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Address: Vang Vieng, Laos

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The whole trip takes around three hours depending on how long you spend at each bar. Most places offering tubing charge a deposit of 60,000 kip which you get back as long as you... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Kate A
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The whole trip takes around three hours depending on how long you spend at each bar. Most places offering tubing charge a deposit of 60,000 kip which you get back as long as you return the ring by six. The majority of people lose track of time and rarely get the deposit back. There is a great atmosphere on the... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The tubing is so much fun. At costs of 55000 Kip per person for a 2-hour-float on the river it is great and so relaxed. There are only two bars: one after floating 10 minutes. The other one is at least 2 hours away so get yourself prepared for the long journey. Many people wonder when the second bar will... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

It was a peaceful moment but the water was quite dirty. The garbages were floating and even my guide kept spitting into the river over and over..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We heard tubing was a must so decided to try it. It was pretty cold and we floated slowly down the river. It was relaxing and nice to chat to friends along the ride. Since the closing of bars along the river, there were only a handful left, which made the empty spaces a little eerie. Kayakers also love to... More 

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Thank Leslie Y
Guangzhou, China
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We set off around 9am and there were very people in the water, so we had the river completely to ourselves for the majority of the 3-3 and a half hours it look to float down the river! We were not interested in going to the bars or drinking, but we loved the views and swimming and floating along the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I'm sure you'll have read the reviews before. Put simply this is a good opportunity to chill, drink alcohol, socialise and see the spectacular mountains around Vang Vieng, all while floating in a tube down the river and visiting bars. A good fun way to spend a day!

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Thank Joe_wood92
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

quite relaxing and way too much fun. two bars along the way one for after 200 meters or so and another after 700 meters or so (at the end) contrary to what was reported I think this is quiet safe - they provide life jacket on request and someone is always overseeing 'tubers' at the bar one should indulge in... More 

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Thank manoharm7
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We spent Christmas here. It was so good such a laugh. There was only 2 bars open but it didn't matter, lots of fellow travellers to meet and you cannot miss this.

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Thank Robbie N
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had a blast! Ended up staying at the bars too long in the evening but it was ok because you can tuk tuk home from them and not have to tube in the dark and cold. Round our second bar they tell you there are no more bars and to stay- it's a lie! Keep going. Take a roadie,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A group of us did this during the dry season in January. It was SLOW. Took two hours from the start to downtown Vang Vien. Had to paddle to get through the slowest spots. The low, slow water levels led to bumping on rocks in the shallows. And there were unpredictable, deeper, faster sections that slammed us into the side... More 

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