng. Number 1 is the most visited, Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng is more relaxing and number 3 is also not that popular. Apart from those, you can also find a Secret Lagoon here.

In this guide we’d like to share everything we know – how to get there, entrance fee, guided tours, where to eat and much more.

Where is Blue Lagoon 2 ?

It’s 13km from Vang Vieng. The journey on a motorbike can take around 30 minutes. The road is paved and good in some parts. There are a few sections where it’s bumpier. You will also have to pass a section with dirt road.

There are also signs along the road. Hence, it’s easy to find it.

As long as you use a navigation you can’t miss it. You can also save the location of Blue Lagoon 2 to your Google Maps app.

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How to get to Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng

On your own

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Parking fee: free

One of the best options to visit this place is on your own. You can decide if you want to rent a motorbike or ATV / buggy for the trip. Traveling around Vang Vieng on your own gives you the most freedom.

You can also rent a bicycle and work out a bit on the way there. Bicycle rental in Vang Vieng costs around 50 000 kip per day (2.7€). I don’t recommend doing that though. There is a dirt road and it will be very bumpy and uncomfortable on a bike.

Road to Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng

Since motorbikes and ATVs are also faster, you can visit more attractions on the same day.

Motorbikes can be rented in many places around Vang Vieng. Expect to pay around 100 000 kip (5.4€) per day. You might get a discount when renting for longer period. Most bike rentals will require your ID as a deposit.

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Another great way to discover Vang Vieng’s best attractions is an ATV. It is certainly more adventurous, however, it is also a more pricey option. ATV rental costs around 45$ for half-day. You can also join an ATV Vang Vieng tour.

Join a tour

If you don’t feel confident riding around Vang Vieng’s countryside on your own, you can also go for a group tour option. Once in Vang Vieng there will be numerous tour companies offering different variations of group tours.

Blue Lagoons in Vang Vieng are a part of many tours full of thrilling adventurous activities such as hikes, cave visits, and kayaking. You won’t have much freedom regarding your itinerary but the plus is that you don’t have to worry about planning a perfect day trip.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng area

If you prefer to book your adventure online, unfortunately, no tour goes to number 2 for now. You will have to find a tour company directly in Vang Vieng. Below I will link a few tours we recommend.

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Tip: Check out this Vang Vieng tour which includes river kayaking, Tham Nam Cave visit with tubing as well as Blue Lagoon 1. It’s the best budget-friendly tour online for only 25€!

Viator also offer two interesting tours:

  1. Tour A – Blue Lagoon 3 by buggy car, zipline, Tham Nam cave tubing, river kayaking and elephant cave
  2. Tour B – Nam Xay viewpoint and Blue Lagoon 1

I find Tour A reasonably priced since it includes the ATV ride (which is on the more pricey side) as well as many other activities. On the other hand, you will probably find cheaper versions of Tour B in Vang Vieng.

Blue Lagoon 2

Blue Lagoon 2 entrance fee

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Entrance fee: 20 000 kip

The entrance fee is 20,000 kip per person (less than 1€). It’s a very good price for visiting such a beautiful spot.

Additionally, the area is equipped with a few facilities, such as sunbeds and a jumping platform that are free to use.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng waterslide

About Blue Lagoon 2

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Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:30

There is a huge parking area at the entrance. You will find a few restaurants selling fresh drinks, fruit juices, and fresh local food as well. The prices are great, too.

There are two pools in which you can swim. The first and the most visited one is on the right side. It has incredible turquoise color. There are sections where water is few meters deep as well as sections with more shallow water suitable for kids.

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If you head to the left side, you will find a second pool. It has a slightly more murky color. The second pool is certainly not as blue. But you can still swim here. Usually, you will find fewer people around this pool.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng swimming

Blue Lagoons 2 is an incredible place to visit where you can easily spend a few hours without getting bored. Relax on the sunbed, enjoy the warm rays of sunshine, and go for a swim. It’s a great place for solo backpackers, couples, and families alike.

One thing to keep in mind is that the water is fresh, for some people maybe even too cold. But since it’s source is ground water, it stays clean and blue even during rainy season.

Blue Lagoon 2 facilities

There are public toilets near the parking area, which are free to use. During our visit, they seemed clean and well-maintained. Don’t forget to bring your own toilet paper or tissues.

