How much is a car with a driver from Vientiane?
We hired a tuktuk in to the south bus station (cost us 50.000 kip, but I guess we didn't negotiate hard enough (an alternative would be a bus from morning market bus station, but am not sure if it starts before 6 am).
Are you sure it was to the Khong lor cave? I would think it is too long a drive for tuk tuk.
If anyone is looking for a reliable, competent driver in Laos I recommend Xayya Douangprachane (Si in short). We spent 4 days with him in Laos - travelling from Vientiane to Kong lor cave - a very bumpy ride- and then to Luang Prabang (travelling for 2 days through the mountains). He speaks good English, knows a lot about his country - culture, history, politics so he adds a grat value to long trips on poor quality Laos roads. He drives a brand new Toyota mini van, very comfortable. You can contact him at [email] (mention that recommendation was from Katarzyna from Poland)