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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2014
What does Vang Vieng look like now?? (may-june 2014)  (3 Answers)

I would like to know, from someone who went recently (during april-may 2014), what's look like Vang Vieng right now. I met people who went last year and said there were no more partying, the city was quiet, relax. And then I heard today (from people who didn't go), that everything is like before: drunk people everywhere, party all the time, bars on the river, a lot of travelers. So I would like to have a real update, from someone who went is the recent month, and not from someone who heard from someone..... your answers will help me to make my decision if I go or not.
Cheers a lot !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2014
Hot Air Ballooning  (1 Answer)

Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with booking hot air ballooning in Vang Vieng in advance.
Would just like to secure a position as it is at the top of my to do list.

Also, I have read that there are three different times for the rides (0600,0700 and 1600)... Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the best? Worried about possible smog in the morning/too hot in the afternoon.

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2013
Private car LP to VV? Any suggestions?  (5 Answers)

Hi All - I'll be landing in LP on 7 April, and am looking on making my way down to VV after a couple of days in LP. I've heard stories about the busses, and have limited time left on this leg of the trip, so was thinking about hiring a private car. I hear they go for around 100 USD. Worth it? Anyone interested in splitting during this time? Also, if anyone has any must-do, must-see things in LP or VV, please share!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2013
trip from vientiane  (2 Answers)

hello everyone,

I kindly ask what options would be the best to get to Vang Vieng, and also what options might be the best from the Thai-Lao freindship bridge to the city of Vientiane, thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2012
River  (3 Answers)

Excuse my ignorance ,but as Vang Vieng is on the Mekong river is it possible to get there and travel on via the river. Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2012
gettin to VangVieng  (3 Answers)

Hello everyone!,

I plan to go to Vang Vieng from Thailand next March or April. I request for some suggestions on which is the best way to get there: I mean whether I fly from Suvarnabhumi to Vientiane on then how to get to the bus station from the airport, or travellin by land all the way to the border also to Vientiane and same to jump in a bus to Vang Vieng.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2011
Vang Vieng - Jan 2012  (2 Answers)

Hi Everyone,

Quick couple of questions if you had any thoughts / info;

Myself and my GF are heading to SE Asia for 2 months in Decemeber & were thinking of going to Vang Vieng for New Year's Eve(possibly travelling from Bangkok on 30/12). We land in Bangkok on 27/12 so are thinking it might be good to get out of there for NYE as 5 nights might be too much.

Wondering what the best way to plan for accommodation at that time is as it will no doubt be very busy and I don't want to get stuck in a bad place or have no place to stay ! Also - has anyone spent NYE in Vang Vieng, is it worth going for, crowds good, etc ? Any guesthouse recommendations, etc would be great

Any help would be great, thanks !!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2011
Vang Vieng in March  (8 Answers)

Going to be there March 17th-19th. Can't find information online about how Vang Vieng is in March, so thought I would ask on here :) is it a dead time? Popular time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2011
Vang Vieng to Vientiane  (4 Answers)


I am on quite a tight trip, and am planning on getting an early morning bus from Vang Vieng to Vientiane, to get a flight at 5PM. I believe the journey time is max 5 hours, so I think I should make it ok. Does everyone think this is a safe bet, or is there a risk of breakdowns/ delays/ general slowness that would make me miss my flight?

Thanks for your help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2010

Where in Vangvieng and Vientine would you recommend for a 40 year old couple young at heart to celebrate Valentines Day with some dancing in a romantic place with a view in Vanvieng and Vientine??
Please also recommend new clean accomodation for 20 to 25 usd

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2010
taxi/private car from veintiane to vang vieng  (3 Answers)

Hi there,

We are arriving in Vientiane at around 3:00pm and want to go to vang vieng straight away that day from the airport. I think from memory last time I was in laos that the buses from Vientiane to Vang Vieng leave Vientiane at around lunchtime? My friend and I are also wanting to pre-arrange transport so we dont have to worry about it when we get there. Does anyone know of any good companies to book a private car from Vientiane to Vang Vieng through? Or is is easy to get a taxi when we get to the airport? Are taxi's reliable going that distance? Anyone know how much it should cost? I have had a bit of a look on the internet but cant find any companies to book a transfer through. Any suggestions/information would be much appreciated! Thanks, Flick

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2010
Motorbikes in Laos  (2 Answers)

Hi All,
I am looking to hire a motorbike with some mates and ride from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang and back.
I was just wondering if there was any info I should know before undertaking such a journey i.e. safety, time, costs etc that might make it not such a wise decision.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2010
stop over  (6 Answers)

I am planning a stop over in van veing but can only find two places listed the backpackers and Babylon guest house with horror there no other places?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2010
rock climbing in Vangvieng  (1 Answer)

where can i go rock climbing in Laos (Vangvieng)?
do you know any good place ? is Adam's climbing school ..o k to rock climb with? for a 3 days ? we are inter mediate climber not much climbing at all.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2009
Is anyone near the post office in Vang Vieng?  (1 Answer)

Hello, I need a favour, my sister sent a package from there some time ago, it got to Ireland but no-one was there to collect it, it seems to have been sent back but not sure if it went to Vang Vieng - could anyone get their phone number or find out what happens to post returned? I would be so grateful and could return the favour somehow! Thanks :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2008
RIverside Bungalow  (8 Answers)

I'm going to Vangvieng end of April, do you think if i were to stay in the RIverside Bungalow Fan Hut, i will be attack by mosquitos and other bugs at night?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2007
Riverside Bungalows  (3 Answers)

How should go about booking in advance the riverside Bangalows???


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