The area is also equipped with wooden sunbeds. Some of them are even reclining. There are not too many of them, so when the place is more crowded you might not be able to find a free sunbed. It’s not necessary to pay for using them.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng bridge

Jumping platform

For the brave ones, there’s a pretty tall jumping platform. It might seem quite scary when you stand at the edge and look down at the water. I would say the jump is around 5m high. The platform was renovated, so it’s really solid therefore you don’t need to worry about safety here.

The water under the platform is deep enough so you don’t need to worry about hitting the bottom. I read somewhere that the right side has some rocks so keep that in mind.

Important: When traveling abroad you should always make sure you have good insurance. Especially in case you want to do such adventurous activities as cliff diving. We recommend using SafetyWings.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng jumping platform

Zipline

Apart from the jumping platform, there is also a zipline available. You can drop in the water from it. During our visit, it was under reconstruction, but it might already be open. You may have to pay a small fee to use it.

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Other Blue Lagoons near Vang Vieng

As you already know, there are a few more lagoons around Vang Vieng. I believe it’s at least 7 of them. However, the most popular ones are number 1, 2, and 3 as well as Secret Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon 1

Blue Lagoon 1 is the closest one to Vang Vieng. That means only one thing – lots of tourists. It’s also where all the group tours and buses full of Chinese tourists come. You have to count with the fact that it will be very busy.

Apart from the pool, there is a rope swing, jumping platform, a cave and ziplining in the mountains.

Blue Lagoon 1 Vang Vieng jumping platform

Blue Lagoon 3

This one is the furthest from Vang Vieng. Since there are only a few people it’s got a very calm vibe. There is a zipline from which you can drop in water, a rope swing, tubes, and kayaks.

If you feel like going for a short hike you can visit a nearby cave. We didn’t go there but we heard it’s really dark and you have to walk through the water. So bring some light and a swimsuit here.

Blue Lagoon 3 in Vang Vieng

Secret Blue Lagoon

Secret Blue Lagoon is completely different compared to the rest. It’s not a big turquoise pool where you can swim around and jump. This one is a very small pool with crystal-clear water tucked between rocks. It’s only a few meters wide.

However, you can swim in a cave right from the pool. The cave is not very big. It’s a narrow corridor with just enough light. You can swim inside for a few meters before the walls stop you. Let me tell you, it might even be the most magical place we visited in Laos.

Secret Blue Lagoon Vang Vieng

Best Restaurans around Blue Lagoon 2

Since this place is rather far from Vang Vieng and it’s located in a small village, there are not many options. Luckily, there are a few restaurants in the area. They offer a wide variety of meals.

I have to say the prices are good and food is delicious, so don’t hesitate to get your lunch or refreshment here.

Blue Lagoon 2 in Vang Vieng
Vang Vieng limestone cliffs

Best time to visit Blue Lagoon 2

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Dry season: November – March

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Rainy season: May – October

The best time to visit Vang Vieng is certainly during Laos’s dry season. The days are warm and full of sunshine. The rainy season might be great, too. It brings lower prices and fewer crowds. However, storms might ruin or change your plans a bit.

If you decide to travel to Vang Vieng during the rainy season, be prepared for necessary changes to your itinerary and be flexible.

Vang Vieng limestone cliffs
Vang Vieng limestone cliffs

There’s one more season which I recommend to avoid – the burning season. It is a time when air pollution is at its worst due to farmers burning their fields. The peak is usually in March and April. This period brings low visibility and lots of smog in the air.

Since this spot is also popular amongst locals, avoid coming during weekends or Lao holidays. Other than that, I think it’s hard to say which time of the day is the best. It’s all about luck. We spent at least half a day here and it was not crowded at all.

Blue Lagoon 2 Vang Vieng – conclusion

Blue Lagoons around Vang Vieng are probably the best attraction in the area. Chilling out by the water, enjoying the sun and beautiful nature of Laos. Exploring them is a perfect day trip you just have to do when in Vang Vieng.

Of all the places I have to say number 2 was my favorite. It has a different, more laid-back vibe than the rest. I hope you found this guide helpful. Don’t forget to check our other travel guides.

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