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Fun, but basically crap

We went for the whole, tubing and getting drunk experience. Went for the yellow tubes, stopped at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Red tubes

Red tubing route is super chilled out. We struggled a little to find the office but when we did we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emma Q
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Vang Vieng, Laos
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for the whole, tubing and getting drunk experience. Went for the yellow tubes, stopped at the two bars and enjoyed the hour long float back to town. It's a shame that they couldn't improve the tubing scene without changing it so dramatically because...More

Thank Melfish13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red tubing route is super chilled out. We struggled a little to find the office but when we did we were bundled into a Tuk Tuk with a free beer and some other people. There's a bar at the start and end, and about an...More

Thank Emma Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good fun - bring plenty of money for drinks and expect good drinking games. Lots of tuk tuk drivers tried to get us out the water early as it was almost dark (we stayed in) but make sure you leave early enough to finish...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've read anything about modern tubing, you will know why it used to be better. If only you could stop at a few more bars! Basically they only open 2/ day, they do actually rotate but it would have been amazing with more open...More

Thank Jonathon P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a laugh doing the tubing - hired for 7 hours for 55,000kip plus 60,000kip deposit. Return rings for 8pm. Tuktuk takes you to the start. Just a shame only 2 bars were open and it was raining! Be aware - the end is...More

1  Thank Snowpet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is always 2 tubing bars open everyday. Its great fun playing drinking games and meeting new people.

Thank jake_pears0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went river tubing during our visit to Vang Vieng as we'd heard it was good from a friend. We asked our guesthouse where we could book it and he advised us to go straight to the tubing office in the town...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was extremely disappointed to find that the tubing office we booked with was a complete scam as we only tubed for a total of 25 minutes with 2 bars on the way. Tubing had been something we had looked forward to doing in Laos and...More

4  Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this activity has changed over the years (now only two bars are open) it was still a great time!!! I'm a solo traveler but I went with a big group of people from the hostel and it was awesome. Tip. Bring some cheap...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tubing the Namsong River is probably the most famous (used to be infamous) activity in Vang Vieng. There are basically two options, the red tube run which is downstream from Vang Vieng and the yellow tube run which starts upstream (north) of Vang Vieng. I...More

Thank MartinBaxter58
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Ady B
I am going to Vang Vieng in july. I want to know if it is safe, I mean tide and waves. Plus, I dont know swimming. Is tubing only for people who know how to swim?
25 June 2017|
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Response from MartinBaxter58 | Reviewed this property |
There are no tides or waves, however although the river is generally shallow (deep in parts) and placid it is fast flowing in places. Life jackets are available for those who need them. If you book the river tubing and end... More
Anthony S
Hi guys. Me and a friend are looking to go to Cambodia for 3wks at the end of February and we was wondering where the best places to go are? We really like the sound of the tubing adventure and we was wondering what other activities there is to do near by?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Pongpat S | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoyed River Tubing in VangVieng Laos, not in Cambodia, However i hope you enjoy traveling in Cambodia🙄
Hi guys we booked the tubing but weren't told what to bring or if there is a place to put our flip flops or clothes etc. Can anyone help please with the above?
7 December 2016|
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Response from calg93 | Reviewed this property |
They don't have lockers leave stuff at your hoste/hotel and just take money and camera I had flip flops and kept them in my tube