Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.


  1. Mervyn
    13 Apr 2019 @ 4:28 pm

    Hi nice read, but Definitely not the cheapest hot air balloon. Cheapest I been is Egypt Luxor running at 50usd – 60usd. Overlooking valley of the kings


  2. Isabel Leong
    13 Feb 2017 @ 3:16 pm

    I never knew Laos had this thing going too! I had a similar experience in Turkey and did not regret trying it. 🙂



  3. Sydney Fashion Hunter
    13 Feb 2017 @ 6:30 am

    What an absolute bargain! I almost went hot air ballooning when I was in New Zealand recently and it was almost $400 so I gave it a miss. I would have chosen the early morning flight also. While I’m not planning a trip to Laos at the moment I will be in Vietnam in May so I will check out the options there.


  4. Jean
    12 Feb 2017 @ 12:24 pm

    Oh wow. These photos are amazing! Looks like you had an amazing trip. I’ve always wanted to go to Laos. I’ve never considered hot air ballooning in Laos. Now I’m adding it to my world To-Do list!


  5. Rashmi and Chalukya
    12 Feb 2017 @ 1:35 am

    We have never been on a hot air balloon ride and it definitely is on our checklist too. We had a opportunity try once in Switzerland during the balloon fest but we did not do it for the same reason, each ride costed around 300 USD. Vang Vieng sounds quite reasonable and the views from the heights must have been amazing. Hope to make it someday soon too.


  6. gokulr27
    12 Feb 2017 @ 12:16 am

    So cool… float through the air at a slow pace. That would be such a soothing experience without the adrenaline rush of skydiving.


  7. Ticker Eats The World
    11 Feb 2017 @ 10:05 pm

    So AWESOME! I’m an anxious flyer so it’s good to know you didn’t feel an anxiety when in the baloon. These rides can be quite expensive and glad you found a cheap one. I’ve seen and know that landings can get bumpy and it’s interesting to see how they landed. Beautiful experience and definitely once in a lifetime kind of adventure.


  8. Neha Verma
    11 Feb 2017 @ 7:14 pm

    Hot air balloon ride is in our bucket list too. But there are not many places where such rides are available. Thanks for introducing us to Vang Vieng. This looks like the perfect place to do it.


  9. 100cobbledroads
    11 Feb 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Sounds lovely…gliding along softly in the skies and watching the world at your feet. I wouldn’t have the courage to do it, though.


  10. TravelingMel
    11 Feb 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    I’ve only been in hot air balloon once and really loved it, despite not loving heights. I think you are right about the slow movement and being so high that it doesn’t look quite real. Great video of the set up and the view from above. What a neat way to get a bird’s eye view of Laos!


  11. Fin Jones
    9 Feb 2017 @ 12:42 pm

    Looks amazing! ???? Something I’ve always wanted to do!! On the bucket list ✅


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