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Serene and scenic

The tubing experience in Vang Vieng is one of its kind. I loved it, you can go at your own pace and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
csibabrata
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Bhubaneswar, India
Such a laugh!

We had read very mixed reviews and were slightly anxious as we had read it had been dangerous in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maxinekate
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The tubing experience in Vang Vieng is one of its kind. I loved it, you can go at your own pace and relax and enjoy the calm and cool water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read very mixed reviews and were slightly anxious as we had read it had been dangerous in the past. This was not the case at all. It was so much fun! We used the yellow/white Tubing company, paid 60000 kip plus a 20000 deposit which we got back because we returned the tube before 8pm. We met loads of great people on the way. Yeah the bars are full of drunken gap year workers, but they were so fun and got everyone involved! The scenery as you float down is just stunning. Took us about 2 hours on the actual river but we stopped at all the bars for a good few hours each. I'd recommend starting at 11-11.30, before that note really quiet and bars are closed.

2  Thank Maxinekate
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hostel (nana backpackers) organised the tubing for us. We got picked up in a tuc tuc and brought to collect the tubes and then onto the river. The pubs along the way are really good fun and you meet a lot of nice people it started around 1 and it’s up to yourself when you decide to finish but you really have to leave the last pub by 4:30 or else you will be going down the river in black dark. The cost of doing the tubing was only 65k so it’s really worth doing.

Thank Shamoz1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our tubing experience. We went to the office (by Hallys coffee) early, around 10 am as we weren't going to drink and paid 80,000 kip each including a 20,000 deposit for the tube which you get back when you return it. We waited for a bit for others to come so we didnt have to pay extra for the tuk tuk but ended up just paying the extra 10,000 each after 20 mins as nobody else showed up. The driver drove us all the way down like actually right into the river and off we went. The surroundings are unreal, so beautiful and chill and theres also some fast bits which are fun. We didnt see a single other tuber, only a couple of kayaks which was a really cool and unique way to experience it as we had the entire river to ourselves. It took around an hour without getting out at the bars. Would recommend wearing water shoes and buy one of the cheap dry bags in town to keep some clothes in for walking back. There is a confusing part about halfway down that says last bar and some guys got us out of the water which makes it seem like its the end but its not- theres still around 2.5 km to go and the Smile Bar is pretty obvious, nice place to have a chill drink at on the riverbank. If you're not drinking go early so you can enjoy it by yourselves!

Thank 283sophie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with the yellow/white tubing company, located just across the road from the Vang Vieng post office. The cost was 60000 kip plus a 20000 kip deposit, that you got back once you returned your tube. The company then drives you around 7km up the river and lets you out to float down at your own leisure. They generally wait for at least 4 people before taking people up the river and there are extra charges if there are only 2 or 3 of you and you want to go immediately. We got there around 11am and waited until 11:30am before more people came, this is the low season after all. We weren’t interested in the ‘bar experience’, so just floated all the way down past the 2 bars along the way to the finish point at ‘smile bar’. It took around 50min in total, which wasn’t surprising given it was the wet season and the river was running pretty fast. In the low season it will take around 2 hours. We enjoyed the ambience of the ride and the amazing views of the mountains in the background. Well worth doing if you are in Vang Vieng.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tubing itself was fine. Was calm and chill, until getting out of the river at the designated spot, and walking for 5 minutes as directed. Apparently the guide forgot to tell me I needed to turn left, and than walk for 5 minutes to get to the drop off point. Not happy at all!! Please give correct directions next time

1  Thank fushab
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What abstract way to spend a couple of hours, floating down the river stopping for a beer or two. In Oct the water level was not scary and we had no dodgy moments. Well apart from being splashed by kayakers.

Definitely a must do in Vang Vieng.

Thank RollingWithTheStones
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun to do with some ppl u meet in Vang Vienna as we did. Calming drift on the river with a stop to empty some large cocktails with music! Lots of fun and a ‘guide’ drifted with us at some distance to prevent anyone from drowning (guess some failers did that before after getting too drunk).. it’s all safe and good fun!!!

Thank Arnout S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tubing starts at a location where the rock cliff mountain side meets the river. The view is amazing. The cool water and beer helps to make it a fantastic experience

Thank HungoverTT
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Had an absolute blast doing tubing!

The first bar was great and the lads behind the bar a great laugh with so great drinking games I hadn’t come across before!! They had a great array of drinks/cocktails including frozen cocktails which were perfect!

Second bar was also great fun but more beer but still just as fun!

After the two bars it’s a great little ride down the river with some great scenery!

If you aren’t into drinking then this trip will probably not be for you but I loved it!!!

Thank timi89
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